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Economic Pulse
Fridays at 5:44 pm, Mondays at 7:30 am

Dr. Kamran 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, and Mondays at 7:30 AM during Morning Edition.

Latest Episodes
  • Monthly inflation, negative for the first time since May of last year...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 Lehigh Valley business sentiment index fell by a large 7.8% in July...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 advanced estimate of the second quarter GDP shows a decline...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 housing market is in rapid transition...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.
  • Monthly inflation recorded yet another high...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 total number of jobs in the Valley rose above its pre-pandemic high in May...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 GDP dropped by 1.5% during the first quarter of 2022...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 Federal Reserve raised its lending rate by 75 basis points...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.
  • Would a tax cut help reduce the national debt? 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.