Economic Growth

9 must-read economic stories of the week

U.S. President Donald Trump looks on as Jerome Powell, his nominee to become chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, speaks at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 2, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RC1D42CC0930

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Margareta Drzeniek-Hanouz
Deputy Head of Social and Economic Agendas, Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva
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A list of some of the week’s most interesting stories on economic growth and social inclusion.

Two commentaries on the choice of Fed chairman, Jerome Powell:

1. The risk in Trump’s possible Fed chair pick? He's not risky enough (Washington Post)

2. Can he uphold the Fed's independence, asks Kenneth Rogoff (Project Syndicate)

And a piece on Janet Yellen's legacy. (New York Times)

Meanwhile, East Asia needs to strengthen resilience to avoid a financial crisis. (Brookings)

Advancing technology will require protecting workers not jobs. (Financial Times, paywall)

Tech companies will need to embrace regulation to avoid a backlash. (Project Syndicate)

Good news on US growth: up by 3% for the second quarter in a row: (Financial Times, paywall)

Two interesting contributions on China’s future growth model:

1. To grow stronger, China has to grow more slowly (New York Times)

2. China versus the Washington Consensus (Strait Times)

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