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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The Long Expansion Continues
The Bureau of Economic Analysis announced yesterday that U.S. real GDP grew at a 2.6% annual rate in the fourth quarter of 2018. That’s below the 3.1% average for the U.S. economy over the last 70 years.
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Factors In Unemployment Dynamics
Why did unemployment remain so high for so long, and what factors contributed to the recent lows?
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Perspective On The Stock Market
Some people are getting a little spooked by recent stock market movements.
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Measuring Monetary Policy Shocks
What are the effects on the economy when the Fed raises interest rates?
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Strong GDP Growth, Weak Fundamentals
The Bureau of Economic Analysis announced today that U.S. real GDP grew at a 3.5% annual rate in the third quarter. That’s the second quarter in a row that the number has come in above the 3.1% average.
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International Macroeconomics In The Wake Of The Global Financial Crisis
A decade after the eruption of the Global Financial Crisis, the world economy has returned to a more sustained pace of expansion. Yet major challenges still remain, as the engines of long-run growth have still not recouped their pre-crisis power.
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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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