New Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen has a great task ahead of her. How to combat the results of the Great Moderation, as it was called, that period of l...
Growth in the U.S. is slowing, along with Asia and emerging market economies. This is occurring under the context of a continued reduction of Fed asset purchases. Meanwhile, U.S. market strategist are busy looking at the weather charts trying to find excuses.
Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen's congressional testimony proved that she is more than qualified to steer the US economy back to health. She is the economists' economist, in a word, willing to explain the most basic economic truths in her first marathon session (seven hours) before the House Financial Services Committee.
Bill de Blasio has lifted the left and is a man to watch in 2014. I have a hunch that the next Democratic nominee for president will be watching him closely, too.
Once upon a time in a century far, far away, the U.S. economy was perceived by one and all as in a "Goldilocks" state: not too cold, not too hot, just right."
Three aspects in particular strike me as liable to become important in the coming years. First, while much of Bernanke's personal interest and expertise was on financial markets and monetary policy, Yellen's own focus has always been more on understanding labor markets frictions and outcomes.
Even more worrisome than the wild swings on Wall Street and many other stock markets has been the impact of tapering on major emerging markets.
On February 1, Janet Yellen made "Her Story" when she became the Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank, the first female to hold that position. Many firsts for women in the financial services industry preceded Yellen's appointment.
For all the Yellen-watching going on, it is important to remember that the changeover is likely to be pretty subtle, especially at first.
Janet Yellen is a professional politician in every sense. She is definitely not your old university kind of economist who can speak only in numbers and statistics.
Consumer spending and future economic growth will depend on just how hard New Fed Governor Janet Yellen pushes the Federal Reserve Governors to mainta...
The big news at the end of this week was New Jersey's Chris Christie trying to navigate a bridge over some very troubled waters. Is Christie now no longer a viable candidate for the 2016 Republican nomination?
Unfortunately, articles like this add fuel to the wrong assumption that if you have a tough job, one that makes lots of demands, you shouldn't think you can meet the job's requirements and also do right by your personal life.
lass ceiling-breaking Yellen gives all women a sense of hope -- a sense we can do anything. Why now? Because the financial industry is one of the most, if not the most, male-dominated sectors.
By Alison Fitzgerald January 6, ...