The Wall Street Journal has created a series of data visualizations illustrating the global trend of diminished economic growth, which has fallen from an average of four percent gross domestic product (GDP) growth per year before the Great Recession, to between one- and two-percent GDP growth. The visualizations highlight the years between 1996 and 2016, showing changes in GDP growth, flat or negative inflation rates, the decline in industrial production, and the unemployment rate for many of the world’s advanced economies. The Wall Street Journal attributes the rise in popularity of anti-establishment movements around the world to this global economic decline.
Visualizing Global Economic Slowdown
Joshua New was a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life.
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