Cardiff Garcia

U.S. Alphaville Editor, Financial Times

Cardiff Garcia appears in the following:

Are We Ready For A Recession?

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Some signals on the economic dashboard are warning we could be heading for a downturn within a couple of years. Are we ready to fight off a recession?


Don't Fear The Fear Index

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

2018 was one of the most volatile stock market years on record. And the market continues volatile today. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.


Jobs, Inflation And The Phillips Curve

Monday, January 07, 2019

The Fed chair and his two predecessors speak at a big conference about Friday's stellar jobs report, and why, despite what the Phillips Curve might predict, they're not too worried about inflation


Economists On Screen, Episode 4: Stockholm

Friday, January 04, 2019

The miniseries Stockholm tells the story of a group of friends, one of whom is a frontrunner for the Nobel Prize in economics. But there's a problem: he's dead


Economists On Screen, Episode 3: Aaron Sorkin

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Shows developed by Aaron Sorkin included a lot of economics. We look at free trade in The West Wing, and Glass-Steagall in The Newsroom.


Economists On Screen, Episode 2: Jack Ryan, CIA Economist

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

In Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, the lead character is an economist in the CIA, tracking down terrorists by following their money.


Economists On Screen, Episode 1: Crazy Rich Asians

Monday, December 31, 2018

Explaining the game theory in the plot of the movie Crazy Rich Asians.


Indicators Of The Year: Opioids

Thursday, December 27, 2018

The opioid problem has reached into all parts of American life, including the workplace. But the workplace could be key in addressing the problem.


Indicators Of The Year: Immigration

Monday, December 24, 2018

Applications for H-1B work visas fell 16 percent in 2018 from 2017. Does that mean the U.S. could lose its edge in attracting global talent?


Friends Of The Indicator, Pt 2

Friday, December 21, 2018

Our pals Josh Barro of New York Magazine and Jennifer Doleac from Texas A&M tell us what they're keeping an eye on in 2019.


Friends Of The Indicator, Pt 1

Thursday, December 20, 2018

What are the best indicators for 2019? Some of our best friends tell us what they'll be watching.


Economic Study Shows Impact Of Existing Wall At The U.S.-Mexico Border

Thursday, December 20, 2018

President Trump has called for a wall to be built on the U.S.-Mexico border, but what about the wall that the U.S. already has? A recent study shows the economic impact of the existing wall.


You've Got Mail!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Depression severity, Australia's housing market and the minimum wage. You asked: here are some answers.


Lowlights Of The Year

Monday, December 17, 2018

We commemorate some of the darkest and funniest business and economic blackspots of the year.


Economics Of A Border Wall

Friday, December 14, 2018

President Donald Trump has made building a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico one of his signature issues. Today, the Indicator looks at the economics of a border wall.


Examining The Impact Of U.S. Sanctions Against Other Countries

Friday, December 14, 2018

The U.S. currently has more economic sanctions in place than at any other time in history. That begs the question: Do sanctions actually work?


Economic Insecurity

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The U.S. economy looks in fine shape — for now — but even a lot of Americans with jobs still struggle financially. Here are three Indicators to monitor economic insecurity in the U.S.


Unto The Brexit

Monday, December 10, 2018

UK Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to exit the European Union has hit a wall. What happens now?


More Jobs, Less Pay

Friday, December 07, 2018

In honor of jobs day, we look at the jobs that used to be high-paying, that are now low-paying. What happened to these jobs? And what can it tell us about the U.S. economy?


The Fed's Mistake?

Thursday, December 06, 2018

For years after the Great Recession, the Federal Reserve kept short term interest rates near zero percent. It began raising rates in 2015 — but did it jump the gun.