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Ben Bernanke - 14th Chairman of the Federal Reserve

How would you rate Ben Bernanke's performance as Chairman of the Federal Reserve? Can you suggest any improvements for his management of our central bank? Reference an be found at: Thanks in advance for your answer.

Key Provisions of Tax Cuts Passed by Congress

Question: What were the key provisions of the tax cuts passed by Congress in spring 2003? How would these tax cuts be represented by the aggregate expenditure model and the IS curve? (Reminder: APA format must be used for writing.) Bullet points not allowed. Detailed explanation must be provided. All charts, tables, grap

Measures and Indicators: GDP, national income, unemployment, inflation

Examine the most recent issue of International Economic Trends, published by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. You will notice percent changes in economic data for seven countries and the Euro Area. We need to compare indicators for the United States to those of other countries and form a view about the future. Intern

Multipul choice questions:

1. Consider a four year pure discount bond with a face value of $1000, if the current price is $850, compute the annualized yield of this pure discount bond. a) 5.57% b) 5.00% c) 4.15% d) 3.30% e) none of the above 2. The ________________ is the discount rate that makes the present value of the bond's stream of prom

Analysis of the Business Cycle

Go to the web site of the Bureau of Labor Statistics at and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (National Economic Accounts) at or any other data source and collect the most recent 6 months of data on real GDP growth, inflation, and unemployment. Based on this information, write a 3-4

Evaluating Companies for Prospects

This is the 3rd part of post # 264114, and again the Company is TD Capital Trust 1. Find another company in the same industry as your chosen company. This company does not have to be trading on the Canadian Venture Exchange, but it should be a Canadian company that is listed. For the two companies, compare the following: 1

Financial Plan Preparation

Note: the Company selected for question 1 is TD Capital Trust. (TDD.M) 1. Regarding the company you selected a. describe what business your company operates in. b. evaluate your company and its prospects, in light of current economic conditions. You should: • identify the business cycle phase you think Canada i


Since February 2008 the Fed has been supplementing its open market operations with a greatly expanded program of direct lending (both overnight and short term 28 and 84 day loans) to commercial banks and commercial bank holding companies. It also initiated a program to buy commercial paper from money market funds. A) Explain

Economic Indicators Forecast

Compare and contrast at least two different 18-month forecasts for Gross Domestic Product (United States) and graph them. Include a reconciliation of the differences between the forecasts for GDP and a rationalization for which forecast you believe is most accurate. Defend your opinion.

Nominal and Real GDP and their use

Prepare a two- to three-page analysis by answering the questions below. Be sure to cite your references using APA format. What is nominal GDP? What is real GDP? What is included in each? Why are these measures important? What do they tell us? What was GDP for the last two years? Use the data at the following Web site to ans

Agrarian society

Discussion Questions a. How did economic theory manifest itself in agrarian societies? b. Which of the causes of the industrial revolution was the most important? Why? c. What is the likelihood of a second industrial revolution in underdeveloped countries today? d. What was the impact of warfare on the industr

The Economic Growth in Hong Kong and Singapore

The World Bank is currently advising newly industrialized countries on how to encourage growth and they have asked for your help. Using the internet and other resources, research the factors behind economic growth in Hong Kong and Singapore. Which of these methods of encouraging growth would you suggest to a newly industriali

Introduction to Macroeconomics, Productivity and Growth

I would really appreciate any help that I can get with the following questions. 1. Which of the following statements regarding Gross Domestic Product is not true? a. It is a stock variable. b. It is measured for a particular time period, usually one year. c. It is perhaps the most effective mean

Growth and the PPF

I would appreciate any help that I can get to answer the two parts to this question. Please view the attachment for the production possibilities frontier chart. 1. (Growth and the PPF) Use the production possibilities frontier (PPF) to demonstrate economic growth. a. With consumption goods on one axis and capital goods on

Introduction to Macroeconomics, Productivity and Growth

I would really appreciate any help that I can get with these to questions. Question 1 Why do economists pay more attention to national economies than state or regional economies? Question 2 What factors might contribute to a low level of productivity in an economy? Compare these to the rapid productivity growth exp


Please refer to attached word document and answer the following three questions: 1. Briefly describe the article. Why is this article interesting? 2. How does the article relate to the economic terms? (Choose 2 terms) 3. What are the future implications of this article and its effects on the economy?

Questions related to microeconomics

I have pulled 14 questions out of a pool of 30 that I would like to receive some help on. The assistance with each of these questions will allow me to figure out the remaining problems since some are similar in content.

Microeconomic Policy and its Principles

Assume that the economy is already in a recession, and both the President and Congress have decided to do something to restore the economy. Both agree that lowering taxes would not be a good idea, but do believe that it is in the best interest of the economy to increase government spending in defense, education & infrastructure.

Real GDP

1.Assume last year's real GDP was $7,000 billion, this year's nominal GDP is $8,820 billion, and the GDP-deflator for this year is 120. What was the growth rate of real GDP? Does this show an improvement in economic welfare? (Clearly explain your answer) 2.Suppose the value of the French Franc in terms of the dollar is

Explain the business value of economic indicators

Please describe 3 economic indicators, and explain the business value of economic indicators. Provide a 350-450 word explanation please. I just need your input (please provide your own input not just a list of references.

Macroeconomics IP 2 1-2 pages

Use the following data to answer questions 1-3 (be sure to provide all calculations). Quanity Prices Year CD's Tennis Racquets CD's Tennis Racquets 2005 90 180 $18 $100 2006 100 190 $20 $11


Discussion Question 1 British Prime Minister Lady Thatcher proposed a poll tax that levied an equal amount of tax on each citizen regardless of his or her income. This tax was repealed after a brief trial period. Why do you think this tax was unpopular? Discuss the pros and cons of the tax and arrive at a conclusive answer.

The Importance of Economic Growth

Why is economic growth important? Why could the difference between a 2.5 percent and a 3 percent annual growth rate be of great significance over several decades?


Hurricane Katrina may sting U.S. economic growth by choking energy supplies even as the damages caused by the storm spur massive rebuilding and emergency government spending. Economists, while emphasizing that few concrete damage assessments have yet been made, said the major hurricane that struck the country's key Louisiana