Chan Economics LLC, Public Speaker
Chief Global Economist & Public Speaker JPM Chase ('94-'19).
Senior Economist Barclays ('91-'94)
Economist, NY Federal Reserve ('89-'91)
Econ. Prof. (Univ. of Dayton, '86-'89)
Food for the Soul
“Chocolate cake is food for the soul,” was one of my mother’s favorite phrases as she baked up a storm while I was growing up. She especially loved to bake cakes with extra layers of chocolate. While it is difficult not to like something that nourishes your soul – it is also challenging to fathom how much my mother loved chocolate!
Our Mystical Barn
Moving from the Washington, DC metropolitan area to a smaller city in the Midwest to begin my teaching career was simultaneously an exciting and humbling experience. Once the relocation was complete, the most exciting challenge I encountered was convincing my colleagues that I was sincere and happy to be there. I was honored to be there since I chose to accept an Assistant Professor position with the University of Dayton because they offered the most attractive compensation package. Since teaching is not necessarily a financially rewarding profession, my goal was to seek the most attractive offer and earn enough to support my family while pursuing my passion.
How to Enjoy the Magical Wonders of a New World by Simply Falling Asleep?
The first thing my mom (who was the narrator of most of my bedtime stories) would say is “lie down in your magical bed and close your eyes while you slowly begin to breathe and clear your mind of all previous thoughts. As soon as your mind reaches a fully relaxed state, begin to think about which superpowers, you want to use tonight?”
How to Survive a Socially Awkward Moment and Thrive?
First, how do we measure the level of awkwardness that a person feels after an experience heads south faster than the trajectory of a rock rolling down Mount Everest?
The Creation of a Political Utopian Society
The 2024 U.S. presidential campaign topped the degree of polarization observed in the prior election. Many wondered how the country could be united after the election declared a winner since both the Democratic and Republican candidates vowed to contest the election results irrespective of whether the outcome was definitive or not. God help us was a popular slogan echoed by both candidates during their campaign rallies. And although an independent candidate also ran, most voters understood that this candidate was a spoiler that had little or no choice of capturing the White House.
How is the U.S. Economy Doing?
Ed Koch, one of New York City’s most colorful Mayors (1978 to 1989) loved to stand in street corners and ask anyone that passed by, “How am I doing?”
Why are Chickens Admired by So Many?
Perhaps, it is because chickens are a microcosm of our society. While some chickens are extroverts and friendly others are introverts and hostile. Some have even observed that there appears to be a social pecking order among flocks of roaming chickens.
How to Create Memorable Moments with Crafts?
Is it possible to create crafts that can generate everlasting memories? Yes, all we need to do is first identify those that are special to us and develop something that will have a positive impact on their lives. Pleasure is not a zero-sum game. Just because we find something that triggers joyous memories for us doesn’t mean it can’t do the same for others.