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Nick Timiraos has been the chief economics correspondent at The Wall Street Journal since 2017, where he is responsible for covering the Federal Reserve and other major developments in U.S. economic policy.

He joined the Journal in 2006 and previously covered the 2008 presidential election. He wrote about U.S. housing markets and the mortgage industry as a reporter based in New York. His coverage included the government’s response to the foreclosure crisis and the takeover of finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Other assignments have included the Treasury Department, fiscal policy, and the Puerto Rican debt crisis.

He is the author of “Trillion Dollar Triage” (2022), a narrative account of the economic-policy response to the shock caused by the Covid pandemic.

Nick was raised in Los Angeles and is a graduate of Georgetown University. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his family. He can be found on Twitter at @NickTimiraos. 

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