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

Don't Panic! Despite First-Quarter Fears, U.S. Economic Expansion Won't End Soon

Don't Panic! Despite First-Quarter Fears, U.S. Economic Expansion Won't End Soon

Poor first quarters are nothing new, and cold weather and other factors may have caused the expected dip.

The Federal Reserve Should Adopt Some Changes to Appease Critics

The Federal Reserve Should Adopt Some Changes to Appease Critics

Change may be coming to the Federal Reserve -- and not just in the much-watched language of its meeting minutes.

The Fed Shouldn’t Raise Rates Any Time Soon Because of Today’s Jobs Report

The Fed Shouldn’t Raise Rates Any Time Soon Because of Today’s Jobs Report

The Federal Reserve should take a closer look at the January jobs numbers before raising rates.

4 Reasons Friday's January Jobs Report Could Be Misleading

4 Reasons Friday's January Jobs Report Could Be Misleading

January employment numbers are among the hardest to interpret because of a series of seasonal factors.

Winter Storm Juno to Cost $1.25 Billion in Economic Output

Winter Storm Juno to Cost $1.25 Billion in Economic Output

New England suffered the greatest from winter storm Juno -- in an economic sense. New York City got off easy.

The Economics of Snow: Blizzard Impact Will Be Temporary

The Economics of Snow: Blizzard Impact Will Be Temporary

The economic impact of blizzards is quite minimal. Here's how this one might affect the U.S. economy.

U.S. Consumer Prices Will Fall Year-Over-Year by Mid-2015

U.S. Consumer Prices Will Fall Year-Over-Year by Mid-2015

Global oil prices are falling fast and that puts more money in consumers' pockets.

The U.S. Labor Market's Chicken-and-Egg Dilemma: Wages, Participation and Inflation

The U.S. Labor Market's Chicken-and-Egg Dilemma: Wages, Participation and Inflation

Without stronger wages, labor-force participation and inflation will remain depressed.

Strong GDP Growth Just Part of the Story: What We Really Learned About the U.S. Economy Today

Strong GDP Growth Just Part of the Story: What We Really Learned About the U.S. Economy Today

The strong GDP numbers out today are just a part of the economic picture in 2014, going into 2015.

Here's How the Fed's Interest Rate Strategy Could Backfire

Here's How the Fed's Interest Rate Strategy Could Backfire

When it comes to raising interest rates, the Fed should stay flexible rather than setting a firm date.