Chart of the Week

Historical Trends in UK Unemployment

Chart of the Week: Historical Trends in UK Unemployment and Effects on Wage Growth

One of the prevailing narratives in economics over the past few decades has been the stifling of wage growth. The NAIRU provides an interesting lens through which to gauge labour market slack. The recent decreases....

/ December 6, 2018

Chart of the Week: Historical Chinese Residential Property Market Trends

It would be unremarkable were house prices increasing as a function of total home purchases, however, this graph shows that the key driver of HPI rises is not the fundamental demand for housing. Rather it is in response to...

/ November 28, 2018
Government & Household Debt v.s. Population Density

Chart of the Week: UK Government & Household Debt vs. GDP

Over the past 40 years, government debt as a proportion of GDP has predominantly remained in the 30%-50% range. This trend ended with the financial crisis, after which  government policy has been centered on reducing the debt to GDP ratio...

/ November 22, 2018
European Home Ownership vs Population Density

Chart of the Week: European Home Ownership vs Population Density

Considering that Germany has the lowest home ownership rate, relatively high population density and yet is acknowledged globally as one of the most prosperous European economies; their housing market...

/ November 15, 2018