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About Daniel Mügge

Daniel Mügge is Professor of Political Arithmetic in the political science department at the University of Amsterdam. He is an expert on macroeconomic indicators. Together with the FickleFormulas team, he researches the politics underlying economic statistics and their use in public policy. Follow him on Twitter @dmugge.

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40.3 million slaves? Four reasons to question the new Global Estimates of Modern Slavery

The new slavery estimates will guide international policy for years to come, which is why we need to start taking their data limitations seriously.

Ten years since the first bank collapsed, dodgy debt still threatens another crash

Ten years ago, on 2 April 2007, the US subprime mortgage lender New Century filed for bankruptcy in a Delaware court. It was an obscure first domino to fall. But one and a half years later, Lehman Bro...
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