Posts tagged Booth

Booth Chicago Economic Forecast 2012

Went to lunch today with a bunch of my fellow propeller heads. It was the University of Chicago’s Booth Graduate School of Business Economic Forecast. They have done this annually since 1955 or something like that. Sometimes it’s really insightful. …






University of Chicago Business Forecast

Yesterday was the University of Chicago Business Forecast.  It is always interesting.  They do it in Chicago, New York, LA, Singapore and London.  If you are nearby I’d encourage you to attend.  Prof. Erik Hurst called the housing crisis at …






Weak Treasury Auction-Markets Are Efficient

Weak treasury auction is giving some people pause today.  Is inflation coming?  Is the US government going to go broke anytime soon?  No and no. Are the Chinese buying our debt? Sure they are. They may have cut back, but …






Existing Home Sales Dive

Wow.  The headline number is shocking, but the intellectual analysis is not.  Existing home sales drop 27.2%.  Big number, but what does it mean? The Federal government subsidized home purchases with a tax credit.  The tax credit subsidy expired.  The …






Fama speaks.

Can’t really add to this. Professor Fama should get the next Nobel Prize for Economics.