The Fed Explains Real Versus Potential GDP

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How can the Federal Reserve affect the gross domestic product of America? Find out how the duties of the Fed coincide with the GDP and unemployment rate of the country with a short video from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have class members calculate their own potential as illustrated in the video before moving on to the potential GDP
  • Include in an economics discussion
Classroom Considerations
  • Video is applicable to any region in the United States
  • Most effective if learners have some knowledge of the GDP
  • Does not include a full transcript, unlike previous videos in the series
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Includes an infographic on GDP for learners to compare and contrast
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