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February Business Conditions Monthly

Robert Hughes

Robert Hughes joined AIER in 2013 following more than 25 years in economic and financial markets research on Wall Street. Bob was formerly the head of Global Equity Strategy for Brown Brothers Harriman, where he developed equity investment strategy combining top-down macro analysis with bottom-up fundamentals. Prior to BBH, Bob was a Senior Equity Strategist for State Street Global Markets, Senior Economic Strategist with Prudential Equity Group and Senior Economist and Financial Markets Analyst for Citicorp Investment Services. Bob has a MA in economics from Fordham University and a BS in business from Lehigh University.

The Real Problem With the DOJ’s Decision to Block the AT&T–Time Warner Merger

Max Gulker

Max Gulker is an economist and writer who joined AIER in 2015. His research often focuses on free markets and technology, including blockchain and cryptocurrencies, the sharing economy, and internet commerce. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, especially on blockchain technology. Max’s research and writing also touch on other economic topics, including governance, competition, and small businesses.
 
Max holds a PhD in economics from Stanford University and a BA in economics from the University of Michigan. Prior to AIER, Max spent time in the private sector, consulting with large technology and financial firms on antitrust and other litigation. Follow @maxgAIER.

Everyday Prices Start 2018 With a 0.7 Percent Surge

Robert Hughes

Robert Hughes joined AIER in 2013 following more than 25 years in economic and financial markets research on Wall Street. Bob was formerly the head of Global Equity Strategy for Brown Brothers Harriman, where he developed equity investment strategy combining top-down macro analysis with bottom-up fundamentals. Prior to BBH, Bob was a Senior Equity Strategist for State Street Global Markets, Senior Economic Strategist with Prudential Equity Group and Senior Economist and Financial Markets Analyst for Citicorp Investment Services. Bob has a MA in economics from Fordham University and a BS in business from Lehigh University.

Should Economics Attempt to Replicate the Natural Sciences?

Henrik Palmer

Henrik Palmer grew up in Tyringham and graduated from Lenox Memorial High School in 2016. After initially intending to get a degree in Engineering, he is now a major in the College of Social Studies, an inter-disciplinary major covering History, Economics, Government and Philosophy, and he plans to double major in physics. Henrik attends Wesleyan University in Connecticut. 

Bitcoin's Price Volatility is Trending in the Wrong Direction

Casey Pender

Casey Pender is a MA student in the PPE program at Cevro, specializing in Austrian Economics. He is originally from Canada and did his BA in Philosophy at Carleton University in Ottawa. Casey is mostly interested in macroeconomics and monetary policy and is writing his MA thesis on the history of Free Banking in Canada. He also dabbles in woodworking and loves canoeing, and between his BA and starting his MA, Casey spent a number of years working in masonry and carpentry as a foreman for a construction company in Toronto.

 
 

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