Grade 9-12
On-Demand Webinar

Macroeconomics 302: Business Cycles- Recession vs. Depression

July 09 7:00-8:00pm ET
Time: 60 mins,
Updated: January 28 2021,
Presenter: Tawni Ferrarini


Teachers will be able to:

  • Identify the last key recessions in the U.S.
  • Define a business cycle and describe the interplay of key economic indicators.
  • Compare and contrast a recession and a depression. 

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In this economics webinar, teachers will examine factors that influence levels of production, income, employment, and prices.


This webinar will examine the particular business cycles of the Great Depression (1929-33) and the Great Recession of 2008. By comparing and contrasting the two, each phase of a business cycle will be described, actual GDP to potential will be compared, and global business cycle indicators will be highlighted.