Professor of Economics at the University of California
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James D. Hamilton has been a professor in the Economics Department at the University of California at San Diego since 1992. He served as department chair from 1999-2002, and has also taught at Harvard University and the University of Virginia. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University ... more

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Record-Breaking Drop In GDP
The drop was across the board in terms of the traditional components of GDP. Consumption spending was the single biggest factor in the drop.
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Interpreting The Unemployment Numbers
The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Friday that 2.5 million more Americans were working in May than in April.
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Economy In A Nose Dive
The 2020:Q1 GDP numbers are very bad. The Q2 numbers could be an order of magnitude worse.
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Negative Oil Prices
First negative interest rates, and now negative oil prices. Is the world coming to an end?
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Coping With The COVID-19 Economic Shock
Every recession is different. The recession of 2020 will not be an exception to that rule.
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Steady Growth Continues
The Bureau of Economic Analysis announced yesterday that U.S. real GDP grew at a 2.1% annual rate in the fourth quarter of 2019. That’s slightly below the 2.3% average rate since the recovery from the Great Recession began in 2009:Q3.
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University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D.
/ 1983
Economics
University of California, Berkeley
Master's Degree
/ 1981
Economics
Colorado College
Bachelor's Degree
/ 1977
Economics

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