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Math issues in economics and will economics be practiced by data scientists in future?

Noah Smith comments on the issue of mathiness in economics raised by Prof Paul Romer recently.  He says problem is not with economics having math but the way subject uses math which usually goes beyond logic: 1,174 more words

Economics - Macro, Micro Etc

1 Sept 2015 (AFR) - Falling profits hit economy - UBS, Deutsche say economy may have shrunk in June quarter

(1 September 2015, AFR, p1, by Jacob Greber)

‘The chances are rising that the economy may be shrinking for the first time since the Abbott government took office two years ago after official figures showed income growth faltered again last quarter, according to two major investment banks. 54 more words

1.Market Observations

Blame Cedi Fall On Policy Incoherence – Economist

An economist and a lecturer with the Garden City University College (GCUC), in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region has blamed the continuous decline of the Ghana cedi on incoherency on the part of policy makers of the economy. 263 more words


Victory for the fishes

FOR the first time in its history, the United States government has ordered the removal of a working hydropower dam. On November 25th, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) gave the owners of the Edwards Dam, on Maine’s Kennebec river near the state capital, Augusta, a year to develop a plan for demolishing it at their own expense. 85 more words


Slow Chinese growth means that the world has changed for Australia

Behind all of the panic in the stock markets in the past week, and the confusion of economic news, lies one massive number. Economic growth in China has slowed down. 1,187 more words

Economist Forecasts

Consulting tip: Read the Economist

I have been reading the Economist since 1991.  So many reasons I like the magazine:

  • Clear thinking, clear writing
  • International in scope; not America-centric
  • Libertarian thinking, but not “gold standard” fundamentalist…
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