21 episodes

The Economic Lowdown podcast series is produced by the Economic Education department of the St. Louis Fed for high school and college students. The series covers topics in economics, banking and monetary policy. The podcasts use clear, simple language to describe the economic concepts presented. In the end, students see how economic principles affect the choices they make in their everyday lives.

Economic Lowdown St. Louis Fed

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    • 4.9 • 12 Ratings

The Economic Lowdown podcast series is produced by the Economic Education department of the St. Louis Fed for high school and college students. The series covers topics in economics, banking and monetary policy. The podcasts use clear, simple language to describe the economic concepts presented. In the end, students see how economic principles affect the choices they make in their everyday lives.

    Fiscal Policy

    Fiscal Policy

    “Recession” is one of the scariest words in economics. The loss of jobs and income can have lasting impacts on people’s lives. How does the economy get back on track when it’s off course? In this episode, learn about how the government uses fisc

    • 11 min
    Fiscal Policy

    Fiscal Policy

    In this episode of the Economic Lowdown podcast series, you’ll learn about how the Federal Reserve uses monetary policy to influence the economy.

    • 7 min
    Costs of Production and the Shutdown Decision

    Costs of Production and the Shutdown Decision

    This episode of The Economic Lowdown podcast series describes how businesses consider costs when making decisions – including about whether to shut down.

    • 8 min
    The Business Cycle

    The Business Cycle

    Economists use the term business cycle to describe the ups and downs, or fluctuations, in an economy.

    • 8 min
    Elasticity of Demand

    Elasticity of Demand

    Elasticity is a measure of how sensitive, or responsive, consumers are to a change in price.

    • 11 min
    Public Goods

    Public Goods

    This episode of The Economic Lowdown defines the characteristics of private and public goods and explains why these characteristics help determine who is best positioned to produce each.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Thesweetlife3842 ,

Great intro to Econ for my high schoolers

Love listening to these with my high school kids - engaging and short enough for their attention spans!

ilovechristmas4 ,

Every American should listen!

This is Econ 101. Basics of how U.S. economy works in an approachable, succinct, and practical format.

Constanza from NY ,

Fantastic

This of podcast provides information in a clear and interesting format. Love it!

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