Posts Tagged ‘GDP’

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    Unusual Economic Indicators

    Mar 18, 12 • 621 Views • No Comments

    If you see women in long skirts at “sit-down” restaurants, then the economy is probably expanding. Since 1926 when the hemline index was first expressed, economists have assumed that hemlines fall if the economy contracts and rise during......  [read more]

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    Winning the Olympics

    Mar 15, 12 • 406 Views • No Comments

    How to predict Olympic medal winners? Economics. It takes money to train a world class athlete. The most economically fit countries can afford to train their athletes. Also, the “host bounce” helps. In the past, host countries have enjoyed a 3......  [read more]

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    Employment’s Bottomless Pit

    Mar 13, 12 • 483 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. The U.S. economy added 227,000 jobs in February. That’s more than the 210,000 jobs economists forecast for the month, though the current unemployment rate is still high: 8.3%. (For a different take on the issue, read......  [read more]

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    Tall Stories

    Feb 28, 12 • 434 Views • No Comments

    Explaining why no N.B.A. team drafted Jeremy Lin and the Knicks only picked him as a backup, New Yorker financial writer James Surowiecki focuses on height. But not how you might expect. Surowiecki talks about height and good looks to illustrate how......  [read more]

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    The (GDP) Gap

    Jan 3, 12 • 496 Views • No Comments

    With the U.S. #1 and China #2, people are starting to wonder when the U.S./China GDP gap will disappear. Here, at the Economist, you can create your own prediction. Just input assumptions about GDP growth rates, inflation and the yuan’s relationship......  [read more]