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Entry from November 27, 2015
Meteoronomist or Weatherconomist (meteorologist/weatherman + economist)

The financial blog Zero Hedge posted on November 27, 2015:

Goldman’s Meteoronomists Have A Dire Forecast: “Winter Is Coming”

The article popularized “meteoronomist” (meteorologist + economist) and “weatherconomist” (weatherman + economist). These terms describe an economist who attributes economic actions to the weather. While certainly a hurricane can destroy a city and its economic activity, some economists have blamed any change in the weather—too hot or too cold—for a slowdown in economic activity.  A meteoronomist practices “meteoronomics” (meteorology + economics), used in May 2014 on Zero Hedge.

“Meteoronomist” was cited on Twitter on June 21, 2009, but the use of the term is not clear. “Matt G@meteoronomist” joined Twitter in October 2009.

“Nationally the 2013-2014 winter was only the 34th coldest on record & other facts weatherconomists don’t mention” was cited on Twitter on June 2, 2014.


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purplevino
‏@purplevino
spent a good chunk of today in the meteoronomist’s pool
7:46 PM - 21 Jun 2009

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Matt G
@meteoronomist
Yankees-Nets-Texans-Penn State. Jersey Shore-Houston-NYC. Meteorologist, energy commodities trader.
Joined October 2009

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Aaron Yorke
‏@apy5000
@meteoronomist Only meteoronomists whine about bad wine
12:54 PM - 3 Mar 2013

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GreekFire23
‏@GreekFire23
Nationally the 2013-2014 winter was only the 34th coldest on record & other facts weatherconomists don’t mention: http://mashable.com/2014/03/14/winter-cold-2014-perspective/
6:46 AM - 2 Jun 2014

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GreekFire23
‏@GreekFire23 GreekFire23 Retweeted zerohedge
The weatherconomists say they have to do it now before the El Niño winter GreekFire23 added,
zerohedge @zerohedge
In 2013 economists were wrong not once, but twice, about the December 18 Taper announcement
1:52 PM - 4 Sep 2015

Zero Hedge
Goldman’s Meteoronomists Have A Dire Forecast: “Winter Is Coming”
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 11/27/2015 15:59 -0500
What little credibility the shamanistic voodoo religion that is economics had, it lost over the past 2 years when even the most modest downtick in economic activity was blamed on the “weather.” It appears that as part of their conversion from “economist” to pure-play weathermen, nobody advised Wall Street’s if not best and brightest, then certainly dumbest Keynesians, that adjusting for the seasons, is precisely what seasonal adjustments are for, and why they spend hundreds of hours goalseeking every data point with Arima-X-13 models until they get the result they want.
(...)
So with the winter of 2015 so far shaping up to be what some have dubbed “abnormally hot”, we thought that at least this year the weatherconomists would keep their mouth shut: after all, if you blame cold weather for an underperforming economy, you better say nothing at all if the weather is warmer than usual as it has been in October and November.

Alas, it was not meant to be, and so, without further ado, here are everyone favorite economweathermen from Goldman Sachs, warning everyone that, drumroll, yes, Winter Is Coming.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Friday, November 27, 2015 • Permalink