U.S. Economy

The United States has the world’s largest economy as measured by gross domestic product. More than two-thirds of the country’s economic growth is driven by consumer spending. The United States is the largest importer and second-largest exporter in the world. Most international transactions around the world are conducted in U.S. dollars, which have served as the world’s reserve currency since the end of World War II.

This page features a collection of content on macroeconomic and microeconomic topics, including small businesses, consumer spending, supply chains, U.S. GDP, and business cycles.


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Gregory Casey, Matthew Gibson, Stephie Fried
Series: FedViews
Brigitte Roth Tran
Adam Hale Shapiro, Hamza Abdelrahman, Luiz Edgard Oliveira
Brigid Meisenbacher, Ethan Goode, Huiyu Li, John G. Fernald