8 MUST-READ ECONOMICS STORIES OF THE WEEK

A list of some of the week’s most interesting stories on economic growth and social inclusion.

Corporate savings have been rising in comparison to GDP in recent years. Researchers characterize these trends. (Vox) –

http://voxeu.org/article/global-corporate-saving-glut

 

Poor management is a key culprit for weak productivity growth in companies. Not to mention countries. (Flip Chart Fairy Tales)

https://flipchartfairytales.wordpress.com/2017/04/04/productivity-and-bad-bosses/

 

Universal basic income: the debate continues. This time with analysis by Martin Sandbu. (Financial Times, paywall)

 

https://www.ft.com/content/041c0efa-1ab0-11e7-a266-12672483791a

Meanwhile, debate continues on how to counter populism in Europe. For Kenneth Rogoff, the solution is accelerating growth. (Project Syndicate)

 

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/global-growth-versus-populism-by-kenneth-rogoff-2017-04

Anders Aslund also calls for structural reform that will deliver long-term growth. (Project Syndicate)

 

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/eurozone-economic-populism-by-anders-aslund-2017-04

Martin Wolf on China’s build up of credit. (Financial Times, paywall)

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