Thomas Bowne

Recent Posts by Thomas Bowne:

How the US Avoided a Recession in 2023, and What to Expect in 2024

At the start of 2023, many financial observers (including the economics department) expected the US economy to suffer a recession during the year, most likely during the first half of the year. The Federal Reserve was fighting inflation with a campaign to raise short-term interest rates. Those higher rates were expected to cool business and residential investment spending and eventually lead to decline in overall economic activity.

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The Challenge of Interpreting Seasonal Economic Data After COVID

Business and economic activity fluctuates during the course of the year. Some of this fluctuation is idiosyncratic, but much is tied to the time of year and the change of seasons.

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