Julia Coronado is Chief Economist, North America for BNP Paribas' global market economics team.  Prior to joining BNP Paribas, Julia was a Senior U.S. Economist at Barclays Capital in New York, where she helped formulate the forecast for the U.S. Economy and Fed policy. After receiving a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Texas Julia worked as an Economist for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington D.C., working in Flow of Funds and Macroeconomic Analysis sections in the Division of Research and Statistics. She regularly briefed the Board and contributed to the FOMC forecasts, and she represented the Federal Reserve at meetings of the OECD’s Committee on Financial Markets. Julia has deep expertise in aging issues and worked as Director of Retirement Research at the think tank, Watson Wyatt Worldwide. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Pension Research Council at the Wharton School. Julia represents the firm’s economic views both to clients and the media and is a frequent commentator on economic issues in the financial press.

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Halfway through 2013, how's the economy doing?

With 2013 halfway done, how is the economy doing? Julia Coronado, chief North American economist BNP Paribas, shares her take.
Posted In: Unemployment, manufacturing, jobs report
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F, E, D, spells what for stimulus policy?

As uncertainty over the Federal Reserve's stimulus policy continues, financial markets prolong their bumpy ride.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, stock market, bonds
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Unemployment ticks up to 7.6%, 175,000 jobs added

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the economy added 175,000 jobs last month, edging out analyst expectations. The unemployment rate ticked up to 7.6 percent.
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment
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Is the economy ready to fly by itself?

What happens if the Federal Reserve takes away the big can of sterno it put under the U.S. economy?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, stimulus
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Retail sales edge up in April

Did you buy a car or get some new clothes recently? You were not alone.
Posted In: Retail, Economy, recession
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Jobs are one thing, but what about credit?

One way to evaluate the health of an economy is to look at the jobs picture, which looks pretty rosy so far this spring. But there’s another sign to keep any eye on: the availability of credit.
Posted In: Jobs, credit, loans
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Signs of weakness in how much we make and how much we spend

U.S. personal income and consumer spending increased by 0.2 percent in March. Julia Coronado, chief economist with the investment bank BNP Paribas, discusses the numbers and what they mean for the economy.
Posted In: consumer spending, income, Taxes
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A check in on corporate America

Corporate earnings season kicks off today with a report from the aluminum maker Alcoa. Analysts will be watching closely for signs of how the U.S. and global economy is faring.
Posted In: Alcoa, Earnings
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Personal income, spending up for American consumers

Consumers had a strong February -- spending jumped 0.7 percent and personal income rose 1.1 percent.
Posted In: consumer, consumer spending, income
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Cyprus guards itself against a bank run

Julia Coronado, chief economist with the investment bank BNP Paribas, joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to explain how Cyprus is guarding itself against a bank run.
Posted In: cyprus, bailout

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