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Bird Flu in U.S. Clips Industry's Wing

Please find the article "Bird Flu in U.S. Clips Industry's Wing; Mild Form of Avian Disease In Delaware Thwarts Hopes Of Fast Gain in Sales to Asia" by Scott Kilman in Wall Street Journal. (Eastern edition). New York, N.Y.: Feb 11, 2004. pg. A.2. You can find it in the UoP library database.

a. Do you think the issue discussed in this article is a microeconomics issue or macroeconomics issue? Please explain why you think it is the case.

b. What happened to the demand (or quantity demanded) for the chickens in Thailand and China? What happened to the supply (or quantity supplied) for the chickens in Thailand and China? What happened to the equilibrium price and quantity of chicken in Thailand and China? (hint: use the supply-demand diagram will help you analyze the question.)

c. What happened to the demand (or quantity demanded) for the chickens in U.S. while there was an outbreak of bird flu in Delaware? What happened to supply (or quantity supplied) of the chickens in U.S. while there was an outbreak in Delaware? (hint: use the supply-demand diagram will help you analyze the question.)

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Bird Flu in U.S. Clips Industry's Wing
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The issue discuss in this article is the macroeconomic issue because it is concerned with the overall market or economy and it examines the birds and not any specified species of birds. It gives the view of the whole poultry industries. In this case, the consequence of avian influenza in Delaware is gimping the whole United States poultry industry's plans and the diseases across Asia. In this case, environmental issues pertain to the general business environment in which a business operates. The critical issue of 'Bird Flu' affected the whole poultry industry. Macroeconomics analyzed the cause of major critical issue i.e. outbreak of a far more dangerous type of the ...

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