The U.S. economy is finally showing signs of life, but the forecast for the next few years is slow economic growth.
Peggy J. Crawford, PhD
Authors trace the history of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, their importance to the U.S. housing market, and the implications of their recent government takeover.
After years of easy credit, borrowers suddenly faced a new world. What happened? This article examines events up to this point and where one goes from here.
The end of the housing boom may substantially slow economic growth by reducing consumer spending and deflating consumer confidence.
What effect has a year of high oil prices had on the global economy? This article revisits the causes of high prices: supply, demand, speculation, and refinery capacity.
In 2005, prices for homes climbed to dizzying new heights. Does this trend in prices represent a bubble? Will the bubble burst? Are these higher prices sustainable? What will be the economic impact?
The war over Unocal has underlined the tense relationship between the U.S. and China.
The time is ripe for China to move towards a more flexible exchange rate given its strong economic growth and current account surplus.
Energy prices are a continuing concern to world economies. If oil prices do continue to increase, the rate of recovery of world economies may be slowed.
Ballooning U.S. deficits present real challenges for the U.S. and world economies. Management of debt costs and hedging against currency risk will be imperative.
When currency exchange rates change, knowing how a weaker American dollar is likely to affect your business may save some critical mistakes.
Deflation has become a hot topic for the first time since the 1930s when the economies of the world faced global deflation.