The Spring 2008 CSIP Symposium focused on the effects of fiscal stimulus, with presentations by experts in the subject.
- Papers & presentations:
- Alan J. Auerbach How Much Should We Rely on Fiscal Stimulus?
- Michael J. Boskin Perspectives on Fiscal Stimulus
- Matthew D. Shapiro Economic Stimulus: Lessons from 2001-2004 and Prospects for 2008
The 2007 CSIP Conference, which focused on recent trends in economic volatility, was held on November 2-3.
Program and papers
CSIP Symposium looking at Private Equity Acquisitions, with presentations by key academic and industry experts.
John Fernald, David Thipphavong and Bharat Trehan begin to answer the question of whether the slowdown in productivity growth since mid-2004 is just a "pause" in the boom that started in the mid-1990s or a shift back to the growth rates seen in the 1970s and 1980s.Will Fast Productivity Growth Persist?
State data on output and productivity are available on the CSIP Data and Charting page for 1977-2005. State-industry breakdowns by NAICS (1998-2005) and SIC (1977-1997) also are available.
Although productivity growth has slowed of late, FRBSF President, Janet Yellen says she is reasonably optimistic about its future. Learn more in The U.S. Economic Outlook, remarks presented at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
Have the extraordinary gains in productivity in recent years been temporary or more permanent? Mary Daly and Fred Furlong argue that the gains have been lasting and are unlikely to be unwound as the economy adds jobs,
Mark Doms argues that while continued advances in IT should help push up investment in IT goods and services, we are unlikely to see a return to the double digit growth rates of IT investment witnessed in the late 1990s. Learn more in IT Investment: Will the Glory Days Ever Return?