Economists weigh in on what’s ahead for the housing market, job growth, and the overall prospects for economic recovery.


  • Douglas Holtz-Eakin chief economist, director, Congressional Budget Office from 2003 to 2006, and senior domestic policy adviser to the McCain Campaign and a member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.
  • James Paulsen chief investment strategist, Wells Capital Management
  • Chris Varvares president, Macroeconomic Advisers
  • Paul Krugman professor of economics, Princeton University and op-ed columnist, New York Times
  • Allen Sinai chief global economist and president of Decision Economics
  • Jon Hilsenrath chief economic correspondent, Wall Street Journal


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