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Henry Platt Bristol
Professor of Economics
Hamilton College


Selected National Media Cites

Balance of Power with David Westin
Bloomberg Radio
August 18, 2022

How relevant are the Federal Reserve meeting notes in a changing economy?
American Public Media's Marketplace
August 17, 2022

Biden struggles to defend his presidency amid setbacks
U.S. News and World Report
June 1, 2022

The Fed has ways to put the brakes on rising prices
American Public Media's Marketplace
December 14, 2021

What happens if we crash through the debt ceiling?
American Public Media's Marketplace
October 4, 2021

How has the Federal Reserve's bond buying program helped the economy?
American Public Media's Marketplace
August 19, 2021

Vaccine access is “principal fault line” in global economic recovery--IMF
American Public Media's Marketplace
July 28, 2021

Inflation explained: Should you worry about rising prices post-pandemic?
Money
April 9, 2021

How much control do presidents really have over the economy?
American Public Media's Marketplace
February 5, 2021

What is market distortion?
American Public Media's Marketplace
November 10, 2020

Post COVID-19, the Fed and the Feds will have to tread carefully
American Public Media's Marketplace
August 3, 2020

Income rose in April, but only because of government relief payments
American Public Media's Marketplace
May 29, 2020

Coronavirus stimulus package:  What's in it for you?
U.S. News and World Report
March 27, 2020

Paul Volcker's battle against inflation pushed interest rates up to 20%
American Public Media's Marketplace
December 9, 2019

Less than zero
Marketplace Morning Report
September 17, 2019

Your questions about the Federal Reserve and interest rates, answered
American Public Media's Marketplace
July 31, 2019

With trade tensions high, Trump and China's Xi prepare to meet
American Public Media's Marketplace
June 28, 2019

It's time for the Federal Reserve's annual game of musical chairs
American Public Media's Marketplace
January 29, 2019

Rhetoric aside, a global downturn would hit the U.S., too
American Public Media's Marketplace
December 10, 2018

When businesses pay more, so do we
American Public Media's Marketplace
November 9, 2018

Is it time for the Fed to say goodbye to the Phillips Curve Theory?
National Public Radio's All Things Considered
October 29, 2018

Here's how the Federal Reserve determines the inflation rate
American Public Media's Marketplace
October 11, 2018

Another Fed rate hike is coming.  When will it hurt consumers?
National Public Radio
September 26, 2018

Here's the problem with low, low unemployment
American Public Media's Marketplace
September 13, 2018

Is the Fed causing turmoil in emerging markets?
American Public Media's Marketplace
August 31, 2018

Women on bank boards lift performance but only if there are enough
Bloomberg
August 16, 2018

New Fed Chair to Congress:  Steady ahead
American Public Media's Marketplace
February 27, 2018

Janet Yellen's legacy
American Public Media's Marketplace
January 30, 2018

New Fed chair will carry out the board's dual mandate
American Public Media's Marketplace
November 1, 2017

The plot thickens around the Fed's "dot plot"
American Public Media's Marketplace
September 18, 2017

The economics of Trump's rally rant
American Public Media's Marketplace
August 23, 2017

Some economists think technology might be slowing inflation
American Public Media's Marketplace
June 21, 2017

The administration has based its budget on 3 percent GDP.  What happens if we don't get there?
American Public Media's Marketplace
May 25, 2017

How small is too big to fail?
American Public Media's Marketplace
February 16, 2017

Fed Hikes Key Rate for Second Time in 10 Years
National Public Radio's Here and Now
December 14, 2016

Federal Reserve Keeps Rates Unchanged
National Public Radio's Here and Now
September 21, 2016

A boring segment of the stock market is on fire
American Public Media's Marketplace
September 19, 2016

Consumer spending surged in April.  Why?
American Public Media's Marketplace
May 31, 2016

Why did inflation increase in April?
American Public Media's Marketplace
May 17, 2016

A transatlantic central banking policy disparity
American Public Media's Marketplace
March 10, 2016

Janet Yellen's concern about "financial conditions"
American Public Media's Marketplace
February 11, 2016

How 2 percent GDP growth looks in the real economy
American Public Media's Marketplace
December 22, 2015

Looming Fed rate decision a test of Yellen's jobs vision
Reuters
September 17, 2015

Here's why an interest rate increase is inevitable
American Public Media's Marketplace
September 15, 2015

Just how strong are those fundamentals?
American Public Media's Marketplace
August 27, 2015

Good retail sales don't necessarily mean all's well
American Public Media's Marketplace
June 11, 2015

What rising interest rates mean for the rest of us
American Public Media's Marketplace
February 26, 2015

The Fed has quietly ended its stimulus.  Now the hard work really begins.
The Guardian
October 29, 2014

What the end of Quantitative Easing will and won't mean
American Public Media's Marketplace
October 28, 2014

Why the Fed sees inflation differently than you
American Public Media's Marketplace
June 17, 2014

Why the Federal Reserve is vague about interest rates
American Public Media's Marketplace
March 19, 2014

Workers may be missing, or maybe just retiring
NPR.org
January 21, 2014

Three risk you didn't know about the Fed
American Public Media's Marketplace
December 17, 2013

What bronies have to do with the economy
American Public Media's Marketplace
November 7, 2013

Inflation:  Come out, come out wherever you are
American Public Media's Marketplace
October 29, 2013

Why the Federal Reserve's decisions matter to you
American Public Media's Marketplace
September 20, 2013

What does the Fed chair actually do?
American Public Media's Marketplace
September 16, 2013

The silver lining in drought
NPR All Things Considered
January 28, 2013

Fed expected to continue QE3
American Public Media's Marketplace
December 11, 2012

Time to refinance your mortgage?  Rates hit historic lows
Christian Science Monitor
September 26, 2012

One Fed tool that gives Wall Street heartburn
Wall Street Journal Marketwatch
July 26, 2012

The Fed's tough job gets harder in election year
NPR.org
June 12. 2012

Nearing 100, Federal Reserve crowdsources its centennial  
American Public Media's Marketplace
May 31, 2012

Officials urge fuller Fed policy reports
Reuters
May 17, 2012

Fed tries to steer clear of controversial bond buys
Reuters
April 17, 2012

Does the strengthening economy still need Congress?
NPR.org
February 17, 2012

Study: Does enduring extreme weather make you vote liberal?
USA Today
December 30, 2011

Banks face borrowing stigma
Wall Street Journal
April 1, 2011

Fed seen staying with $600 billion bond buy plan
MarketWatch
December 11, 2010

Why does the Fed want to raise inflation?
American Public Media:  Marketplace
October 15, 2010

Study finds this recovery jobless
American Public Media:  Marketplace
March 17, 2010

Bernanke tussle deals new blow to Fed autonomy
Reuters
January 26, 2010

Bernanke tackles price stability, jobs
American Public Media:  Marketplace
November 16, 2009

Worried about inflation?
Kiplinger
August 2009

FOMC likely to stand pat in midst of policy changes
Wall Street Journal
June 22, 2009

New faces at Fed, ECB will need new skills
Reuters
June 8, 2009

A steady, possibly more upbeat Fed could emerge next week
Dow Jones Newswire
April 24, 2009

Fed buying long-term government bonds
NPR:  Morning Edition
March 19, 2009

Federal Reserve to buy up to $1 trillion in government bonds, mortgage debt
Voice of America
March 18, 2009

Steep slide in U.S. economy, but not as dire as forecast
New York Times
January 31, 2009

Fed could buy up long-term Treasury bonds
NPR:  Morning Edition
January 29, 2009

Fed digs into toolbox for more solutions
American Public Radio:  Marketplace
January 28, 2009

Bonds plan to keep U.S. rates low
Dow Jones Newswire
January 28, 2009

Fed makes boldest move yet
Christian Science Monitor
October 8, 2008

Fed needs to be tough, but just what is tough?
Dow Jones Newswires
June 13, 2008

In lean times, shoppers see extra fat in food bill
Associated Press
May 12, 2008

Fed rate cut boosts stocks; another cut coming?
NPR:  Morning Edition
March 19, 2008

New plan could risk confidence in the Fed
American Public Radio:  Marketplace
March 12, 2008

Feds tough call:  How far to cut interest rates
Christian Science Monitor
January 29, 2008

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