The Year Ahead — 2013

December 14, 2012 The economic outlook for every year depends on fiscal policy.  But this year more than ever events in Washington are likely to overshadow decisions made on Main Street. Confident Consumers Consumers finally woke up to the potential negative...

The Year Ahead — 2011

December 14, 2011 (Almost) As Good As It Gets This is the time of the year when economists reveal their expectations for growth in the upcoming year.  Our best guess is that 2011 will look quite different from 2010 as the economy shifts into high gear.  Specifically,...

The Year Ahead – 2010

January 4, 2010 A Year of Transition and Healing It is that time of the year when economists gaze deeply into their (somewhat hazy) crystal balls to provide a glimpse into the future.  So here we go: The economy will grow at a rate of 2.5-3.0% in 2010. The...