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U.S. Fiscal Policy between 1991 and 2001
Natalia Smirnova, University of Connecticut
Based on the graph showing the United States Federal government current receipts (from taxation) and current expenditures from 1991 till 2001, students analyze contractionary fiscal policy implementation.

Economics Topics: Macroeconomic Topics:Fiscal policy, Business cycles

U.S. Fiscal Policy between 2002 and 2019.
Natalia Smirnova, University of Connecticut
Based on the graph showing the United States Federal government current receipts and current expenditures from 2002 till 2016, students analyze expansionary fiscal policy implementation.

Economics Topics: Macroeconomic Topics:Fiscal policy, Business cycles

U.S. Net Exports Component of the GDP since 1947
Natalia Smirnova, University of Connecticut
Students create the GDP stacking graph on FRED using expenditure approach (C+I+G+NX). Then students analyze the dynamics of net export component and propose a solution to the U.S. trade deficit.

Economics Topics: Macroeconomic Topics:International, Economic growth, Business cycles, Additional Topics:Other

The evolution of federal budget surpluses and deficits in the U.S. since 1970.
Natalia Smirnova, University of Connecticut
Students analyze the United States federal budget surplus/deficit as a fraction of gross domestic product (GDP) and discuss the evolution of federal budget surpluses and deficits since 1970. Students propose ...

Economics Topics: Macroeconomic Topics:Fiscal policy, Measurement, Business cycles, Additional Topics:Other

Fiscal Policy
Siny Joseph, Kansas State University
Students will be able to evaluate the implications of government spending versus tax cuts to shift the AD curve in response to the 2007-2009 recession.

Economics Topics: Macroeconomic Topics:Fiscal policy

Price Controls
Siny Joseph, Kansas State University
Students will answer questions related to a Planet Money podcast "Big Government Cheese" and reinforce their understanding of implications of price controls and market outcomes.

Economics Topics: Additional Topics:Other

Taxes
Siny Joseph, Kansas State University
Students will listen to an NPR podcast on soda taxes prior to class and be able to reinforce their understanding on implications of taxes and market outcomes.

Economics Topics: Microeconomic Topics:Taxes

Inflation
Siny Joseph, Kansas State University
Students will be able to explain the consistent unexpected low inflation rate despite falling unemployment rate.

Economics Topics: Macroeconomic Topics:Unemployment, Inflation

Price Discrimination
Siny Joseph, Kansas State University
Students will read a WSJ article prior to class and be able to identify and distinguish types of price discrimination.

Economics Topics: Additional Topics:Discrimination

Labor Force Participation Rate in the U.S. by Gender
Natalia Smirnova, University of Connecticut
Discover and observe the trends of LFPR by gender in the U.S. from 1948 until the present. Discuss and defend the ranking of proposed reasons for these trends.

Economics Topics: Macroeconomic Topics:Unemployment, Measurement