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?
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.
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
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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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
List the four components of GDP and provide an example of each, explaining how each item affects you and the way that you live today.
Exercise 1 XYZ Corporation operates in a perfectly competitive market. Due to robust economic growth XYZ corporation made above normal profits. Taking into account the characteristics of this market, explain what will happen to ââ?¬¢ The number of firms in the market ââ?¬¢ The market supply curve ââ?¬¢ Th
Go to this in-class Economics lecture by Dr. Yoram Bauman and write your thoughts on what he presented. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPUEgEdCTp8&feature=related Dr. Bauman answers this question - "What do we need governments for?" Give your answer.
Give a brief summary of economic costs (i.e. how are they different from accounting costs). In the short-run, why might a firm still operate even when there is a loss. Attached article...Maquiladoras: Impact on Texas Border Cities, How does this article apply the marginal decision rule to the problem of choosing the mix of
The Millennuim Development Goals (MDGs)targets were to be acheived by 2015.A few will be met; many others will not. In either case despite great progress, poverty will remain a very serious ongoing concern. So what comes after 2015 to keep attention focussed on ending global poverty? The process of developing the MDGs and gainin
Macro economic questions: supply and demand, profit maximization, government intervention, multinational risk factors.
Q1) Explain how each of the following will affect the market for crude oil. Make sure you highlight whether supply or demand is affected and whether price will rise or fall. If possible illustrate each answer with a diagram. Case 1. The government subsidizes the transition to vehicle powered natural gas. Case 2. Job growth rem
What are 2-3 methods currently being used to encourage economic growth for the typical firm in Hong Kong and typical firm in Singapore? Which method of encouraging growth would one suggest for these typical companies in these 2 countries? Explain your rationale for your choice.
Discuss the current tax treatment of capital gains under the personal income tax. Why do some economists argue that reduction in the rate of taxation and capital gains can actually increase tax revenue collected from such gains?
Q11. Discuss the current tax treatment of capital gains under the personal income tax. Why do some economists argue that reduction in the rate of taxation and capital gains can actually increase tax revenue collected from such gains?
You are asked to address a professional meeting and explain microeconomics, macroeconomics and their differences. Please answer the following questions: 1. What are the main differences between microeconomics and macroeconomics? Provide an example of a microeconomic and macroeconomic phenomenon. 2. Would you give an exam
1.What might trigger an abrupt decline in consumer spending? 2.Identify and list all factors that impact the level of consumption. 3.Choose one factor of consumption and describe what would be the impact on the whole economy if that factor of consumption had declined. 4.Find an article on decreased consumer spending,