Identify the three key facts about short-run economic fluctuations and how the economy in the short run differs from the economy in the long run

Short-Run Economic Fluctuations

 

 

Purpose of Assignment 

Students will example the model economists use to analyze the economy’s short-run fluctuations–the model of aggregate demand and aggregate supply. Students will learn about some of the sources for shifts in the aggregate-demand curve and the aggregate-supply curve and how these shifts can cause fluctuations in output. Students will be introduced to actions policymakers might undertake to offset such fluctuations. Students will see why there is a temporary trade-off between inflation and unemployment, and why there is no permanent trade-off. 

Assignment Steps 

Resources: National Bureau of Economic Research 

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THREE SLIDES AND REFERENCES

  • Identify the three key facts about short-run economic fluctuations and how the economy in the short run differs from the economy in the long run.

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