Tag Archives: Real World Economics Review Blog

Increasing poverty in the European Union (3 graphs)

9 Apr

Flash 9/4/2015 Merijn Knibbe

Did poverty rapidly increase in countries like Greece? Yes, according to Eurostat data. The poverty level in Greece is after steep increases at the moment the highest of any non-Eastern European EU country. Indices of ‘material deprivation'(see below) also show steep increases in Hungary as well as (albeit at a lower level) in Italy, the UK and Spain. Continua a leggere

Growth of Global Solar and Wind Energy

3 Ott

by Merrijn Knibbe,  Real world economics review blog, August 16, 2013

From the Worldwatch Institute

459-0-20130802_101636_4EB800A1Global use of solar and wind energy continued to grow significantly in 2012. Solar power consumption increased by 58 percent, to 93 terrawatt-hours (TWh).1 Use of wind power increased in 2012 by 18.1 percent, to 521.3 TWh.2

Although hydropower remains the world’s leading renewable energy, solar and wind continue to dominate investment in new renewable capacity. They are quickly becoming the highest-profile renewable energies. And since most renewable energy policies worldwide focus on one or both of these resources, it is important to consider them together. Continua a leggere

Is global finance finally shrinking?

2 Mag

by Jayati Ghosh

from “Real-World Economics Review Blog, April 2, 2013. Shortened by “Sviluppo felice”.

fifthestate.co According to a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute,[1] … by 2007, global stocks of financial assets (both equity and debt stocks) amounted to $206 trillion. This meant that financial assets were more than 4 times the maximal estimate of GDP in developed countries in that year, and nearly twice the value of GDP in developing countries.  Continua a leggere

Job polarization in the 2000s?

18 Feb

by John Schmitt

Real World Economics Review Blog, January 19, 2013 [Shortened by Sviluppo Felice]

In a recent post Dylan Matthews[1] takes a dim view of a new paper[2] on the role of technology in wage inequality. For us, proponents of the “job polarization” view of technological change provide no evidence that the framework actually works in the 2000s.

The lack of evidence for the 2000s supports our view that other policy-related factors are what is really driving inequality. We also think that if this purportedly unified framework doesn’t work well for the 2000s, that it is likely not helpful for earlier periods either. Continua a leggere

Econonuestra´s proposal

26 Nov

Il 20 novembre 2012 il Real World Economics Review Blog ha pubblicato un lungo e interessante Manifesto di Econonuestra in inglese . E’ una proposta “per promuovere un dibattito sulla crisi”. Qui pubblichiamo in traduzione alcuni passi significativi. Continua a leggere