"Let's Take a Page from the Kennedy Space Mission Game Plan"
In May's Municipal Strategy Report we liken the need for a public-private national productivity goal to President Kennedy's 1961 call for placing an astronaut on the moon by the end of the 1960's.
"Running Slower, but Still Out in Front"
In April's Municipal Strategy Report we discuss the modest, but discernable trends that we feel will keep the US economically competitive and in a position of global leadership, and articulate why there is cause for optimism.
"The Fed: Killing Us Softly with Their Song"
In March's Municipal Strategy Report we note the rising levels of inflation, which are not problematic yet, but are nonetheless above the Fed's target range and moving up.
"Loonie Tunes?" In February's Municipal Strategy Report we salute the Canadians for their successful Yankee bond issue in early February, their budgetary control, and their superior economic performance.
Recent economic releases are hinting toward a strengthening recovery for 2012. Using a structural econometric model and a Bayesian vector autoregression model we forecast a gradual recovery over the next five quarters and improving conditions in the labor market.