Student Showcase

How does a recession occur? Better yet, what even is a recession? Although most Americans have been affected by at least one recession, many individuals do not really know what a recession is or what causes one. This project will define a recession and examine the variables that can trigger one. It will also explore the effectiveness of public policies that are aimed at preventing recessions. Lastly, the project will compare and contrast the evolution of economic thought and public policy since the Great Depression, in an attempt to answer the following question: “Are policy makers more effective at preventing and alleviating recessions today than they were during the Great Depression?”

Recession Obsession