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The Economics of … is a blog showcasing the economic thoughts and writings of Eric Insler. Each article will highlight the economics of a different topic, such as Ebola, Hurricane Sandy, or Thanksgiving. He publishes the blog simply because he enjoys economics, likes writing, and wants to share his thoughts. Comments are welcome, even if they are to tell him why you disagree.

The following is a small sampling of the economic topics that interest Eric:

  • National and international economics
  • Infrastructure
  • Monetary policy
  • Financial markets
  • How geopolitics affect world markets
  • Air travel

In the past he has been a contributing writer on www.Spolitomics.com. His senior thesis, The Interest Elasticity of Excess Reserves Held at the Federal Reserve, is available online. It is a great read if you are having trouble falling asleep at night.

Eric Insler is currently serving as a Small Business Development Peace Corps Volunteer in León, León, Nicaragua. He arrived in Nicaragua in March 2014, and his service will last until May 2016. Being blessed with Wi-Fi in his house, he takes to economic thought and writing during his free time.

Prior to his Peace Corps service, Eric was a Financial Services Consultant living in Washington, D.C. with Ernst & Young. His area of focus was credit risk modeling and management in banking. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Delaware. He graduated in 2011.

In addition to The Economics of … Eric maintains another blog, Incidents of Travel, which focuses on Nicaragua and his travels and volunteer service.

Prior to joining the Peace Corps, one of the highlights of Eric’s life was sitting next to Paul Krugman on a flight from Stockholm to Dublin. We deeply regret the lack of photographic evidence. After the Peace Corps, he is considering careers in philanthropy, financial consulting, or education. He is also considering pursuing a Masters degree.


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