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  1. GDP assumes natural resources are free

    If planet earth was a company, it would send us a huge bill for the natural resources we have used and the damage we have caused to the environment. Our latest report, "The Future of GDP," analyzes the (dis)connection between the environment and the economy.

  2. Switzerland Outperforms GDP Data

    Switzerland Outperforms GDP Data

    GDP shows clear inefficiencies as a proxy of economic performance particularly in Switzerland, notably due to the global nature of some of the key Swiss business sectors.

  3. Should We Still Care about GDP?

    Should We Still Care about GDP?

    In its latest report "The Future of GDP", the Credit Suisse Research Institute looks into the main concerns around measuring economic well-being based on gross domestic product data and explores the alternatives.

  4. Prosperous Times Still Ahead for Millennials

    Prosperous Times Still Ahead for Millennials

    The next generation has faced socioeconomic challenges on their way to prosperity. Are Millennials just a luckless cohort?

  5. Francis Fukuyama and the Return to the Past

    Francis Fukuyama and the Return to the Past

    The author of the classic work "The End of History" was compelled to revise his opinion: Francis Fukuyama sees gloomy times ahead. Populism is threatening political institutions and the global economy will suffer. In a new era for democracy and macroeconomics, is there any hope for the future?

  6. The Emerging Consumer Drives Gaming and eSports Growth

    The Emerging Consumer Drives Gaming and eSports Growth

    It takes years of training, gathers thousands at stadiums, and pays increasingly large winner prizes. Video gaming is the second most popular sport after football globally. eSports meanwhile is taking the world by storm, with China at the forefront of more than 300 million fans worldwide that watch video gaming competitions. The Credit Suisse Research Institute, Emerging Consumer Survey 2018, explores the popular phenomenon in further detail.

  7. Emerging Consumer Survey 2018: India Tops the Ranking Again

    Emerging Consumer Survey 2018: India Tops the Ranking Again

    The Credit Suisse Research Institute has published its eighth Emerging Consumer Survey, the annual report on consumer trends in emerging markets. While Asia continues to show the strongest consumer sentiment, significant improvements can be seen across all EM geographies surveyed.

  8. Fractured World Calls for Cooperation

    Fractured World Calls for Cooperation

    Across the globe, populist nationalism is increasingly driving political agendas and voter behavior. In addition to fears related to immigration, unemployment and wealth distribution, technology has become a new force that is shaping our societies and facilitating new ways of decision-making in relation to – but also beyond – politics.

  9. How Can Countries Reduce Poverty? Invest in Women's Human Capital

    How Can Countries Reduce Poverty? Invest in Women's Human Capital

    Investing in women's health and education is not just a moral imperative but also makes sound economic sense – policies that foster female empowerment are particularly powerful because they can make a vast contribution to economic growth. In a recent Credit Suisse Research Institute study on "Eradicating Extreme Poverty", we look at why investment in women's human capital can make a big difference to poverty levels.

  10. Bull or Bear? Politics and Capital Markets

    Bull or Bear? Politics and Capital Markets

    Capital markets do not operate in a vacuum; turbulence on the global political scene has a significant impact on their performance. Robert Parker, Chairman of the Asset Management and Investors Council at Credit Suisse, identifies current major political trends investors should watch out for.