Teachers will be able to:
- Distinguish between deficits and debt.
- Explain that federal deficits are financed through higher taxes, the sale of government securities, the issuance of new government securities, and purchase of bonds held by the public with new money.
- Analyze the impact of each on real output and price levels.
In this economics webinar, we will simulate activities that show how federal budget deficits and surpluses affect the national debt.
After an introduction to the basics of federal deficit and public debt, participants will be able to analyze the effects of different funding scenarios on production, income and ballooning public debt. This presentation will give teachers the opportunity to see groupwork activities in action.