Guide to the Web for Economics
CHAPTER 5

Macroeconomic Measures


All organizations and individuals are affected in some way by the performance of the economy and by economic policy formulated by government officials. Some of the major "yardsticks" for assessing the performance of the economy and setting economic policy include gross domestic product to measure the nation's output, the consumer price index to gauge inflation, and the unemployment rate. The URLs for the macroeconomic measures in this chapter are grouped by the categories of:


Measuring Economic Growth

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Global Index

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Prices and Inflation

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Global Index

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Unemployment

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Global Index

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Business Cycles and the Economy


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