About the Author
ANNE DOLGANOS PICKER, MBA, is Econoday Online's Chief Economist, specializing in international economics. By observing the major international economic indicators and central bank activities and then applying them to financial market events, she provides insightful analysis of the Group of Seven countries and the European Monetary Union for Econoday readers. Besides her weekly International Perspective article, she also contributes a monthly article to the short take features. Picker is an integral part of the strategic planning team at Econoday for both U.S. and international product development. She also teaches an online course on Issues in Global Investing for the University of Illinois at Chicago MBA program.