Real GDP growth for 2nd quarter of 2012 was just revised to 1.3% from 1.7%. Is this good and why did this happen?
What is the current GDP growth rate for the U.S.? Examine the trend over the past few years. What stage of the Business Cycle would the U.S. economy be in currently given the trends? Why might GDP not be considered an accurate measure of economic well-being of a country? Identify at least three limitations of GDP as a measure o
How can you avoid the weakening dollar due to its depreciation as a result of inflation by weakening the economy by raising interest rates? Based on the view of Milton Friedman.
A synthesis is a summary of the important points in an article. For this synthesis, the response must include the how and why this information is important to economics. The attached article is the one being used in this question.
Assess the implication of a government budget surplus on the following: a. National saving b. Interest rates c. Private investment d. Economic growth e. Future living standards When assessing the effects of the budget surplus, list the assumptions you are making.
Problem 1 Over the last 15 years the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal have joined forces to produce an annual Index of Economic Freedom. This index defines 10 economic freedoms used to measure the level of economic freedom in countries around the world. Explore the website for the Index of Economic Freedom. Be su
I've stated below the questions I'm having some difficulty with as well as my thoughts on the answer. 1) Households make four kinds of economic decisions (textbook, pp. 4-5). Suppose you have two households with the same income. Household A has one income earner and Household B has two income earners. How would the four typ
Think of a business firm you recently visited (such as Walmart, Home Depot, Red Lobster, Barnes & Noble, McDonald's, etc.). What motivated the producers of all the individual products in the store to make them and offer them for sale? How did the producers decide on the best combinations of resources to use? Who made those resou
I need help with the following questions: - How would you deal with the uncertainty in macroeconomic forecasts? - How do business cycles affect the performances of Coca Cola? - What could Coca Cola do to mitigate any undesirable effects of business cycles?
You are hired as a business consultant to a Senator. She heard the association between the unemployment rate and economic growth, and asks you to estimate the relationship so that she could propose a policy to lower the unemployment rate. Question: Given the relationship you estimated and the most recent GDP growth rate (most
Please help with a part of an assignment, its says: A manufacturing organization is considering expansion to India or Brazil What has happened to the value of the real exchange rate over time? What is the significance of this change in value? What are bid-ask spreads for each currency? Include your calculations.
A) What possible macroeconomic arguments might President Obama use to defend his $862 billion fiscal stimulus package as a part of his economic recovery plans? B) Why do you think the critics were so much concerned that this stimulus package might be bad economic policy, and not just for the US, but for the world economy? D
I need some help formulating a response on the major current economic events in china relating to the economic impact on growth and international resources and trade.
Evaluate the impact of globalization on domestic governance. Identify and explicate at least three significant factors requiring domestic changes.
What are some of the damaging effects deflation has on an economy? What would be a monetary policy prescription to reduce or eliminate deflation? How would deflation affect your business or a business you are familiar with?
Economic growth, as measured by increases in real GDP per capita, is a goal for most countries. This is often interpreted as an increase in economic welfare for citizens. How would you evaluate this assertion? If there are reasons to dispute it, why is it a nearly universally recognized goal? Are there better methods for measuri
Please help me with the following question: The U.S. Congress is currently debating the new budget (2012). Most Republicans want to reduce federal spending. Democrats do not want to reduce federal spending by as much as Republicans do. Should federal spending be drastically reduced? Yes or no? Thank you.
A newly established Internet Cafe is looking to expand its operations. What would happen if the forecast to open 208 stores per year is wrong? What would happen to the costs if the growth rate was half as much as expected? This does not need to be a detailed economic analysis.
For a developing country to grow, it needs capital. The major source of capital in most countries is domestic saving, but the goal of stimulating domestic saving usually is in conflict with government policies aimed at reducing inequality in the distribution of income. Comment on this trade-off between equity and growth. How wou
Analyse the issues of where, when, and how to be considered by an organisation planning an international entry strategy
Analyse the issues of where, when, and how to be considered by an organisation planning an international entry strategy. How can the potential benefits be made to exceed the risks? Any examples from real companies? Shenkar, O. & Luo, Y. (2007) International business. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
1. Explain why hyperinflation has such a devastating impact on economies. Explain what it takes to stop hyperinflation. 2. Why is there free trade between states in the United States but not necessarily between countries? 3. When the world's economies are on a fixed gold standard and the discoveries of gold do not keep pace wi
Describe the various components of fluctuations in economy activity over time. Because economic activity fluctuates, how is long-term growth possible? Why do economists pay more attention to national economies than to state or provincial economies? How did the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center
What are the limits to long-term economic growth in the U.S.? Is there anything that the government can do to address these limits, or would it be a bad idea to try?
Assess President Obama and the Congressional Majority Democrats' stimulus, budgetary, and health care initiatives in the context of promoting Economic Growth and Development. In your view, are the Democrats' policy initiatives aimed more at encouraging Economic Growth or Economic Development? Or are they aimed at both? Defend yo
What are the prime rate, the discount rate, and the federal funds rate? Who controls these rates? What would you expect to happen in the general economy if these rates are all increased? Decreased? Give examples.
Should the government subsidize alternative fuel options given all you have learned about expectations and growth? Give special thought to the following two statements: 1) Can technology create a new future and 2) what incentives are needed for business to adopt new technology? Defend your position using economic principles cons
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a) UPDATE THE KEY NATIONAL INCOME AND PRODUCT ACCOUNT NUMBERS Go to the Bureau of Economic Analysis Web site, www.bea.gov, and access the BEA interactively by selecting National Accounts and then National Income and Product Account Tables. Select Frequently Requested NIPA Tables, and find Table 1.1.5 on GDP. Find out GDP by its
The Federal Reserve Bank controls the money supply and interest rates in the United States. How good, or bad, a job has it done over the last two years? Why? What could it or should it have done differently? Why? Please provide references to support your position. Thank you.
Do a Web search for the Web site of Walgreens.http://investor.walgreens.com/annual.cfm. Locate the annual report to stockholders on the Web site. Answer the following questions: 1. What does the report say about the corporation view of future business challenges and the market in which it operates? 2. Does Walgreens see long-run