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GDP and Pizza Short Courses

In the GDP and Pizza: Economics for Life course, students can learn what GDP (gross domestic product) is, what the components of GDP are, how GDP is measured, and the difference between real and nominal GDP. They can also learn the difference between levels of GDP and percentage change in GDP, what a trend growth rate is, and how GDP data are used in policy decisions.

As an alternative, they can take one or more of three short courses:

GDP: What Is It?

This course defines GDP, explains its components, and defines per capita GDP.

•  Take the GDP: What Is It? online course.

•  Teachers: Learn more about the GDP: What Is It? online course for teachers and students.

GDP: Measurement and Growth

This course explains how GDP is measured, the difference between real and nominal GDP, the difference between levels of GDP and percentage change in GDP, and what a trend growth rate is.

•  Take the GDP: Measurement and Growth online course.

•  Teachers: Learn more about the GDP: Measurement and Growth online course for teachers and students.

GDP: Policy

This course explains how GDP data are used in fiscal and monetary policy decisions.

•  Take the GDP: Policy online course.

•  Teachers: Learn more about the GDP: Policy online course for teachers and students.

GDP and Pizza: Economics for Life

Also view our online course GDP and Pizza: Economics for Life. This one complete online course encompasses all of the short courses on GDP.

•  Take the GDP and Pizza: Economics for Life online course.

•  Teachers: Learn more about the GDP and Pizza: Economics for Life online course for teachers and students.

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Audience:   High School, College, Consumers
Language:   English
Subjects:   Economics, Civics/Government
Resource Types:   Online Course
Concepts:   Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Fiscal Policy, Monetary Policy