Matthew Johnston

Matthew Johnston

After completing a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at St. Stephen’s University in the Canadian maritime province of New Brunswick, Matt went on to earn his MA in economics at the New School for Social Research in New York City. His research interests revolve around topics in economic history and political economy, especially the political economy of money and banking. Currently, he resides in Montreal, Quebec, where he tries to stay warm in the local pubs, drinking good beer and practicing his French.

  1. FA Relevant

    Is China Suffering From the Middle-Income Trap?

    After having sustained a rapid economic boom for decades, China now has slower-than-expected growth. Is it falling into the ...
  2. FA Relevant

    China’s Stock Markets vs U.S. Stock Markets

    The U.S. and China are home to the biggest stock markets in the world, but they are very different in a number of important ...
  3. Commodities

    Who is Most Affected by Lower Oil Prices?

    With low oil prices affecting just about everyone, from citizens to corporations to entire nations, we look at who wins and ...
  4. International / Global

    China's Economy: Transition to Sustainable Growth

    With economic growth slowing, the new Chinese government is recognizing the need to continue structural reforms started over ...
  5. Markets & Economy

    How the Slowdown in China Affects the Fed's Upcoming Decision

    While China’s slowing economy complicates the Fed’s signaled intentions to raise interest rates, officials remain divided ...
  6. Taxes

    Tax Evasion Plagues Greece

    Contrary to what some may think, Greece’s debt problems are not due to extravagant spending by the government, but to insufficient ...
  7. Markets & Economy

    5 Things to Know About the Chinese Economy

    China's once fast-moving economy has slowed in recent years, but it still has a lot of room for growth.
  8. International / Global

    Slow Growth in China to Affect Asia-Pacific

    As China's growth slows, it will affect different countries in the Asia-Pacific region differently.
  9. Investing Strategy

    Rising Private Market Debt Create a Bubble In ASEAN Economies

    The decline of several Asian currencies after China’s surprise August devaluation of the yuan has sparked worries of a currency ...
  10. International / Global

    Will the Yuan Become an International Reserve Currency?

    Although still a matter of when, China is likely to reach a significant milestone when the International Monetary Fund decides ...
  11. International / Global

    Chinese Yuan an Unlikely Reserve Currency

    As the world's second largest economy, China's challenge to America’s dominance includes a push to make the yuan (RMB), the ...
  12. Cybersecurity

    How to Code Your Own Algo Trading Robot

    Ever wanted to become an algorithmic trader with the ability to code your own trading robot?
  13. Markets & Economy

    Top 4 Central Banks Dominating the World Economy

    Central banks play an integral role in market economies by maintaining the stability and credibility of national currencies ...
  14. Commodities

    How Russian Sanctions Impact Western Companies

    Last month the EU agreed to extend sanctions first imposed on Russia last year for the hostile involvement in Ukraine and ...
  15. Markets & Economy

    The Long View on China's Stock Market

    China's bull market was fueled by a widespread belief that the government’s economic reforms were a success and a sign that ...