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The Morning Economic Report

Monday-Friday at 8:43 am

Anirban Basu, Chairman Chief Executive Officer of Sage Policy Group (SPG), is one of the Mid-Atlantic region's leading economic consultants.  Prior to founding SPG he was Chairman and CEO of Optimal Solutions Group, a company he co-founded and which continues to operate. Anirban has also served as Director of Applied Economics and Senior Economist for RESI, where he used his extensive knowledge of the Mid-Atlantic region to support numerous clients in their strategic decision-making processes.  Clients have included the Maryland Department of Transportation, St. Paul Companies, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Players Committee and the Martin O'Malley mayoral campaign.

He is the author of numerous regional publications including the Mid-Atlantic Economic Quarterly and Outlook Maryland. Anirban completed his graduate work in mathematical economics at the University of Maryland.  He earned a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University in 1992.  His Bachelors in Foreign Service is from Georgetown University and was earned in 1990.

Anirban reports on the impact of space junk, multifactor productivity, a decline in the labor force, the federal deficit, and women in economics. 

Anirban gives us the latest economic news.

Anirban reports on the U.S. labor market, gender parity, oil exports, and more. 

Anirban reports on the U.S. economy: debt, jobs, the trade deficit, and the growth of the beer industry.

Anirban reports on Germany's economy, how technology and automation are splitting the U.S. labor market, American striking activity, healthcare mergers, and women breaking into the highest income tiers.

Anirban reports on the division of U.S. land, the expansion of renewable energy, the slowing of the global economy, and job growth. 

Anirban gives us a rundown of news about workers with disabilities, indicators of an impending recession, the status of globalization and a check-in on the global economy. 

Anirban comments on the links between student loan debt and a decline in homeownership, the economic outlook for employees without degrees, declining union membership, understanding economic growth, and government borrowing.

Anirban comments on the economics profession's struggle of diversity, a growing risk of recession, auto production in America, tax appeals of big box retailers, and the investment prowess of women. 

Anirban comments on the 2018 labor market, how to analyze a city's growth prospects, eurozone economic growth, understanding Japan's economic expansion, and the labor force participation of Millenial women. 

Anirban comments on mortgage debt, job loss due to trade, the car market, the investment in digital health and the link between HVAC and educational outcomes. 

Anirban comments on the geographic concentration of wealth, the fastest growing states by population, the decline in hours worked over time, education professionals leaving the workforce, and the possibility of a recession.

Anirban reports on the U.S. trade deficit, the rise of traditionally male-dominated industries, the current housing boom, increased spending for public works, and the rise of the family office in global finance options. 

Anirban reports on what's behind the fractional decline of life expectancy in the U.S., healthcare spending, household wealth, the U.S. poverty rate, and global trade. 

Anirban discusses rising trade barriers and consumers' choices, the strong economic performance of some American cities, Puerto Rico's post Hurricane Maria progress, the economic consequences of pollution, and Millennial's spending habits.

Anirban gives us the latest on the housing market, preparing for the next economic downturn, risky corporate borrowing, the cost of spam mail, and more. 

Anirban gives us the latest on electric cars, the pros and cons of tax incentives, regional inequality, trends in getting to the airport, and more. 

Anirban comments on Amazon's decision to locate its new headquarters in New York and Crystal City, Virginia, wage convergence, dimishing opportunities for poorer Americans, rapid growth in business investment, and fertility rates. 

Anirban reports on the latest news about compensation measurements, consumer sentiment index, the strength of the U.S. dollar, airport funding gaps, and the importance of manufacturing jobs. 

Anirban reports on the latest news regarding attitudes on the economy based on gender, gains in the labor market, wealth around the globe, the mania for new cities, the cost-benefits of Uber. 

Anirban gives us the latest news on the female unemployment rate, Americans' attitudes on their financial situation, wage growth, the lingering effects of Hurricane Maria, and the employment rate of Millenial males.

Anirban gives us the latest on the pace of growth around the globe, rapidly accumulating student debt, the rise of unwed parents, technology companies founded by immigrants, and workers without college degrees. 

Anirban breaks down news on income volatility, worker productivity, compensation in benefits, American oil production, and U.S. economic competiveness. 

Anirban gives us the latest news on the decline in traffic deaths, trash production, bitcoin investors, the stability of insurance premiums and long haul flights. 

Anirban gives us the latest on consumer sentiment, wage growth, part-time workers, plus baseball ticket sales. 

Anirban gives us latest news on underwater mortgages, the Federal Reserve's actions to keep interest rates low, and more. 

Anirban gives us the latest news on the financial impact of hurricanes, the slowdown in the apartment market, the value of an actuarial science major, the limited income gains in some demographics, and the projected job loss to machines. 

Anirban discusses findings on children having better jobs than their parents, employment declines in West Virginia, Generation Z's attitudes on money, ultra-rich cities, and what a Starbucks means for a zip code. 

Anirban gives the latest news on job dissatisfaction, landscaper shortages, Americans' growing debt, happiness in Nordic nations and Silicon Valley's shifting population. 

The expansion of the U.S. economy, cities in fiscal distress, spouses living apart, families struggling to meet basic needs, income inequality among Asian Americans.

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