How About that Economy? A Quarterly Update

Mar 23, 2007
B-339 Rayburn House Office Building


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

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

Click Here to view Dr. Yandle's powerpoint presentation.

As a new year and a new Congress is ushered in, it is important to remember where the American economy has just come from and where it is heading.  In order to keep senior 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 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 first quarter of 2007?