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


What Did Other Term Spreads Do? What Does The US Spread Mean For Foreign Economic Activity?
Foreign yield curve developments helped predict US growth. What did those spreads do?
Cross Country Core CPI Trends
Core CPI has accelerated in many countries. Let's take a closer look at the numbers and compare.
“Surging Dollar Stirs Markets Buzz Of A 1980s-Style Plaza Accord”
A strong dollar and high-interest rates strain emerging market external balances.
China GDP Forecast Revision
Even under optimistic assumptions, growth is going to miss the government’s target.
Treasury Yield Curves, 2019-18 May 2022
Here is a snapshot of yield curves at the beginning of March of four years, and as of today.
Stock Market Movements And Real Rates
Over the last 9 months, the S&P500 has seemingly peaked and is now declining. Risk, discounting or something else?


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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.

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University of California, Berkeley