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Business Resources

  • DWTFforOct2016

    How Dense Is St. Louis' Population?

    Monday, October 31, 2016

    The population density of St. Louis is more like smaller metro areas, rather than metro areas of its own size.

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  • China One Child

    Did China's One-Child Policy Really Have an Effect?

    Thursday, October 27, 2016

    The fertility rate in China declined after the one-child policy was introduced, but the rate was already on the way down.

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  • DWTFforOct2016

    How Is St. Louis' Population Expected to Shift?

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    By 2020, Denver and Tampa, Fla., are expected to surpass St. Louis in terms of population.

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  • capacity utilization

    Employment, Capacity Utilization and Business Cycles

    Thursday, October 13, 2016

    Capacity utilization and employment tend to comove along the business cycle, but lately the two measures have diverged.

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  • JobInterview

    The Speed of Filling Jobs Is Declining

    Monday, October 10, 2016

    Jobs were getting filled faster during and immediately after the Great Recession, but the rate seems to be declining.

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  • great moderation

    Was the Great Moderation Simply on Vacation?

    Monday, September 26, 2016

    Some said increased volatility around the most recent recession was a sign the Great Moderation was over. But was this just a temporary blip instead?

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  • Machinists.mismatchedskills

    Matching Jobs with the Right Skill Levels

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    Who is better at finding jobs that match their skill levels: high-skill workers or low-skill workers?

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  • Who Works More Hours Per Week: Rich or Poor Countries?

    Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    The answer of who works more hours feeds into the productivity gap between rich and poor countries.

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  • aging populations

    Aging Populations May Mean Lower Economic Growth

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

    Developed countries are seeing a rise in their age-dependency ratios. What’s the potential long-term economic impact?

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