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CBO’s Assessment of the Economic Outlook Over the Next Decade

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Presentation by Wendy Edelberg, CBO’s Assistant Director for Macroeconomic Analysis, at the University of Michigan’s 63rd Annual Economic Outlook Conference.

Under current law, CBO expects economic activity to expand modestly this year, to grow at a more solid pace in 2016 and 2017, and then to moderate in subsequent years.

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CBO’s Assessment of the Economic Outlook Over the Next Decade

  1. 1. Congressional Budget Office CBO’s Assessment of the Economic Outlook Over the Next Decade Presentation at the University of Michigan’s 63rd Annual Economic Outlook Conference November 19, 2015 Wendy Edelberg Assistant Director, Macroeconomic Analysis This presentation shows CBO’s most recent economic forecast, which was published in August 2015; see Congressional Budget Office, An Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2015 to 2025, pp. 29–60, www.cbo.gov/publication/50724.
  2. 2. CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE 1
  3. 3. CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE 2 Growth of Real GDP
  4. 4. CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE 3 Contributions to the Growth of Real GDP
  5. 5. CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE 4 Real Total Compensation of Employees
  6. 6. CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE 5 Business Investment
  7. 7. CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE 6 Household Formation
  8. 8. CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE 7 Economic Growth of U.S. and Leading Trading Partners
  9. 9. CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE 8
  10. 10. CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE 9 Rates of Short- and Long-Term Unemployment
  11. 11. CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE 10 Underuse of Labor
  12. 12. CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE 11 Employment Shortfall The employment shortfall is the number of people who would be employed if the unemployment rate equaled its rate in December 2007 (the light blue bars) and if the labor force participation rate equaled its potential rate (the dark blue bars).
  13. 13. CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE 12 The Labor Force, Employment, and Unemployment
  14. 14. CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE 13 Labor Force Participation Rates
  15. 15. CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE 14 Hourly Labor Compensation
  16. 16. CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE 15
  17. 17. CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE 16 GDP and Potential GDP
  18. 18. CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE 17 Inflation
  19. 19. CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE 18 Forecasts of Federal Funds Rate by CBO, the Federal Reserve, and Federal Funds Futures
  20. 20. CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE 19 Interest Rates
  21. 21. CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE 20 Nominal and Real Interest Rates on 10-Year Treasury Notes *Calculated using the consumer price index for all urban consumers.
  22. 22. CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE 21 Spread Between 10-Year Treasury Notes and 3-Month Treasury Bills
  23. 23. CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE 22 Different Projections of Interest Rates on 10-Year Treasury Notes
  24. 24. CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE 23 Notes ■ Except where noted, historical data and projections come from An Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2015 to 2025, pp. 29–60, www.cbo.gov/publication/50724. ■ On slide 18, the dot plot is from the Federal Open Market Committee’s September 17, 2015, Survey of Economic Projections (www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/files/ fomcprojtabl20150917.pdf); the federal funds futures market forecast is based on data from November 16, 2015; and the CBO forecast is from August 2015. ■ On slide 22, the Blue Chip data are from November 2015; future rates implied by the yield curve are based on data through October 2015; and the CBO forecast is from August 2015.

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