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During periods of “low visibility,” confusion reigns: for every indication of one trend, there seems to be a countertrend. The key is to glean from the collective wisdom of reliable leading indicators a clear signal that the economy is headed for a turn.

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Boston Presentation Slides and Notes


On January 26 ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan spoke to the Boston Economics Club during a luncheon at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

The talk was titled, "Is it really different this time? A cyclical perspective."

Click here for a PDF file of the presentation slides and notes.

"What I’ll show today is that the U.S. recovery has actually followed classic cyclical patterns. But a consistent problem is that policy makers have been chronically behind the curve at every turn, and this is getting increasingly dangerous..."
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