Chris Farrell is economics editor of Marketplace Money, a nationally syndicated one-hour weekly personal finance show produced by American Public Media. Chris is also economics correspondent for Marketplace, the largest business program in broadcasting and chief economics correspondent for American RadioWorks, the largest producer of long-form documentaries in public radio. He is also contributing economics editor at Business Week magazine. He was host and executive editor of public television’s Right on the Money. He is the author of two books: Right on the Money: Taking Control of Your Personal Finances, and Deflation: What Happens When Prices Fall. Chris is a graduate of Stanford and the London School of Economics.

Features By Chris Farrell



What would a post-Fannie and Freddie world look like?

Many want the quasi-governmental outfits snuffed out for good
Posted In: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Housing, housing bubble, asset bubble, privatization, real estate

Looking to start a business? Family first

How to fund your business idea when banks won't lend.
Posted In: family, business, lending, loans

How healthcare reform aims to control healthcare inflation

The new health insurance markets should moderate healthcare costs.
Posted In: ACA, health care

The current state of state finances

Most states are doing good when it comes to their balance sheet, even capturing that elusive word -- surplus!
Posted In: states, local government finances, surplus

Stocks in 2013: All sugar rush, no substance?

The stock markets saw huge gains last year, but are investors just on a sugar high?
Posted In: stock markets, 2013

The Fed isn't worried about inflation. But should it worry about deflation?

The Fed is not worried about inflation right now. But should it also worry about the opposite? Persistently falling prices, or deflation, can also wreck an economy.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, inflation, deflation

The economic value of caring for your elderly parents

The Gross Domestic Product doesn’t count volunteer work at all, and that includes unpaid care-giving for a sick loved one. But with such high costs for elderly home care, there’s often no alternative, as Marketplace’s Chris Farrell says.
Posted In: aging, elderly care

Are high tech hiring systems keeping Americans out of work?

Marketplace's Chris Farrell is worried that the skilled workers employers say they can't find are there, but algorithms are screening them out.
Posted In: hiring, Jobs

The wild west is over for debt collectors

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will announce new rules for the debt collection industry.
Posted In: debt collection, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Is fracking creating a 'manufacturing renaissance' in the U.S.?

With the price of natural gas so cheap, manufacturing is coming back to America.
Posted In: fracking, natural gas, manufacturing


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