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Lauren Saidel-Baker

Lauren Saidel-Baker is an experienced speaker and economist. Her experience in finance supports her commanding grasp of ITR Economics' programs and subscriptions and their practical applications.
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Why This Time Really Is Different
By Lauren Saidel-Baker on December 16, 2020

“It’s different this time.” We’ve all heard that before. There is a human tendency to believe that we are living through novel times and that the old rules no longer apply. Very rarely...

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Beware the Zombies!
By Lauren Saidel-Baker on November 11, 2020

Halloween is over, but something spooky still stalks the business world. Zombies! Zombie companies, that is.

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The Consumer Is Still Spending – But Where?
By Lauren Saidel-Baker on October 13, 2020

Amidst the economic recession triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, consumer spending has contracted. Yet the decline is not equal across the consumer space. Rather, certain spending...

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US Debt-to-GDP Ratio Worsening on Both Fronts
By Lauren Saidel-Baker on September 24, 2020

The level of US federal debt will roughly equal the size of the entire US economy in FY2020, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO). In an early-September update...

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Learning Recession Lessons with the Fed
By Lauren Saidel-Baker on August 12, 2020

Since the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a global recession, the US Federal Reserve has been quite active in its attempt to support markets and the economy. Beginning with an emergency...

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When Data Is Volatile, Focus on the Long Game
By Lauren Saidel-Baker on July 9, 2020

The dust is settling from the double black swan events of early 2020, and we are examining the economic data to reveal the extent of the impact. Early signs are showing a sizeable...

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