Friday, May 1, 2009

Fuel efficiency, forecasts, gendered lob losses, April economic summary, and GDP growth rates

Fuel efficiency raises demand, not lower it. Efficiency lowers cost, which raises demand in the long run. I keep thinking that the short run effect should be modeled as a rise in supply, but the narrative doesn't quite fit.

Simeon Djankov says not to pay attention to the forecasts. They lag behind the news, and are thusly not worth much.

Job losses for different genders. Men have lost many more jobs than women, net. Women seem to have more recessioon-proof jobs.

April economic summary in graphs. It seems to me that most of them tell a similar story.

GDP growth rates for beginners. This is really a well-written and easy to understand post, I think.

No comments: