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.
Posted In: Greece, Europe debt crisis
Who has more to lose in the ongoing crisis in Europe -- Greece, or its lenders, like Germany?
Posted In: deflation, consumer spending, inflation
The news that Americans are saving more is a mixed blessing, and could also increase our risk of deflation.
Posted In: Blackberry, management, ceo
The new chief executive, Thorsten Heins, will bring "new blood" to Research In Motion, as the company tries to win back its position in the smartphone market
Posted In: China's Economy, Earnings
With ongoing troubles in Europe and an obvious slow down in many Asian economies, it looks as though America might be the bright spot in the global economy.
Posted In: payroll tax, Washington D.C., politics
If lawmakers in Washington don't agree on a deal soon, Americans could soon feel a 2 percent tax hike come the first of the year
Posted In: fedex, shipping
FedEx is expecting to ship 17 million packages today, up from last year's peak of 15.6 million in a single day.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, italy
News from Europe today shows positive steps towards solving the debt crisis, on the micro and macro level.