How About that Economy Q4 2007

Dec 18, 2007


Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Economics, Dean Emeritus
Clemson College of Business and Behavioral Sciences
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Most policy makers are aware of the weak housing market, the steady trade deficit, and questions regarding interest rates, but what does that mean for the American economy?  In order to keep Congressional staffers up to date on the latest economic trends, the

MercatusCenter at GeorgeMasonUniversity hosts quarterly briefings that survey the economic scene. Specific attention will be paid to trends in GDP growth, employment, inflation and interest rates, all conveyed in a way that is understandable to the economist and non-economist alike. This "birds-eye-view" of the economy will be valuable to staffers interested in promoting policies intended to aid economic performance.

We will be addressing such topics as:

  • How have the problems in the sub-prime lending market affected the overall economy?  What are some possible remedies to improve the situation?
  • How do each of the 50 states compare in terms of economic activity?  Which states are leading the charge and which states lag behind?
  • What are some economic trends within the financial markets to keep an eye on?
  • What can we expect from the American economy in 2008?