My research staff searches academic papers, blogs, and the media for facts, opinions, and arguments I might find useful, but otherwise may not have seen. As such, their summary is intended to supplement the news, not rehash it.
From their review, they produce a daily and weekly summary as well as a searchable database of past entries.
As a public service, I make their work freely available to anyone who might have an interest—e.g. economists, policymakers, investors, content producers, and anyone looking for macro perspectives. Their work is available by email, my website, Twitter/X, and eventually other social media.
While they focus on economics, my researchers try to include other noneconomic factors that may bear on the economy, such as scientific breakthroughs, politics, and foreign affairs.
I’d like to think the Macro Roundup makes me a more interesting cocktail party guest but, depending on the guest, it can have the opposite effect. Hopefully, it will make you more informed.
To ensure accurate reporting, my researchers try to summarize each entry using the words of the author. Some authors are better writers than others.
To make the summary more skimmable, they summarize each entry in a short tweet in their own words, include a relevant graph, and links to other related entries. The headline links to the source via my website.
We try to weed out propaganda and misinformation, which sounds easier than it is. I would love to hear rejoinders when you think we get it wrong. Unfortunately, the world is full of propaganda.
I don’t closely supervise the output. Although sometimes we make changes after the fact.
If someone noteworthy makes an argument, my researchers may bring it to my attention, even if they find the logic wanting. Although, they try to minimize blatant partisanship.
I don’t necessarily agree with the arguments in every entry. Frankly, the entries I value most are the ones that change my mind.
If you read or write something that you think we should include, please alert us.
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