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ITR Experts Say: Shifting Trade Winds

Global trade winds are shifting. The tariff and trade policies of the Trump administration have generated unintended consequences. However, the stated goal of imposing these ...
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For Better Strategic and Financial Planning, Use the Business Cycle

Since I joined the team at ITR Economics, my background in the asset management industry has positioned me as the in-house point person on financial matters. This article is ...
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ITR Experts Say: Seasonality and Rate-of-Change Analysis

As we enter the doldrums of summer, it is the perfect time for business leaders to consider their seasonal selling trends.
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ITR Experts Say: The $1.5 Trillion Elephant in the Room

When I'm giving economic presentations on the road, I often refer to student loan debt as “the elephant in the room.” One in four Americans has it, but no one wants to talk ...
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ITR Experts Say: Productivity Is Rising - Are You Keeping Up?

US workers are becoming more efficient. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the US Nonfarm Labor Force Productivity Index was up 2.4% in the first quarter of 2019 from ...
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Economic Landscape for US Central States

The US economy is the largest in the world on a GDP basis, accounting for nearly one quarter of global economic output. Inflation-adjusted US GDP currently stands at $18.9 ...
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