Student’s Name: __________________________________________________ Date: _____________________________________
USA: Measures of Economic Well-Being 2016 2017 2018 Increase or Decrease?
Gross Domestic Product (GDP):
U.S. Debt (go to the website for the Bureau of the Public Debt, www.publicdebt.treas.gov):
State of Budget (Surplus or Deficit)
Consumer Price Index (CPI):
Producer Price Index (PPI):
Per capita income:
BUS 300 – The American Economy
Use the Internet to complete the chart on the preceding page.
After completing the chart, write a 1-2 page memorandum that summarizes the information on the chart. Write a narrative, which a short story
or essay, that explains the reason for the change in each measure. Two to three 2-3 sentences for each measure is all that is necessary.
For example, if the chart indicates that the CPI has increased over the 3-year period, offer substantive reasons to explain the annual increases.
Due Thursday, Week 4