This part of the project is divided into two sections, evaluation of U.S. economy and comparison of U. S. economy with other economies.
Work with your group members to perform the following tasks: I. Evaluation of U.S. Economy 1)Research the ITT Tech Virtual Library or credible government Web sites for the four macroeconomic indicators for theU.S. for a period of 10 years between 2000-2010: GDP—nominal and real Trade Balance Personal Income and Spending Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales
2. Analyze the findings and comment on the economic growth of the U.S. during the period selected by you. Support your findings with proper rationale and calculations, wherever necessary. In your Description/Requirements of Project Part Evaluation Criteria analysis, include the following: Explanation of why you choose that period Application of the Keynesian equation Shares of consumption, investment, and government spending as a part of GDP. Use nominal GDP for these calculations. Biggest contributor in GDP. Consumer price index (CPI) and the GDP deflator using the chain-type price index for GDP. The inflation rate. II. Comparison of U.S. Economy with Other Economies Choose three countries that are considered “High Income Countries,” three countries that are considered “Middle Income Countries,” and three countries that are considered “Low Income Countries.” The United States should be one of the “High Income Countries” you choose. For each of the nine countries selected, find the following:
Description/Requirements of Project Part Evaluation Criteria data: o Real GDP per person o Adult literacy rate (total) o Life expectancy at birth (total) o Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) o Physicians (per 1,000 people) o Income share held by the highest 10% of the population Income share held by the lowest 10% of the population After collating the required data, answer the following questions: What was the level of inflation during the time period relative to the history of inflation in the United States? What were the driving factors behind this trend? How does United States compare to the other two countries you chose in the high-income group, middle-income group, and low income group?
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In which measures does the United States compare poorly against other countries and in which does it fare better? In general, what is the relationship between real GDP and other measures of well-being? Is real GDP a reasonable measure of standard of living? Why or why not?
PowerPoint presentation that shows all calculations/analyses leading to a conclusion about macroeconomic indicators in the U.S. and its comparison with other economies. Your presentation should include answers to the questions asked in the above two sections. Remember to adhere to APA guidelines, standards, and formatting.
Submit your PowerPoint presentation to your instructor for evaluation. Your presentation should contain at least 10 slides containing all required information.