Tuesday, January 22, 2008

About Rebecca

I live in Massachusetts and spend time with my two boys at the beach in summer and finding any sort of indoor activity or hobby in winter. My intellectual passion is economics and I choose to study that in markets. In short: I am a dedicated mom and market economist.

News N Economics presents lots of data pertaining to current events, politics, and finance more globally. My background has become progressively market focused. After receiving my Doctorate in Economics, I was an assistant professor for two years but then left academics for a career in finance. I have worn many hats in finance, mostly being promoted up the hierarchy in research but my focus has always been global.

I use this blog as a way to stay current. I started this blog in 2007 when I was a tenure track professor here on the East Coast in order to keep up with economics and policy that was changing or being challenged by the day.  At the end of 2007, I joined the economic research team at a large bank in Boston. I remember covering the US financial crisis quite well, where investment management was looking at me to call the peak of US unemployment - I got that wrong. Living through two crises (the US financial and then European debt), I now see the then policy reactions and now economic ramifications of said crises quite intellectually humbling. Seriously, economic policy is being made up each and every day well into the current year, 2016! So many of the old models - the crowding out theory, for example - simply are not valid. We need to remember that.

This blog is my humble contribution to finding the economic truth. If you have a topic for discussion, wish to be added to my blogroll, or want to contact me, please email me at: Click here for E-mail.

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