Hal Varian , chief economist for Google: 'The biggest impact on the world will be universal access to all human knowledge.
Singapore retains its title as the world's most expensive city for a fourth consecutive year, according to the latest cost-of-living survey from the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Some number crunchers at The Economist have determined that workers with more than one language can earn an extra $67,000 over their lifetime.
Outbound investment has fallen back to a reasonable range," said Yan Ling, economist at China Merchants Securities in Beijing.
"The massive size of China's banking system is less a cause for celebration than a sign of an economy overly dependent on bank-financed investment, beset by inefficient resource allocation, and subject to enormous credit risks," said Eswar Prasad, economist at Cornell University and former China head of the International Monetary Fund.
At the same time, Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist David Autor notes an increase in personal-service jobs - the ones that can't be done remotely from overseas and can't easily be done by machines.
"It's remarkable how well China has done compared to everybody else," said Charles Robertson, global chief economist at Renaissance Capital, an investment bank focused on emerging markets.
In her new book What Works, Iris Bohnet, the author and behavioural economist, includes a cheat sheet — based on classroom discussion on how to form effective groups — that starts with the insight that if a task involves co-ordination, say the provision of a public good like clean water or better healthcare, homogeneous groups can be helpful.
It was gracious of Andy Haldane, Bank of England chief economist, to admit the limitations of economic forecasting.
1 percentage points more severe than a median of economist estimates and worse than a revised drop of 1.
The Big Mac index was created by The Economist magazine in 1986 as a way of comparing the relative values of different currencies.
If you're contemplating a career change of your own in 2017, you might want to consider retraining as an orthodontist, an economist or even a mathematician.
As The Economist went to press, the next batch was being announced at a ceremony in Geneva (see economist.
The long-term question is whether [demonetisation] represents a willing shift from conventional economic policy, Rajeev Malik, senior economist at CLSA.
Global growth will improve next year but remain under its long term trend, said Gregory Daco, an economist with Oxford Economics.
Toru Suehiro, senior market economist at Mizuho Securities in Tokyo, said: The impact on [overall] growth appears to be limited, but capitalisation of R&D is a relatively large change that has boosted growth in private non-residential investment.
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) produced its Worldwide Cost of Living 2016 report, ranking countries based on the cost of various products and services.
According to the economist Richard Easterlin, wealth does not correlate to happiness.
The US economist argued in his 2004 book of that name that societies were often sustained by handy fictions, such as the idea that companies were run for the benefit of shareholders rather than managers.
The number of people with a disposable income of at least $10,000 per year is expected to grow to around 480 million by 2030, from around 132 million today, according to a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a think tank associated with the Economist.