What goes up must come down (or does it?)






Business Cycles

This week we define recessions, expansions, peaks, troughs and more.  We will begin by searching economic data for recessions and expansions from the past 120 years.  Special attention will be paid to the causes of the Great Depression of the 1930s and the Great Recession of 2008.

Before next week:

— Watch these videos:

Ep 22: Growth

Ep 23: Business cycles

The Great Depression: Crash Course in US History #33

The 2008 Financial Crisis: Crash Course in Economics #12

— Complete Short Write 1 Outline, link here as a pdf Measure of a country

— Complete Week 4 Study Guide week 4 study guide Only a pdf this week.  I could not get my fancy graph to paste in google docs.


3 thoughts on “What goes up must come down (or does it?)”

  1. I’m looking at the prison population rate for one of my measures, and I’m using the WPB website, but I’m unsure of how they measure it. For example it just says for the US “prison population rate 698”.


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