The Great Recession of 2008-2009: Causes and Responses

Using this week’s required resources as well as at least two additional credible resources, prepare a 7- 8 slides presentation highlighting the causes and responses to the Great Recession.

To communicate with Mr. Forbes, you will submit a PowerPoint with speaker notes that is 7-8 slides.

Specific questions to consider in your presentation:

  • What caused to the Great Recession of 2008-2009? Address any monetary and fiscal policies that played a role before, during, and after the recession.
  • Has the crisis changed the structure of the U.S. economy?
  • Could a similar recession happen in the future, why or why not? Provide supporting facts for your opinions.
  • What economic advice would you offer to steer the economy away from such a deep and long recession?

In this presentation,

  • Hypothesize two to three causes of the Great Recession.
  • Analyze the underlining fiscal and monetary policies leading up to, during, and after the Great Recession.
  • Conclude on any changes in the U.S. economy from the Great Recession as well as any future recession possibilities of this magnitude.
  • Propose a minimum of three economic policies and actions to avoid future recessions.

The Great Recession of 2008-2009: Causes and Responses presentation

  • Must 7 to 8 slides in length (not including title and references slide) and formatted according to APA Style
  • Must include a separate title slide with the following:
    • Title of paper in bold font
      • Space should appear between the title and the rest of the information on the title page.
    • Student’s name
    • Name of institution 
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Due date
  • Must use at least two credible sources in addition to the course text: Gwartney, J. D., Stroup, R. L., Sobel, R. S., & Macpherson, D. A. (2018). Macroeconomics: Private and public choice (16th ed.). Cengage. 
  • Read Chapter 10 of Macroeconomics: Private and Public Choice.
  • Read “Special Topic 5: The Great Recession of 2008-2009: Causes and Response” in Macroeconomics: Private and Public Choice (pages 445 to 459).
  • Avoid over-dependence on direct quotes. Direct quotes are a great way to strengthen our assertions and provide support. However, be sure to avoid using excessive direct quotes in lieu of original thought. Direct quotes will not meet the requirement for analysis, application, and critical thinking. Please ensure to not overuse direct quote so that you can avoid losing points for this.

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