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Keyword: Chris Erickson
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I want to argue for a coffee standard in money! A standard that would be enforced not by national governments but by Starbucks. Let me explain. more
The acceleration of the COVID-19 pandemic in New Mexico, like most other states, has triggered the re-imposition of restrictions, shutting down nonessential businesses and the issuance of shelter-in-place orders. The last lockdown resulted in unemployment increased to 12.7 percent. A sharp increase in unemployment could be the result again this time. more
Our economic wellbeing is intertwined with the COVID pandemic. We are currently in recovery from the sharpest decline in economic activity in one month on record. The cause of that recession is the implementation of public health measures collectively referred to as lockdown. more
The Fed has adopted changes to its policy, which might seem small but in fact have important implications for New Mexicans. more
The ongoing recession is a crisis like no other. GDP fell 9.5 percent in the third quarter, the sharpest decline on record. Here in New Mexico, employment is down by 8.3 percent since the onset of the pandemic. more
For those who simplistically state that it is their American right not to wear a mask, they are wrong, because the right they claim conflicts with other’s right to go into public without being coated in virus-laden spittle. more
The correlation between money growth and subsequent inflation has as long a pedigree as any relationship in the social sciences. more
Like other department heads at NMSU, I’ve been spending a lot of time working on the fall schedule. more
One thing taught to every young economist is that forecasting outside the sample is dangerous and that such forecasts are often little better than guesses. more
Judging by the stock market, investors are starting to take the novel coronavirus seriously. As of this writing (Feb. 28), the market is down 12 percent from its all-time high two weeks before. This … more
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