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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Miscalculating Potential GDP
As GDP is below potential, more stimulus may help lower unemployment with little cost in terms of inflation.
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EC Why Did U.S. Real GDP Fall?
Not that there aren't plenty of storm clouds to be concerned about, but it would be a mistake to conclude that these concerns have already led to the start of a recession in the U.S..
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EC Oil Sanctions And Recession
After a wild ride up to $130 a barrel, the price of oil has come back down to its level from before Russia invaded Ukraine.
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Oil Prices And Inflation
The price of oil has doubled from its value a year ago and could increase much more if there are significant reductions in the quantity of Russian oil that reaches world refineries. Today I focus on the implications for inflation.
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GDP Growth: Is This As Good As It Gets?
The Bureau of Economic Analysis announced today that seasonally adjusted U.S. real GDP grew at a 2% annual rate in the third quarter.
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The Economic Recovery Continues
The Bureau of Economic Analysis announced today that seasonally adjusted U.S. real GDP grew at a 6.5% annual rate in the second quarter. That’s well above the 3.1% average growth that the U.S. experienced over 1947-2019.
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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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