Economics News with a Historical Perspective
August 30, 2016
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U.S. Unemployment Rate Hits 25%
August 1932. The U.S. unemployment rate hit 25% in August of 1932. This startling increase came less than three years after the rate reached 0.04% in August 1929.
Bank Failures Cause the Great Depression
The monetarists' explanation for the Great Depression focuses on changes in the money supply. In this case, the changes were not the result of a deliberate policy experiment, but were instead the outcome of a lack of Federal intervention in the banking sector at a time when conditions for banks were quite perilous.
Stock Market Crash Causes Depression
October 29, 1929. Panic in the stock market by itself has little effect on the overall economy. The potential effect on physical investment in plant and equipment is, however, enormous.
The macroeconomic models in the Classic Economic Models collection trace the historical evolution from the Classical Model of Production and Employment through the Keynesian and Mundell-Fleming Models and including some items from the new classical and new Keynesian schools of thought.
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