The State of the Economy: Understanding 2016

Mar 02, 2017Mar 03, 2017

Registration and Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Presentation and Discussion: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Rayburn House Office Building 2226

Event Speakers

Bruce Yandle

Distinguished Adjunct Fellow

Event Audio

Initial estimates for Q4 show GDP growth at 1.9%, a decrease from Q3’s strong numbers at 2.9%. That brings 2016 to a close at 1.6%, the weakest annual rate since 2011. What do these numbers tell us about the overall state of the economy? What can we expect in the future?

Please join the Mercatus Center at George Mason University for a presentation by Dr. Bruce Yandle, Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Economics at Mercatus and Dean Emeritus at Clemson University. Dr. Yandle will review his latest quarterly report (to be released on March 1) and discuss:

  • The role of rising inflation rates;
  • Effects of regulation on economic growth; and
  • Deep economic differences between states and regions, with a special analysis of Kentucky.

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