Owen Interviewed on NPR After Congress Extends Benefits

Ann Owen
Ann Owen

Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics, was interviewed for a story on NPR on Feb. 17 after Congress approved legislation to continue a payroll tax holiday and extend benefits for the long-term unemployed.


The piece, which was heard on North Country Public Radio, noted that though there are signs that the economy is improving, it is fragile.  Owen, a former economist at the Federal Reserve, warned, "If you withdrew the stimulus, consumer spending would be less." 

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