This World Bank report – The economic impact of the 2014 Ebola epidemic : short and medium term estimates for West Africa – estimates that $33 B will be lost through the end of 2015.
Archive for Economics
An Exploration of the Determinants of the Subjective Well-being of Americans During the Great Recession (OECD); Job Search Before and After the Great Recession (Federal Reserve, Cleveland); The Responsiveness of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program During the Great Recession (Brookings); Follow the Money: Compensation, Risk, and the Financial Crisis (Stanford University); and Beige Book – September 2014 (Federal Reserve).
The Great Recession: Moving Ahead (Federal Reserve); Managerial Performance Incentives and Firm Risk During Economic Expansions and Recessions (Brandeis University); The Regulatory Price-Tag: Cost Implications of Post-Crisis Regulatory Reform (Federal Financial Analytics); Europe’s Greater Depression is worse than the 1930s; and The Information Content of Insider Trades around Government Intervention during the Financial Crisis (Stanford).
This report from the Center for State and Local Government Excellence – The Funding of State and Local Pensions: 2013-2017 – charts where the pension funds were in 2001 and where they are headed in the near-term. Look at page 11 to see the gradual diminution of three of New Jersey’s major pension funds.