The British, Australians, and Italians experienced strong growth in tertiary attainment since the year 2000. In the case of the Italians, it was from a low base. There is still a big difference in tertiary attainment between English-speaking and other countries. Source: OECD Factbook 2015-2016. Advertisements
Still have not seen a decent explanation for why German housing prices seem to fall for decades on the trot. Source: International House Price Database – Dallas Fed.
Source: German territory lost in the 20th century – Vivid Maps
I do admire the way in which the USA has been able to have a steadily falling equilibrium unemployment rate since 1984 through thick and thin. The Great Recession had no impact on the US equilibrium unemployment rate. Not only has the largest member been able to do this, the OECD host country (red squares) …
What did Australia do wrong to have the worst ranking of the high income countries for doing business across borders. New Zealand is not much better. The British are not benefiting as much as they could from the common market. Being in continental Europe must have advantages except if your Germany. Source: Historical Data – …
This data tells more of a story than I expected. Firstly, New Zealand has not been catching up with the USA. Japan stopped catching up with the USA in 1990. Canada has been drifting away from the USA for a good 30 years now in labour productivity. Data extracted on 28 May 2016 05:15 UTC …
Expediting the processing of permits can actually make quite a difference to firm start-up costs even in countries with few barriers to starting up a business. Source: Markus Poschke (2011) Entry regulation: Still costly | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal. Note: The value of time is set to a business day’s output per day of waiting …
These measures including the full cost of starting a business. Not only are official fees included, the opportunity cost of the waiting times for various permits are issued are added as well. Source: Markus Poschke, Entry regulation: Still costly | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal (2011). Note: The value of time is set to a business …
Them Continentals certainly are a bit work-shy especially the Nordics. All of them are pretty much afraid to put in a long week. Then again they do face rather high taxes on labour so what would you expect? The Japanese are still working themselves to death. Data extracted on 09 Mar 2016 22:25 UTC (GMT) …
Some countries including New Zealand and Australia do not give ordinary families much of an incentive to earn more. Effective marginal tax rates on low income families is one of the few times that the Left discovers supply-side economics. Source: Taxing Wages 2015 – OECD 2015.
Those sensitive and caring northern European welfare states do tax families rather heavily even after accounting for family cash benefits. Source: Taxing Wages 2015 – OECD 2015.
Those much admired northern European welfare states tax families and individuals much more than do the Anglo-Saxon welfare states. Source: Taxing Wages 2015 – OECD 2015.
Source: Taxing Wages 2015 – OECD 2015. .
Source: Revenue Statistics 2015 – OECD 2015.