The Leading Indicators: A Short History of the Numbers That Rule Our World
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM Attend Event
In today's uncertain economy, both the public and the world's leaders rely heavily on certain indicators to tell us how we are doing. Gross national product, balance of trade, unemployment figures, inflation, and the consumer price index determine whether we feel optimistic or pessimistic about our future and dictate whether businesses hire or hunker down, whether governments spend trillions or try to reduce debt, and whether individuals buy a car or get a mortgage.
Yet few of us know where these numbers come from, what they mean, or why they rule our world. What are the limitations of these statistics? How can we become less dependent on a few simple figures? And can we do better by unlocking the data at our fingertips to create our own indicators?
Zachary Karabell is President of River Twice Research, an independent economic research and consulting company, and River Twice Capital Advisors, a money management firm. He was previously executive vice president, chief economist, and head of marketing at Fred Alger Management. Karabell is the author of Superfusion: How China and America Became One Economy and Why the World's Prosperity Depends on It.
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Speaker: Zachary Karabell
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
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