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Rapid-access collection of my research resources, with links mostly auto-generated so I don't have to remember to update them

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This is not my website. It's a bare-bones collection of pages for rapid access, quick update, and reduced (git-control) fuss, focusing on just my writings or lectures or R code. Most of what appears below is auto-generated.

(For my TikTok videos or Insta snaps, you'll have to look elsewhere.)

Who am I? Google Scholar // CV-pdf // LKYSPP homepage // Personal site // Mastodon

In-progress manuscripts or things freshly out:

"Platform Companies and Platform Workers: Price and Quantity Responses to Changing Cost" (Oct 2022) What is a platform company, and how are platform workers not employees? In a gig economy what are likely patterns of price pass-through if policies make platform workers more costly? Platform companies, platform workers

"The Roles of Central Banks --- Evolution, or Demand and Supply?" (Apr 2022) // Trying to bring Kindleberger and Thucydides, or just demand and supply, to smooth out a narrative for central bank evolution, whether away from or remaining at a narrow Independence/Price Stability mandate.

"Inequality is No Sufficient Statistic" // Technical paper (not yet uploaded) // 2021.07 IEA RIDGE slides // 2021.05 Nontechnical treatment // 2021.02 Straits Times Commentary - Inequality: A tale of three countries. The paper in 1 picture Inequality is No Sufficient Statistic, in 1 graph

"The Inchoate Tradeoff Between COVID-19 And Economic Performance" (June 2021). The paper in 1 picture COVID-19 and Economic Performance, in 1 graph

"Taking Stock of an Unprecedented Pandemic," (with Ong, Toon Hui) Ethos (June 2021), Issue 22 pp. 7-19.

"A Thucydides Fallacy: The New Model of Power Relations for Southeast Asia, the US, and China," THINK, The Head Foundation Digest (June 2021) Issue 8, pp. 2-7. Reprinted, with new introduction section. The paper in 1 picture New Models of Power Relations, in 1 graph

"The Marketplace for World Order: Inclusiveness in the International System"

Soundbites on longer-term strategic work arcs:

  1. Is world order a linear hierarchy, or is an alternative geometry more appropriate?
  1. Where is the World's Tightest Cluster of People, that is, the smallest circle on our 3-dimensional planet that includes at least 50% of the world's population? In 2015 that was the circle 3300km in great-circle radius centred near Mong Khet in Shan State, Myanmar, on the border with China.

(Big-picture history and economics: Ten minutes of "Why most people live here"

Why most people live here

drawing on, among other things, what I did on World's Tightest Cluster, with a commercial sponsor!)

  1. This is my 2011 animation of the global economy’s shifting center of gravity since 1980. The dots in black are 1980-2007; those in red are 2010-2049. The paper won the GPPN Best Article Prize for 2011.
  1. The sequence of past workstreams, apparently, show the same "1 picture" trait:
Past Workstreams in 1 Picture

Who knew. (These extractions are from previous different publications of mine. The sequence of "each workstream in 1 picture" result from my attempts to cross-validate on an independent corpus what I'm machine-learning about the world's emotions, language, and tone in narratives on inequality and social mobility).