February 4, 2010

2010 Economic Update

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Dr. Yandle joins us again to discuss the latest news in the economy as 2010 kicks-off and trends happening in the states. As the economy continues to give mixed signs of recovery, Dr. Yandle discusses the role of the states in this recovery and the top significant economic trends.

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.