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State of the American Economy –

What Does the Data Show Us?


Dr. Scott Baier, Chair of the Economics Department, Clemson University

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
7:00 – 8:00pm Eastern (4:00-5:00pm Pacific)


High inflation, whiplash in the stock market, growing employment with shrinking output – all of these have perplexed both experts and the public when trying to understand the state of the American economy. In this webinar, FTE instructor and Clemson University economist, Dr. Scott Baier, will attempt to offer some clarity to this conundrum. As part of his talk, Dr. Baier will introduce teachers to data sources measuring U.S. economic performance and offer his expert opinion on the forces buffeting the economy. With this information, participants can better understand the current state of the American economy and have the resources to share with their students.

Following a 45 minute presentation, Dr. Baier will take Q&A from the audience.  The webinar is scheduled to last 60 minutes.


Dr. Scott Baier is Chair of the John E Walker Department of Economics at Clemson University. From 1996-2000, he served on the faculty in the Department of Finance and Business Economics at the University of Norte Dame. He joined the faculty at Clemson in 2001. From 1999-2012, Dr. Baier was a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta. From 2007-2008, Baier was a Senior Economist on the Council of Economic Advisers. As a member of the Council of Economic Advisers, he provided economic analyses of current events, pending legislation, and assisted with the production of the Economic Report of the President. More recently, he has also served as consultant to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and United States International Trade Commission (USITC).