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Commodity money and fiat money

Dear OTA: Could you please answer the following questions on monetary policy to better help me understand economics. Thank you very much! Question 1: Describe the differences between commodity money and fiat money, making sure to explain what makes fiat money work. Question 2: Define and explain the money multiplier. I

Population Growth Rates Report

I need help so I can write a report including a list of the top ten countries according to population size including the average population growth rates and with the potential return of FDI of the top country on the list. I've included a scenario to help give an idea as to what I'm looking for. Consider: Eureka! Your compan

Evaluated TMV Industries' Capital Structure

Capital Structure Need help figuring this out. Please provide a DETAILED solution with calculations and formulas where needed. The answers should be pretty simple. a.Read the following case located in the text. CASE STUDY: Evaluated TMV Industries' Capital Structure. b.Prepare a 350-700 word memo to the Pr

Economics and happiness

I need some help with this question: A traditional definition in economics is that Economics is the "efficient utilization of limited productive resources for the purpose of attaining maximum satisfaction of human material wants." That is, we try to wisely/effectively use our scarce resources (land, labor, capital, entrepren

Circular Flow

I need help finding an article that discusses the circular flow of goods and services. Please help me summarize the article's main points. Then, I need to find one source that disagrees with the article's position---highlight why. Include your opinion on the matter. Please include the reference info. for the articles found s

Opening to Immigrants

Peterson has just graduated from college and is now a junior member of the staff of a U.S. senator. He has been asked to draft a statement detailing the senator's position on the economic growth implications of immigration. His research on the topic has uncovered the following facts. First, more than a fifth of scientists act

Calculating the Per Capita Real GDP

Part I Consider the following data. Country Population Real GDP ($ billions) A 10 55 B 20 60 C 5 70 What is the per capita real GDP in each of these countries? Part II Now consider the following hypothetical situation: Per capita real GDP in country L is three times as high as in country M. The economic growth

Supply and Demand

Need help in formulating a DETAILED answer to this question: From a purely economic point of view, what role, if any, should the government play in affecting the supply and demand of a key commodity such as gasoline or electricity?

Technological improvements will

Technological improvements will a. leave the production possibilities curve unchanged b. shift the production possibilities curve inward c. shift the production possibilities curve outward d. necessarily lead to increased unemployment my answer is C Which of the following is not a factor of production a. labor b. m

Economic Indicator Forecast for Housing Industry

Please help me with ideas for the following: Using the two economic indicators selected for your Housing Industry Overview Paper assignment, prepare a 300-350-word paper in which you: and contrast at least two different 18-month forecasts for each of the two economic indicators. 2. Include in your paper a reco

Memorandum - Articulate how companies make project selection decisions.

The meeting with the analyst went well. However, you want to crunch the numbers yourself to ensure accuracy. Furthermore, you need to consider the project in the broader context of how the new production facility can help the company increase output and, more importantly, profits. You know that the CFO will ask you to analyze th

Federal Reserve

Please explain in detail the Federal Reserve's Interest Rate Policy and Economic Recovery. If you provide information from somewhere else please give me the reference so that I can dig deeper to better understand. Thanks

Economics Finance

1) The Joe company is experiencing financial difficulties. Its dividends and earnings are falling at a constant rate of 7% per year. It's stock just paid an annual common stock dividend of $1.50 per share; the stock has a beta of o:45; three-month U.S Treasury Bill rate is 4.8%, and the market risk premium is 7%. What's the va

Based on the analysis you did on CPI's valuation and in the context of the valuation of the major consumer products companies (look at the price-to-earnings ratio of CPI versus the competitors), do you believe analysts think your firm is undervalued?

Based on the analysis on CPI's valuation and in the context of the valuation of the major consumer products companies (look at the price-to-earnings ratio of CPI versus the competitors), do you believe analysts think your firm is undervalued? Could that perception change if the economic climate changes? Do you believe CPI's valu

Economic Discussion Questions

Currently, AIDS is spreading rapidly in China and India. If the governments of these nations fail to stop the spread of AIDS, what are the likely consequences for future economic grow5th in China and India? In 1989, a massive protest against political repression in China was halted by the government's massacre of more than 1

Two P's

"Connor knows that the two "P" represent the key to sustained economic development for the low-income countries. The two "P" are labour productivity growth and poverty reduction. Kelly argues that there are important key development strategies which would improve productivity growth and achieve poverty reduction at the same t

Economic Trends and the Airlines Industry

I need help in writing a paper that provides an economic profile of the Airline industry. Include an industry profile, Industry size information and current developments and trends within the industry. How does the economy effect the Airline Industry? What are economic influences that affect the industry in a negative way?

Economic Concepts

I am preparing a booklet of the skills and information that I gained from my economics class so that I have the information for future classes. I am doing it on the Technological Industry and I need help in putting it together below is what it have to consist of. A. Industry Research Introduction (background, preview majo

US Economy and Ten Principles of Economics

Look at a newspaper or at the Web site to find one story about the economy that has been in the news lately. For the story, identify one (or more) of the Ten Principles of Economics, and explain how it is relevant.

Economics Questions

Large federal budget deficits a. can best be reduced by automatic stabilizers b. make it difficult to use discretionary fiscal policy c. in the mid to late 1980s were the result of a severe recession d. still constitute only about 1 percent of GDP e. have little to do with the growth of the federal debt The lower tax rat

Economics Questions

Assume autonomous net taxes rise by $500; the marginal propensity to consume = 3/4. Net exports, planned investment, taxes, and government purchases are autonomous and remain fixed. As a result, equilibrium real GDP demanded will a. rise by $500 b. fall by $500 c. rise by $1,500 d. fall by $1,500 e. rise by $2,000 Whic

Financial Economics

1. The dividends of Charles Schwab Co. are expected to grow indefinitely by 5% per year. a. If this year's year-end dividend is $8 and the firm's required rate of return is 10% per year, what must the current stock price be according to the DDM? b. If the expected earnings per share are $12, what is the implied value of the

present value of growth opportunities

1. The market consensus is that Analog Electronic Corporation has an ROE = 12%, a beta of 1.25, and it plans to maintain indefinitely its traditional plowback ratio of 2/3. This year's earnings were $3 per share. The annual dividend was just paid. The consensus estimate of the coming year's market return is 14% and T-bills cu