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Economic Growth

Capital Budgeting

Sam McKenzie is the founder and CEO of McKenzie Restaurants, Inc., a regiona company. Sam is considering opening several new restaurants. Sally Thorton, the company's CFO, has been put in charge of the capital budgeting analysis. She has examined the potential for the company's expansion and determined that the success of the

Price, Demand and Supply

Can you assist me with the following: Using this article I found on the Price, Demand and Supply in the Cotton Industry from http://www.blonnet.com/2005/05/04/stories/2005050402641200.htm summarize the article in 700-1000 words explaining why changes in the demand, supply and price occurred.

Price elasticity of demand and supply

Could you assist is finding at least two websites or articles to help you answer the following questions about the petroleum industry. It is to be done is summary of the major points of the article or Web site, and to be referenced. o In the petroleum industry, is price elasticity of demand considered elastic or inelastic? Ar

Current General Interest Rate

What factors have combined to determine the current general interest rates? Is the current interest level one that promotes or retards growth in the economy? Explain your reasons.

Science, Patents, and the Government

1. When answering keep in mind; Externalities, Public Goods, Imperfect Information, and Social Choice. "Government involvement in general scientific research has been justified on the grounds that advances in knowledge are public goods - once produced, information can be shared at virtually no cost. A new production technol

Supply of imports, trade restrictions and workplace efficiency

1. Suppose we refused to sell goods to any country that reduced or halted its exports to us. Who would benefit and who would lose from such retaliation? Can you suggest alternative ways to ensure import supplies? Are there any particular imported commodities that you or your firm rely on? What has happened to the supply of t

Measuring and causes of inflation

1. How is inflation measured? 2. What are the causes of inflation? 3.Are natural disasters causes of inflation or deflation? Where might the public see the evidence? 4.What are the costs of inflation? 5. Why is inflation so widely feared?

Asian Currency Crisis

3. Regarding the Asian currency crisis, answer the following questions: a. Describe the normal reasons why a currency undergoes a significant depreciation and what were the important characteristics of the Asian countries involved in the crisis? b. What are some expected domestic economic consequences of the currency crisi

Help with Reviewing 2 Articles for Summary

I need help to answer these questions about these articles in the set up in the attached document: http://www.u.arizona.edu/~gowrisan/pdf_papers/airline_competition.pdf http://www.iie.com/publications/papers/paper.cfm?ResearchID=423 These are the questions I need help and some direction trying to answer. In the summary p

Current and projected budget deficit

What do you think about the current and projected budget deficit (over 500 billions this year and coming years)? Do you support Bush's economic policy to further cut tax and run the Federal government through borrowing (budget deficit)? What are the effects of the current tax policy on US businesses in the short-run and in the l

Country Risk Analysis

Which major reasons justify the importance of country risk analysis for the investment portfolios?

Business cycles and the current state of the economy.

Read the two articles below and do some of your own research on current macro-economic conditions and the business cycle. National economic data are available from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis www.bea.gov Yellen, Janet L. "Prospects for the Economy in 2008," Economic Letter, Federal Reserve Ban

Solow Growth Model

Using the Solow Growth Model describe long run growth in an economy. Explain why an economy should strive to reach its golden rule steady state level.

U.S. Fiscal Policy

Prepare an analysis of the U.S. Fiscal Policy by addressing the following: - Characterize the state of the economy. What is the focus of the current fiscal policy? - What should the focus of the fiscal policy be? - How does the fiscal policy impact your organization or a selected organization with which you are familia

Growth problem and dividend payment

Temporary and permanent personnel provider for accounting, finance and IT. Financial data see attachment. Questions: a) Comparing the company's sustainable growth rate with its actual growth rate in sales, what growth problems did the company face over the period? b) The first dividend was paid in 2004. Assess the company's

Business Cycle: Example Problem

Suppose that the business cycle in the United States is best described by RBC theory. An advance in technology increases productivity. a. Draw a diagram to show the effect of the advance in technology in the market for loanable funds. b. Draw a diagram to show the effect of the advance of technology in the labor market. c.

Identify and discuss issues that affect cost on gasoline.

Gasoline as product: 1) Identify and discuss issues that affect cost on gasoline. 2) Discuss the impact of technology on productivity and average total cost. 3) Describe three to five factors in the economy that will impact the demand for gasoline and one for the cost associated with producing the good or service. 4) Identif

Macroeconomics: Example Problem

Macroeconomics Question Japan's real GDP was 515 trillion yen in 2003 and 529 trillion yen in 2004. Japan's population was 127.7 million in 2003 and 127.9 million in 2004. Calculate a. Japan's economic growth rate in 2004. b. The growth rate of real GDP per person in Japan in 2004. c. The approximate number of years it t

Minimum Wage

2.Suppose government imposed a minimum wage above what otherwise would be the equilibrium wage rate for this segment of the labor market. Using a supply and demand framework of analysis, what do you expect to happen to employment in this segment of the labor market? (Assume that inflation and economic growth are both zero.)

Country Risk and Strategic Planning Analysis

My scenario is that I am going to open restaurants in China. One in Shanghai & one Beijing. These restaurants will serve healthy food such as salads, soup, sandwiches, pizza, fresh fruit juice/smoothies, and more. Here is what I need. Assess internal/external environment (Strength,Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threads, Trend

Article Analysis/Opinion - U.S. Slump Takes Toll Across Globe

Please help analyzing this article and a personal opinion(your) to better understand this article. Any help will be very much appreciated. Wall Street Journal, April 3, 2008 edition titled, "U.S. SLUMP TAKES TOLL ACROSS GLOBE." See the attached file.

Description of Minimum Wage

2. Suppose government imposed a minimum wage above what otherwise would be the equilibrium wage rate for this segment of the labor market. Using a supply and demand framework of analysis, what do you expect to happen to employment in this segment of the labor market? (Assume that inflation and economic growth are both zero.)

Currency-to-deposit ratio

If the currency-to-deposit ratio increases, what effect, if any, does this have on the monetary base, the money supply, total deposits, and economic growth?

Home Building Industry - Economic Indicator Forecast

1) Interest rate (for example: mortgage rate, prime interest rate, fed funds rate, discount rate, three month treasury bill, 10 year treasury bond) Included in the paper should be an explanation of the differences among the forecasts for the economic indicator and a rationalization for which forecasts you believe are most