The light at the end of the tunnel … in numbers
Apr 16, 2021

The light at the end of the tunnel … in numbers

Those numbers: An 18.3% jump in GDP for China in the first quarter and U.S. stock market highs yesterday. They reflect an optimistic economic outlook going forward. Plus, a new Brookings Institution report on the "staggering" lack of diversity among the directors of the 12 regional Federal Reserve banks. And, continuing to gauge what's ahead for the U.S. economy in terms of inflation.

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How will inflation move in post-COVID recovery?

Apr 16, 2021
Will we see prices rising into 2022? And would larger-than-expected spikes in inflation be noticeable to consumers?
"The overall pattern of inflation, many things will not be noticeably more expensive," says Joseph Gagnon, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
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