Jan 13 2012

Planet Money answers the question: “What is GDP?”

Published by at 8:52 am under GDP,Macroeconomics

The folks at my favorite podcast, NPR’s Planet Money, recently produced a five minute video answering the questions, “What is GDP?”. This could be a good resource when introducing the topic to high school students:


About the author:  Jason Welker teaches International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Economics at Zurich International School in Switzerland. In addition to publishing various online resources for economics students and teachers, Jason developed the online version of the Economics course for the IB and is has authored two Economics textbooks: Pearson Baccalaureate’s Economics for the IB Diploma and REA’s AP Macroeconomics Crash Course. Jason is a native of the Pacific Northwest of the United States, and is a passionate adventurer, who considers himself a skier / mountain biker who teaches Economics in his free time. He and his wife keep a ski chalet in the mountains of Northern Idaho, which now that they live in the Swiss Alps gets far too little use. Read more posts by this author

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