Articles from Aaron Nathans
We have noted the economy’s slow-growth trajectory in recent months, and as the Federal Reserve meets in Jackson Hole, Wyoming this week for its annual retreat, that’s expected to be a big topic of discussion.
The retreat, “Designing Resilient Monetary Policy Frameworks for the Future,” is sponsored by the Kansas City Fed and starts Thursday.
Consumer strength has been offsetting weak business investment, but this weakness could be laying the foundation for a surprise uptick in economic growth in the second half of 2016, according to the August edition of Business Conditions Monthly, out today from the American Institute for Economic Research.
Three prominent economists will present free lectures at the American Institute for Economic Research’s scenic campus, speaking on the economics of climate change, ObamaCare and health-care reform, and the history that led up to Brexit. They will be part of AIER’s second annual Distinguished Speaker Series. The first is Monday, July 25.
It’s a relationship that economists and policymakers have long perceived as a given: Gross Domestic Product and the unemployment rate tend to move in unison. So during recessions, people lose their jobs, and once output turns around, hiring picks back up. But in a fascinating presentation, our Polina Vlasenko shows how this relationship is beginning to change
As we continue to sort out a tangle of conflicting economic signals, we received some heartening news on consumer confidence yesterday. The data from The Conference Board was compiled before Britain’s vote to leave the European Union last week, so it’s hard to know whether the vote will change things in the next reading.