About Rebecca

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The last two (going on 3) years have shown us two things: (1) markets are most certainly NOT efficient (RBC theory), and (2) the government, although very much needed, can really mess things up (misallocating resources, that is, like bailing out the likes of AIG and Citigroup, and enacting a soon to be forgotten HORRIBLE piece of legislation called "Cash for Clunkers"). Alas, the blog is used these days to develop through a completely untrained writing style my true economic insights.

The blog presents lots of data - mostly in the areas of macroeconomics, finance, and international finance - pertaining to current events, politics, and finance both in the U.S. and abroad. After receiving my Doctorate in Economics, I was an assistant professor for two years. Recently, I left the wonderful world of academics and joined the wonderful world of finance.

Now I follow fixed income products across the emerging market space. This is a very interesting jump from research on capital flows across G7 economies (my research in academics) to monitoring securities in emerging markets. Capital markets in some developing economies tend to blow up every once in a while.

I try to publish whenever I find time, and have been interviewed on various TV programs as an expert economist.

My target reader would be: anyone with a desired to keep current on the U.S. and global economies. This person wants a critical review of the reported economic news and statistics and already has a basic understanding of the field. Who should read my blog? Anyone who is interested!

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