Category Archives: Population

Superconvergence to Lower Global Fertility Rates

Nearly half the world’s population resides in the five most populous countries. China, India, The United States, Indonesia, and Brazil contain 3.518 billion people. And, as it happens, there is a superconvergnece to a lower fertility rate in each, albeit from different starting points sixty years ago. Wealth, and advances in health, are the twin […]

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The Big Pivot: Interest Rates and Emissions as Global Population Growth Hits a Turning Point

It remains a curiosity that during a time of slow growth and exceedingly low interest rates—two persistent conditions which reliably?perplex economists—that more attention is not drawn towards population trends, and fertility rates. Sanjeev Sanyal, who was at one time head global strategist at Deutsche Bank but who has since departed to embark on a writing […]

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