Robert Carroll on the latest GDP report and tax reform

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its estimate of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the third quarter.

That afternoon, EY Principal Robert Carroll discussed the fundamentals of the economy, consumer trends, and areas of potential growth. He also covered policy issues that affect the economy, like tax reform. This webinar is the latest in Business Forward’s series on economic indicators. We provide this programming to help you stay up to date on the latest information about the economy and how it may affect your business.

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Robert J. Carroll is the National Director of EY’s Quantitative Economics and Statistics group. Based in Washington, D.C., Bob is an advisor to public and private clients on federal tax policy issues, including revenue and economic impact effects. He leads a group of quantitative analysts who assist clients with tax and economic policy studies. Before joining EY, Bob was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Analysis of the US Treasury Department where he served as the Department’s top economist working on tax policy issues. Bob oversaw the Department’s work on developing business tax reforms to improve the global competitiveness of the United States and efforts to reform the tax system. He oversaw the Department’s efforts related to two reports released in 2007 on approaches to make the US income tax system more competitive, as well as the Department’s efforts on behalf of the 2005 President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform. Bob received his B.S. from the State University of New York at Albany and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Syracuse University.