A recent assignment involved examining movements in a U.S. macroeconomic variable through the business cycle. I took a simplified look at the current account balance, from the perspective of consumption and demand for imports. I hope it serves as a helpful example of how LaTeX can be used for short reports.
To monitor for interesting economic developments, I’ve created a dashboard of 24 macroeconomic and market-related indicators. The wide variety of indicators include GDP growth, the trade-weighted dollar, food prices, and U.S. government bond yield spreads.
All indicators are retrieved from Quandl using Stata, so updates take only two clicks. Please check out the dashboard and send me your feedback.