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Today I will start with a somewhat different perspective on the U.S. history of GDP. Typically we examine the level of GDP and how it compares with potential GDP. Chart 1, instead, presents the annual growth rate in GDP over the longest range possible. Why the change? Emphasize two points. First, the graph suggests that in the post-WWII era, we have maintained a roughly constant rate of growth in GDP, roughly 2.5 percent. And second, the variability in the growth rate has declined dramatically. In the last 40 years, we have had 4 recessions. In the prior 40 years, we had 8 recessions. Recessions appear to be about equally long over the entire period, on average slightly less than 1 year, but expansions have more than doubled in length, from less than 4 years to about 8.5 years.
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