A Quarterly Economic Review

Mar 14, 2008

Event Speakers

Bruce Yandle

Distinguished Adjunct Fellow

Event Video


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

Most policy makers are aware of the weak housing market and questions regarding interest rates, recession, and the dreaded stagflation, but what does all this really 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:

  • Are we in a sub-prime recession?  What does that mean? How did we get there and what are some possible remedies?
  • How do each of the 50 states compare in this tough economic climate?  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?