COVID-19's Effects on the Economy and the Fed's Response (Page One Economics)

The U.S. economy started strong in 2020, but then the COVID-19 pandemic brought about the most abrupt economic slowdown in U.S. history. The September 2020 issue of Page One Economics® describes Federal Reserve actions that stabilized financial markets and bolstered the economy.

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Education Level: 9-12 College Non-educators
Subjects: AP Economics Economics
Concepts: Federal Reserve System-functions Monetary Policy Business Cycle
Resource Types: Publication Lesson
Languages: English
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