September 24, 2009

Economic Update – Trends in the States


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Dr. Bruce Yandle joins us from Capitol Hill to discuss the latest news in the economy and trends happening in the states as a result of the recession. In this podcast we discuss: signs of the recession ending, unemployment outlook in the US, what states will be the leaders in pulling us out of recession, explanation of the knowledge economy, and migration trends between states.

Dr. 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.