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Krugman's Depression Economics

We Are in the Recession

James Poterba just emailed, and now the NBER is live on Marketwatch:

U.S. recession began in December 2007, NBER says: By Rex Nutting: WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. economy entered a recession in December 2007, a committee of economists at the private National Bureau of Economic Research said Monday. The economy reached a peak in December and has been declining since, according to the business cycle dating committee of the NBER. The committee does not judge a recession as two consecutive quarterly declines in gross domestic product; rather, it looks at four key monthly economic indicators, including employment, industrial output and sales. Employment peaked in December.

I think that this was the right way to call it...