With the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act the U.S. Congress marked a new strategy in combatting economic uncertainty. In order to make certain that appropriated funds will be spent quickly and wisely, new accountability measures have been…
Garett Jones is a senior scholar and BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism at the Mercatus Center and an associate professor of economics at George Mason University. He specializes in macroeconomics, monetary economics, and the microfoundations of economic growth.
Veronique de Rugy is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a nationally syndicated columnist. Her primary research interests include the U.S. economy, the federal budget, homeland security, taxation, tax competition, and financial privacy. Her popular weekly charts, published by the Mercatus Center, address economic issues ranging from lessons on creating sustainable economic growth to the implications of government tax and fiscal policies. She has testified numerous times in front of Congress on the effects of fiscal stimulus, debt and deficits, and regulation on the economy.
The economy seems to have fallen off of the Yellow Brick Road of steady real GDP growth. Are we now lost in the woods without a compass? Dr. Bruce Yandle, distinguished Mercatus Center adjunct professor of economics at George Mason University gives an assessment of the domestic and global economic situation.
In the first half of 2016, the US economy skirted close to recession territory but so far has registered positive growth. What are the major forces that seem to be driving the slow-growth economy? Is the economy getting stronger? Or, will we hit recession territory before the end of the year?
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University invites you to join us for a Capitol Hill Campus presentation based on the March 2016 Economic Situation Report produced by Dr. Bruce Yandle, Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Economics.