Numbers Game

The Economic Recovery (Part 1)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Personal savings as a percentage of disposable income.

According the National Bureau of Economic Research, the US economy recovered from the recession at the beginning of the summer of 2009. Yet the recovery has been disappointing when compared to other recoveries. In this episode of the Numbers Game, John Taylor of Stanford University talks with host Russ Roberts about the nature of the recovery. How does it compare historically to other recoveries? How can we measure the pace of the recovery? The conversation ends with a discussion of possible explanations for why the recovery has been disappointing.

Recorded on Tuesday, July 17, 2012