The Business Cycle & the American Economy
For this assignment, you must use detailed statistical data, researched information and economic theories to support the arguments that you will present in
Describe and analyze an issue related to a particular time period in the economic history of the United States or of another country or region.
To address the questions, research must be done. It is important that factual information be provided so as to provide an accurate descriiption.
You should include all of the following in your text, but can choose to incorporate additional information so as to provide a more complete response:
Decide on a particular time period in the economic history of the United States or of another country or region.
Very briefly define the time period that you chose. You must use statistical data and factual information to address this question.
Briefly define the event(s) that hastened or ushered that tem period, if any.
You must integrate at least two economic concepts acquired in this class to explain how the country or the region that you chose was positively or negatively
impacted by the event(s) that you described. You can use graphs or equations to relate the theory that you chose.
You may address the following, but can decide to address more questions:
“Which group was particularly affected by the events of that time period?”
“How difficult or how good was life for the population during that time period?”
“What do you believe was the role of the government or of any other group in hastening the problem or in ushering the prosperous era, if any?”
Describe qualitatively what you believe were the actions of the government or of any other group that helped to solve the issue(s), if any.
“How was the issue resolved or why did the prosperous era end?”
Use the knowledge acquired in this class to make a normative assessment and propose a policy recommendation that you believe would have helped to
mitigate the adverse impact(s) of that event(s) or enhance the positive impact(s) of that event(s) on the country or region that you chose. (This last question
will account for a significant portion of your Final Project grade)
You must incorporate in your final project economic theories learned in class and apply them to your analysis.
You must state your interpretation of the information that you provided and then justify your interpretation using several arguments that you will need to
Your text must be of at least 1,500 words.
You must include graphs and/or equations to present your information.
You must appropriately reference all of your sources using the APA or the MLA guidelines