Niels Beerens

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The Most Important Economic Stories of 2013—in 44 Graphs

A record year for stocks. A meh year for wages. A weird year for Wall Street.<p>Maybe it's just me, but the last few years are getting tough to tell apart. Imagine a quiz question:<p><i>Name that year where we threw obstacles in the recovery's way, but kept growing slowly; where Europe avoided both a</i> …

Monetary Policy Will Never Be the Same

(Version in Español)<p>Two weeks ago, the IMF organized a major research conference, in honor of Stanley Fischer, on lessons from the crisis. Here is my …

How well does your country attract and retain talent? Which countries nourish the potential and skills of their workforce? International Relations Online offers a new take on our Human Capital Index in this handy infographic: http://ironline.american.edu/understanding-the-human-capital-index-infographic/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=blog Photo: Reuters/Lucas Jackson

What can we learn from the Depression?

SINCE the start of what some now call the “Great Recession” in 2007, economists have been unable to avoid comparing it with the Depression of the …

The perils of falling inflation

WHAT is a central banker’s main job? Ask the man on the street and the chances are he will say something like “keeping a lid on inflation”. In …