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The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018

The World Bank has just has released the third volume on wealth accounting: “The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018: Building a Sustainable Future”. National income is underpinned by a country’s wealth–measured comprehensively to include all assets, produced capital, human capital, natural capital and net financial assets–and sustained economic growth over the long term requires investment …
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The Most Socially Advanced Countries In The World

The Social Progress Imperative has just published the Social Progress Index (SPI), a ranking of 133 countries by their social and environmental performance. Norway was found to be the most socially advanced country in the world, followed by Sweden, Switzerland, Iceland and New Zealand. Spain ranks 20th. The SPI is distinctive for being based entirely on social …
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GDP: a brief but affectionate history by Diane Coyle.

Overview: Why did the size of the U.S. economy increase by 3 percent on one day in mid-2013–or Ghana’s balloon by 60 percent overnight in 2010? Why did the U.K. financial industry show its fastest expansion ever at the end of 2008–just as the world’s financial system went into meltdown? And why was Greece’s chief …
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Comparing the Real Size of African Economies

Which are the largest and smallest economies in Africa? Which are the poorest and richest countries compared to the regional average? The answer to these questions and many more can be found in the study “Comparing the Real Size of African Economies: Highlights of the main findings of the 2011 round of the international comparison …
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Most Prosperous Regions in the EU

The EC has just published the statistics regarding Regional GDP, expressed in terms of purchasing power standards. According to the figures, in 2011 the five most prosperous regions in the EU were Inner London (321%), Luxembourg (266%), Bruxelles-Cap (222%), Hamburg (202%) and Brstislavsky ktaj (186%). The statistics show that there are 41 regions with GDP …
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OECD Forecasts Errors Reviewed

The OECD has just published the report “OECD Forecasts During and After the Financial Crisis: A Post-Mortem”. The study analyzes why the OECD’s forecasting under-predicted the depth of the collapse in activity in 2008-09 and over-estimated the pace of the resultant recovery. The main findings are that: -GDP growth was overestimated on average across 2007-12. …
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All You Ever Needed to Know About London

IESE has access to Cities, a new Euromonitor database providing fully comparable data and in-depth analysis on 850 cities worldwide. Cities provides localized city economic profiles and analysis on the consumers living in them, offering valuable insights for strategic planning. Analysis is based on urban economic theory and developed by Euromonitor’s extended global network of in-country …
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All You Ever Needed to Know About New York

IESE has access to Cities, a new Euromonitor database providing fully comparable data and in-depth analysis on 850 cities worldwide. Cities provides localized city economic profiles and analysis on the consumers living in them, offering valuable insights for strategic planning. Analysis is based on urban economic theory and developed by Euromonitor’s extended global network of in-country …
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OECD Economic Outlook 2013

The OECD has just published the Economic Outlook 2013. According to the report the global economy is moving forward, but divergence between countries and regions reflects the uneven progress made toward recovery from the economic crisis. Historically high unemployment remains the most serious challenge facing governments. World real gross domestic product (GDP) is projected to …
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New Social Progress Index

The Social Progress Imperative has just published the Social Progress Index (SPI), a ranking of 50 countries by their social and environmental performance. Sweden was found to be the most socially advanced country in the world, followed by United Kingdom, Switzerland, Canada and Germany. Spain ranks 10th. The SPI is distinctive for being based entirely …
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