American-Israeli Among Winners of 2021 Nobel Economics Prize: Reuters and Haaretz, Oct. 11, 2021 –American-Israeli Joshua Angrist won the 2021 Nobel economics prize alongside David Card and Guido Imbens for pioneering the use of “natural experiments” to understand the causal effects of economic policy and other events, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on Monday.-
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Terence Corcoran: Four Signals From Soaring Fossil Fuels: Terence Corcoran, Financial Post, Sept. 30, 2021 — Find your favourite indicator of fossil fuel prices. Let’s begin with the price of coal in China , where futures have surged to US$212 a metric tonne, up 20 per cent through September and 300 per cent over the past year. Natural gas futures approached US$6 per British thermal unit. A litre of gasoline at some Toronto stations hit $1.40, a new high in nominal dollars as the price of crude oil hit US$80 a barrel.
Jack Mintz: Biden Sells Twisted Fiscal Concepts: Jack Mintz, Financial Post, Sept. 29, 2021 — As big spending packages move through the U.S. Congress this week, President Joe Biden is selling twisted fiscal concepts.
UAE Seeks Staggering $1 Trillion In Economic Ties With Israel Over Next Decade: Ricky Ben-David, The Times of Israel, Sept. 15, 2021 — A year after the photo-ops in Washington DC and the breathless reports from the footsteps of the Burj Khalifa, the United Arab Emirates believes that economic activity with Israel could reach more than $1 trillion over the next decade.
What Can We Learn From The Most Recent Socioeconomic Index?: Yair Assaf-Shapira, Jerusalem Post, Oct. 8, 2021 — Every two years Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics publishes the Socioeconomic Index.
Unemployment in Israel: August Data Gives Mixed Picture: Zev Stub, Jerusalem Post, Sept. 28, 2021 — Is Israel’s unemployment rate improving, or has it plateaued? It depends on how you look at it.