Economic Progress

10 must-read economics stories of the week

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Welcome to your weekly update – a curated list of some of this week’s most interesting stories on economic growth and social inclusion. This week with a heavy focus on stories from this year’s Annual Meeting in Davos.

1. Facts and figures. This year’s Edelman Trust Barometer details the rising inequality of trust in institutions (government, business, media, NGOs) between the informed public and the mass population. (Edelman)

2. The Global Economic Outlook 2016 – watch it here. (World Economic Forum)

3. Canada’s new Prime Minister spoke on leadership at the Annual Meeting, and the need to ensure that the gains of new technology are evenly spread to benefit society. (World Economic Forum)

4. Winnie Byanyima, Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, and Katherine Garrett-Cox discuss the inequality challenge. (World Economic Forum)

5. Which are the world’s leading centres for venture capital investment globally? (The Martin Prosperity Institute)

6. Ideological divisions in economics undermine its value to the public, writes the Economist. (The Economist)

7. At this year’s Open Forum in Davos, a distinguished panel – including a nobel laureate in Economics, the Prime Minister of Ireland and the Minister of Finance of Brazil – discussed how to reboot the global economy. (Open Forum)

8. Economic growth will only be sustainable in the long-term if it is based on equity and inclusivity - the prerequisite for the SDGs' overarching aim of eradicating extreme poverty. (The Huffington Post)

9. In this interview, Ben & Jerry’s CEO Jostein Solheim talks about how the company has managed to hold onto its original social missions. (Knowledge & Wharton)

10. How do leading economists who gathered in Davos see the year ahead? (Financial Times)

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