Activity5-5-2TrackingtheBusinessCycle (1)

Activity5-5-2TrackingtheBusinessCycle (1) - Unit One Lesson...

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Complete the following table from information found on www.bls.gov and www.bea.gov or other resource. For each quarter, first identify whether the economy was in and expansionary (E) or a contractionary (C) phase. Then, go back and pick out the years that correspond to a business-cycle peak and mark them with a (P) and the years that correspond to a trough and mark them with a (T). Then answer the questions that follow. CUR is Civilian Unemployment Rate. Your may use a CPI or the GDP Deflator for the inflation rate. Measure one business cycle peak to peak. If you can’t find what you need, look harder. Year Real GDP (2005) % Change from Previou s CUR Inflatio n Rate Phase of Cycle Year Real GDP (2005) % Change from Previou s CUR Inflatio n Rate ) Phase of Cycle 1929q1 1936q3 1929q2 1936q4 1929q3 1937q1 1929q4 1937q2 1930q1 1937q3 1930q2 1937q4 1930q3 1938 1930q4 1938 1931 1938 1931 1938 1931 1939 1931 1939 1932 1939 1932 1939 1932 1940 1932 1940 1933 1940 1933 1940 1933 1941 1933 1941
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2010 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Link during the Spring '09 term at University of Delaware.

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Activity5-5-2TrackingtheBusinessCycle (1) - Unit One Lesson...

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