Charting United States – Charting Economy

Pages

60 pages

Published

March 2021

Update frequency

Quarterly

Format

PDF, Horizontal, Screen friendly

Key Questions


Begin With Questions, Not Information

As part of the US economic profile, the economic structure section gives readers useful views to understand what matters to the US economy.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the size of the US economy?
  • What is the size of the US population?
  • What is the demographic structure of the US? Is it favorable for economic growth?
  • How has the structure of GDP changed over the years?
  • How much does the US economy rely on external trade?
  • Where are the key economic regions in the US?
  • Economic Freedom Index: How free is the US economy?

Part of the US economic profile, this section explores US competitiveness at the global level. It also covers US attractiveness to foreign direct investment.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • How competitive is the US?
  • How are the US competitive factors compared to those of other countries?
  • How is the minimum wage in the US compared to others in the region?
  • How has labor productivity in the US changed over the years, and in relation to comparable countries?
  • Is it easy to do business in the US?
  • How good is the US in attracting Foreign Direct Investment?

As part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores the US average income and its distribution, poverty as well as other development indicators.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the level of income for an average person in the US?
  • How has the unemployment rate in the US changed over recent years?
  • How is income distributed in the US, and how does it compare to others?
  • What is the current level of human development in the US?
  • How has the quality of life changed over the years?
  • How many SDG has the US achieved to date?

As part of the US economic outlook, this section explores the US recent economic growth, its key drivers as well as the growth outlook for the coming years.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What has been the growth rate of the US economy over the past ten years, and how does it compare with others?
  • What were the key growth drivers for the US economy in the last year?
  • How much does each sector contribute to the overall growth?
  • What is the GDP growth rate in the latest quarter?
  • What are the latest signals from the leading indicators?
  • What is the growth outlook for the US economy, and how does it compare with others?

As part of the US economic outlook, this section explores the US macro-economic risks, including inflation, financial sector, budget deficit, the balance of payment, and exchange rate.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What have been the government measures against the Covid-19 crisis?
  • What is the risk of inflation over the next 12 months?
  • What is the latest move on the US monetary policy?
  • What is the health of the US banking sector?
  • What has been the trend in the US fiscal budget deficit?
  • Balance of Payment: Where are the key risks?
  • What is the FX risk? How has the currency performed compared to others?

From IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report.

  • GDP growth
  • Inflation
  • Population
  • Unemployment rate
  • Government budget and debt
  • Current account

Detailed rankings and scores for the US and comparable economies.

  • Starting a business
  • Dealing with construction permits
  • Getting electricity
  • Registering property
  • Getting credit
  • Protecting Minority Investors
  • Paying taxes
  • Trading across borders
  • Enforcing contracts
  • Resolving Insolvency

 

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