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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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Amid Historic Job Losses, Incomes Are…Rising?
By Lauren Saidel-Baker on June 9, 2020

It may sound counterintuitive, but it’s true. US Disposable Personal Income in April was 13.8% higher than the year-ago level.

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The Changing Retail Landscape
By Lauren Saidel-Baker on May 14, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the retail sector hard. US Total Retail Sales in March were 6.7% below the March 2019 level. March data revealed a double-digit decline in several retail...

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Small Mercies - The Consumer Could Be Worse
By Lauren Saidel-Baker on April 16, 2020

The coming weeks and months will bring new data regarding the magnitude of ongoing economic decline, and the majority of it will likely be quite negative. While reasons for outright...

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Management Objectives™ for Trying Times
By Lauren Saidel-Baker on March 19, 2020

Recent black swan events have precipitated market upheaval to a degree not seen since the Great Recession. Our team has produced several blog posts and articles covering COVID-19 and the...

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Wholesale Trade: Identifying What Matters in a Volatile World
By Lauren Saidel-Baker on March 4, 2020

Global volatility seems to be rising, not least due to black swan events such as COVID-19. Supply chain disruptions, price shocks, and demand interruptions are real worries, but which...

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Keeping up With Commodity Prices
By Lauren Saidel-Baker on February 19, 2020

After general decline in industrial commodity prices during 2019, resurgent global growth is poised to spur prices higher this year.

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