economic statistics below is the list of various economic statistics some of which we talked about in class before our two week break

ECONOMIC STATISTICS: Below is the list of various economic statistics, some of which we talked about in class before our two-week break.

Your assignment: Pick a statistic from the list below. Research your statistic in detail…own it and know it! You will need to prepare a 6-8 slide presentation (PowerPoint, Google Slides, etc.) on your statistic: what is it, why is it important, who tracks it, when/how often is it reported, what does it tell us, etc. Fewer text and more graphics is always better in telling your story. You will attach your file to your submission.

NOTE: I reserve the right to have everyone make a short video in Zoom as a presentation…stay tuned for that.

Any questions, please let me know ASAP. Thanks.

Jeffrey

1. New non-farm jobs, monthly, last 12 years
2. Federal deficit (nominal amount in billions or trillions of dollars), last 18 years
3. U.S. oil production (barrels) and gasoline prices, annual, last 12 years
4. Unemployment rate, monthly, last 12 years
5. Change in GDP growth, quarterly, last 12 quarters
6. U.S. auto production and sales, annual, last 12 years
7. Federal debt at the end of the fiscal year (nominal amount in trillions of $$)…last 18 years
8. Median Household Income, monthly, last 12 years
9. Federal funds (interest) rate, monthly, past 18 years
10. Durable goods, last 12 years
11. New unemployment insurance claim filings (weekly), past 12 years
12. GDP (nominal amount in trillions of dollars), annual, last 18 years
13. Consumer confidence (index), monthly, last 60 months
14. Productivity (quarterly), last 12 years
15. Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Producer Price Index (PPI), monthly, last 12 years
16. Producer Price Index, monthly, last 12 months
17. Personal Income, monthly, last 12 months
18. Retail Sales, monthly, last 12 months
19. REAL GDP (in trillions of dollars), annual, last 10 years
20. U.S. trade deficit, monthly, last 36 months
21. Household income, monthly, last four years
22. Disposable income, monthly, last three years
23. Business OR personal bankruptcies, annual, last 10 years
24. Total U.S. exports, annual, last eight years

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Rubric

Macro Econ Presentation Rubric

Macro Econ Presentation Rubric

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAppropriateness of topic

25.0 pts

Excellent

Topic is definitely Macro Econ statistic focused.

12.5 pts

Good

Topic has some Macro Econ implications.

0.0 pts

Not acceptable

Topic has no relation to Macro Econ.

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDemonstrating your understanding of the topic

25.0 pts

Excellent

You clearly have a very good understanding of what this topic is about, and how it relates to Macro Econ.

12.5 pts

Good

You demonstrate a good, but perhaps not completely thorough, understanding of the topic as it relates to Macro Econ.

0.0 pts

Not acceptable

You are not able to explain how the topic has any relation to Macro Econ.

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization of your material

25.0 pts

Excellent

You have organized your presentation in a logical and clear manner; it is easy to follow along with your line of thinking.

12.5 pts

Good

You have organized your presentation well, but there were opportunities for you to construct your thinking so the presentation would flow better from beginning to end.

0.0 pts

Not acceptable

There is no real flow to your presentation, making it difficult to impossible to determine your overall message.

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePresentation creativity

25.0 pts

Excellent

Your presentation is visually exciting to see and follow, with an excellent mix of text and graphics.

12.5 pts

Good

Your presentation is visually interesting to see and follow, with a good mix of text and graphics.

0.0 pts

Not acceptable

There is no real mixture of graphics and text.

25.0 pts

Total Points: 100.0

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