Jill Barshay

Jill Barshay

Jill Barshay reports on a wide variety of economic, financial and business issues for Marketplace. Over the past 15 years she has covered business subjects from posts in Washington D.C. and around the world. 

Jill began her journalism career as a stringer for the New York Times and the Financial Times in Moscow and Kiev right after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Jill holds a master's degree in political economy from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in history and Russian language from Brown University.

Recent Stories By Jill Barshay:

  • The $240-a-Year Bill You Don’t Know You’re PayingSeptember 7, 2011

    Some taxes are a mystery. They’re not withheld from paychecks like income, unemployment, Social Security and Medicare taxes. They’re not added to purchases like ordinary local sales taxes. And they’...

  • Two Years after Lehman: A Trader Remakes His LifeSeptember 15, 2010

    Andrew Luan made an enviable living off the subprime mortgage bubble. The bonds he traded were collateralized debt obligations, the toxic mortgage derivatives that blew up the nation’s financial...

  • Wall Street Predicts Slowdown in Economic GrowthJuly 1, 2010

    Goldman Sachs Group's economics team often plays the role of Wall Street's biggest pessimist. At the moment, that means predicting the U.S. economy will slow to a 1.5 percent growth rate for the rest...

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