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Dr. Wright Discusses Global Economic Volatility

Dr. Robert Wright, assistant professor of economics and the Nef Family Chair of Political Economy, discusses the current global economic volatility following last week's decision by Standard & Poor's to downgrade the U.S. credit rating. Wright even explores how Alexander Hamilton, treasury secretary and policy maker from 1789 to 1795, might have handled the situation.

Learn more about Dr. Wright's analysis:

  • Wall Street Journal: "WWAHD? How Alexander Hamilton Might Have Handled the Downgrade," a blog post authored by Wright.
  • KELO-TV: "Economic Uncertainty."
  • Argus Leader: "Residents can't shake anxiety."

Dr. Robert E. Wright is the author of 14 books, including “One Nation Under Debt: Hamilton, Jefferson and the History of What We Owe” and (with Simon Constable) “The Wall Street Journal’s Guide to the 50 Economic Indicators That Really Matter.”