Neil Irwin

Neil Irwin

@Neil_Irwin

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Senior economic correspondent at The New York Times. Author, "How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World," on navigating a career in the modern economy, out June 18.

Washington, DC
Joined on June 15, 2010
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578. in country United States and category Writer

Big news: I’m excited to announce that my new book, “How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World,” a guide to navigating a career in the modern economy, will be published June 18 by St. Martin’s Press. Learn more here:

http://www.neilirwin.com/how-to-win 

Big news: I’m excited to announce that my new book, “How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World,” a guide to navigating a career in the modern economy, will be published June 18 by St. Martin’s Press. Learn more here: http://www.neilirwin.com/how-to-win 

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Martin Wolf on the interrelated crises that are making Britain the sick man of Europe once again.

https://www.ft.com/content/5a629584-610a-11e9-a27a-fdd51850994c?sharetype=blocked …

Martin Wolf on the interrelated crises that are making Britain the sick man of Europe once again. https://www.ft.com/content/5a629584-610a-11e9-a27a-fdd51850994c?sharetype=blocked …

My new book, "How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World," about navigating a career in the modern economy, is out in just two months! My publisher is running a sweepstakes to win one of ten free copies; enter it here:

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These sorts of dynamics are more interesting to me than measures of inflation expectations:

These sorts of dynamics are more interesting to me than measures of inflation expectations:

My Twitter mentions the last 24 hours have consisted mainly of one ongoing thread about how the Fed has persistently understimulated the economy since the crisis and another about how it has created the mother of all asset bubbles.

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This is the #YieldCurve for 2019-04-16. Source: https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/data-chart-center/interest-rates/Pages/TextView.aspx?data=yield …

The 5yr-3mo has almost un-inverted. I know you're all on the edges of your seats:

Quoted @alphaarchitect

The "magic" of private equity assets. A move from a public instrument to a private instrument transforms the volatility from "equity-like" (12.8%) to "treasury-bill-like." (1.4%). Seems fraudulent? I thought so. But the non-MTM is disclosed in the fine-print...ugg

The "magic" of private equity assets.

A move from a public instrument to a private instrument transforms the volatility from "equity-like" (12.8%) to "treasury-bill-like." (1.4%).

Seems fraudulent? I thought so. But the non-MTM is disclosed in the fine-print...ugg

Kind of makes you wonder how much of the entire private equity business model is about creating the illusion of less volatility due to absence of minute-by-minute pricing.

The NFL Network is broadcasting the 2014 NFL draft and I am starting to think we live in a world of excessive #content.

The NFL Network is broadcasting the 2014 NFL draft and I am starting to think we live in a world of excessive #content.

My first exposure to Modern Monetary Theory was a piece that @dylanmatt wrote for the WashPost in 2012, so it's appropriate that he has the most thorough explainer on it today.

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Today, @nytimesmag published my investigation into the year-long bureaucratic battle waged by Trump appointees at the @CFPB. A quick thead on how this story came to be, why it is important -- and what it says about the stakes for 2020. (thread)

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Quoted @jimtankersley

A huge number of Democrats have deluded themselves into thinking they didn’t get a tax cut from the 2017 tax law. Most of them are wrong. My latest w ⁦@bencasselman⁩ (RIP our mentions). https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/14/business/economy/income-tax-cut.html …

1) Losing a particular deduction doesn't necessarily mean your taxes have risen, given higher standard deduction/lower rates. 2) Smaller refund does not necessarily mean higher taxes. Check your withholding! 3) You can benefit from something while still thinking it's bad policy.

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This led me to do some random political-music math and the equivalent of Clinton '92 using Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" (1977) as its theme song would be a campaign today using a 2004 song. For example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxBSyx85Kp8 …

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Quoted @realDonaldTrump

If the Fed had done its job properly, which it has not, the Stock Market would have been up 5000 to 10,000 additional points, and GDP would have been well over 4% instead of 3%...with almost no inflation. Quantitative tightening was a killer, should have done the exact opposite!

Possible Fed retort: If you hadn’t launched a trade war you might have gotten that 4% growth...

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Fun fact: I had to explain to popcorn enthusiast @sangerkatz that Steph Curry is a very good, very famous basketball player and that she should be flattered by their popcorn-related commonalities.

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Exceptionally good content right here:

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Quoted @Neil_Irwin

Really interesting stuff. When the dollar strengthens, other nations' exporters (who should be advantaged) experience downturns, due to tighter financial conditions stemming from their dollar borrowing. https://twitter.com/HyunSongShin/status/1116358317050298368 …

I've been writing about this for quite a while now. This, for example, from (I think) mid-2018. https://www.americanexpress.com/us/foreign-exchange/articles/usd-exchange-rate-affecting-global-credit-international-trade/ …

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Quoted @HyunSongShin

Growing heft of global value chains and multinational firms have weakened traditional exchange rate channels; financial channel has strengthened

Growing heft of global value chains and multinational firms have weakened traditional exchange rate channels; financial channel has strengthened

Really interesting stuff. When the dollar strengthens, other nations' exporters (who should be advantaged) experience downturns, due to tighter financial conditions stemming from their dollar borrowing.

A way to wrap your mind around McDonald's truly massive scale: This piece from @PattonLes on how its switch to cage-free eggs has impacted the entire egg market.

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Quoted @fteconomics

Fed puts market on notice saying rates could move in ‘either direction’ https://on.ft.com/2KpCzkb 

Where are interest rates going next? Forward, not backward! Upward, or maybe downward! And always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!

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Quoted @jeannasmialek

I'm excited to say that as of April 29, you'll be able to find me @nytimes writing about the Fed + the economy. I'm between work emails, but feel free to DM me between now and then.

For ace Fed and economy coverage, follow my soon-to-be colleague --->

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Between nuggets about his possible Fed nomination and advice about what to trust on social media, Herman Cain told viewers of his web show last week that he would like his own @AOC-style nickname in the media.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/09/us/politics/federal-reserve-chairman.html …

Between nuggets about his possible Fed nomination and advice about what to trust on social media, Herman Cain told viewers of his web show last week that he would like his own @AOC-style nickname in the media. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/09/us/politics/federal-reserve-chairman.html …

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