Your weekly curated list of some of this week’s most interesting stories on economic growth and social inclusion.

1. Facts and figures. What has the drop in oil prices meant for the global economy so far? (IMF Direct)

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2. For our German readers, this op-ed by World Economic Forum Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab calls on companies to include more social objectives in their strategies. (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)

3. What are Latin America’s growth prospects? (World Economic Forum)

4. Forty millionaires are asking New York to raise taxes on millionaires in a '1% plan for fairness'. (The Guardian)

5. A new study shows that income inequality seems to slow growth in less-developed countries and for countries with high levels of inequality. (Institut der Deutschen Wirtschaft, report available in English)

6. The French government’s attempt to make the country’s labour market more flexible is under attack. (Financial Times)

7. What can we learn about happiness from economics? (

8. Chinese consumers are becoming more selective about their spending habits. (McKinsey & Company)

9. Jeffrey Frankel explores the causes for increasing inequalities in earner income in the U.S. (as opposed to return on capital) and how to counter them. (Project Syndicate)

10. Four findings on productivity, social mobility and other areas of economics from the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (BPEA). (Brookings)