The Atlanta Fed's macroblog provides commentary and analysis on economic topics including monetary policy, macroeconomic developments, inflation, labor economics, and financial issues.

Authors for macroblog are Dave Altig, John Robertson, and other Atlanta Fed economists and researchers.

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August 12, 2008

macroblog returns

With this posting, I’m pleased to announce the return of macroblog, which has been on hiatus since I came to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta as its research director in August of last year.

I originally launched macroblog in 2004 as an independent blog, but it will now be run through the Atlanta Fed on our Web site. Macroblog will feature commentary by me as well as other members of the Bank’s research department. The purpose of the blog is to help inform readers with commentary and observations on a variety of current economic topics, including monetary policy, macroeconomic developments, financial issues, and Southeast regional trends. I do need to emphasize that the views expressed in macroblog will not necessarily be those of the Atlanta Fed or the Federal Reserve System – feel free to quote me on that.

A few logistics: Postings to macroblog will be made on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Though we will continue to post articles during the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) blackout period (which runs from the week before the FOMC meeting until the Friday after), we will not be commenting on monetary policy during that period. In addition, I will not personally post content during the blackout period.

We view macroblog as a venue for economic discussion, and to facilitate that discussion we will provide the opportunity for you to post comments. However, please be aware that you will need to follow standards that we have established for the blog and that we will not routinely respond to comments. A link to the comment standards can be found under the About section on the main page.

I invite you to bookmark macroblog and return for the next posting on Thursday, August 14. We hope that you find macroblog to be an informative addition to your economic reading.

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» Macroblog returns from Econbrowser
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The very welcome return of Dave Altig's Macroblog last week has prompted me to consider posting again too. Apologies for the protracted absence. My non-virtual life has been rather hectic in recent months. Now that things have settled down a little, I ... [Read More]

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Awesome! Looking forward to the new content!

Posted by: Angry at the Margin | August 12, 2008 at 03:05 PM

Welcome back, Fed communication efforts have sorely missed you...

Stan Jonas

Posted by: stan jonas | August 12, 2008 at 05:45 PM

yay! :D

Posted by: glory | August 12, 2008 at 06:31 PM

Woot! Welcome back!

Posted by: donna | August 12, 2008 at 08:57 PM

Why no RSS?

Posted by: HY | August 12, 2008 at 09:36 PM

any plans to implement an RSS feed for the blog?

Posted by: Kevin | August 12, 2008 at 09:51 PM

Excellent! Looking forward to macroblog's return.

Question: Is this the first official Fed blog?

Posted by: Barry Ritholtz | August 12, 2008 at 10:38 PM

Hi David,

And welcome back to the family. As you said once, interesting times in the Chinese sense.

Good luck!

Posted by: Edward Hugh | August 13, 2008 at 10:18 AM

Welcome news. I hope you are doing well at the Fed and are enjoying our Atlanta hospitality. We look forward to your insights.

Posted by: me | August 13, 2008 at 11:25 AM


When do you want to come up to Lake Burton and kick back?

Let me know.

Posted by: Movie Guy | August 13, 2008 at 01:34 PM

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