November 30, 2005
Energy imports, nontradables, and net exportsThe messages from the 05q3 Preliminary GDP release.
Facing the latest economic data
Here are a few thoughts about some of the economic news that's been coming in over the last few weeks.
November 29, 2005
What are prospects for Federal debt/GDP?
Did recent surge in tax revenues signal a meaningful improvement in fiscal prospects?
November 28, 2005
Blind leading the blind
Score another one for the Americans with Disabilities Act.
November 27, 2005
Inverted yield curve edges closer
If you haven't been worrying about the possibility of an inverted yield curve, now might be a good time to start.
November 21, 2005
Windfall profits tax
Here's a summary of some of the recent discussion about the proposal of a tax on the windfall profits of oil producers.
November 20, 2005
Hedge fund risk
Psst-- want to earn a 41% annual return over a decade? Then read on.
November 18, 2005
Does manufacturing matter?
Tradables and nontradables in the current account adjustment process.
by Menzie Chinn
November 17, 2005
Inflation under control
Unlike September's troubling inflation statistics, yesterday's release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the October consumer price index is more reassuring.
November 16, 2005
Sometimes I like to base exam questions for my students on recent news. Here's an exam question to see how thoroughly students understand the economic issues associated with today's allegations about oil companies and the Cheney energy task force.
November 15, 2005
Facing the 900-pound gorilla
Sooner or later we have to do something about Medicare. Why not sooner?
November 14, 2005
Peak Oil at the American Enterprise Institute
November 13, 2005
Does it matter whether Bernanke is a Republican?
Mr. Dooley told us that the Supreme Court watches the election returns. So also must the Chair of the Federal Reserve.
November 12, 2005
Menzie Chinn joins Econbrowser
I'm pleased to report that Menzie Chinn has agreed to sign on as a regular contributor to Econbrowser, so that the official staff of our little enterprise has now doubled. Those who have followed his outstanding earlier contributions as a guest blogger should be as happy as I am with this development.
November 11, 2005
Latest trade figures
Is trade deficit stabilization at hand?
by: Menzie Chinn
November 10, 2005
Senate finds the facts about Big Oil
The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources grilled oil company executives yesterday about their role in recent oil price increases. For some reason I did not find any coverage in the mainstream media of this very interesting exchange between the senators and oil tycoon Jed Clampett.
November 07, 2005
Gasoline prices down
Gas prices have dropped a lot, and further declines are in sight. What's that mean for fuel demand and the overall economy?
November 06, 2005
Latest employment statistics: the clear thing is that it's not at all clear
November 02, 2005
Autos continue to tank
The worst October for U.S. auto sales in the last 13 years, it was.
How anomalous is U.S. current account behavior?
Is there statistical evidence for the "global savings glut"?
by Guest Blogger: Menzie Chinn