A Quarterly Economic Update March 2009

Mar 18, 2009
Rayburn House Office Building B-340

Event Video


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

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By 2009 the recession has seemingly become a common fixture in our mindset. Although we are currently in a period of deep uncertainty about the future, some have started to look for what may be on the horizon. Building upon the idea of trust in the marketplace, GDP data, and economic indicators from the employment and housing sectors, Dr. Bruce Yandle will present his most recent insights into our current economic situation.

We shall examine questions such as:

  • How have the mechanisms to support trust in the financial markets been eroded and how might they be rebuilt? How can we avoid future panic?
  • Have we hit the bottom of the recession? How is this recession different from those of recent years?
  • How have monetary policy, fiscal policy, and industrial policy come into play on the public policy side of things?

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 a Professor Emeritus and the BB&T Scholar at Clemson University, 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.