The Macroeconomics Series (II): Inflation and growth

Our first article in this series on macroeconomics covered GDP (Gross Domestic Product). We made a distinction between nominal GDP and real GDP based on the effects of increasing or decreasing prices. Today, we are going to expand on that topic: this article will introduce you to inflation and growth. Continue reading “The Macroeconomics Series (II): Inflation and growth”

The Macroeconomics Series (I): Real GDP matters

Big figures sound scary. Our governments spend billions of euros/dollars/you name it every year in lots of different things. You might even know a few things about GDP, deficit and a vast array of terms related to economics in general. In this series, my aim is to make it easier for everyone to get a grasp of macroeconomics. So, fasten your seat belts and get ready to learn! Continue reading “The Macroeconomics Series (I): Real GDP matters”

Data Science and COVID-19: predicting the spread! (using R)

No one is safe from the dreaded COVID-19 nowadays. We did not want to write about it, but there is so much to analyse, predict and share that we are going to bring the website back to life to provide you with the latest trends, forecasts and data analyses, hoping that this pandemic will come to an end soon. Continue reading “Data Science and COVID-19: predicting the spread! (using R)”

Understanding economic bubbles: Where are we heading?

Economic cycles are one of the most, if not the most, important things we need to know when studying all kinds of economic phenomena. They lead our behavior and our expectations, and can help us make important decisions in advance. Right now, we’re trying to get out of the “Great Recession” via expansive monetary policy and budgetary austerity. What should come after the end of the recession is… well, another 10 years of expansion! Does it sound easy? It isn’t 🙁 Continue reading “Understanding economic bubbles: Where are we heading?”