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Macroeconomic tools explaining the Great Depression of the 1930s

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Macroeconomic tools explaining the Great Depression of the 1930s

Macroeconomic tools explaining the Great Depression of the 1930s

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Also, I need 13 sources. If this is a problem, let me know and ill change my order “Use the macroeconomic tools surveyed in ECON 202 to explain the Great Depression of the 1930s, and comment on the extent to which this historical episode is relevant (if at all) for modern policy makers”. also, the comments on modern policy makers should be 2-3 pages. ill attach the notes from my class. the diagrams are not in there though Suggested readings (You should note that you are not required to consult all of these references, and, indeed, I suggest that you read at length only those references with which you feel comfortable. You are also expected to discover additional references. I will post additional references on blackboard). Anderson, B. and Butkiewicz, J. 2001. “Money, Spending and the Great Depression” Southern Economic Journal. 47 (2) 388-403. Anonymous. 1998. “A Refresher on the 1930s”. The Economist. September 19. p 94. 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Running head: Business and MarketingMacroeconomic tools explaining the Great Depression of the 1930sUniversity:Name:Course:Tutor:Date: Macroeconomic tools explaining the Great Depression of the 1930sThe Great Depression is considered as the deepest, longest and most severe economic depression that hit the Western countries from 1929 to 1939. The effects were experienced across the world and it one of the worst economic calamities in the world`s history. In the depressions that had occurred previously like in the 1870s and 1890s, the real per capita gross domestic product (GDP) managed to return to their former levels within a span of five years (Christiano & Motto, 2004). However, the real per capita GDP in the 1930`s Great Depression was still lower than its 1929 level even after a period of ten years. This document will use macroeconomic tools to explain the Great Depression of the 1930s and the relevance of the episode to modern policy makers. Episodes in the Great depressionBefore the 1930s, a huge percentage of economic analysis was limited to microeconomics. Even in his book “The Wealth of Nations”, Adam Smith argued that the government should not interfere with market forces and customers should be allowed to make their individual choices (Galbraith, 2009). However, the 1930s Great Depression acted as a turning point prompting economists to analyze factors behind unemployment, money supply and other macroeconomic factors affecting the economy. In the 1920s, there was a boom in the U.S. stock market due to general optimism among economists and businessmen (Blanchard & Sheen, 2004). They firmly believed that the newly established Federal Reserve would lead to economic stabilization and that the upward trend in technological innovation will enhance the expanding markets and the rising standards of living. However, initial recession was brought by attempts by the U.S. Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in 1928 and 1929 so as to discourage stock speculation. G-7 GDP in the Great Depression (Galbraith, 2009)This caught most businesses and firms by surprise, creating a contagious effect that negatively impacted the whole economy. For instance, businesses cut down the plans they had made on further purchase of producer durable goods. On the other hand, companies which dealt in producer durables reduced their production capacities. Consumers who had lost their jobs as well as those who feared they would be retrenched reduced their purchases of consumer durables. Lastly, businesses which produced consumer durables were exposed to declining demand due to the actions of consumers (Galbraith, 2009). During the Great Depression, decline in prices, leading to deflation, initiated contraction effects in production which in turn led to addition decline in commodity prices. During this time, the rate of decline in prices was 10% per annum, and calculations made by investors revealed that less profit would be earned if investments were done this...
 

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