quinta-feira, 6 de abril de 2017

Política monetária - o Índice da miséria

The original Misery Index was just a simple sum of a nation’s annual inflation rate and its unemployment rate. The Misery Index has been modified several times, first by Robert Barro of Harvard and then by myself. My modified Misery Index is the sum of the unemployment, inflation, and bank lending rates, minus the percentage change in real GDP per capita. A higher Misery Index score reflects higher levels of “misery,” and it’s a simple enough metric that a busy president without time for extensive economic briefings can understand at a glance.
Below is the 2016 Misery Index table. For consistency and comparability, all data come from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU

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