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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

Australian bonds fall across the curve as U.S.-China trade talks lift investors’ risk appetite

Australian bonds fell across the curve during early Asian session Tuesday as investors risk appetite recovered following the U.S.-China trade talks, lifting the 10-year yield from this years low seen yesterday. The...

Cryptocurrency Brief: Bitcoin tests $6,500 mark, Chinese regulators arrest 3 in $87 mln digital theft, Ethereum’s Lubin views bearishness as no hurdle to growth – Monday, August 20th, 2018

BTC/USD: Bitcoin prices, once again disappointed market participants is testing the $6,500 mark during European session Monday after Chinese regulators have arrested three individuals found accused and guilty for $87...

U.S. Treasuries surge ahead of trade talks with China; August FOMC meeting minutes in focus

The U.S. Treasuries surged Monday amid a comeback in trade talks with China over tariffs this week. However, it will be a quiet start to the week in the US, with the first important diary entries being Wednesdays release...

German bunds slip in European trading ahead of 10-year auction, August manufacturing PMI

The German bunds slipped during European session Monday as investors wait to watch the countrys 10-year auction, scheduled to be held on August 22, besides, the manufacturing PMI for the month of August, due on the...

Thailand Q2 GDP cheers market expectations; BoT seen to hike benchmark interest rate in November: ANZ Research

Thailands gross domestic product (GDP) for the second quarter of this year cheered market participants; at 4.6 percent y/y (1 percent q/q sa), Q2 2018 GDP growth came in only marginally short of ANZ Researchs...

Politics

I went to see Pussy Riot – if they're serious protesters, I'm Sid Vicious

Many years after my first punk concert, when I met Pete Shelley and the other Buzzcocks at the old Apollo Theatre in Glasgow, I was excited at the age of 69 to be in Edinburgh to attend my second one. Pussy Riots...

Trump’s Space Force isn't as new or as dangerous as it seems

Donald Trumps plans to create a Space Force have ruffled plenty of feathers and alarmed some commentators. Some argue it will merely cause a bureaucratic headache. Raising greater concerns, others have argued the Space...

ANC expediency is messing up South Africa's land reform process

Its highly likely that an amendment will be made to South Africas constitution that will allow for land expropriation without compensation following a decision to do so by the ruling party the African National Congress...

Marikana: it's time Ramaphosa moved on accountability and reparations

The 2012 Marikana massacre in South Africas North West Province, in which 34 miners were killed by the police, remains an unhealed scar in post democratic South Africa. Two of the most important unresolved issues involve...

The royal commission should result not only in new regulation, but new education

The Financial Services Royal Commission has not only shown that banks and their representatives have behaved appallingly, but that we need better-educated consumers. It is naive not to expect new schemes will pop up to...

Science

Scientists are developing greener plastics – the bigger challenge is moving them from lab to market

Synthetic plastics have made many aspect of modern life cheaper, safer and more convenient. However, we have failed to figure out how to get rid of them after we use them. Unlike other forms of trash, such as food and...

Darwin's theory of evolution owes more to his garden than the Galápagos

Its one of the greatest stories in science, right up there with Neil Armstrongs small step on the moon and Jane Goodalls overhaul of ideas on non-human relationships. When naturalist Charles Darwin first set foot in the...

Why there's been a boom in discovering new species despite a biodiversity crisis

Something of a boom in the discovery of new species is taking place right now. It is so significant that some say it is similar to the period of the 18th and 19th centuries when European naturalists ventured into newly...

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...

Technology

OnePlus 6T Release Date, Features: Upcoming Handset Variant May Have a Confirmed Release Date

According to CNET, the OnePus 6T is currently rumored to be released in October. This mirrors the fall release of the higher-end model that usually launches before the summer that OnePlus has followed since the OnePlus 2...

'GTA' 6 Rumors, Release Date: GTA Franchise Rumored to Come Back to Vice City

GTA 6 has yet to be announced as an official game in production by Rockstar Games but fan anticipation is so great that people are talking about the yet-to-exist sequel even before Rockstar has released its most recent...

‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Release Date, Features: Rockstar Games Launches ‘Collector’s Box’ with Exclusive Items, Except the Game Itself

As the launch of Red Dead Redemption 2 draws near, more and more purchase options and items are being announced by Rockstar Games. The latest is the Collectors Box with an array of exclusive physical items, except for the...

‘The Sims 5’ Release Date, Features: Title Up for 2019 Announcement, 2020 Release?; Fans Hope to Explore Open World with Cars

Electronic Arts (EA) and Maxis are yet to confirm the existence of The Sims 5. But many fans are already speculating that the fifth main title installment could be announced in 2019 and will be released in 2020. In...

Hyundai-backed Hdac Technology signs MOU with blockchain real estate startup DREAMChain

Hdac Technology AG, a blockchain-based IoT contract platform backed by Hyundai, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Dream Global Partners, establishing the foundation of a comprehensive collaborative...
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