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Evan Horowitz

Evan Horowitz has been the Globe’s resident explainer since 2014, writing the “Quick Study” column and endeavoring to make complex topics comprehensible and lively.

Before joining the Globe, Evan worked at a think tank focused on the Massachusetts state budget. And prior to that, he was a professor of literature, focused on 19th century British and French authors.

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Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

What’s behind the stock market swoon? A little of everything

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As markets seek to stabilize after Wednesday’s deep dive, interest rates, bond yields, and China remain concerns for investors.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Mass. residents spend more than people in other states. Can we afford it?

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We spend a lot on goods and services — and we also earn a lot on average. But most people in Massachusetts are below the state average in earnings.

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Mass. doesn’t have enough money in its rainy day fund

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Massachusetts still hasn’t set aside enough money for the next recession, despite nine years of steady economic growth.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

There's a new NAFTA, and Trump got it done

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Getting to consensus with Mexico and Canada hasn’t been easy, but President Trump’s adversarial style seems to have forced the parties together.