Major Debates Over Macroeconomic Policy

Purpose of Assignment

This week requires the student to address six unresolved issues in macroeconomics, each of which is central to current political debates. Students are required to use information and tools that they have accumulated in their study of the text and evaluate both sides of those issues, determine which side they can support for each issue, and defend their positions.

Assignment Steps

Select one subject from the following list of topics and create an analysis in a Powerpoint presentation of a minimum of eight (8) slides:
Active monetary and fiscal policy
Increased government spending to fight recessions
Reducing federal government\’s discretionary powers
Zero-inflation target
Balanced government budget
Tax incentives for saving
Evaluate both the advocates\’ position and the critics\’ position.

Determine which position you support and defend your position.

Cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources not including your textbook.

Six of eight slides must be content slides with substantial and meaningful bullets, an exhibit, and slide notes of 150 words or more which adds important information to the slide\’s bullets. One slide must be the presentation title slide with an agenda and at least one slide must be a reference list slide. Format consistent with APA guidelines.