About the Author

Rhea Thomas

Economist

Rhea is an Economist at Wilmington Trust, responsible for monitoring and analyzing economic developments in domestic and international economies.

Prior to joining Wilmington Trust, Rhea served as Vice President in Foreign Exchange Sales at Lehman Brothers, where she provided primary sales coverage to institutional clients. Earlier in her career, she focused on foreign exchange research, where she helped to build models and write publications to explain currency market movements and trade ideas.

Rhea holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Studies with Distinction from Yale University.


By the Author

U.S.–Mexico–Canada Agreement: Phoenix rising out of the ashes of tariff wars?

Rhea Thomas |
Wilmington Wire
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October 2, 2018— After weeks of bargaining, surrounded by bluster and grandstanding suggesting that the demise of NAFTA as a trilateral agreement might have been near, Canada and the United States were able strike a deal at the eleventh hour on September 30 in an attempt to salvage NAFTA, just over a month after Mexico

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The Economics of Student Loan and Other Household Debt

Rhea Thomas |
Wilmington Wire
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September 21, 2018— The high cost of tuition, room and board, etc. (much of which falls under the student loan debt umbrella) is top of mind all year long for students and their parents alike—particularly when you consider that it’s the largest form of non-mortgage debt held by households. Household debt—which, in addition to student

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The Housing Market: To worry or not to worry?

Rhea Thomas |
Wilmington Wire
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August 8, 2018— Recent data have raised concerns about a slowdown in the housing market.  After a solid 2017, in which both existing and new home sales posted their strongest readings since 2006 and 2007, respectively, 2018 has been a lackluster year in comparison. Sales of existing homes in the housing market, which account for

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