Should economic policy makers have economics degrees?Chicago Booth Review (blog)When Jerome Powell began his term as chairman of the US Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors in February, his qualifications for the job included time as Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance, two years as a visiting scholar... Read more
Lecturer, EconomicsThe Conversation AUThe University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle Campus is seeking to employ a suitably skilled and experienced academic for the School of Business. A vacancy exists in the Economics discipline at the Lecturer level, for a fractional appointment over … and more » Read more… Read more
Leading Economists and Policymakers to Discuss Historic Challenges Facing Global Financial System at the Levy …Bard NewsANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— On April 17 and 18, the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College will gather top policymakers, economists, and analysts at the 27th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference on the State of... Read more
Wall Street Journal (blog) Real Time Economics: Trump Targets China | Fed Likely to Raise Rates | G-20 Splits on TradeWall Street Journal (blog)Jerome Powell, pictured here at a March 1 hearing on Capitol Hill, will hold his first press conference as chairman of the Federal Reserve on Wednesday.... Read more
Forbes Are All Economic Indicators Garbage?ForbesHe assured me that the statisticians preparing these and other economic indicators had the seasonal adjustment methodology down pat. My perception of a flaw in the numbers was an illusion, the economist indicated. On March 15 the excellent Wells Fargo … Read more… Read more
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press Real World Economics: Trade, tariff issues have many nuancesTwinCities.com-Pioneer PressAnnounced tariffs on steel and aluminum are pending, as is renegotiation of NAFTA. President Donald Trump threatens tariffs on other Chinese goods in retaliation for alleged theft of intellectual property. Thus, many email queries from readers about …Economists... Read more
California Lutheran University Home and economicsCalifornia Lutheran UniversityThere are a host of reasons for Ventura County’s high rents and home prices, said Kirk Lesh, a real estate economist and an assistant professor at the university’s School of Management. California has a history of boom-and-bust real estate cycles, and …... Read more
Deloitte: Consumer Economics Are Driving Retail Industry BifurcationPR Newswire (press release)“Households have diverged along economic lines and now people’s respective income levels are steering their behaviors and dictating the success of retail segments,” said Robert Stephens, senior manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP and co-author of the … and more » Read... Read more
TVNewser CNBC’s Larry Kudlow Eyeing Trump Economics JobTVNewserKudlow was previously considered for the job as chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers following Trump’s election, but Trump selected Gary Cohn instead. Cohn resigned last week following Trump’s decision to increase tariffs for steel … and more » Read... Read more
ValueWalk The Laws Of Nature Trump EconomicsValueWalkEconomics is practiced in the United States as a social science. When I first looked into economics I was astonished that it’s not consistent with the law of conservation of energy nor the second law of thermodynamics nor the laws of conservation of... Read more