Scott Sumner

Scott Sumner

I have taught economics at Bentley University for the past 27 years. I earned a BA in economics at Wisconsin and a PhD at Chicago. My research has been in the field of monetary economics, particularly the role of the gold standard in the Great Depression. I had just begun research on the relationship between cultural values and neoliberal reforms, when I got pulled back into monetary economics by the current crisis.

Articles by Scott Sumner

(1.3.) Let’s improve the way we report FX rates

This post is motivated by recent headlines suggesting that the Chinese yuan has depreciated in recent days. Here’s an example: China’s yuan weakens to 5-1/2 low as tolerates depreciation. This headline is completely inaccurate – the Chinese yuan has been appreciating in recent days. So that’s one problem I’d like to fix.

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