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DL Thorton Economics
dan@dlthornton.com

Publications for Download

I have started two new publications, which I provide free of charge. These are Common Sense Economics and CSE Perspective. The titles come from my first course in economics: On the first day of class, the professor described economics as “common sense made difficult.” I have never forgotten this, and my career as a professional economist has shown me that there is considerable truth in this statement. Common Sense Economics focuses on economic ideas that are misleading, ill-conceived, or much simpler than they appear. CSE Perspective presents my perspective on a wide range of topics. I hope my readers find these publications interesting, thought provoking, and useful.

Common Sense Economics

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Monetary Policy

Does Aggregate Supply Exist? Should We Care?

Money Demand in Financially Sophisticated Economies

Common Sense Economics, Perspectives

Untangling Causes from Effects of the Financial Crisis

Renewing America’s Prosperity

Conundrum? Again?

Structure Matters in Government

What Will Happen if Greece Exits the Euro?

The Fed's Lack of Confidence in the Economy's Healing Powers

Why Has Economic Growth Slowed In China?

Monetary Policy Insanity

The Rain Man and the Fed's Ability to Control Interest Rates

The Link Between Monetary Policy and Exchange Rates or Inflation

Is the Fed Monetizing the Debt?

What's Positive About Negative Interest Rates?

Why the Fed's Zero Interest Rate Policy Failed

The Fed's Monetary Policy:  Excess Reserves, and Excessive Risk Taking

My Scary Graph

Will the Fed Raise Rates Before the Election?

 Why Larry Summers is Wrong About Slow Growth

Is the Fed Waking Up to Reality?

My Scary Graph Revisited

Economic Theory and the BREXIT Question

Another Unintended Consequence of QE

The Fed Needs to Normalize Now

 Economic Growth Part 1

 Dissecting Yellen’s Jackson Hole Speech

Dissecting Yellen’s Speech A Clarification

Fixing Social Security

The Feds Impending Inflation Disaster?

The Feds Impending Inflation Disaster?:  A Clairification

Economic Growth: Does the Party of the President Matter?

Fixing a Bad System

The Fed Who Played With Fire

First page 2017.06 Here's The Only Way to Prevent Too Big To Fail

First page 2017.07 Here's The Only Way to Prevent Too Big To Fail

Why We Need to End Too Big to Fail

Policymakers Don't Understand the Money Supply Process

 Consultation Services

I provide economic consulting services in the areas of economics, finance, and data analysis. My approach to data analysis is somewhat unique: I provide an up-to-date statistical analysis of your data, but I also offer a perspective that statistical analyses alone cannot provide. I will take the time to understand your problem or concern so I can recommend appropriate steps to take to reach your goals.

To discuss your needs and to get a quote call me at 314-348-9900 or contact me at dan@dlthornton.com.

Guest Speaker

I am available to speak at a variety of functions on a variety of topics, such as the economic outlook, monetary policy, fiscal policy, the financial crisis, the federal deficit, U.S. and global debt, and leadership. I can tailor the content and delivery of speeches and presentations to your specific audience and topic. Unlike many speakers who often generalize and speak in overly broad terms, I will provide an analysis that is supported by facts and well-founded economic theory, not speculation. My speaking fees depend on the type of organization (non-profit, economic education, or other) and the specific function.

To discuss your needs and to get a quote call me at 314-348-9900 or contact me at dan@dlthornton.com.