2017 Q3 Virginia Consumer Sentiment and Real Estate Reports Released

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Virginia Consumer Sentiment by Party (red=republican, blue=democrat, dashed line=historical average)

The Roanoke College IPOR released both the Consumer Sentiment and Real Estate reports for the third quarter of 2017. Both are positive for the Commonwealth. The party split for sentiment persists with those affilicated with the Republican party being more optimistic (see graph above.)

You can read the reports using the links below:

Consumer Sentiment

Real Estate

Dudley gives 2016 Sandridge Lecture


Photograph by Kelly Nye

William C. Dudley, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Vice Chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee gave the 2016 Sandridge Lecture March 31, 2016 at VMI’s Center for Leadership and Ethics. You can the local coverage on the lecture here and see additional photographs from VMI here.

Recent remarks by Dudley, 2016 Sandridge Lecturer



dudleyWilliam Dudley is giving the 2016 Sandridge Lecture at our annual meeting. Recently Dudley made some remarks at the New York Fed’s Press Briefing that might be of interest as we near our meeting in March.

If you have not registered for the 2016 VAE meeting, please do so. Information about the meeting and registration can be found on the meeting page.

VAE Fall Meeting

The VAE and RABE are co-sponsoring a Fall Meeting in Richmond Friday September 4, 2015 from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Speakers include Dr. Kartik Athreya, senior vice president and research director of the Research Department at theĀ Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and Sarah Dunnigan, Executive Director, Virginia Board of Workforce Development.

The event is $20 which includes lunch. Please go to our Fall Meeting page to register. You must register by August 21.

We look forward to seeing you in September.

Bruce Yandle talks about kudzu at the 2015 meeting

Dr. Bruce Yandle was the Sandridge Lecturer last week at our annual meeting. Over coffee he discussed the similarity between the entanglement of government regulation and…kudzu. If you would like to view his PowerPoint presentation you will find it below. If you have not read “Bootleggers and Baptists” you should!

Virginia Consumer Sentiment remains strong heading into the holiday season

The November Consumer Sentiment and Inflation Expectations report for the Commonwealth was released today by Roanoke College’s IPOR.

The outlook for the Commonwealth is good heading into the holiday season. You can read the full report here.

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US data downloaded from FRED 11/17/2014; blue line is US Consumer Sentiment; black line is a two year moving average; orange bars are VA Consumer Sentiment