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New research sheds light on the productivity puzzle Image: Reuters

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.

The debate on the link between pay and productivity continues. (Vox EU)

What does true populism look like? Dani Rodrik draws parallels with the New Deal. (New York Times, paywall)

Is the next financial crisis around the corner? (Financial Times, paywall)

Reminder that debt can be damaging to growth as it crowds out private investment. (Bloomberg)

Competition and rents in the tech sector, by Martin Sandbu. (FT, paywall)

New research from McKinsey on the productivity puzzle. (McKinsey)

Alpha males make the worse investors! (The Economist)

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