Professor of Public Affairs and Economics at the University of Wisconsin
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Menzie David Chinn is a professor of public affairs and economics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He, along with James Hamilton, are co-authors of Econbrowser, a weblog on current macroeconomic ... more


Continued Recovery In June (II)
ADP releases its figure for private non-farm payroll. Bloomberg's consensus for BLS is for an increase.
Continued Recovery In June?
The New York Fed’s Weekly Economic Index suggests yes.
Business Cycle Indicators - Friday, June 26
Big positive numbers for growth — but remember the level matters.
IMF World Economic Outlook, June Update Forecast
Today, the IMF released an extensive update to its April forecast, incorporating substantial downward revisions to forecasted growth.
State And Local Employment In The COVID Recession
Employment has been cut tremendously. With impending revenue shortfalls, state and local spending will continue to remain depressed, placing a drag on the economic recovery – just as austerity measures slowed the recovery from the Great recession.
Business Cycle Indicators, June 16, 2020
The NBER Business cycle Dating Committee has dated the most recent peak at February 2020 for monthly data, and 2019Q4 for quarterly.


FXE Euro Currency Trust
UDN PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish Fund
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XHB SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR



Latest Posts
For These Trying Times
If you despair of the administration bringing us safely through this test, then let this provide some hope.
Victory At Sea: Soybeans Heading To China (from Brazil)
Nearest month futures are about a dollar lower (at $9.34/bushel) than the nearest month futures on the day when Trump announced Section 301 action against China.
“Differences In And Consistency Of Excess Mortality Estimates In Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria”
Excess deaths in PR through year end, those recorded by the Statistics Office, numbered only 654. Most of these occurred in the last ten days of September and the whole of October.
37 Years Ago Today: “It’s Because Of You Little Motherf**kers That We’re Out Of Work!”
On this day, in 1982,at the height of the hysteria focused on competition from Japan, two unemployed auto workers chased down Vincent Chin — celebrating his bachelor’s party — and beat him to death.
45 Years Of Nominal Soybean Prices
Chart covering 45 years of nominal soybean prices.

Work Experience


University of California, Berkeley