10 must-read economics stories of the week

Large-scale migration is a threat to stability, according to the 2017 Global Risk Report. Image: REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Jennifer Blanke, Chief Economist, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva


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

Facts and figures. What are the top 10 global risks of 2017? From large-scale migration to climate change, the World Economic Forum has published its Global Risks Report 2017. (World Economic Forum)

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Next week business, policy and civil society leaders will meet in Davos to discuss responsible and responsive leadership. What will be the themes and highlights? (World Economic Forum)

An exit interview with Obama’s chief economist, Jason Furman, on the “new view” on fiscal policy, the incoming administration’s GDP growth targets, and greater concentration of market power in the economy. (Vox)

What is President Obama’s economic record? (The New Yorker)

How can globalization be made more inclusive? (HBR)

How can automation work for productivity and prosperity? A new report tries to answer this question. (McKinsey Global Institute)

Uncertainty is a top risk for the US economy. (Knowledge@Wharton)

Consumers are short-term oriented. That means economists have to re-think a well-known theory by Milton Friedman. (BloombergView)

What low-income countries need most urgently to reach the SDG agenda is infrastructure. How can obstacles be overcome? (iMFdirect)

A first Indian state has decided to give basic income to all its citizens living below the poverty line. (Quartz)


Originally published at weforum.org.

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