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Jay L. Zagorsky

Jay L. Zagorsky

Clinical associate professor, Boston University
I teach at Boston University's Questrom School of Business. 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.

From 1995 to 2018 I held the position of Research Scientist at The Ohio State University, where I collected 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/.

My personal blogs are found here https://blogs.bu.edu/zagorsky/ and https://u.osu.edu/zagorsky.1/

Why March Madness is a special time of year for state budgets

Mar 25, 2024 05:12 am UTC| Insights & Views Sports

March Madness the time when the best mens and womens college basketball teams challenge each other is a made-for-television spectacle watched by millions. While March Madness has been around for decades, one of the...

Why do airlines charge so much for checked bags? This obscure rule helps explain why

Mar 18, 2024 09:15 am UTC| Insights & Views Business

Five out of the six biggest U.S. airlines have raised their checked bag fees since January 2024. Take American Airlines. In 2023, it cost US$30 to check a standard bag in with the airline; today, as of March 2024, it...

'No cash accepted' signs are bad news for millions of unbanked Americans

Jan 23, 2024 05:30 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

How many people dont have a bank account? And just how difficult has it become to live without one? These questions are becoming increasingly important as more businesses refuse to take cash in cities across the U.S....

Airlines are frustrating travelers by changing frequent flyer program rules – here's why they keep doing it

Nov 21, 2023 04:17 am UTC| Business

As the U.S. holiday travel season picks up, many people are noticing that their frequent flyer benefits arent going as far as they used to. In September 2023, Delta Air Lines revamped its frequent flyer program to make...

Passport bottleneck is holding up international travel by Americans eager to see the world as COVID-19 eases

May 11, 2023 15:58 pm UTC| Health

The World Health Organization declared on May 5, 2023, that the COVID-19 pandemic is no longer a public health emergency. Although the virus is still causing hospitalizations and deaths, many travelers who were reluctant...

I tried to pay my taxes in cash – here's what happened, and why the IRS should make it easier to do so

Apr 10, 2023 16:12 pm UTC| Economy

About two-thirds of all U.S. residents who file federal income taxes typically get a refund. Unfortunately, this year I am among the other third who owe the Internal Revenue Service money. So I tried something Ive never...

Starbucks fans are steamed: The psychology behind why changes to a rewards program are stirring up anger, even though many will get grande benefits

Jan 26, 2023 11:59 am UTC| Business

Starbucks, the coffee chain giant, is modifying its rewards program, and the news is full of stories of outraged consumers. The main focus of their ire is that, starting Feb. 13, 2023, it will cost twice as many of the...

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Economy

Green Dot Fined $44 Million by Federal Reserve for Consumer Law Violations

The Federal Reserve fined Green Dot Bank $44 million for a deficient consumer compliance risk management program and unfair practices. The bank, which partners with Apple and Walmart, saw its stock fall by 5.7%. The fine...

China Commits to Economic Growth and Reform Amidst National Security Concerns

The Communist Party of China concluded a significant conclave, pledging to boost economic development through comprehensive reforms while maintaining national security. The Central Committees communique outlined objectives...

Japan Sets Visitor Record in June as Weak Yen Spurs Tourism Boom

Japan achieved a new monthly visitor record in June, with 3.14 million foreign visitors, driven by the weak yen. This surge positions tourism as a critical economic driver, with expectations of surpassing pre-pandemic...

Philippine Economy Grows Over 6% Under Marcos, Outpaces Regional Neighbors

Since President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. took office in 2022, the Philippine economy has grown by an average of 6.1%, surpassing the growth rates of neighboring countries. Economic administrators attribute this success to...

Politics

JD Vance, Trump's Pro-Crypto VP Pick, Demands President Biden's Resignation

JD Vance, the pro-crypto VP pick of Donald Trump, has demanded President Joe Bidens resignation, intensifying the political landscape and affecting market sentiments. JD Vances Call for Bidens Resignation Shakes...

Joe Biden Shock: Leaked Messages Reveal Democratic Delegates Doubting POTUS' 2024 Candidacy After Debate Performance

Democratic delegates voiced concern regarding President Joe Bidens debate performance in private online discussions, which cast doubt on the feasibility of his candidacy. Politico acquired a collection of messages...

Elon Musk Called Donald Trump a 'Stone-Cold Loser' in 2020, Now Backs Him in Shocking Reversal

A New York Times story indicated that Elon Musk, a wealthy donor to Donald Trump, referred to the former President as a stone-cold loser in 2020 and expressed disapproval of his character. According to an anonymous...

Donald Trump Accepts GOP Nomination, Criticizes Democrats for 'Destroying' Nation in RNC Speech

At the Republican National Convention on Thursday, Donald Trump ascended the stage to accept the nomination of the Republican Party and deliver his first statement since the attempted assassination at the rally. In his...

Science

NASA and SpaceX Reveal $843M Plan to Deorbit ISS Safely in 2031

NASA and SpaceX have unveiled plans to deorbit the International Space Station by 2031. The $843 million contract awarded to SpaceX includes designing and constructing a deorbit vehicle to guide the ISS to its final...

SpaceX Reveals Cause of Falcon 9 Anomaly After Engine Failure and RUD Incident

SpaceX announced a liquid oxygen leak caused the Falcon 9s second-stage engine failure, resulting in a RUD. Despite the anomaly, the second stage was passivated successfully. SpaceX Identifies Liquid Oxygen Leak as...

SpaceX Moves Starship Booster to Launch Pad for Historic Flight 5 Test Attempt

SpaceX has moved its rocket booster to the launch pad for the fifth Starship test flight, following a series of prelaunch tests. This test, set for next month, includes the unprecedented attempt to catch the first stage...

Study: Alcohol and Energy Drink Mix Impairs Memory and Learning in Rodents

Researchers at an Italian university found that mixing alcohol and energy drinks leads to long-term memory and learning issues in rodents. The study, published in Neuropharmacology, highlights the potential risks to...

Technology

$138M Token Unlocks Loom: 6 Altcoins at Risk of Major Liquidations Next Week

The most recent update from the Token Unlocks App indicates that six alternative cryptocurrencies are preparing to face the challenge of a higher market supply in the coming week. This can be attributed to significant...

Elon Musk's Tweet Ignites MAGA Coin Surge by 20% – Here’s What Happened

The value of Donald Trumps cryptocurrency, MAGA, has increased substantially in the past 24 hours. MAGA is currently being traded for $7.08, a 20.22% growth within the past 24 hours. The memecoins market value surged...

US Spot Bitcoin ETFs Soar with $17B Inflows in 2024 – What’s Driving the Surge?

The spot Bitcoin ETF products, introduced to the market approximately six months ago, are exhibiting excellent performance. As of July 19, the net flows of Bitcoin ETFs reached more than $17 billion Year-to-date...

Bitcoin Set to Skyrocket as Experts Predict New All-Time High Near Bitcoin Conference 2024

Recently, the primary cryptocurrency has surpassed the $67,000 threshold, attracting the interest of investors. The Bitcoin Conference 2024 in Nashville, scheduled for July 25-27, has generated rumors of a further surge....
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