3/29: NEC w/ Martin Baily, Brookings: "Productivity Puzzles and the Recovery"

  • 29 Mar 2012
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • NAM Offices, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite #600, METRO: Federal Triangle or Metro Center


  • Members of SGE, NABE and certain other groups
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**NEW LOCATION:  National Assn. of Manufacturers offices (NAM)  1331 Pennsylvania Ave  Ste 600**

Martin Baily

Bernard L. Schwartz Chair, Economic Policy Development

The Brookings Institution

: “Productivity Puzzles and the Recovery”

  The speaker will explore three related issues.  First, there has been a consensus view that the decline in manufacturing employment is the result of rapid productivity in the sector.  However, recent papers have suggested both that manufacturing productivity has been overstated and that trade is the main reason for the loss of manufacturing jobs.  Second, can we make sense of the shifting pattern of productivity over the business cycle and the apparent breakdown in the “normal” relationship between GDP and employment or unemployment.  Third, during the 1990s potential GDP growth was over 3 percent, contributing to the great improvement in incomes and budget balance.  Are we now in a “new normal” of slow trend growth?

Note:  Registration is open through Wednesday, 3-28-12.  Anyone desiring to attend after this date will just walk in at the door, but cannot be guaranteed the lunch will be available.  (Please wait to check in until all prepaid or reserved people have checked in for seating)

Metro:  Federal Triangle or Metro Center

Press:  Please email :info@national-economists.org with your attendance status and the date of attendance. It will be assumed that lunch is NOT requested.   If lunch is requested, please contact me in advance, prior to the date of the event, for registration and payment instructions.
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