Jeff Tyler is a reporter for Marketplace’s Los Angeles bureau and reports on issues related to immigration and Latin America. Tyler began his career at Marketplace producing and editing stories and in 2000 his desire to report allowed him to move to the other side of the microphone becoming a foreign correspondent for the program. Tyler admits that working for Marketplace has given him a crash course in world economics. His work has taken him from Argentina and Brazil to Indonesia and Pakistan. A California native, Tyler is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. After college, he worked for a travel guide company, writing a guide for Honduras and editing a travel guide for Mexico.
Kenya had been one of the most stable countries in East Africa, but riots and killings after disputed elections may threaten tourism, as well as aid and supply shipments to the region. Jeff Tyler reports.
There are a growing number of so-called "prediction markets," where investors can buy shares in political candidates. If the candidate wins, so does the investor. Marketplace's Jeff Tyler reports.
The International Monetary Fund is going to cut 400 positions, or 15% of its staff. The IMF is known for requiring developing countries to tighten their belts in return for loans. Jeff Tyler reports the IMF could use some of that same discipline.
Japan is considering starting a $100 billion, state-owned investment fund to be used to buy everything from companies to commodities around the globe. Jeff Tyler reports.