Blog on Economics and Policy 

September 4, 2019

Figure 1: Ngam count of Durkheim in French 

Figure 2: Ngam count of Durkheim in Russian

 Figure 3: Ngram count of Durkheim in English

 Figure 4: Ngram count of Weber in English 

 Figure 5: Ngram count of Weber in French 

 Figure 6: Ngram count of Weber in Rus...

July 23, 2019

The figures below plot the change in pre-tax income (see the definition below) for Bulgaria from 1980 to 2015. In one figure the changes Bulgaria experienced from 1980 to 2015 are contrasted with the experience of Russia. While the distribution of income growth in Bulg...

June 2, 2019

In 2017 Turkey was estimated to have a GPD per capita 1.28 times that of Bulgaria's when measured in 2017 US dollars. The equivalent statistics for Germany is 5.42 times larger than Bulgaria's. 

 

When considering international dollars adjusted for PP...

February 20, 2019

A pillar of social science research in North America and Europe is representative survey data. This is particularly the case for questions regarding social policy, income distribution, and employment. However, the central surveys aimed at accomplishing these essential...

September 7, 2017

Michael Moore has a knack for the heart throb, even with subjects like education policy, which can tend towards mundanity. In Moore's most recent film, Where to Invade Next, he visits Finland to learn about their education model - a seemingly unbelievable mixture of sh...

August 20, 2017

Is there a rental crisis in the United States? According to census data from 1980 – 2014, there is. Over this period, while coastal cities saw significant increases in incomes, rental rises have far exceeded growth in income. Washington, DC saw incomes rise by 33 perce...

June 2, 2017

Last night Trump announced his intention to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord. Every sign pointed towards him doing so, but it still was upsetting for so many in the US, Europe, and across the globe. Macron quite brilliantly addressed the American people in English...

May 13, 2017

In his front page New York Times story, Peter Goodman announces that the size of the economic pie of the EU and the Eurozone has finally become larger since the onset of the Eurozone Crisis in 2008 and 2009. Goodman, like Paul Krugman writing a few days later, contextu...

March 20, 2017

The French contest for Président de la République is well underway. Central to debates on the stage and in the street is employment and, more generally, what the French economic model should be. Central to all of this is a number - 10.5 percent. A number which turns ou...

February 27, 2017

Paul Ryan and Republicans are asking to replace the subsidies for those who purchase insurance on the individual markets, with a system of refundable tax credits, ranging from $2,000 for those under 30 to $4,000 for those over 60, regardless of income. This is no a sma...

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