Microeconomics Slides

Topics related to households, businesses, and other economic agents that contribute to the aggregate economy.

Personal Saving Rate: Delayed Consumption

September 8, 2015

What happens to income that households do not spend? This DataPost entry considers savings and how deferred spending relates to interest rates and inflation.

Labor Force Participation Rates: Measuring Workforce Engagement

May 11, 2015

Who is active in the labor force? Behavioral patterns among teenagers, prime-age men and women, and older workers have important implications for the path of unemployment.

Does Education Matter? Job Losses Since the Great Recession

December 8, 2014

See how unemployment by educational attainment has changed since the Great Recession.

Income Inequality: Measuring the Gap

October 6, 2014

Using median household income, learn about a method to track trends in income inequality.

Median Household Income: Life in the Middle

October 6, 2014

Building on the overall household distribution, learn about the trend in median household incomes as a precursor to income inequality.

U.S. Household Incomes: A Snapshot

October 6, 2014

Learn about the U.S. household income distribution as a jumping-off point for understanding income inequality.

The Housing Boom: Home Prices Outpaced Income Gains

October 5, 2012

See the extent to which house prices outpaced gains in disposable income during the housing bubble.

College Debt: Rising Student Loan Balances

May 22, 2012

Student loan dollars have grown as college costs have increased. See how federal and nonfederal loan dollars have changed since 2000.