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This assignment addresses how both monetary and fiscal policies have been used during
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Purpose of Assignment 

This assignment addresses how both monetary and fiscal policies have been used during the so-called Great Recession, which began in December 2007 and ended in June 2009, to the present to moderate the business cycle. 

Assignment Steps 

Create a minimum 10-slide PowerPoint® presentation, including detailed speaker notes or voiceover, in which you analyze your choice of one the following markets or industries:

  • The housing market
  • Financial markets
  • Commodity and stock markets
  • An industry of your choice, such as the automobile industry, the airline industry, retail trade, or any other major industry that suffered heavy losses during the Great Recession 

Your analysis will extend from the beginning of the Great Recession, which was December 2007, to the present and should include the following:

  • An excel workbook with the following datasets:
    • One dataset related to the U.S. housing industry such as housing starts, the FHFA housing price index, or another dataset of your choice related to the housing market.
    • One dataset related to personal or household income or to personal or household saving.
    • One dataset related to the labor market such as the unemployment rate, initial claims for unemployment insurance, or another dataset of your choice related to the U.S. labor force.
    • One dataset related to production and business activity within the market or industry you choose to analyze.
  • Find your datasets by using different internet data sources, including, but not limited to, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis's FRED site, U.S. Dept. of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), U.S. Dept. of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, and The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).  Using data results analyze the economic and sociological forces that drove the market equilibrium to unsustainable heights, commonly referred to as "bubbles," and the shocks that brought the markets back down.
  • Discuss specific changes in supply and demand within the markets and/or industries you chose to analyze.
  • Examine prior government policies and legislation that might have exacerbated the impact of the shocks. Also, discuss government actions/regulations that might be undertaken, and/or have been undertaken, to moderate the effects of extreme economic fluctuations.
  • Evaluate the actions of the federal government (fiscal policy) and the Federal Reserve (monetary policy) to restore the economy and foster economic growth. Base your evaluation on information available at Internet sources such as, but not limited to, the Fed's The Economy Crisis and Response website as well as other appropriate sources found on the Internet and in the University Library. Be sure you address the effectiveness of those counter-cyclical policies. 

Cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources and economic data not including the course text. Submit the data results in a separate excel file

Format the assignment consistent with APA guidelines. 

 

 

 

Grading Guide

 

Content

Met

Partially Met

Not Met

Comments:

Analyzed student’s choice of one the following markets or industries:

  • The housing market.
  • Financial markets.
  • Commodity and stock markets.
  • An industry of student’s choice, such as the automobile industry, the airline industry, retail trade, or any other major industry that suffered heavy losses during the Great Recession.

Analysis extended from the beginning of the Great Recession, which was December 2007, to the present and included the following.

 

 

 

 

workbook with the following datasets:

  • One dataset related to the U.S. housing industry such as housing starts, the FHFA housing price index, or another dataset of student’s choice related to the housing market.
  • One dataset related to personal or household income or to personal or household saving,
  • One dataset related to the labor market such as the unemployment rate, initial claims for unemployment insurance, or another dataset of student’s choice related to the U.S. labor force.
  • One dataset related to production and business activity within the market or industry student chose to analyze.

 

 

 

 

 

Analyzed (using data results) the economic and sociological forces that drove the market equilibrium to unsustainable heights, commonly referred to as “bubbles,” and the shocks that brought the markets back down.

 

 

 

 

Discussed specific changes in supply and demand within the markets and/or industries student chose to analyze.

 

 

 

 

Examined prior government policies and legislation that might have exacerbated the impact of the shocks.  Discussed government actions/regulations that might be undertaken, and/or have been undertaken, to moderate the effects of extreme economic fluctuations.

 

 

 

 

Evaluated the actions of the federal government (fiscal policy) and the Federal Reserve (monetary policy) to restore the economy and foster economic growth. Addressed the effectiveness of counter-cyclical policies.

 

 

 

 

Cited a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources and economic data not including the course text. Submit the data results in a separate

 

 

 

 

The presentation is a minimum 10 slides and is appropriate for the audience.  Included detailed speaker notes or voiceover.

 

 

 

 

The presentation includes relevant media and visual aids that are consistent with the content.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Available

Total Earned

 

 

 

4

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Presentation Guidelines

Met

Partially Met

Not Met

Comments:

The presentation is laid out with effective use of headings, font styles, font sizes, and white space.

 

 

 

 

Intellectual property is recognized with in-text citations and a reference slide.

 

 

 

 

The presentation includes an introduction and conclusion that preview and review major points.

 

 

 

 

Major points are stated clearly; are supported by specific details, examples, or analysis; and are organized logically.

 

 

 

 

Rules of grammar and usage are followed including spelling and punctuation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Available

Total Earned

 

 

 

1

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Assignment Total

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5

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