MacroeconomyStocks, flows and the impact of housing prices on CPI and inflation Thursday, August 17 Anyone interested in housing markets can benefit from a deeper understanding of housing price data. The rent Consumer Price Index (CPI) will be of particular interest to all those concerned with recent trends in housing “affordability,” and also to those involved in writing contracts with CPI escalation clauses.
MacroeconomyBoom and bust hits a forecasting variable economists used to bank on Thursday, August 10 Rrecent record highs in consumer net worth have fueled confidence in the economy, as a contributor to the ‘wealth effect’ that became a key variable in the 1990s stock market boom. Recently, however, it seems the wealth effect may be losing its potency.
MacroeconomyTaking a longer run look at inflation and relative prices Thursday, August 3 Broad patterns in consumption over the last 60 years give us some insight into prices and demand. But relative prices in categories like health care, higher education and food can diverge dramatically from the norm. Today we examine the impact of current cyclical changes over a longer run.
MacroeconomyThe correlations between weakness in consumer spending and inflation Thursday, July 27 Are recent low inflation readings a signal of weakening consumer demand or a transitory development? The answer is key for thinking about which way the economy – and interest rates – are headed..
MacroeconomyToday we’ll examine the “employment elephant” one more time! Thursday, July 20 First, we’ll return to state data, documenting some key points about the relationship between state employment growth and state population growth. We’ll also take a quick look at the relationship between employment growth and income growth. Second, we will examine sectoral differences in employment growth in New...
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- A higher-level look at IZ Will inclusionary zoning (IZ) help solve our affordability problems? 05/11/2017
- Will Washington shut the door on growth? The prospects for immigration policy on the economy 05/04/2017
- Digging deeper on rent controls Taking the long view on New Jersey's housing affordability 04/29/2017
- Is home owning a “good” investment? Risk and return to single-family housing in New Jersey 04/25/2017
- Is the American Dream affordable? A first look at housing “affordability” in New Jersey and the United States 04/13/2017
- What are record market highs telling us about the future? Maybe not as much as Wall Street thinks. 04/06/2017
- Real estate gets a new forum for exchanging ideas The Center's Morris Davis on the mission and purpose of BLOG•RE 03/30/2017
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