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From Data and Theory to Real Life: The Impact of the Great Recession part of Examples
This two-part module is intended to use real macroeconomic data to analyze the consequences of the Great Recession (December 07 and June 09) on RDGP, the Unemployment Rate, and help students understand the impact on their individual economic well being.
Taylor Rule part of Examples
This activity shows how to compute a Taylor rule and plots it.
Nominal and Real Interest Rates part of Examples
This activity shows how to compute real interest rates and plots them
Purchasing Power Parity part of Examples
This activity shows how to compute the purchasing power parity value of a currency and plots it against its nominal exchange rate. Students can apply the concept of the Law of One Price and discuss its shortcomings. This exercise can be replicated for multiple currencies, price indexes and time periods.
Structural Changes in Male/Female Differences in Unemployment Rates Over Time part of Examples
Why have women increasingly experienced smaller fluctuations in unemployment rates than men? Prior to 1980 the unemployment rate of women took longer to come back down after a recession than men. More recently, the opposite has been true. This module will be useful for three types of classes: introductory statistics classes; principles of economics classes; and labor economics classes. Students often have difficulties relating statistical and economic concepts to reality. What this module provides for statistics classes is an historical example through which students can see how trends can change over time. Principles and labor economic courses can use this module as more of a qualitative tool through which students can apply what they have learned about the unemployment rate to actual historical data.
Inflation Expectations part of Examples
This activity shows how to operationalize the concept of inflation expectations and plots it
Sovereign Debt Risk Premium part of Examples
This activity shows how to compute the sovereign debt risk premium in Europe and plots it
The Interest Swap Spread part of Examples
This activity shows how to compute the interest rate swap spread and plots it
Corporate Risk Premium part of Examples
This activity shows how to compute the corporate bond risk premium and plots it
Unemployment or Inflation? That is the question! part of Examples
This application will allow students to better understand the concepts and models presented during the course, as well as become aware of the macroeconomic situations in other countries. It will help them become better informed citizens.