Tag archive for ‘Macroeconomics’
Gil Tanenbaum On Monday, June 29th, 2015

Bloomberg: Shekel Is World’s Worst Currency

– – Bloomberg declared the Israeli Shekel to be the “World’s Worst Currency” after it went on an up and down ride last week. The Shekel had appreciated by 2.1% against the Dollar More...

Stephen Roach On Sunday, June 28th, 2015

Former Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia Stephen Roach: America, China, and the Productivity Paradox

 In the late 1980s, there was intense debate about the so-called productivity paradox – when massive investments in information technology (IT) were not delivering measureable productivity improvements. More...

Howard Davies On Friday, June 26th, 2015

Deputy Governor of the Bank of England Howard Davies: Is Financial Repression Here to Stay?

There are several definitions of financial repression – and the repressors and the repressed tend to see things differently. But what financial repression usually involves is keeping interest rates below their More...

Vered Weiss On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Top CEOs Make 300 Times More than the Average Worker

– – Its good to be the CEO of a major American corporation these days. According to a new study from the Economic Policy Institute, they earn 300 times what the average American worker does. Much More...

Professor Jeffrey Frankel On Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Harvard Professor Jeffrey Frankel: The Chimera of Currency Manipulation

  US President Barack Obama is still pressing to obtain Trade Promotion Authority and use it to conclude negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership More...

Harvard Professor Martin Feldstein: The Inflation Puzzle

The low rate of inflation in the United States is a puzzle, especially to economists who focus on the relationship between inflation and changes in the monetary base. After all, in the past, increases and More...

Jewish Business News On Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Greece’s finance minister Yanis Varoufakis: Austerity Is the Only Deal-Breaker

A common fallacy pervades coverage in the world’s media of the negotiations between the Greek government and its creditors. The fallacy, exemplified in a recent commentary by Philip Stephens of the Financial More...

Stephen Roach On Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Former Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia Stephen Roach: The Currency Manipulation Charade

As the US Congress grapples with the ever-contentious Trans-Pacific Partnership – President Barack Obama’s signature trade legislation – a major stumbling block looms. On May 22, the Senate avoided it, More...

Jewish Business News On Monday, May 18th, 2015

Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller: Inspiring Economic Growth

NEW HAVEN – In his First Inaugural Address, during the depths of the Great Depression, US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt famously told Americans that, “The only thing we have to fear is fear More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Friday, May 15th, 2015

Facebook Raises Pay for Low Wage Workers to $15 an Hour Minimum

– – Facebook has given its contractors a raise to $15 an hour. This is more than twice the national minimum wage in America of $7.25 per hour. The company also announced that it will provide these More...

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