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Claudia Sahm on the Sahm Rule and Using Big Data to Inform Policymaking

Macro Musings with David Beckworth

Release Date: 12/02/2019

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Claudia Sahm is the director of macroeconomic policy at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, and was formerly at the Board of Governors as a section chief in the Consumer Community Affairs Division as well as serving on the staff macro forecast. Claudia specializes in macroeconomics and household finance, and she joins the show today to talk about some of her work. David and Claudia also discuss her experience working at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the conception of the Sahm Rule, and the importance of big data for economic research and policymaking.

 

Transcript for the episode: https://www.mercatus.org/bridge/podcasts/12022019/claudia-sahm-sahm-rule-and-using-big-data-inform-policymaking

 

Claudia’s Twitter: @Claudia_Sahm

Claudia’s Equitable Growth profile: https://equitablegrowth.org/people/claudia-sahm/

 

Related Links:

 

*Recession Ready: Fiscal Policies to Stabilize the American Economy* by the Brookings Institution

https://www.brookings.edu/multi-chapter-report/recession-ready-fiscal-policies-to-stabilize-the-american-economy/

 

*Direct Stimulus Payments to Individuals* by Claudia Sahm

https://www.brookings.edu/research/direct-stimulus-payments-to-individuals/

 

*Are We in a Recession? Experts Agree: Ask Claudia Sahm* by Kate Davidson

https://www.wsj.com/articles/are-we-in-a-recession-experts-agree-ask-claudia-sahm-11572789602

 

*From Transactions Data to Economic Statistics: Constructing Real-Time, High-Frequency, Geographic Measures of Consumer Spending* by Aditya Aladangady, Shifrah Aron-Dine, Wendy Dunn, Laura Feiveson, Paul Lengermann, and Claudia Sahm

https://www.nber.org/chapters/c14267

 

David’s blog: macromarketmusings.blogspot.com
David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth