AP to Launch Economic Survey, with NAM Economist Included

By April 9, 2010Economy

From The Associated Press, a news release, “The new AP Economy Survey to offer quarterly view of trends and policy“:

NEW YORK — The Associated Press is launching the AP Economy Survey, a quarterly view of financial trends and policy affecting consumers around the world that will draw on the forecasts of as many as 50 leading economists.

The first survey findings will be reported in all formats on April 12.

The AP is surveying the economists — from banks, industry groups and academia — for their opinions about key indicators such as GDP, employment, inflation and interest rates. The AP business news staff will use these findings, along with other relevant reporting, to offer a general prognosis on the economy for the quarter and the year ahead and drill into areas of special importance, including the housing market, consumer spending and food prices.

David Huether, chief economist of the National Association of Manufacturers, is one of the 50.

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