Effectiveness of the Counter-Cyclical Policies

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Question Description

This assignment addresses how both monetary and fiscal policies have been used during the so-called Great Recession, which began in December 2007 and ended in June 2009, to the present to moderate the business cycle.

Assignment Steps

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Create a minimum 10-slide PowerPoint® presentation, including detailed speaker notes or voiceover, in which you analyze your choice of one the following markets or industries:

  • The housing market
  • Financial markets
  • Commodity and stock markets
  • An industry of your choice, such as the automobile industry, the airline industry, retail trade, or any other major industry that suffered heavy losses during the Great Recession

Your analysis will extend from the beginning of the Great Recession, which was December 2007, to the present and should include the following:

  • An Excel® workbook with the following datasets:
    • One dataset related to the U.S. housing industry such as housing starts, the FHFA housing price index, or another dataset of your choice related to the housing market.
    • One dataset related to personal or household income or to personal or household saving.
    • One dataset related to the labor market such as the unemployment rate, initial claims for unemployment insurance, or another dataset of your choice related to the U.S. labor force.
    • One dataset related to production and business activity within the market or industry you choose to analyze.
  • Find your datasets by using different internet data sources, including, but not limited to, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis's FRED site, U.S. Dept. of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), U.S. Dept. of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, and The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Using data results analyze the economic and sociological forces that drove the market equilibrium to unsustainable heights, commonly referred to as "bubbles," and the shocks that brought the markets back down.
  • Discuss specific changes in supply and demand within the markets and/or industries you chose to analyze.
  • Examine prior government policies and legislation that might have exacerbated the impact of the shocks. Also, discuss government actions/regulations that might be undertaken, and/or have been undertaken, to moderate the effects of extreme economic fluctuations.
  • Evaluate the actions of the federal government (fiscal policy) and the Federal Reserve (monetary policy) to restore the economy and foster economic growth. Base your evaluation on information available at Internet sources such as, but not limited to, the Fed's The Economy Crisis and Response website as well as other appropriate sources found on the Internet and in the University Library. Be sure you address the effectiveness of those counter-cyclical policies.

Cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources and economic data not including the course text. Submit the data results in a separate Microsoft® Excel® file.

Format the assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

Tutor Answer

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School: Cornell University

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Effectiveness of CounterCyclical Policies
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The Housing Market
Economic and sociological factors that brought the market down


Was severely damaged by the great recession



Housing market crisis was initiated by the credit bubble



Many Americans were in a rush to own homes due to easy credit



Risky mortgages were given to people who could not afford to pay



Increased loan defaulters and securitization of debt that resulted to a financial crisis



This led to a series of other bubbles and shocks that brought down the housing market.



They include: 1. Housing Bubble
2. Tech bubble
3. Asset market bubble

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Percentage of personal Saving in
Relation to Disposable Income
Personal Saving as a Percentage of Disposable Personal Income

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Rate of Unemployment from the Great
Recession to Date

Production and Business Activity in the Housing
Market: Construction of new houses for sale

Specific Changes in Demand and Supply in
the Housing Market during the Crisis


Cheap credit increased money supply and allowed more people to own
homes



This sparked an increase in demand for new homes and a rise in housing
prices



Increased housing prices led to excess supply in the market



This reduced the demand for new homes



Decreased demand led to a sharp drop in housing prices

Prior Government Policies and Legislations
that worsened the Impact of the Shocks


Affordable housing policy



Loose monetary policy



Deregulation of the non-depository institutions



Adjustable mortgages rates



Reducing interest rates

Government actions/regulations that have or might
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Anonymous
Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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