Economics Roundtable

NOTICE 4/30/18

The Economics Roundtable is back. The technical problem that has limited the set of blogs has been resolved. The RSS feed is, however, still not working.

Flushing caches will likely cause some old posts to show up for a day or two.


Employment as a Percentage of Population

The graph below shows employment as a fraction of population for people over 16 years old.


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March 2017 Payroll Employment

Payroll employment has not grown impressively since 2000. Some baby-boomers retired, but that does not totally account for this graph.

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May 2014 Payroll Employment

After 76 months, we finally got back to the prerecession level of payroll employment.

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Graph-of-the-Year Candidates

Donald Marron likes European interest rates. Click on the image to get a bigger version. Can you find three distinct subperiods?

Brad DeLong favors the U.S. gdp gap.


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Cooley-Rupert Eur Econ Snapshot


April 30, 2018, 8:05 pm, 1848270

by Thomas Cooley, Ben Griffy, and Peter Rupert

It is now less than 12 hours before we hear the final tally on whether to stay or “Brexit” (British Exit) from the economic coalition known as the European Union. Until recently, it looked likely that the UK would remain a member, but ...


April 30, 2018, 8:05 pm, 1848271

by Thomas Cooley, Ben Griffy and Peter Rupert

Much discussion continues about a potential “Brexit,” a British exit from the Eurozone due to the belief that the Eurozone does not help the British economy. Leaving aside the merits of the policy for the UK, we are going to describe the implications ...


April 30, 2018, 8:05 pm, 1848265

by Thomas Cooley, Peter Rupert, and Charlie Nusbaum

Third quarter GDP numbers for Europe have been finally been released and they indicate that the EU is performing better than expected. EU GDP grew at an annualized rate of 2.42% during the third quarter, slightly down from the 2.83% growth ...


April 30, 2018, 8:05 pm, 1848269

By Thomas Cooley, Ben Griffy, and Peter Rupert

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One of the great hopes for the European Union and particularly the Eurozone was that removal of national barriers and the free ...


April 30, 2018, 8:05 pm, 1848268

By Thomas Cooley, Charlie Nusbaum, and Peter Rupert

Eurostat recently released estimates of first quarter GDP for the Eurozone and other EU member nations showing GDP growth of approximately 0.6% (here). Indeed, GDP growth rates increased by 1.9% and 2.1%, respectively, relative to the same time last year. ...


April 30, 2018, 8:05 pm, 1848266

By Thomas Cooley, Charlie Nusbaum, and Peter Rupert

The good year for Europe continues, according to the second quarter numbers released by Eurostat this month. Indeed, annualized quarterly GDP growth for the Euro Area rose from 2.2% to 2.6% during 2017Q2, while that for the Union as a ...


April 30, 2018, 8:05 pm, 1848267

By Thomas Cooley, Charlie Nusbaum, and Peter Rupert

Roughly three months ago, Spain’s Banco Popular was bought and saved from complete failure by the Santander Group after it faced a bank run and a total collapse of its stock price. The cause of Banco Popular’s problems can be traced ...


April 18, 2018, 8:05 pm, 1843085

We are pleased to announce that we have finished updating our partner blog: the U.S. Economic Snapshot. It should now give us the same flexibility in our data presentation as in the European Snapshot. We also hope to bring you more regional and state-level analysis in our future ...


April 6, 2018, 9:44 pm, 1839681

by Thomas Cooley, and Charlie Nusbaum, and Peter Rupert

The European Union finished 2017 strong with GDP growing at an annualized rate of 2.4% during Q4 and 2.6% throughout 2017. The Euro Area performed slightly better with a year-on-year growth rate of 2.7%. Both regions outperformed the ...


February 21, 2018, 2:36 am, 1823132

We have just completed updating our existing country pages (here). We have not only incorporated new data, but have also changed the focus of each page. We hope that our accompanying commentary provides insightful context for the EU as we see it. Keep checking back ...