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...