Ryan Sweet

Ryan Sweet is a director at Moody's Analytics. He is a member of the U.S. macroeconomics team, responsible for forecasting high-frequency economic indicators. The team has received the Forecaster of the Month award from MarketWatch/Dow Jones on several occasions. Ryan gives regular talks on the U.S. economic outlook and U.S. monetary policy, and is a lead contributor to the Dismal Scientist Web site.

 

Ryan is also an adjunct professor in the Economics and Finance Department at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He received his master's degree in economics from the University of Delaware and his bachelor's degree in economics from Washington College.

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Recent Articles By The Author

7 Ways to Assess Whether the Jobs Recovery Is Real

7 Ways to Assess Whether the Jobs Recovery Is Real

One emerging theme is that a good portion of the remaining problems in the job market appears to be structural.

Is a Recession Coming? Or Are Soft April Jobs Numbers Just a Blip?

Is a Recession Coming? Or Are Soft April Jobs Numbers Just a Blip?

Just because the U.S. job market growth seems to be cooling, doesn't necessarily mean the economy is in trouble. The bar is low for monthly job growth.

The Fed Will Raise Rates, but Should It?

The Fed Will Raise Rates, but Should It?

While the Fed is more likely historically to cut rates in December than increase them, expect a raise this year. But is it the right thing to do?

Fed's Independence Threatened by Congress -- and That's a Bad Thing

Fed's Independence Threatened by Congress -- and That's a Bad Thing

A new bill passed in the House of Representatives last week will threaten the Federal Reserve's independence, which could mean its hands would be tied in the next financial crisis.

Are Cracks Developing in Yellen’s Core Group?

Are Cracks Developing in Yellen’s Core Group?

A recent speech by a Federal Reserve Governor shows that significant differences between Janet Yellen and other Fed economists may be starting to show.

Hurricane Joaquin Economic Impact Overblown

Hurricane Joaquin Economic Impact Overblown

While a hit from Hurricane Joaquin could mean tragedy for the northeast, it may not mean an economic disaster.

Democrats to Win in a Landslide in 2016, According to Moody's Election Model

Democrats to Win in a Landslide in 2016, According to Moody's Election Model

Low oil prices and a solid economy could hand the 2016 presidency to the Democrats, according to the highly accurate Moody's Analytics election model.

Why the U.S. Economy Won't Fall Into Recession Anytime Soon

Why the U.S. Economy Won't Fall Into Recession Anytime Soon

The U.S. economic expansion is entering its seventh year, but it still has plenty of room to run.

Sagging Consumer Spending Could Drag on GDP, 1% per Quarter

Sagging Consumer Spending Could Drag on GDP, 1% per Quarter

There are hidden reasons why consumer spending might not pick up as anticipated.

Disappointing First Quarter U.S. GDP Numbers Aren't Reason to Panic

Disappointing First Quarter U.S. GDP Numbers Aren't Reason to Panic

It's deja vu for the U.S. economy, as another first quarter appears to have been a dud.