Quarterly Economic Update.

Sep 20, 2007
<p>B-339 Rayburn House Office Building</p> <p> </p>

Event Video


Dr. Bruce Yandle 
Professor Emeritus and BB&TScholar
Clemson University 

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

Click Here to view Dr. Yandle's presentation.

Click Here to listen to the audio archive of Dr. Yandle's lecture.

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:

  • What would an interest rate adjustment do for the American economy?  Is it advisable?
  • How does the housing market affect the economy?  What does the future look like for home owners?
  • What are some economic trends within the financial markets to keep an eye on?
  • What can we expect from the American economy in the fourth quarter of 2007?  What can we learn from the previous three quarters?