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Engage with Andy Busch

Engage with Andy Busch

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March 13th 2015:Engage: A Global Economy Overview

This week on Engage, we take a look at the global economy with a focus on the US, China, currencies and fixed income securities. Joining us for segment 1 is CBPP’s Jared Bernstein where we’ll discuss the health of the US economy and policy outlook. In segment 2, we have President of Bianco Research, Jim Bianco, to discuss global and domestic interest rates. For segment 3, we have ADM’s Eddie Tofpik to talk currencies and foreign markets. To wrap up in segment 4, we have Xinhua News’ Matt Rusling to help us make sense of the Chinese economy. Get the podcasts on iTunes after you download the

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Jared Bernstein

Jared Bernstein joined the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in May 2011 as a Senior Fellow. From 2009 to 2011, Bernstein was the Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, executive director of the White House Task Force on the Middle Class, and a member of President Obama’s economic team. Bernstein’s areas of expertise include federal and state economic and fiscal policies, income inequality and mobility, trends in employment and earnings, international comparisons, and the analysis of financial and housing markets. He is the author and coauthor of numerous books for both popular and academic audiences, including “Getting Back to Full Employment: A Better Bar
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James A. Bianco

James A. Bianco is President of Bianco Research, L.L.C., an Arbor Research & Trading, LLC affiliate. Since November 1990, he has been producing fixed income commentaries with a circulation of hundreds of portfolio managers and traders. Jim's commentaries are primarily devoted to the fixed income markets with special emphasis on: money flow characteristics of primary dealers, mutual funds, hedge funds, futures traders, banks, and institutional investors. Other topics he has researched include: the effects of commodity prices on bond yields, how the ratio of the equity market's capitalization as a percentage of nominal gross domestic product affects price performance of the stock market, the r
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Eddie Tofpik

Eddie Tofpik has over thirty years experience in international commodity markets & twenty five years experience in the foreign exchange markets and brings a wealth of knowledge & understanding to his topic. He is currently Head of Foreign Exchange at ADM Investor Services International Ltd. in London, a position he has held since 1991. In this role he has been able to work as an analyst & account executive for commodity futures & options. He has participated & run various trading desks in metals, energy, softs & agricultural futures and options during his career, most recently for customers in Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asia. As a skilled technical analyst he has published
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Matt Rusling

Matt Rusling has lived and worked on five continents over seven years in countries including Japan, Korea, Thailand, Cambodia, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Germany, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Washington DC. His specialties include forced labor/ human trafficking in Thailand/Myanmar, U.S.-China relations, U.S.-Japan-China relations, U.S.-China trade, China's economy, Thailand's politics, Thailand's economy, U.S. foreign policy. He has interviewed U.S. defense secretaries, White House officials, Japanese politicians, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, North Korean refugees and Burmese forced labor and human trafficking victims. He has toured the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba prison that houses al Qaeda
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