What I was:
Economist specializing in macroeconomics, with particular interests in labor and finance. Since finishing my doctorate at Harvard University in 1994, I was involved in a number of projects related to economics, including writing econometric software, developing quantitative methods to forecast US Treasury yields, and co-authoring The Indebted Society with James Medoff. My occasional writing has appeared in various publications such as Barron’s and Grant’s Interest Rate Observer.
What I am:
datums scientist; economist; rhapsode, urban hiker; XCH, StellaCoin, pre08 NGDP trajectory maxi; pair of ragged claws scuttling across the floors of silent seas
I intend to delete any comments that I consider offensive or inappropriate, but I may not have a chance to delete them immediately. At present, I do not intend to delete comments just because I think they are lousy comments. I'll let readers decide that for themselves. I reserve the right to start deleting comments more aggressively in the future if the comments section starts to seem like a useless, bloated mess, but we'll cross that bridge when and if we come to it. Statements by commenters are their own opinions, which I do not necessarily condone, nor do I make any representation regarding the veracity of anything contained in such statements.
Revision 9/2/2012: I am going to start aggressively deleting comments that look like spam (retroactively, since this is mainly an issue for older posts). To avoid deletion, please say something that responds to the actual post in a non-trivial way rather than just picking up on keywords or making vague comments about the blog in general.