Hear from T. Rowe Price Chief Economist Alan Levenson about the latest economic developments.

  Chief Economist Alan Levenson  

on May 13, 2015

The 21.6% surge in the trade-weighted value of the U.S. dollar from mid-2014 through the end of March 2015 is a notable reflection of the relative performances of the U.S. and global economies and a factor that will shape economic and policy activity going forward.

Interpreting Economic Signals at Home and Abroad

February 5, 2015

In 2015, economic decoupling will remain a prominent theme around the globe. The divergent paths result from how various nations dealt with the credit imbalances that accumulated prior to the global financial crisis, and recovery prospects continue to hinge on the speed, breadth, and quality of these adjustments.

Positive Signs Reinforce Economic Recovery

September 25, 2014

There remained real concern, as recently as last year, that the U.S. economy could tip back into recession. While growth hasn't been robust in early 2014, there are many signs that the economy is getting healthier. The labor market is gaining momentum, now generating 2.5 million new jobs per year.

Higher U.S. Wages Bode Well for Economy

August 28, 2014

In a lagged response to a firming pace of job growth and declining unemployment, American workers' wages finally are on the rise-with important implications for the U.S. economic outlook.