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Jay L. Zagorsky

Jay L. Zagorsky

Since 1995 I have held the position of Research Scientist at The Ohio State University, where I collect data as part of the National Longitudinal Surveys on income, wealth, and life experiences of thousands of Americans. My personal finance research has been widely quoted in the media and has been highlighted in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fox News, Good Morning America, Scientific American and numerous other news outlets.

Besides publishing numerous scholarly articles I wrote the book "Business Information: Finding and Using Data in the Digital Age" for McGraw-Hill/Irwin and "Business Macroeconomics: A Guide for Managers, Traders and Practical People." More information on the macroeconomics book can be found at http://businessmacroeconomics.com/.

I also teach at Boston University's School of Management. From 1988 to the present my teaching has spanned a wide range of levels from senior executives taking intensive classes to high school students encountering economic theories for the first time. I have taught giant lectures of over 450 students, classes of fifty, and small seminars with fewer than ten people.

My personal blog is found here http://u.osu.edu/zagorsky.1/

What is full employment? An economist explains the latest jobs data

May 04, 2018 15:11 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The latest jobs report has gotten a lot of analysts, policymakers and talking heads once again asking whether the U.S. is at full employment. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on May 4 that the U.S. unemployment...

GOP plan to tax college endowments like Yale's and Harvard's would be neither fair nor effective

Nov 08, 2017 15:04 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics Economy

Tucked away in the recently announced GOP tax bill is a small item you may have missed: a new tax on university endowments. As I have spent decades working in higher education, the proposal immediately piqued my...

Economist who helped behavioral 'nudges' go mainstream wins Nobel

Oct 10, 2017 14:06 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The 2017 Nobel Prize in economics was awarded to University of Chicagos Richard Thaler for his work in behavioral economics, which is the integration of economics with psychology. While the award was not a total...

The penny may be worthless, but let's keep it anyway

Aug 28, 2017 15:19 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Governments have long waged a war on cash in an attempt to curb terrorism and tax evasion. Their focus has typically been on eliminating large denominations, like Europes 500 bill or Indias 1,000 rupee note. Two U.S....

Why Wall Street's Dow 20,000 is totally meaningless

Jan 26, 2017 07:27 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The Dow Jones Industrial Average just broke 20,000 for the first time. Traders and investors cheered this historic high of the worlds most famous stock market index, which is composed of 30 of the biggest and...

Paid family leave policies are expanding, but are new mothers actually taking time off?

Jan 24, 2017 15:37 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy Law

The recent presidential campaign reminded us that the U.S. is one of only a handful of countries that doesnt require companies to provide paid maternity leave. Maternity leave is important. One of the key reasons is...

Worrisome Signs Series

How to get ready for the economic recession coming in 2017

Dec 31, 2016 16:08 pm UTC| Insights & Views

My outlook for 2017 and beyond is that the U.S. economy will likely see another recession. Yes, the economic picture currently looks wonderful. The Dow and SP 500 are at record levels. Unemployment is well below 5...

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Economy

Crypto Currency Brief: Bitcoin rises for third straight day, HK-based Okex delists Altcoin pairs, EOS/USD breaches previous support – Friday, August 17th, 2018

BTC/USD: Bitcoin prices remained on the upside for the third consecutive day, trying to overcome the losses made last week, but failed to catch the $6,500 mark. Further, the past 24 hours witnessed a 50 percent jump in...

German bunds surge after Turkey’s political crisis worsens; Eurozone July CPI remains unchanged

The German bunds surged during European session Friday after Turkeys political crisis worsened, with the United States threatening to impose higher economic sanctions if the former refuses to set free a detained American...

Singapore’s NODX rises better-than-expected in July; NODX 2018 growth seen at 4-5 pct: OCBC Bank

Singapores non-oil domestic exports rose a better-than-expected 11.8 percent y/y (4.3 percent m/m s.a.) in July, up from Junes 1.1 percent y/y (-10.8 percent m/m s.a), beating market consensus forecast. While electronics...

Bank Negara Malaysia likely to remain accommodative, maintain OPR at 3.25 pct through this year: ANZ Research

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is expected to remain accommodative and growth supportive, with the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) likely to be maintained at 3.25 percent throughout this year, according to the latest report from...

New Zealand bonds close lower tracking U.S. Treasuries on hopes of U.S.-China trade talks meet by month-end

The New Zealand bonds closed lower Friday, tracking similar movement in the U.S. Treasuries, following hopes of a re-commencement in the trade talks between the United States and China. At the time of closing, the yield...

Politics

Abbott and Turnbull shape up for another round of an old battle

The Coalition party room on Tuesday is set for a high stakes, quite personal battle between Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull over the National Energy Guarantee, with former and current prime ministers shaping up on...

Immigration activists fighting to abolish ICE have a bigger vision

Theres a phrase being thrown around a lot these days: Abolish ICE. Its a hashtag, its used in political speeches and demonstrations, and it appears all over Facebook. What does it mean and where did it come from? ICE...

A socialist's primary win doesn't herald a workers revolution in the US

Anyone anticipating a golden dawn of Marxist-Leninist communism soon in the United States might have to wait a while longer perhaps forever. The surprise victory of socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over longtime...

Kabila's decision to step aside won't change the DRC's power dynamics

The ruling party in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), The Peoples Party for Reconciliation and Democracy, made an announcement recently that took everybody by surprise that Joseph Kabila will not be its...

'Conservative turn' will continue in Indonesian presidential election next year

The recent announcement of President Joko Jokowi Widodos running mate in his re-election bid suggests the continued strong influence of conservative groups over politics in the worlds largest Muslim population. A...

Science

The world of plastics, in numbers

From its early beginnings during and after World War II, the commercial industry for polymers long chain synthetic molecules of which plastics are a common misnomer has grown rapidly. In 2015, over 320 million tons of...

How biobanks can help improve the integrity of scientific research

Biobanks are repositories which receive, store, process and disseminate specimens. These include DNA derived from humans and animals; bacterial strains; and environmental samples like plants and soil. Biobanks also provide...

Jupiter's magnetic fields may stop its wind bands from going deep into the gas giant

One of the most striking features of Jupiter a gaseous giant with no solid surface is the coloured bands that encircle the planet. These bands are so large and distinct that they can be seen from here on Earth using a...

The US plan for a Space Force risks escalating a 'space arms race'

United States Vice President Mike Pence has confirmed overnight plans to create a Space Force as the sixth branch of the US military. He repeated comments from President Donald Trump, who had said that American...

Chemistry kits can help teachers ignite the spark of science

When it comes to physical sciences, South Africas pupils lag far behind their peers in other countries. The World Economic Forum ranked South Africa at 128 of 137 countries in math and science education in its most recent...

Technology

‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Release Date, Features: Latest Gameplay Trailer Is Proving the 8-Year Wait Is Worth It

Developer Rockstar Games recently revealed more gameplay details in a six-minute trailer of Red Dead Redemption 2. The teaser is entirely boasting of huge gameplay improvements one can expect from the upcoming title as if...

Google Pixel 3 Release Date, Specs: Pixel 3 XL Seen in Public Confirms Bigger Display Notch and Chin?

A photo that has been making the rounds online reportedly shows an actual Google Pixel 3 XL in use. The device in question sports the same display notch and chin designs as shown in earlier leaked renders. The said...

'Fortnite' Patch v5.21: New Massive Sniper Rifle Can Destroy Any Wall with a Single Bullet

Fortnite remains one of the most popular games today as it reportedly now has 125 million players. That is an insane number of gamers of a single title and it goes without saying that Epic Games is raking in a lot of...

'Battlefield 5' Release Date: Second Closed Alpha Confirmed Before September Beta

The official Electronic Arts website for the Battlefield franchise recently posted additional details about a second wave of closed alpha testing for the upcoming first-person military shooter. The closed alpha has started...

iOS 12 Latest Update: Apple Removes Multiple FaceTime Options Due to Performance Issues

The latest mobile operating system update for iPhone users is still filled with bugs as developers are trying to fix problems for iOS 12. After Apple released the latest update this week, the company has been flooded with...
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