Economic Growth

10 must-read economics stories of the week

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Jennifer Blanke
Member of the Board, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture
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A list of some of the week’s most interesting stories on economic growth and social inclusion

1. Facts and figures. A glance at the underlying causes of the global trade slowdown suggests that in the absence of significant measures to boost trade, this trend is likely to persist. (VoxEU)

2. If this trade slowdown persists, can it undermine productivity growth? Yes, says this briefing. (Peterson Institute for International Economics)

3. 20-30% of the working age population in Europe and the US engages in some form of independent work. This raises opportunities for more inclusive growth. (McKinsey Global Institute)

4. Here’s what you need to know about this year’s winners of the Nobel prize in economics. (World Economic Forum)

5. The Fourth Industrial Revolution offers promises and pitfalls for a more inclusive and prosperous society. It’s in our hands. (World Economic Forum)

6. Education is your guarantee to survive the automation of your job. Or is that really the case? (Project Syndicate)

7. If you are wondering about how exactly technology can make growth more inclusive, here are a few examples. (MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth)

8. 767 million people live on less than $2 a day. (The Economist)

9. The Republican candidate’s tax plans would put a break on inclusive growth in the US. (The New Yorker)

10. Across the OECD, 14.6% of 15-29 year olds are not in employment, education or training (NEET). As a result, they are not partaking in economic prosperity and are at risk of losing trust in our societies. A number of policy interventions can make a difference. (OECD Insights)

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