How About That Economy? A Quarterly Update 2006 (Second Quarter)

Aug 11, 2006
B-339 Rayburn House Office Building


Dr. Bruce Yandle
Interim Dean, College of Business and Behavioral Sciences,
Professor Emeritus and BB&T Scholar
Clemson University

Click Here to read Dr. Yandle's June 2006 economic report.

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

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, and all will be 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 has the price of oil affected the economy?
  • What are some of the lasting effects from Hurricane Katrina?
  • How is the current state of job creation in our economy?
  • How are financial markets performing and what are the economic trends?

Hosted by Dr. Bruce Yandle, one of our most popular speakers, these quarterly briefings are free of charge and open to all senior congressional staffers.  Bruce Yandle is the Alumni Distinguished Professor of Economics and Legal Studies and Interim Dean at Clemson University's College of Business, where he has been a faculty member since 1969. From 1976 to 1978, he was a senior economist on the staff of the President's Council on Wage and Price Stability, where he reviewed and analyzed newly proposed regulations. In addition, Dr. Yandle was executive director of the Federal Trade Commission and is the author or co-author of numerous books and articles. He received his Ph.D. and M.B.A. from Georgia State University and his A.B. degree from Mercer University.