Economic Events on December 20, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there were 359,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 16,000 more than the previous week.

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the final GDP report for the third quarter of 2012 will be . . . → Read More: Economic Events on December 20, 2012

Economic Events on November 29, 2012

The monthly Chain Store Sales report will be released today.  This report on sales in chain stores gives a look at the health of stores that make up about 10% of all retail sales.

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there . . . → Read More: Economic Events on November 29, 2012

Economic Events on October 26, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the advance GDP report for the third quarter of 2012 will be announced.  The consensus is an increase of 1.9% in real GDP and an increase of 2.0% in the GDP price index.  The real GDP estimate is 0.6% higher than the final value for the second quarter of . . . → Read More: Economic Events on October 26, 2012

Economic Events on September 27, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there were 376,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 6,000 less than the previous week.

Also at 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Durable Goods Orders report for August will be released. The . . . → Read More: Economic Events on September 27, 2012

Has monetary policy in India helped or hurt?

Carlos Vegh and Guillermo Vuletin have an article Overcoming the fear of free falling: Monetary policy graduation in emerging markets, in `The role of Central Banks in financial stability: How has it changed?’, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 2012. They have drawn on this to write a column on voxEU titled Graduation from monetary . . . → Read More: Has monetary policy in India helped or hurt?

Economic Events on August 29, 2012

The Mortgage Bankers’ Association purchase index will be released at 7:00 AM Eastern time, providing an update on the quantity of new mortgages and refinancings closed in the last week.

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the preliminary GDP report for the second quarter of 2012 will be announced.  The consensus is an increase of . . . → Read More: Economic Events on August 29, 2012

Economic Events on July 27, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the advance GDP report for the second quarter of 2012 will be announced.  The consensus is an increase of 1.2% in real GDP and an increase of 1.6% in the GDP price index.  The real GDP estimate is 0.8% lower than the final value for the first quarter of . . . → Read More: Economic Events on July 27, 2012

Economic Events on June 28, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there were 385,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 2,000 less than the previous week.

Also at 8:30 AM Eastern time, the final GDP report for the first quarter of 2012 will . . . → Read More: Economic Events on June 28, 2012

Economic Events on May 31, 2012

The monthly Chain Store Sales report will be released today.  This report on sales in chain stores gives a look at the health of stores that make up about 10% of all retail sales.

The Challenger Job-Cut Report will be released at 7:30 AM Eastern time, providing an estimate of the number of layoffs . . . → Read More: Economic Events on May 31, 2012

Maybe I Can Help

Paul Krugman is having difficulty reaching a conclusion:

So Japan, which is spending heavily for post-tsunami reconstruction, is growing quite fast, while Italy, which is imposing austerity measures, is shrinking almost equally fast.

There seems to be some kind of lesson here about macroeconomics, but I can’t quite put my finger on it …

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