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FRED Interactive: FREDcasting Real GDP

Changes in gross domestic product (GDP) represent increases or decreases in the production of goods and services and are the headline indicator of overall economic conditions. In this interactive lesson, students learn to visualize the growth rate of GDP and use a FRED graph to play the FREDcast forecasting game.

Related: Gross Domestic Product - The Economic Lowdown Podcast Series, Episode 13, an audio recording using clear, simple language to describe economic concepts.

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Audience:   High School, College
Language:   English
Subjects:   Economics, Data Literacy
Resource Types:   Data, Charts/Graphs, Online Course
Concepts:   Business Cycle, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)