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Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Economic Commentary
Not your father’s recovery?
Kenneth Beauchemin

There has been much talk about a disappointing recovery in the wake of the Great Recession—that this time it is much slower. Comparing features of this recovery to past recoveries casts some doubt on that view. The comparison is made using a scaled-down version of the sophisticated and powerful models that real forecasters actually use. Applying it to real GDP growth, unemployment, inflation, and the federal funds rate suggests that the recovery looks consistent with past recoveries—at least so far.

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Kenneth Beauchemin, "Not your father’s recovery?" , Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Commentary, issue Sep, 2010.
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Keywords: Financial crises - United States; Recessions; Economic conditions - United States
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