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GDP Research Paper Kechen Sun Econ-201 Spring 2016 Gross Domestic Product, also known as GDP, is defined as the dollar value of all final goods and service produced within the border of a country during a specific period of time, typically in one year. GDP measures the value for the whole country, and it also changes quickly. We can take a look at the trends of US GDP in the website of the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the time period shown in the BEA release highlights document (2015, bea.gov), it is clear that real GDP increased 2.0 percent in the third quarter of 2015, according to the third estimate by the BEA. The document also states that the main driver of the increasing GDP is the rise in consumer spending on…show more content…
According to easynomics.com, from Q3 2012-Q2 2015, there was a confirmed upward trend with real GDP rising which translates to approximately 2.26 percent annual growth rate. Although the increase rate is too slow that people may not feel the recovery, but it does suggest the increase. My prediction is that GDP will increase steadily in the future. According to econedlink.org, a nation’s maximum or potential GDP or its potential output is the highest level of output that can be maintained over the long term, given any constraints on the nation’s productive resources. And a limit supply of labor, natural resource, service and capital will result in the limit of potential output, which means, the limit of GDP (2015, econedlink). Besides, according to our textbook, the determinants of economic growth to which we can attribute changes in growth rates include four supply factors: changes in the quantity and quality of natural resources, changes in the quantity and quality of human resources, changes in the stock of capital goods, and improvements in technology (2015, McConnell) . And also according to econedlink.com, when an economy is at full employment, no more workers can be hired for additional job. But now given the high unemployment in US right now, there should be enough workers available for service or production. Although US’s current GDP may be below its potential right now, a change
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