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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

Trump’s idea to get rid of quarterly earnings reports makes some sense

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The every-three-month requirement may force companies to focus too much on keeping investors happy in the short-term.

Evan Horowiwtz | Quick Study

How can you tell there’s a recession coming?

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There are two kinds of indicators to watch: Worrisome economic trends and excessive optimism. It’s not hard to spot both right now.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Can’t find a starter home? Blame Gen Xers

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A decade after the financial crisis, it’s still affecting the way some people feel about home ownership.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Good news for workers at the bottom of the labor ladder

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For workers without a high school diploma, the July jobs report was record-setting.