Learning Objectives

  1. Examine the ways in which federal economic policy shapes the financial health of Americans and the ways in which Americans’ financial health impacts the national economy.
  2. Understand the United States’ approach to fiscal policy and the tools that are used to measure and implement those policies, including the federal budget.
  3. Explain different approaches to solving the student debt problem and the tools the federal government has at its disposal to try to address the issue.
  4. Summarize the role of the Federal Reserve System in guiding national monetary policy.