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ECON 211 Week 6 Discussion: Are You Healthy?


ECON 211 Week 6 Discussion: Are You Healthy?

Assignment Content

Have you ever wondered how the health of the economy is determined without a thermometer? In this activity, you will select a country and explore the concepts of nominal and real GDP to measure the economic health of your country. As part of your research, you will also explore these key economic factors.

Key Economic Factors

  • Gross domestic product (GDP)
  • Unemployment
  • Poverty rates
  • Housing Starts

Key Economic Factors

  • GDP per capita
  • Inflation
  • Human development index
  • Standard & Poor’s 500

Key Economic Factors

  • Population
  • Interest rates
  • Retail sales

Locate a recent article (published within the last year) that includes values for the key economic factors. You can use the Hunt Library, newspapers, new stations, or other credible sources to locate an article. Analyze your selected country’s economic well-being. Include the following in your discussion.

  • Discuss how nominal and real GDP for your selected country are affected if there is a decrease in taxes and an increase in interest rates.
  • Identify and discuss at least six economic indicators for your selected country.
  • State the relationship between GDP, net domestic product (NDP), national income (NI), personal income (PI), and disposable income (DI).

Summarize your findings using at least 250 words and provide a minimum of one reference. Use current APA formatting to document your sources.

 Post & Respond

Post your findings by the third day of the module week. Return by the sixth day of the module week to review your classmates’ posts. Respond to at least two of your peers. Your response should be at least one paragraph, two to three sentences in length, and include the following.

  • Whether you agree or disagree with the findings and why
  • A probing question that facilitates further discussion of the topic

Review the Discussion Rubric for detailed grading instructions.