Weekend reading

This is a weekly post we publish every Friday with links to articles we think anyone interested in equitable growth should read. We won’t be the first to share these articles, but we hope by taking a look back at the whole week we can put them in context.


Justin Wolfers and Jan Zilinsky review economics research on the connection between higher wages and productivity. [piie]

Neil Irwin points to three signs that wage growth could pick up in 2015. [the upshot]

Mark Thoma argues long-term forces will hold back wage growth even as the labor market continues to recover. [the fiscal times]


Carola Binder looks at the problems with central banks targeting inflation when inflation is already low. [quantitative ease]

Noah Smith says that Fed should consider letting inflation run above its target rate of 2 percent. [bloomberg view]

Matthew C. Klein investigates the relationship between inflation and investment and finds conflicting stories. [ft alphaville]

Gwynn Guilford highlights the potentially toxic mix of deflation and debt in the Chinese economy. [quartz]

January 16, 2015

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