U.S Economy During the 2000-2010 Decade

U.S economy during the 2000-2010 decade
ECO120 Fundamentals of Economics
Written Assignment 2
(70 pts.)

Your assignment is to assess the health of the U.S economy over any decade (post Great Depression) in U.S history using key indicators such as unemployment, inflation, growth etc. In assessing the economy, you will also determine which fiscal policies and monetary policies were used in battling any major problems. In your discussion, be sure to include:

1) Summary of the time period and U.S. economic assessment based on key indicators
2) Discussion of Fiscal policies used. Were they successful? Why or why not?
3) Discussion of Monetary policies used. Were they successful? Why or why not?
4) Were there any noneconomic factors that had contributed to/inhibited the policies?
5) Concluding remarks

FORMAT
The paper should be no less and no more than 5 – 6 pages. The assignment should be typed double spaced with 12 pt font and one inch margins. Consider using a title page with your title name, course name, date, etc. The introduction and conclusion should contain your thesis statement in some form, while the body of your paper describes your decisions and the reasoning behind those decisions. The work must reflect college level communication. In addition to content and critical thinking, the use of correct English standard (grammar, punctuation, spelling, complete sentences, clarity, organization, use of paragraphs etc.) will determine the grade. Finally, be sure to include a works cited page/ bibliography at the end of the paper. You will be using TURNITIN to attach your final paper.

RESEARCH TOOLS/USEFUL WEBSITES
Bureau of Economic Analysis (http://www.bea.gov)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (http://www.bls.gov)
Economic and Statistical Administration (http://www.esa.doc.gov)

WORKS CITED GUIDELINES
All research materials must be referenced in your paper and acknowledged in a Works Cited Page, preferably in MLA format. Plagiarized or dishonest work will not be tolerated and will receive reduced or no credit. Please review the section Academic Dishonesty/ Misconduct in the student handbook online at www.edisonohio.edu/handbook for additional information. The following link will help you: http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/DocMLAWorksCited.html

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