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Pandemic has economic forecasters going back to the drawing board

Jun 16, 2021
For Ellen Zentner, chief U.S. economist at Morgan Stanley, the pandemic meant scrapping all the models and going back to the fundamentals.
People walk past the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street.
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Economist Paul Romer on why macroeconomists are ‘totally off base’

Oct 7, 2016
The NYU professor and World Bank chief economist has caused a bit of hubub in the dismal science.
Paul Romer speaks at the Disruptive Innovation Awards at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
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How the falling ruble will affect emerging markets

Dec 17, 2014
Rattled investors can turn risk averse.