Sunday, July 31, 2005
The advanced numbers for second quarter real GDP are in.
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Is an oil shock still an oil shock?
William Poole, President of the St. Louis Fed, argues that our latest oil price shock differs from those in the 70s.
Monday, July 25, 2005
What should corporations maximize?
Gary Becker argues that corporations should maximize stockholder value.
Thursday, July 21, 2005
Economy looks to party on
The Chinese announced that they would no longer peg the yuan to the dollar.
Monday, July 18, 2005
Don't flip over flat yield curves
Greenspan says don't worry (too much) about the flattening yield curve.
Are children safer in car seats or with adult seat belts?
Steve Levitt, author of Freakonomics, brings data to the question.
Sunday, July 17, 2005
What's the deal with flat yield curves?
Long term interest rates remain relatively low even though the Fed has put upward pressure on short term rates. Here is a discussion of what might be going on.
Thursday, July 14, 2005
Are we saving enough?
In this article Kevin Kliesen of the St. Louis Fed discuss the issues. (Hat tip to Bryce Kanago)
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
From whence did our large trade deficit come?
James Hamilton has some interesting insight and figures into this question. (Hat tip to Rich Hart)