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Contributors:

For a complete listing of authors and guest authors – and a look-up for the articles they wrote – click this hyperlink.

John Lounsbury, Managing Editor and Co-founder of Global Economic Intersection, provides comprehensive financial planning and investment advisory services to a small number of families on a fee only basis. He has a background which includes 34 years with a major international corporation, 25 years in R&D management and corporate staff positions.  More recently he was a Series 6, 7, 63 licensed representative with a major insurance company brokerage from 1992 to 2001. Since 2002 he has operated his own sole proprietorship business. Specific interests include political and economic history, econometric analysis and investment strategy analysis. Recreational activities include hiking, non-technical mountaineering and alpine skiing. John is also a contributor for Investing.com and Investing Daily and has been a regular contributor at Seeking Alpha, TheStreet.com and Credit Writedowns. Stay in touch:
Email: JohnLounsbury@econintersect.com

Steven Hansen, Publisher and Co-founder of Econintersect, is an international business and industrial consultant specializing in turning around troubled business units; consults to governments to optimize process flows; and provides economic indicator analysis based on unadjusted data and process limitations.  Stay in touch:
Email: StevenHansen@econintersect.com

Sunil Chandra is CEO of an investment banking start-up, located in New Delhi. He was formerly associated with Punjab National Bank, one of India’s largest, and, later, as Country Head for some leading bond houses in India.  He has earlier written for Hindustan Times and other publications.  Stay in touch:
Email: sunilchandra@econintersect.com

Clive Corcoran is an FSA registered investment adviser providing private client wealth management services, as well as being an author, financial educator/mentor and an independent trader.   He has written “Long/Short Market Dynamics: Trading Strategies for Today’s Markets” (Wiley, 2007) and two textbooks, “Financial Markets, and Portfolio Construction Theory” and “Wealth Management”.  He currently is a director of Morphology Management Inc. which has developed a systematic trading platform. Clive has been a regular analyst/contributor to CNBC Europe and other broadcast outlets.  Previously he was the founder and CEO of a personal and business management company for entertainment professionals that operated in Los Angeles, London, Munich and Toronto.  Clive’s Blog Morph366 Stay in touch:
Email: clivecorcoran@econintersect.com

Rick Davis is founder and CEO of the Consumer Metric Institute. The Consumer Metrics Institute (CMI) provides timely and quality information about the consumer economy in the United States. Background information on CMI is available at http://www.consumerindexes.com/Overview.pdf.  Stay in touch:
Email:  rickdavis@econintersect.com

Dr. Dirk Ehnts is a research assistant at the Carl-von-Ossietzky University of Oldenburg (Germany). His focus is on economic integration and economic geography, covering trade, macro and development. He is working at the chair for international economics since 2006 and has recently co-authored a book on Innovation and International Economic Relations (in German). Ehnts has written at his own blog since 2007: Econblog 101Curriculum Vitae.  Stay in touch: Email: dirkehnts@econintersect.com
Derryl Hermanutz is an private investor with a background in construction contracting and real estate development in Alberta, Canada. He currently lives in Costa Rica. He has a BA degree in philosophy and political economy from the University of Alberta and has continued to be a self-study student in those fields to this day. For the past 30 years he has studied the history and operations of money and banking. He has become a constant critic of classical economic theory and its current day mainstream heirs (neo-classical and neo-liberal schools) which model macroeconomics as an extension of microeconomic function using barter-like exchange with money and credit that are merely economic lubricants rather than central economic elements. He views the current crisis as a replay of past debt deflation cycles and offers numerous analyses of historical relationships to today’s problems.

Sanjeev Kulkarni is an entrepreneur based in Pune, India. He worked for large organizations in board level position before venturing on his own. He is currently involved as an investor in health care software company and as an investor, mentor in an automation company. Very widely traveled, he has experience of working in different geographical areas with people of varying nationalities. He did his BS from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.   Stay in touch:
Email: sanjeevkulkami@econintersect.com

Erik McCurdy is the senior market technician for Prometheus Market Insight and has been analyzing charts every day for over 15 years. The software program that he developed to monitor long-term stock market trends has correctly predicted over 90% of the long-term turning points in the S&P 500 index since 1940. His Gold Currency Index has predicted every major trend change in the US gold market since its creation in 2005. The Prometheus Market Insight newsletter service provides daily, weekly and monthly forecasts for stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities and precious metals using proven computer models that base their predictions on technical and cycle analysis.  Stay in touch:
Email: erikmccurdy@econintersect.com

Elliott Morss has a broad background in international finance and economics.  He holds a Ph.D. in Political Economy from The Johns Hopkins University and has taught at the University of Michigan, Harvard, Boston University, Brandeis and the University of Palermo in Buenos Aires.  During his career he worked in the Fiscal Affairs Department at the IMF with assignments in more than 45 countries.  In addition, Elliott was a principle in a firm that became the largest contractor to USAID (United States Agency for International Development) and co-founded (and was president) of the Asia-Pacific Group with investments in Cambodia, China and Myanmar.  He has co-authored seven books and published more than 50 professional journal articles.  Elliott writes at his blog Morss Global Finance.  Stay in touch:
Email: elliottmorss@econintersect.com

Jeff Miller has been a partner in New Arc Investments since 1997, managing investment partnerships and individual accounts.  He has worked for market makers at the Chicago Board Options Exchange, where found anomalies in the standard option pricing models and developed new forecasting techniques.  Jeff is a Public Policy analyst and formerly taught advanced research methods at the University of Wisconsin.  He analyzed many issues related to state tax policy and provided quantitative modeling which helped inform state and local officials in Wisconsin for more than a decade.  Jeff writes at his blog, A Dash of Insight.  Stay in touch:
Email: jeffmiller@econintersect.com

Michael Pettis is a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a finance professor at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, where he specializes in Chinese financial markets. He has taught, from 2002 to 2004, at Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management and, from 1992 to 2001, at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.  He is also Chief Strategist at Shenyin Wanguo Securities (HK).   Pettis has an impressive work history on Wall Street, Latin America, Europe and Asia (see his blog China Financial Markets for a complete bio).  Stay in touch:                                                                         Email: michaelpettis@econintersect.com

Dr. Ajay Shah is a Professor at the National Institute for Public Finance and Policy (New Delhi) holding a Ph.D. in Economics (University of South California) and B.Tech in Aeronautical Engineering (I.I.T. – Bombay). His hard cover book “India’s Financial Markets: An Insider’s Guide to How the Markets Work” is available at Amazon, and pens his thoughts on Ajay Shah’s blog. Econintersect cannot begin to summarize Dr. Shah’s impressive resume, which includes being listed in the Top Ten Economists in India.   Stay in touch:
Email: ajayshah@econintersect.com

Doug Short is Vice President of Research for Adviser Perspectives, the publisher of dshort.com, which Doug founded more than seven years ago.  The blog specializes in detailed graphical analysis of markets and economic factors.  Doug has a Ph.D. from Duke, has been a full professor at North Carolina State University and has held positions with IBM and GlaxoSmithKline .  Stay in touch:
Email: dougshort@econintersect.com

Guest Authors:

Some of the guest authors Global Economic Intersection has featured – please click here to see the entire list:

Randall Wray (Univ. of Missouri, Kansas City)
Michael Hudson (Univ. of Missouri, Kansas City and Levy Institute)
Menzie Chinn (Univ. of Wisconsin)
James Hamilton (Univ. of California, San Diego)
Robert Reich (Univ. of California, Berkeley)
Douglas Irwin (Dartmouth)
Pablo Schiaffino (Univ. of Palermo, Buenos Aires)
Jose Luis Machinea (Univ. Torcuato Di Tella)
Steve Keen (Univ. of Western Sydney)
Raihan Zamil (IMF)
Yves Smith (Naked Capitalism)
Pravin Krishna (Johns Hopkins)
Devashish Mitra (Syracuse Univ.)
Asha Sundaram (Univ. of Capetown, South Africa)
Michael Kumhof (IMF)
Romain Ranciere (Paris School of Economics)
William K. Black (Univ. of Missouri – Kansas City)
Jeffrey Fraenkel (Harvard)
Casey Mulligan (Univ. of Chicago)
Meir Statman (Santa Clara Univ.)
Stefano Micossi (College of Europe)
Dirk Bezemer (Univ. of Groninger, Netherlands)
Ezaj Ghani (World Bank)
Dean Baker (CEPR)
Richard Green (Univ. of Southern California)
Susan Wachter (University of Pennsylvania)
Adam J. Levin (Georgetown)
William Wheaton (MIT)
Kenneth Snowden (Univ. of North Carolina, Greensboro)
Karl Smith (Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Michael Boskin (Stanford)
Paul Kasriel (Northern Trust)
Yeon-Koo Che (Columbia)
Rajiv Sethi (Barnard College)
Yiping Huang (Peking University)
Bradley G. Lewis (Union College)
Warren Mosler (Investment manager)
John Y. Campbell (Harvard)
Stefan Giglio (Harvard)
Christopher Polk (London School of Economics)

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