Posts Tagged ‘leading indicators’

  • Our Transportation Infrastructure is Crumbling

    A Leading Indicator: The Good Side of Traffic Congestion

    Aug 4, 13 • 242 Views • Behavioral Economics, Businesses, Economic Growth, Macroeconomic Measurement, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    There might be a good news side to traffic congestion. After all, roads get busier when mall visits increase. Rush hour gets worse when extra people commute. And don’t more package deliveries from UPS, FedEx and the USPS clog up streets? One firm that...

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    The Rent-A-Ship Market

    Dec 1, 11 • 91 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing Economies, International Trade and Finance, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    Knowing the price to rent a Handysize can come in handy if you want to measure economic activity. A Handysize is a small cargo ship. The very biggest vessels, called Capes because of the routes they have to take, are so huge that they cannot fit through the...