Timothy Taylor

arab-world

Youth and the Economic Future of Arab States

08/12/2016(0)
Youth and the Economic Future of Arab States “Most recent statistics indicate that two-thirds of the Arab region’s population is below thirty years of age, half of which falling ... Read More
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The Plague of Long-Term Unemployment in Europe

01/12/2016(0)
The Plague of Long-Term Unemployment in Europe There’s plenty of legitimate reason for concern about the extent to which the US labor market is producing high quality jobs. But ... Read More
jobs

Nonstandard Employment Around the World

21/11/2016(0)
Standard employment refers to a situation where a worker has a full-time job, and can presume an ongoing relationship with the employer. Non-standard employment describes other kinds of jobs: ... Read More
Central Banks

What Else Can Central Banks Do?

28/10/2016(0)
Central banks all over the world took dramatic actions during the Great Recession and its aftermath. For example, the US Federal Reserve took the “federal funds” interest rate down ... Read More
euro-web

Lessons for the Euro from Early American History

30/05/2016(0)
The euro is still a very young currency. When watching the struggles of the European Union over the the euro, it’s worth remembering that it too the US dollar ... Read More
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Economics of Hosting the Olympics

16/05/2016(0)
The Summer Olympics starts in Rio de Janiero in August. From the financial point of view of the host city, it’s very likely to be a money-losing proposition–just like ... Read More
investments

Foreigners Buy US Debt, US Investors Buy Foreign Equity

22/04/2016(0)
When it comes to international flows of debt and equity, the US economy as a whole has developed an interesting pattern: those from other countries are net buyers of ... Read More
Economy

Global Capital Flows: Why No Crisis (So Far) This Time?

12/04/2016(0)
Here’s the puzzle. Outflows of international capital from emerging markets around the world played a key role in causing financial shocks and steep recessions all over the globe in ... Read More
globalisation

Multipolarity: The Next Step After Globalization?

14/01/2016(0)
The world economy during the last few decades has experienced “globalization,” a broad and admittedly vague term which refers among other factors to a rise in the ratio of ... Read More
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World GDP is Falling–If Measured at Market Exchange Rates

16/12/2015(0)
IMF statistics show that world GDP fell 4.9% from 2014 to 2015 which is almost as severe a drop as occurred from 2008-2009. Check out the bottom rows of ... Read More