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. Fridays at 5:44 PM during All Things Considered; Mondays at 7:30 AM during Morning Edition.

Economic Pulse: Week of 10/09/2020

Oct 12, 2020

Dr. Kamran Afshar looks at the question, "What is the shape of this recovery?" U-shaped, v-shaped, w-shaped, a swish? Dr. Afshar breaks down what each of these models would mean for the economy.

Economic Pulse: Week of 10/2/2020

Oct 2, 2020

Dr. Kamran Afshar discusses the consumer sentiment index, which improved in September.

Economic Pulse: Week of 9/25/2020

Sep 25, 2020

Dr. Kamran Afshar looks into employment statistics after a historically sharp decline in April.

Economic Pulse: Week of 9/18/2020

Sep 18, 2020

Online spending growth slips futher in August. Dr. Kamram Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation.

Economic Pulse: Week of 9/11/2020

Sep 11, 2020

The consumer sentiment index is remaining trendless. Dr. Kamram Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation.

Economic Pulse: Week of 9/4/2020

Sep 4, 2020

How does the current recession compare to the Great Depression? Dr. Kamram Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation.

Economic Pulse: Week of 8/28/2020

Sep 4, 2020
Shamus McGroggan | WDIY

Online shopping dropped slightly in July. What does this mean for the economy? Dr. Kamram Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation.

Economic Pulse: Week of 8/21/2020

Aug 28, 2020
Shamus McGroggan | WDIY

Dr. Kamram Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation.

(Original air-date: 8/21/2020)

Economic Pulse: Week of 8/14/2020

Aug 21, 2020
Shamus McGroggan | WDIY

Dr. Kamram Afshar looks at the falling number of initial unemployment claims, which have just dropped below one million.


Economic Pulse: Week of 8/7/2020

Aug 11, 2020
Shamus McGroggan | WDIY

Dr. Kamram Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation.


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