Mark Zandi: GOVERNING's Go-to Guy (And Everyone Else's Right Now)
Today's Washington Post has a huge A2 story about Mark Zandi, the founder of Moody's Economy.com and the most quoted guy around ...
From the Post :
His PowerPoint presentations are a staple at congressional hearings. In floor speeches and news conferences, Democratic lawmakers confer on Zandi an authority once bestowed on Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman. ...
What distinguishes Zandi from other economists are the statistics he churns out. His widely cited "bang for the buck" chart shows, for example, that every $1 spent on food stamps will generate $1.73 in economic activity. He has outlined by industry the number of jobs the stimulus bill is likely to create, its effect on state unemployment rates and the impact of its various provisions on quarterly gross domestic product.
But his political pedigree has set him apart. Zandi is often grouped with Martin Feldstein, President Ronald Reagan's chief economist and another early advocate of a robust stimulus bill, to validate the package's crossover appeal.
Want more Zandi? He's the keynote speaker at GOVERNING's Outlook in the States and Localities conference tomorrow.
We'll be very interested to hear what he has to say.
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