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    Weighing the Wealth Effect

    December 2017

    In this webinar, Mark Zandi and the Moody's Analytics team discuss the impact of the wealth effect on economic expansion and quantify econometric estimates based on data from Visa and Equifax.

    The "wealth effect" - the impact of changes in household wealth on consumer spending - has been instrumental to the economy's gains, with the American consumer powering the U.S. and global economies.

    Forces such as surging stock and housing values are driving this, but stability will remain critical for continued growth.

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    The only way to resolve the nation's affordable housing crisis

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    Moody's Analytics U.S. Consumer Credit Outlook

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    Weekly Market Outlook: Talking About Tapering Talk

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    U.S. Macro & Regional Economic Outlook

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    The Macroeconomic Consequences of the American Families Plan and the Build Back Better Agenda

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    Weekly Market Outlook: Hot Start for High-Yield

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    An Assessment of the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act of 2021

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    The Macroeconomic Consequences of the American Jobs Plan

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