Weekend list #14

Robot macroeconomics: What can theory and several centuries of economic history teach us?

John Lewis from the Bank of England’s Research Hub says that automation won’t create unemployment in the long run but it might alter how that output is divided up.

Harnessing automation for a future that works

A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds that the effects of automation might be slow at a macro level, but quite fast at a micro level.

50 things that made the modern economy

Inventions, ideas and innovations which have helped create the economic world we live in. A BBC World Service programme presented by Tim Harford.

How successful were the Millennium Development Goals?

Did the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals make any difference? An assessment of the results of global policy cooperation between 2000 and 2015.

The long economic and political shadow of history

A VOX e-book examining the shadow that history casts over various aspects of the economy and the polity. First in a series of three.