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Unformatted text preview: on Spring 2014 9 / 24 Macroeconomics The Business Cycle The business cycle is simply the ups and downs of the economy.
We believe these ups and downs occur through changes in aggregate
demand and aggregate supply.
Aggregate demand captures total spending in an economy. Whereas
aggregate supply is a measure of total production.
Together we form a simple model that allows us to see the
relationship between output and prices. Ryan W. Herzog (GU) Chapter 1: Introduction Spring 2014 10 / 24 Macroeconomics Aggregate Demand and Supply (ﬁgure 1.2) Figure : Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply Ryan W. Herzog (GU) Chapter 1: Introduction Spring 2014 11 / 24 Macroeconomics The Business Cycle Recession - A signiﬁcant slowdown in economic activity (real GDP)
Depression - A severe recession (i.e. The Great Depression)
Expansion - A period of prolonged economic growth. Ryan W. Herzog (GU) Chapter 1: Introduction Spring 2014 12 / 24 Macroeconomics Business Cycles (ﬁgure 1.3) Figure : Business Cycle Ryan W. Herzog (GU) Chap...
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