W&L Professor Interviewed for NPR Marketplace Segment Linda Hooks’ comments were featured regarding the stubborn phase of inflation cooling.
Linda Hooks, professor of economics and head of the economics department at Washington and Lee University, recently granted an interview to National Public Radio’s (NPR) Marketplace, a public service newsroom.
Snippets of Hooks’ interview were utilized by Kristin Schwab during a roughly three-minute segment titled “We’re in the Stubborn Phase of Inflation Cooling,” which aired as the lead story on June 13. Hooks points to the correction of supply chain issues as one catalyst for cooling inflation and cites that the U.S. Federal Reserve is employing broad tools in its fight against inflation. However, she cautions that the Fed is aiming for a very small target.
Hooks has been a member of the W&L faculty since 1993. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge and earned both master’s and doctorate degrees in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has served as head of the economics department since 2017.
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