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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

Measuring Economic Change

July 24, 2002 - Testimony before the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United States

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)
    • Frederick T. Knickerbocker, Associate Director for Economic Programs, Bureau of the Census (PDF)
    • Richard B. Berner, President, National Association for Business Economics and Managing Director and Chief U.S. Economist, Morgan Stanley Inc. (PDF)
    • Diane C. Swonk, Senior Vice President Chief Economist, Bank One Corporation, and Past President of the National Association for Business Economics (PDF)
    • Gordon R. Richards, National Association of Manufacturers (PDF)
    • 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)
    • Robert Dennis, Assistant Director, Macroeconomic Analysis Division, Congressional Budget Office (PDF)