Government efforts to jump start credit markets seem to have cheered some investors, but Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke predicts the U.S. economy is ‘likely to be weak for several quarters.’ A look at what’s ahead and prospects for another government stimulus package.


  • Martin Baily Is senior fellow in economic studies at Brookings Institution, former chair of the Council of Economic Advisors during the Clinton administration (1999-2001).
  • William Beach Director, The Heritage Foundation's Center for Data Analysis
  • Ken Goldstein Economist, The Conference Board
  • Paul Krugman Professor of economics, Princeton University and op-ed columnist, New York Times

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