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Introducing: Ahead of the Curve

Today, we launched a new email feature for communicating and highlighting our research on macroeconomic issues: “Ahead of the Curve.” Every month we will highlight some trend impacting the national economy, with subjects ranging from housing policy to state and local budgets to financial markets to labor concerns. The first issue released this month looks at the troubled state of housing finance in America and what should be done about it.

Since we know inboxes are flooded with mail, our mission is to communicate the trends impacting free markets in a substantive but pithy format, including links for you to dig deeper if you have the time and inclination. And we promise to keep the Paladino-bestiality jokes to a minimum.

If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter you can do so here. And while you’re at it, there are options at that link to subscribe to more weekly and monthly Reason content. Plus, it is always easy to unsubscribe with one click at the bottom of each email in case the curves we discuss are not sparking your interest.

As always we appreciate feedback on the content, substance, and format of these emails, as well as suggestions for future topics, and push back on the ideas. Thank you for you time.

Anthony Randazzo
Director of Economic Research

Contact: anthony.randazzo@reason.org

Anthony Randazzo

Anthony Randazzo is director of economic research for Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets. His research portfolio is regularly evolving, and he maintains a wide interest in economic policy at both a domestic and international level.

Randazzo is also managing director of the Pension Integrity Project, which provides technical assistance to public sector retirement system stakeholders who are seeking to prevent pension plan insolvency. His research focus on the national public sector pension crisis has a dual focus of identifying the systemic factors that cause public officials to underfund pension obligations as well as studying the processes by which meaningful pension reform can be accomplished. Within the Project he leads the analytics team that develops independent, third party actuarial analysis to stakeholders considering changes to public sector retirement systems.

In addition, Randazzo writes about the moral foundations of economic theory, and is currently developing research on the ways that the moral intuitions of economists influence their substantive findings on topics like income inequality, immigration, or labor policy.

Randazzo's work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Barron's, Bloomberg View, The Washington Times, The Detroit News, Chicago Sun-Times, Orange-County Register, RealClearMarkets, Reason magazine and various other online and print publications.

During his tenure at Reason he has published substantive research on housing finance, financial services regulation, and various other aspects of economic policy at the federal level. And he has written regularly on labor economics, tax policy, privatization, and Turkish-U.S. political and economic issues.

Randazzo has also testified before numerous state and local legislative bodies on pension policy matters, as well as before the House Financial Services Committee on topics related to housing policy and government-sponsored enterprises.

He holds a multidisciplinary M.A. in behavioral political economy from New York University.

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