In economics, a recession is a business cycle contraction, a general slowdown in economic activity. Macroeconomic indicators such as GDP, employment, investment spending, capacity utilization, household income, business profits, and inflation fall, while bankruptcies and the unemployment rate rise. Recessions generally occur when there is a widespread drop in spending, often following an adverse supply shock or the bursting of an economic bubble. Governments usually respond to recessions by adopting expansionary macroeconomic policies, such as increasing money supply, increasing government spending and decreasing taxation. In a 1975 New York Times article, economic statistician Julius Shiskin suggested several rules of thumb for defining a recession, one of which was "two down consecutive quarters of GDP". In time, the other rules of thumb were forgotten. Some economists prefer a definition of a 1.5% rise in unemployment within 12 months. In the United States, the Business Cycle...
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Sunil Ks
Sunil Ks and 4 more commented on the discussion by Akanksha Singh
on Oct 26, 2014 , 11:52 pm
Akanksha Singh - What steps should be taken to create more employment??
since we can see that in our day to day life recession is increasing. due to unemployment people are facing more problems. what should be the steps taken by the government??? more »
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Sanjay commented on the discussion by Khalid Aamir
on Oct 07, 2014 , 11:05 am
Khalid Aamir - Indian economy heading to 1991 crisis?
Indian PM Manmohan Singh might be a great economist but I don't have any faith in him. Now that he has said that there is "no chance" of India going back to the economic situation of 1991 with the drastic downfall of rupee, I'm suddenly more »
Namo Fan
Namo Fan and 2 more commented on the blog by Karan Samal
on Sep 21, 2014 , 11:26 pm
Karan Samal - Globalization : The comparison between USA & rest of the world including India
What is Globalization? Its is term if you type it in Google, you will get more results if you type Globalisation than¬†Globalization. Difference in English language you see? Nowadays there is a new type of English known as Hinglish or Indian English. Well, that is not the point. The world is a Globalised platform. However the seaming success of Globalization is its Failure. The seaming success of Globalization is America!!Which is a rich country between India & America? or China & more »
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