Posts filed under “Think Tank”

Category: Think Tank

Then/Now

THEN Privacy NOW Everybody knows everything and despite protestations, you provide this information willingly, on Facebook, Instagram… We all want to be known, until we don’t. THEN Skirts had to cover the knee. NOW Young women raise their shirts to show their boobies and sext their friends. Pornography used to be underground, now all you…Read More

Category: Philosophy, Think Tank

Past, Present, and Future Challenges for the Euro Area

Past, Present, and Future Challenges for the Euro Area Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer At the ECB Forum on Central Banking conference “Inflation and Unemployment in Europe” Sintra, Portugal  May 21, 2015       It is an honor and a pleasure to participate in the ECB Forum on Central Banking, and I thank you, President Draghi,…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Currency, Think Tank

Why Are Interest Rates So Low?

Why Are Interest Rates So Low? Marco Del Negro, Marc Giannoni, Matthew Cocci, Sara Shahanaghi, and Micah Smith Liberty Street Economics, May 20, 2015     In a recent series of blog posts, the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve System, Ben Bernanke, has asked the question: “Why are interest rates so low?” (See part 1, part…Read More

Category: Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Think Tank

How Fox News Changed American Media and Political Dynamics

I am pleased to introduce to Big Picture readers Bruce Bartlett, who worked for Congressmen Ron Paul and Jack Kemp, and in the Office of Policy Development in the Reagan White House, and at the Treasury Department for George H.W. Bush. He is now a political independent. Enjoy. ~~~~   How Fox News Changed American…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Think Tank

Mortgage Borrowing among Most Creditworthy Abates

Just Released: Mortgage Borrowing among Most Creditworthy Abates Andrew Haughwout, Donghoon Lee, Joelle Scally, and Wilbert van der Klaauw Liberty Street Economics May 12, 2015       Today’s release of the New York Fed’s Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit for the first quarter of 2015 reports a flattening in household debt balances. The slow growth…Read More

Category: Credit, Real Estate, Think Tank

Residual Seasonality in GDP

Charles E. Gilbert, Norman J. Morin, Andrew D. Paciorek, and Claudia R. Sahm Residual Seasonality in GDP Federal Reserve, May 14, 2015       Real GDP growth stalled in the first quarter of this year, according to the advance estimate from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). With a second year in a row of unusually weak…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Think Tank

Liquidity Mismatch Helps Predict Bank Failure and Distress

Category: Credit, Think Tank

A Face in Numbers: Microsoft, Google & Big Data

Salil Mehta is a statistician and risk strategist. He served for two years as Director of Analytics in the U.S. Department of the Treasury for the Administration’s $700 billion TARP program. Salil is on the Editorial Board for the American Statistical Association, is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a fellow member of the American Statistical Association and…Read More

Category: Mathematics, Think Tank

Are the Borrowing Costs of Large Financial Firms Unusual?

Category: Credit, Think Tank