Praise for International Ecomic Indicators and Central Banks Anne Picker's International Ecomic Indicators and Central Banks is a tour de force. It brings together a wealth of information, explanation, and guidance, which has hitherto only been available from disparate and frequently obscure sources, and does so with great clarity and authority. It will be an invaluable resource t only for investors but for all others involved in the fields of finance and ecomics. --Donald R. Anderson, OBE FRSE (UK), International Ecomics Advisor, formerly chief ecomist, Courtaulds Group Picker's book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the workings of key central banks, and to the ecomic data that informs their thinking and policy formation. The book should be required reading for those with more than a passing interest in financial markets and monetary policy formation. --George Worthington, Chief Ecomist, Asia Pacific, Thomson-IFR (Australia) International Ecomic Indicators and Central Banks is an invaluable guide for anyone doing business overseas or investing in international markets. It is thorough and precise eugh for professional ecomists yet readily accessible to business people and investors. Anne Picker is t only an excellent communicator who demystifies central bank operations and technical ecomic indicators; she is also a top-tch ecomist with extensive experience in analyzing them. Don't read any international ecomic analysis without this volume close at hand. --David A. Levy, Chairman, The Jerome Levy Forecasting Center
ANNE DOLGANOS PICKER, MBA, is Econoday Online's Chief Economist, specializing in international economics. By observing the major international economic indicators and central bank activities and then applying them to financial market events, she provides insightful analysis of the Group of Seven countries and the European Monetary Union for Econoday readers. Besides her weekly International Perspective article, she also contributes a monthly article to the short take features. Picker is an integral part of the strategic planning team at Econoday for both U.S. and international product development. She also teaches an online course on Issues in Global Investing for the University of Illinois at Chicago MBA program.