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Chris Farrell

Economics Editor

SHORT BIO

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.

Latest Stories (2,341)

Housing Prices Heading Lower

Mar 25, 2007
John Maudlin, the investor and newsletter writer, has a good post on the woes in the sub-prime mortgage market at www.frontlinethoughts.com/index...

Pimco on Sub-Prime

Mar 22, 2007
Paul McCulley, managing director at the giant money management company Pimco, writes an astute newsletter on Fed policy at www.pimco.com. (Bill...

Watch Out for High Fees

Mar 21, 2007
At the American Economics Association's annual meeting in January of this year, one of the sessions I attended was Hedge Funds: Performance and...

Predatory lending

Mar 19, 2007
On March 17 I flew from New York to the Twin Cities. On the plane I read the New York Times and I noticed an intriguing juxtaposition of headlines....

The Subprime Market Concern Overblown

Mar 16, 2007
The subprime market is imploding. Home foreclosures are surging. Millions of new homeowners could be thrown out on the street. So, it's hardly...

Straight Story: For your eyes only

Sep 15, 2006
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, Chris makes a very public argument about the loss of privacy.

Straight Story: Census data

Sep 1, 2006
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, The Census Bureau released its annual report on wages, poverty and health insurance. Chris reads between the lines.

Mailbag for Friday, September 1, 2006

Sep 1, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on: using a health savings account, investing assets from a housing sale, and lowering retirement investments.

Straight Story: The Buffett effect

Jun 30, 2006
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, Warren Buffett gifted $30 billion to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Chris says even Americans of humble means can learn a lot about charitable giving from the Wizard of Omaha.

Straight Story: For your eyes only?

Jun 23, 2006
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, Chris says a bill that's supposed to protect consumers' private financial data only protects businesses' ability to sell you credit.