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Macroeconomics

Honey I blew up the Inflation 

   “The war in Ukraine, lockdowns in China, supply-chain disruptions, and the risk of stagflation are hammering growth. For many countries, recession will be hard to avoid,” said World Bank President David Malpass.   Honey I blew up the Inflation  The recent surge in global inflation is reminiscent of the Hollywood sci-fi hit Honey I blew up the Kids. Putting aside the

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Capital Ideas for Efficient Markets

“A market where there are large number of rational, profit maximizers actively competing, with each other trying to predict future market values of individuals securities and where important current information is almost available to all participants” Eugene Fama on Efficient Markets       The theory of random walk led to the efficient market hypothesis. Eugene Fama, the father of modern

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Understanding Macroeconomic Stability

Originally posted as part of the Stabilization Macroeconomics series, the academic focussed publication sets the tone for the upcoming Macroeconomic Online Course on Stabilization. The series focuses more on the role of the Central Banks in driving monetary, fiscal, and macroeconomic policies of the government.  The course begins with a look at Central Banks as enablers, its monetary focus on

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Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Understanding Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is fundamental to understanding macroeconomic enablers for sustainable growth. GDP is a universal term, yet people do not entirely understand its significance. Awareness of macroeconomics drives a nuanced meaning of the bigger picture.   How will you understand the effect of different policies if you do not understand the economics behind the economy?    Healthcare: To

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Fed Fund Rate Isn’t it Ironic?

Isn’t it Ironic? Taylors Rule & FED Rates — Macroeconomics  Alanis Morissette’s epic number might be the best song to hear when you decipher Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell’s recent announcement of FED’s intention to keep interest rates status quo until 2024. The Federal Reserve’s recent announcement that it will not raise federal funds rate until 2024, marking the rate

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Economics of Minimum Wage A Policy Analysis

# Minimum Wage—Policy Analysis  The following is an excerpt from the upcoming publication under Macroeconomics. The research-focused report written with a storyline discusses the intersection of policies, economics, finance, science, technology, art & culture. This is a signature presentation from The middle Road. The Biden administration’s well-thought-out current policy to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour. Minimum wage enables

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Finland & Productivity

Sanna Marin, PM of Finland and the world’s youngest Prime Minister, suggested a new rule of six hours per day, a four-day working plan that could have some concerns. To begin, congratulations to Sanna for her marvellous achievement.  First, reduced working hours might bring down the productivity of the country. Second, wages move in tandem with productivity, and productivity, in turn,

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