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Congressional Testimony

JEC HEARING: The Impact of the Recovery Act on Economic Growth (October 28, 2009)

More information on the hearing (name, witnesses, etc.) is available on the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee Hearings page.


Rethinking the Gross Domestic Product as a Measurement of National Strength (March 12, 2008)

Testimony before the Interstate Commerce, Trade, and Tourism Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

Senator Byron Dorgan, presiding

Testimony of Witnesses

Measuring Economic Change (July 24, 2002)

Testimony before the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United States

Opening Statements

Testimony of Witnesses

Is the GDP Accurately Measuring the U.S. Economy? (April 5, 2001)

Testimony before the Subcommittee on the Census Committee on Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives

Opening Statements

Testimony of Witnesses

  • Steve Landefeld, Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis (PDF • KB)
  • Frederick T. Knickerbocker, Associate Director for Economic Programs, Bureau of the Census (PDF • KB)
  • Richard B. Berner, President, National Association for Business Economics and Managing Director and Chief U.S. Economist, Morgan Stanley Inc. (PDF • KB)
  • Diane C. Swonk, Senior Vice President Chief Economist, Bank One Corporation, and Past President of the National Association for Business Economics (PDF • KB)
  • Gordon R. Richards, National Association of Manufacturers (PDF • KB)
  • Ernst R. Berndt, Alfred B. Seley Professor of Applied Economics, MIT Sloan School of Management, and Director, National Bureau of Economic Research Program on Technological Progress and Productivity Measurement (PDF • KB)
  • Robert Dennis, Assistant Director, Macroeconomic Analysis Division, Congressional Budget Office (PDF • KB)