Charts for Presentations

All teams are required to present data on six indicators and encouraged to include additional important economic indicators in their presentation. For your convenience, we have posted the updated charts with these indicators below. You can copy these charts and use them in your own presentation, if you wish. Some of the charts have associated questions (click on those links below to see the charts and questions). We strongly recommend that teams analyze ALL the charts and answer the questions that accompany them. In each instance:

  • Make sure you understand what is being measured on both axes.
  • Explain what the indicator reveals about the current economy and what may occur in the future.
  • Notice how this indicator usually behaves over the business cycle.
  • Identify what does the indicator tells you about the best course of monetary policy.
Indicator Chart Questions pdf Print version of questions for required charts and some additional charts


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Sample Policy Questions »


Economic Indicators 

 Required  |   Additional  |   All 

1. Civilian Unemployment Rate »
2. Core Consumer Price Index or Personal Consumption Expenditures »
3. Headline Consumer Price Index or Personal Consumption Expenditures »
4. Effective Federal Funds Rate »
5. Real Gross Domestic Product »
6. Total Nonfarm Payrolls Employment »



Civilian Unemployment Rate 

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Core Consumer Price Index or Personal Consumption Expenditures 

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Headline Consumer Price Index or Personal Consumption Expenditures 

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Effective Federal Funds Rate 

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Real Gross Domestic Product 

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Total Nonfarm Payroll Employment 

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