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    Taylor Rule part of Examples
    This activity shows how to compute a Taylor rule and plots it.

    Inflation Expectations part of Examples
    This activity shows how to operationalize the concept of inflation expectations and plots it

    Corporate Risk Premium part of Examples
    This activity shows how to compute the corporate bond risk premium 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

    Nominal and Real Interest Rates part of Examples
    This activity shows how to compute real interest rates and plots them

    Using State-Level Data to Study Unemployment Rates part of Examples
    Students use FRED to obtain regional, state, or county unemployment data. Unemployment rates can be used to describe the business cycle, to make multistate comparisons or to make comparisons to the U.S. economy.

    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.

    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.

    Are Recessions Good for Gas Prices? part of Examples
    This activity allows students to investigate the different impacts on equilibrium price of gasoline (a commodity of interest). The students are able to see that multiple impacts effect the dynamic market.

    Where Do You Want to Live? Using GeoFRED part of Examples
    In this activity students will use GeoFRED information to provide a researched argument for the State they want to live in. The students will be able to explore and evaluate the factors impacting states and describe how these factors have changed over time.

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