Note: This is post #109 in a weekly video series on basic economics.
Rather than moving at a steady pace, economic growth ebbs and flows and has booms and busts. Economists refer to these ups and downs around a country’s long-term GDP growth trend as “business fluctuations.”
In this video by Marginal Revolution University, Alex Tabarrok discusses one of the most significant forms of fluctuations: recessions.
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