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Author Archives: Robert Barbera

A higher loyalty
CFE

A higher loyalty

After over a decade of first-rate stewardship, Jon Faust is resigning from his post as CFE Director to become senior special advisor to the newly appointed Federal Reserve Board Chair, […]

A Chat with Floyd Norris
CFE | Spotlight

A Chat with Floyd Norris

At the CFE, we try to pair the teaching of textbook tools with a large dose of the wisdom and common sense it takes to apply those tools astutely in […]

Lord make me pure, but not until 2020
CFE Analysis | Macro

Lord make me pure, but not until 2020

In a recent post, we complained that Congress had muzzled the CBO, forbidding them from reporting budget projections until the forecasts could “reflect the tax legislation and any major decisions […]

Jobs and Inflation, Dec. 2017
CFE Analysis | Macro

Jobs and Inflation, Dec. 2017

Eighteen months ago, in “Six Degrees of Separation between jobs and inflation,” we argued that job gains of 200,000 per month could easily continue for the next 18 to 24 […]