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Fed expected to impose another major rate hike, intensifying inflation fight

Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Max Zahn | ABC News
Tippie's Anne Villamil speaks to ABC News about how the approach risks tipping the U.S. into a recession and putting millions out of work.
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Record inflation means uncertainty as the holiday shopping season looms

Monday, October 31, 2022
Matt Kelley | Radio Iowa
Anne Villamil, an economics professor at the University of Iowa, says many retailers are worried that increased costs will force consumers to limit their gift-giving.
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Inflated candy prices are what's scary this Halloween

Friday, October 28, 2022
Linh Ta | Axios Des Moines
If you're passing out candy this Beggars Night, expect to see extra-inflated candy prices, said Anne Villamil, an economics professor at the University of Iowa.
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Economists describe uncertain times as risk of recession looms

Friday, July 15, 2022
Michael Crumb | Business Record
The Business Record hosted a virtual economic panel discussion Thursday, a day after a new report showed inflation at 9.1% compared with a year ago. Participating in the conversation were Peter Orazem, a professor of economics at Iowa State University, and Anne Villamil, an economics professor at the University of Iowa.
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What should you know about inflation? University of Iowa economics professor explains cause, effect

Monday, July 11, 2022
Kate Perez | Iowa City Press-Citizen
With inflation prevalent in Iowans' lives, the Press-Citizen talked to Professor Anne Villamil about what to know regarding inflation and when prices may drop again.
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Iowans could soon feel the impacts from the nationwide tampon shortages

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Skylar Tallal | KGAN
Another nationwide shortage is leaving shelves bare of another essential item, tampons. “The other thing that has been happening is related to the pandemic," says Anne Villamil and economics professor at the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business. "We’ve had tremendous supply chain problems.”
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Not a Recession: UI Professor explains why the fed is considering another interest hike

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Valeree Dunn | KGAN
Iowa's News Now spoke with a Economics Professor Anne Villamil at the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business about why the fed is considering another interest hike so soon after its last one.
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Iowa economist: ‘no doubt’ inflation will lower

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Mollie Swayne | KCRG
Dr. Anne Villamil is a Professor of Economics at the University of Iowa. She said inflation following the pandemic is going on longer than experts expected. “I think the Fed did not consider the continuing supply chain issues.”
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Report shows Iowans are suffering badly from low wages

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Samantha Bielema | The Daily Iowan
A Common Good report found that multiple types of working Iowa households are struggling to make ends meet. The most basic budget is not attainable for some in the state because of low wages and high living expenses.
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Higher food costs affecting Iowans; Tippie professor explains record inflation

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Travis Breese | KWWL
"At the core of the issues is people losing their jobs at the start of the pandemic," Nuray Akin said, a visiting associate professor of economics at the University of Iowa. Akin says while the pandemic started over two years ago, it is still affecting companies worldwide. Firms ratcheted down their production in 2020, anticipating lower demand. Now the wheels of restarting normal levels of supply...