How About That Economy? A Quarterly Update

Jun 15, 2007
 B-340 Rayburn House Office Building


Dr. Bruce Yandle 
Professor Emeritus and BB&T Scholar
Clemson University 

Click Here to read Dr. Yandle's June 2007 economic report.

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 to view Dr. Yandle's presentation.  

Most policy makers are aware of rising gas prices, a stagnant housing market, and a steady trade deficit, but what does that mean for the American economy?  In order to keep Congressional staffers up to date on the latest economic trends, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University 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 is the current state of job creation in the American economy?
  • What does the recent success of financial markets mean for the U.S. economy?
  • What are some economic trends within the financial markets to keep an eye on?
  • What can we expect from the American economy in the third quarter of 2007?  What can we learn from the previous two quarters?