Analyze three key macroeconomic indicators and write an article that explains to your audience how they have recently developed and what consequences they may hold for the state of the economy. Include a chart or graph.
Choose three U.S. macroeconomic indicators that we have studied in class (e.g., GDP, consumption, investment, government debt, inflation, unemployment, interest rates, etc.).
Define each of the indicators you have chosen and explain how economists use them to assess economic activity.
Analyze their current levels and discuss how they have developed over the recent past.
In your opinion, do the current trends displayed by your indicators suggest a positive or negative outlook for the future of the economy? Defend your position regarding each indicator.
What historical events, case studies, theories, or news commentary have influenced your position?
If you believe the outlook is negative, what are some potential remedies or proposed policy actions that can be taken in response?