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Economic Pulse with Dr. Kamran Afshar
Fridays at 5:44 pm, Mondays at 7:30 am

Dr. Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation. Listen to Economic Pulse Fridays at 5:44 PM during All Things Considered; Mondays at 7:30 AM during Morning Edition.

Latest Episodes
  • Does the December 199,000 increase in payroll employment indicate a slowdown? Dr. Kamran Afshar takes a look at this past year and more in his synopsis of the week's economic news and trends across the Lehigh Valley and the nation.
  • Last year's inflation, the highest in decades...Dr. Kamran Afshar takes a look at this past year and more in his synopsis of the week's economic news and trends across the Lehigh Valley and the nation.
  • 2021 Year in Review...Dr. Kamran Afshar takes a look at this past year and more in his synopsis of the week's economic news and trends across the Lehigh Valley and the nation.
  • Retail sales recorded strong growth during the holiday season...Dr. Kamran Afshar takes a look at this and more in his synopsis of the week's economic news and trends across the Lehigh Valley and the nation.
  • The consumer sentiment index rose in December...Dr. Kamran Afshar takes a look at this and more in his synopsis of the week's economic news and trends across the Lehigh Valley and the nation.
  • Housing prices, where are they going? Dr. Kamran Afshar takes a look at this and more in his synopsis of the week's economic news and trends across the Lehigh Valley and the nation.
  • The rate of inflation, highest since 1982...Dr. Kamran Afshar takes a look at this and more in his synopsis of the week's economic news and trends across the Lehigh Valley and the nation.
  • Payroll employment rose by 210,000 in November...Dr. Kamran Afshar takes a look at this and more in his synopsis of the week's economic news and trends across the Lehigh Valley and the nation.
  • Where are gasoline prices going? Dr. Kamran Afshar takes a look at this and more in his synopsis of the week's economic news and trends across the Lehigh Valley and the nation.
  • The Valley has recovered eight out of every 10 payroll jobs it lost last summer...Dr. Kamran Afshar takes a look at this and more in his synopsis of the week's economic news and trends across the Lehigh Valley and the nation.