ecn 151


Part I


Directions: Please write a paper that is at least two to three pages in length in which you address the question below.  Write your paper in APA format with at least one peer-reviewed scholarly reference. 


1.      In the most recent recession of 2008 and 2009, the United States saw a declining GDP, rising unemployment, and, sometimes, deflation.  Please describe these variables during the 2008 and 2009 recession and in the subsequent years.  What type of fiscal and monetary policy is appropriate to fight the recession?  Analyze these using the Phillips curve and economic theory.  Research and describe some of the policies that were used by the U.S. government and central bank.  Were these policies successful?



Part II: Final Reflection Paper



1.      Search for an article on fiscal and monetary policy and the negative impact policy can have on the equilibrium of prices.  Then, identify ways that a free market society can avoid the negative impact and maintain both production and price.  Your submission must be at least two pages in length and in APA format.

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