Macroeconomic Data Report;

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Choose a 10-year period in the history of the United States between 1950 and today. All responses will be related to that timeframe.
a)
Analyze the annual GDP to calculate specific growth rates and trends in the U.S. economy.
b)
Analyze unemployment and i
nflation data
.
c)
Analyze interest rate fluctuations throughout this time period and their effects on other aspects of the economy.
Using t
he
Milestone One PowerPoint Template
provided, create 4

6 slide
s
that address the following
critical elements
:
I.
Examination
of Macroeconomic Data (Be sure to include speaker notes to accompany all of your responses.)
a)
Gross Domestic Product
(GDP)
and Growth
i.
Analyze the annual GDP during the time frame to calculate specific
growth rates and trends
in the U.S. economy.
ii.
Choose tw
o or three of the most relevant historical and/or current events during this time period that impacted the U.S. economy. Appl
y
specific models developed throughout the course to demonstrate how these events
influenced
national output
during this time.
b)
Unem
ployment
and Inflation
i.
Analyze unemployment and inflation data during the time frame in their relation to
output and growth
, using macroeconomic principles
and models to explain their effect.
ii.
Apply specific models developed throughout the course to demonst
rate how the previously selected historical and/or current
events
influenced both unemployment and inflation during this time.
c)
Analyze
interest rate fluctuations
throughout this time period and their effects on other aspects of the economy. How would thes
e fluctuations
affect inflation? Would investments and foreign trade rates increase or decrease? How would the GDP of the American economy b
e affected?
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Rubric
Guidelines for
Submission:
Your
macroeconomic data report
should be 4

6 slides
in PowerPoin
t, Prezi
, Keynotes or PreZ
entit
, not incl
uding title or reference
slides.
Be sure to include speaker notes to accompany all of your responses.
Your reference list slide needs to be in APA format.
Instructor Feedback
:
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formation,
review
these instructions
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Critical Elements
Proficient (100%)
Needs Improvement (75%)
Not Evident (0%)
Value
Examination: GDP: Growth
Rates and Trends
Accurately analyzes the annual
GDP during the time frame to
calculate specific growth rates
and trends in the U.S. economy,
and provides information in
speaker notes
Analyzes the annual GDP during
the time frame to calculate
specific growth rates and trends
in the U.S. economy, but analysis
is inaccurate, or does not provide
information in
speaker notes
Does not analyze the annual GDP
during the time frame
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Examination: GDP:
Influenced National Output
Applies specific models
developed throughout the course
to demonstrate how relevant
historical and/or current events
have influenced
national output
during the time period, and
provides information in speaker
notes
Applies specific models
developed throughout the course
to demonstrate how relevant
historical and current events have
influenced national output during
the time period, but
events
chosen are not relevant, or does
not provide information in
speaker notes
Does not apply specific models
developed throughout the course
to demonstrate influence on
national output
18
Examination:
Unemployment: Output and
Growth
Analyzes
unemployment and
inflation data during the time
frame in their relation to output
and growth, using
macroeconomic principles and
models to explain their effect,
and provides information in
speaker notes
Analyzes unemployment and
inflation data during the t
ime
frame, but does not relate
analysis to output and growth,
does not use macroeconomic
principles and models to explain
their effect, or does not provide
information in speaker notes
Does not analyze unemployment
and inflation data during the time
frame
18
Examination:
Unemployment: Events
Applies specific models
developed throughout the course
to demonstrate how relevant
historical/or and current events
have influenced both
unemployment and inflation
during the time period, and
provides information in
speaker
notes
Applies specific models
developed throughout the course
to demonstrate how relevant
historical and current events have
influenced both unemployment
and inflation during this time
period, but events chosen are not
relevant, or does not provide
information in speaker notes
Does not apply specific models
developed throughout the course
to demonstrate relevant events’
influence on unemployment and
inflation
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