Performance, Perceptions, and Prospects for the U.S. Economy

Binyamin AppelbaumTwitter, New York Times
Scott HorsleyTwitter, National Public Radio
Greg IpTwitter and Wall Street Journal
Heather LongTwitter Washington Post

January 28, 2024

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The United States economy surprised many in 2023 with its low inflation, high employment, and strong economic growth. In spite of this, American consumer sentiment had been relatively negative until recently, but now has begun to improve in line with this good performance.

Binyamin Appelbaum of The New York Times, Scott Horsley of NPR, Greg Ip of The Wall Street Journal, and Heather Long of The Washington Post join EconoFact Chats to discuss the sources of the good economic performance, the disconnect with consumer sentiment, some reasons for continued economic optimism, as well as key risks going into 2024.

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