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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Features by Julia Coronado

Cyprus bailout tax causes alarm around the world

Julia Coronado, chief economist with the investment bank BNP Paribas, explains how the situation in Cyprus is rippling out to other economies around the world.
Posted In: cyprus, Europe debt crisis, bailout

Chinese consumers hit tough times

Global markets are mixed this morning after China reported that inflation hit a ten-month high in February and consumer spending came in worse than expected.
Posted In: China, consumer spending, inflation

Markets reel over Italy election, China housing tax

From China's new housing tax to the sequester here in the U.S., global markets have a lot of news to digest this morning.
Posted In: sequester, italy, China

California port strikes not affecting retailers... yet

Today, huge container ships are anchored off-shore from southern California today, waiting to get into the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. It's the seventh day of a strike that has crippled the busiest port complex in the country.
Posted In: ports, los angeles

Black Friday may not reflect overall holiday shopping

Americans spent almost 13 percent more over the holiday weekend than last year, according to the National Retail Federation. But does the weekend binge mean we are actually spending more?
Posted In: Retail, holiday shopping, Black Friday

Markets await election result

The election won't instantly resolve all economic uncertainty, but companies and investors will finally know whose vision will set the economic agenda.
Posted In: 2012 election, stock market, fiscal cliff

Survey: Economists happy with Fed action

The main economic data we've got this morning is actually about economists.
Posted In: economists

The buzz wears off from the Fed announcement

Ben Bernanke announced the Fed's new monetary stimulus on Thursday and naturally some of the buzz has faded. We're all basically waking up to a new week in the same economy we had before.

Needing economic 'booster shots' in China, Europe, U.S.

In China, manufacturing activity fell last month for the first time in almost a year, putting more pressure on Chinese officials to do something to stimulate the economy. Meanwhile in Europe, we learned this morning that manufacturing activity in the eurozone also fell last month, which will in turn put more pressure on the European Central Bank to do something about the ongoing crisis there.
Posted In: China, European Central Bank

Oil prices jump despite expected lower demand

Oil prices have jumped to a three month high in overseas trading. Brent Crude is at $114 a barrel this morning, despite forecasts that say global oil demand will be lower than first expected.
Posted In: Oil, consumer

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