Economic Progress

10 must-read economics stories of the week

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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. The stocks most exposed to China have grown by 50% over the past year.

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2. Countries with higher inequality exhibit greater health and social problems. (Evonomics)

3. Would you rather be rich in a poor country, or poor in a rich country? Find out here. (Dani Rodrik’s weblog)

4. An alternative to the much-discussed universal basic income scheme are earned income tax credits. A new paper sheds some light on how these can be improved. (Knowledge@Wharton)

5. What does the IMF mean when they talk about inclusive growth? (iMFdirect)

6. Have trade deals undermined American manufacturing? (Vox)

7. Nobel laureate Michael Spence discusses four consequences of the new US administration’s economic policymaking. (Project-Syndicate)

8. How is innovation influenced by previous or subsequent innovation in adjacent fields? (VoxEu)

9. Last week in Davos, we launched and announced several initiatives to build more inclusive and sustainable global supply chains and economic practices. (World Economic Forum)

10. Mid-sized cities (0.5 million – 5 million people) will hold most of the world’s population. A new endeavour shows how growth and wellbeing can be boosted in these cities. (Harvard Business Review)

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