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Mon, 27 Jan 2020
At the committee's first meeting of 2020, Rochester professor Narayana Kocherlakota expects the Federal Open Market Committee to hold the course on interest rates, as issues from trade wars to impeachment loom.
Mon, 09 Dec 2019
Rochester professor of economics Narayana Kocherlakota expects to be disappointed this week, as the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee has signaled that it will make no changes to an eight-year-old policy statement for meeting inflation and unemployment goals.
Fri, 01 Nov 2019
The Great Recession officially lasted through June 2009, with unemployment levels peaking in October of that year. And while unemployment is now the lowest it’s been in the last 50 years, Rochester experts say the recession is still very much with us.
Fri, 25 Oct 2019
“There’s a lot of evidence that in the last eight years or so the Fed has lost control,” says Narayana Kocherlakota, the Lionel W. McKenzie Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester.
Tue, 17 Sep 2019
President Donald Trump is calling on the Federal Reserve to zero out interest rates—or adopt a negative rate—at its meeting this week. But Narayana Kocherlakota says that won’t happen.
Thu, 29 Aug 2019
The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been on a wild ride in August, but University of Rochester economist Narayana Kocherlakota thinks that talk of a possible recession in the US is premature.
Tue, 06 Aug 2019
Rochester economist John Singleton's research could help educational policymakers to craft guidelines and practices for charter schools that are in the best interests of all students.
Thu, 25 Jul 2019
Next week’s meeting of the Federal Reserve will likely mark the beginning of a prolonged period of lower interest rates, says Narayana Kocherlakota, professor of economics and a former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
Mon, 13 May 2019
Bobby Gerami '19 has taken advantage of many opportunities at Rochester, getting involved with the After Hours a cappella group; club basketball; and the Students' Association, where he served as treasurer.
Mon, 22 Apr 2019
Nobel laureate Paul Romer, a former assistant professor of economics, returns to campus to discuss how “economics can offer better answers to the most important questions facing humanity.”