Why Do We Still Study the Great Depression?

In this video, Great Depression expert David Wheelock of the St. Louis Fed discusses several reasons why the Great Depression remains a topic of much study. It was among the worst economic periods in American history, its causes are still debated, and it is useful for teaching and learning–especially in economics and history.

David Wheelock discusses the Great Depression as part of an economic education workshop at the St. Louis Fed. This is Part 1 of that presentation. Recorded July 11, 2013.

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