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James Hamilton


Contributor since: 29 Sep 2011

James Hamilton

James is the Editor of Econbrowser – a popular economics blog that Analyses current economic conditions and policy.

Latest articles from James

  • What will Saudi Arabia do?

    Published 11 March 2011 | viewed 6,310 times

    One key question in determining the impact of instability in Libya and elsewhere on world oil markets is how much other countries can and will…

  • Money and Reserves

    Published 17 February 2011 | viewed 9,598 times

    I wanted to offer some clarification on stories about all the money that the Federal Reserve is supposedly printing. It depends, I guess, on your…

  • Geopolitical Unrest and World Oil Markets

    Published 01 February 2011 | viewed 7,989 times

    Change is on the way in the Arab world, with Egypt the latest focal point. Here I review recent events and their implications for world…

  • How much are gasoline prices weighing on consumers?

    Published 19 January 2011 | viewed 7,579 times

    On Friday Reuters reported: Rising gasoline prices beat down U.S. consumer sentiment in early January, overshadowing an improved job outlook and passage of temporary federal…

  • The First Oil Shock

    Published 13 January 2011 | viewed 16,756 times

    A research paper by Eyal Dvir of Boston College and Ken Rogoff of Harvard suggests some interesting parallels between the recent behavior of oil prices…

  • Where would we be without offshore oil?

    Published 03 May 2010 | viewed 7,243 times

    As oil continues to pour into the Gulf of Mexico, I thought it might be helpful to review how we got where we are today.…

  • The Recession is Over

    Published 30 April 2010 | viewed 7,531 times

    That's the big take-away from today's report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis that the seasonally adjusted real value of the nation's production of goods…

  • Where Did U.S. Households Get the Money They Needed to Bid Up House Prices So High?

    Published 25 April 2010 | viewed 5,503 times

    What happened to housing and financial markets over the last decade? To find out, follow the money. According to Yale Professor Robert Shiller's data, the…

  • Changing Oil Consumption Habits: Fuel Efficiency in Light Vehicles

    Published 20 April 2010 | viewed 9,334 times

    I recently highlighted grounds for pessimism about the ease with which the U.S. could significantly change our oil consumption habits. Here I highlight some interesting…

  • Do Rising Oil Prices Threaten the Economic Recovery?

    Published 11 April 2010 | viewed 7,542 times

    Ten of the 11 recessions in the United States since World War II have been preceded by a sharp increase in the price of crude…

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