Morning Macro with Joe Santos

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In The Moment ... December 2, 2019 Show 710 Hour 1

Morning Macro With Joe Santos

Nov 18, 2019
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In The Moment ... November 18, 2019 Show 701 Hour 1

It's time to break down the numbers (and break apart the rhetoric) regarding fiscal policy and the economy.

Professor Joseph Santos is with the Department of Economics at South Dakota State University. Each week Santos provides lessons on macroeconomics that tie in to our In the Moment conversation. Find them on his blog Schooled. 

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In The Moment ... November 4, 2019 Show 693 Hour 1

You might have heard last week that the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee cut its target range for the federal funds rate. And while that generates a fair amount of financial press, it can sound like a macroeconomic mystery. Fortunately, it's time to bring back Morning Macro with Joe Santos.

Morning Macro is a weekly feature where Joe Santos explores and explains the nuances of macroeconomics. You can follow his weekly blog updates at www.schooleddotblog.com.

In The Moment ... May 20, 2019 Show 579 Hour 1

Joe Santos, professor of macroeconomics at South Dakota State University, presents the final Morning Macro of the season (see more at schooleddotblog.com).

Santos looks into the possibilities of economic growth. He looks forward by beginning with a look back ... into the days of the Cold War. 

In The Moment ... May 13, 2019 Show 574 Hour 1

Joe Santos joins us for a look at how the shifting landscape of banking stands to impact the macroeconomy as well as the individual borrower. Find Joe's web post "Extra Credit" here.

In the Moment ... May 6, 2019 Show 569 Hour 1

All signs have been pointing toward progress for trade talks with China. But this weekend, ahead of upcoming trade talks, President Donald Trump signaled on Twitter that more tariffs on Chinese goods are pending.

South Dakota State University professor Joe Santos says trade between nations has always been conentious. He joins In The Moment for Morning Macro. Read his blog at schooleddotblog.com

In The Moment ... April 29, 2019 Show 564 Hour 1

Do you ever feel like economic forces are conspiring to keep you from getting ahead?

Joe Santos is back for this week's Morning Macro - a crash course in economic literacy.

Santos discusses the revolution in macroeconomic policy that impacts wage growth and unemployment rates even today.

In The Moment ... April 15, 2019 Show 556 Hour 1

It's tax day! But what do we really know about tax policy? And, if we must, what's the best way to tax?

South Dakota State University macro economics professor Joe Santos provides a deeper look at tax policy during Morning Macro.

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In The Moment ... April 8, 2019 Show 551 Hour 1

The positive jobs report in America means its a good time for the dollar. Meanwhile, troubles with Brexit are pinching the British pound. That seems logical, yet movements in foreign exchange rates are prickly to predict.

Joe Santos, professor of macroeconomics at South Daktoa State University, explains the exchange rate as part of In The Moment's ongoing Morning Macro series.

Follow Joe's bog at www.schooleddotblog.com.

Joe Santos Explains Yield Curves

Apr 1, 2019

In The Moment ... April 1, 2019 Show 547 Hour 1

What exactly is the yield curve, and does an inverted yield curve foreshadow a coming recession?

South Dakota State University macroeconomics professor Joe Santos joins In The Moment for Morning Macro. You can follow at schooleddotblog.com.

In The Moment ... March 25, 2019 Show 542 Hour 1

The Federal Reserve System, the institution responsible for implementing monetary policy in the United States, is attracting heightened attention (and criticism) from the Trump administration. This attention is not without precedent, but it is disconcerting, according to SDSU macroeconomics professor Joe Santos.

Santos joins us for this week's Morning Macro. You can follow along online at schooleddotblog.com.

In The Moment ... March 18, 2019 Show 537 Hour 1

Earlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the U.S. unemployment rate for February registered 3.8 percent, 0.2 percent lower than it registered for January.  Meanwhile, the labor-force participation rate registered 63.2 percent, unchanged from the level it registered for January.  

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In The Moment ... March 11, 2019 Show 532 Hour 1

We continue our Crash Course in Economic Literacy with SDSU Macroeconomics Professor Joe Santos.  Follow along online at schooleddotblog.com.

Today, we follow the Yellow Brick Road to understand inflation, deflation, and the Consumer Price Index.

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In The Moment ... March 4, 2019 Show 527 Hour 1

South Dakota State University Professor Joe Santos joins In the Moment for this week's Morning Macro conversation. Today we look at the data behind America's gross domestic product (GDP) measurement. What does the GDP reveal, and, perhaps more importantly, what does it not tell us about quality of life and human dignity?

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In The Moment ... February 25, 2019 Show 522 Hour 1

Today we introduce a new segment on In the Moment: Morning Macro with Joe Santos. It's a chance to break down the numbers (and break apart the rhetoric) regarding fiscal policy and the economy.

Professor Joseph Santos is with the Department of Economics at South Dakota State University. Each week Santos provided lessons on macroeconomics that tie in to our In the Moment conversation. Find them on his blog Schooled.