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Using reports

Company CW is coming out with a new snack food. The Regional Manager is interested in some American Marketing Association reports on demographics. The files contain the following reports: General Summary, Census Trend 12980 to 2000 Sugary, Occupation and Employment Summary and Income Summary. In these demographics reports th

Microeconomic Questions (Not including #2 and #5)

8. (Opportunity Cost and Economic Rent) Define economic rent. In the graph below, assume that the market demand curve for labor is initially D1. a. What are the equilibrium wage rate and level of employment? What is the amount of economic rent? b. Next assume that the price of a substitute resource increases, othe

Economics Questions

1. Briefly explain the reasons why the following transactions would or would not be included in GNP. a. The members of the Legislative assembly vote for an immediate decrease in their salaries. b. A sports card dealer sells Bobby Orr rookie card for $500. c. You sell your old refrigerator to another person. d. An earthqu

Analyzing learning curves, cost and production function, and incremental costs.

These problems deal with analyzing learning curves, cost and production function, and incremental costs. See attached file for full problem description. 8.1 Cost and Production Functions. The total product curve shown here describes a production system in which X is the only variable input. Answer the following question

Macroecomics Questions

1. (4 marks) Explain the impact of an increase in the government expenditure on the economy (1) under conditions of classical aggregate supply and (2) under conditions of Keynesian aggregate supply. 2. (3 marks) In a closed economy, the consumption function is : C = 1.15 + .75 ( Y - T). The tax function is: T = 0.1Y +

Employment Economics and Minimum Wage

In 1996 Congress raised the minimum wage from $4.25 to $5.15 per hour. Some people suggested that a government subsidy could help employers finance the higher wage. This exercise examines the economics of a minimum wage and wage subsidies IN A MAKE-BELIEVE COUNTRY. Suppose the supply of low skilled labor is given by LABOR SU

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Determine whether each of the following, other things held constant, would lead to an increase, a decrease, or no change in long-run aggregate supply: a. An improvement in technology b. A permanent decrease in the size of the capital stock c. An increase in the actual price level d. An increase in the expected price le

Comparative/absolute advantages

Techland and Clothworld are two countries with the same number of workers. In Techland each worker can produce 4 units of technology OR 4 units of clothing. Each resident in Techland currently consumes 2 units of technology and 2 units of clothing. In Clothworld each worker can produce 3 units of technology OR 12 units of clo

Two sources of inflation, and how a decrease in aggregate demand results in a lower level of employment, given a fixed aggregate supply. How investment spending leads to a rise in consumer spending. The distinction between long and short run supply curves.

Explain why a decrease in aggregate demand results in a lower level of employment, given a fixed aggregate supply. Distinguish between two sources of inflation. Explain why steady inflation is likely to be less harmful to an economy than a situation which inflation rates vary alot. "A rise in planned investment spending in

Policies for combating recession

You are the adviser to a Benevolent Social Planner. GDP is falling and the economy is in a recession. Recommend a policy and why you chose it (explain the benefits and any potential criticisms of your choice). You may assume what ever policies are already in place (but you must state what these policies are). A good answer w

Microeconomic discussion questions

1. If there were no tax benefits and behavior is governed by rational self interest, would people give to charitable institutions? use economic principles to explain. 2. What good is economic theory if it cannot predict an individual's behavior? give examples of the use of economic theory. 3. In a response to an increase i

Economics term paper

Research and define the terms below and summarize how each relates to health care. I have the definitions but i am unsure how they relate to health care. Students should research the definitions of the following economic terms: economics, supply, demand, macroeconomics, microeconomics, elasticity, inelasticity, and gross nat

The debates of monetary and fiscal policies and business cycles

How can federal government spending crowd out private sector investment and consumption? Does the exent of crowding out depend on whether or not government spending is financed by taxes, selling Treasury securities to the public or printing money? Does it make a difference whether or not the economy is at full employment or in a

Finding the equilibrium

1. C = 500 + 0.75Y, I = 1,000,G = 1,600, X = 300, M = 400. Calculate the equilibrium values of C and S. Is there any evidence of "crowding out"? Explain. According to Okun's Law, what is the current unemployment rate, if the natural rate of unemployment = 7% and full-employment GDP = 12,766? SHOW ALL WORK CLEARLY


QUESTIONS: 1) Explain and show graphically how each of the following changes would affect the shape of the AD curve: . 1) Taxes are reduced 2) Nominal money supply increases 3) The Government uses an expansionary fiscal policy 4) Entrepreneurs become more bullish 5) Foreigners develop

Common Currency

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a common currency(the Euro for example).

Problem Set

1. Suppose that the economy is currently in a recession. If policy-makers take no action, how will the economy evolve over time? Explain in words and using an aggregate-demand/ aggregate-supply diagram. 2. Suppose that the economy is undergoing a recession because of a fall in aggregate demand. 3. a. Using an aggregate

Labor economics

If there was a mandate that firms had to pay all workers' health insurance, regardless of their time with the company, what would happen to general and specific training in labor markets?

Labor economics

9. Suppose the U.S. government is considering changes in economic and social policy to reduce wage inequality. Evaluate whether the following will help: (a) Decrease the benefit level to welfare recipients. (b) Increase the benefit level paid to welfare recipients. (c) Provide wage subsidies to firms that hire the less-ad

Isocost diagram for engineering report

9. The manager of a firm receives an engineering report claiming that an additional hour of capital would add twice as much output as would an additional hour of labor. According to the firm's accountants, an hour of capital costs 3 times more than an hour of labor. a. Is the firm on its expansion path? Why or why not? b. Su

Question from Parkin Economics

The following figure shows the demand and supply of low skilled labor. (see attached file) The marginal productivity of a high-skilled worker is $8.00 and hour greater than that of a low skilled worker. (The marginal product at each employment level is $8.00 greater than that of a low-skilled worker.) The cost of acquiri

Government Subsidies for Healthcare

Consider the following assertion: We all benefit by having physicians available in case we need them. Therefore, the government should subsidize medical education. Critique this justification of government subsidies based on an externalities argument.

Labor economics

Suppose that there are two states (A and B) in a country. Workers can freely move from one state to the other and all labor is equally skilled. a) Depict graphically the two market equilibrium, clearly labeling the wage (use WA and WB) and employment that clears each market. b) If a country-wide minimum wage (WM) is set in

Question about Princeton Economist, Alan Krueger

The following article appeared on the front page of the Wall St Journal on April 17, 1998: The public, by 79% to 17%, favors raising the minimum hourly wage by $1 to $6.15. But Princeton economist Alan Krueger, whose research helped win a rise in 1996, is "less confident" another boost so soon " will have as benign consequen

No income maintenance program

Consider a country with no income maintenance program that enacts an Earned Income Tax Credit similar to the US. a) Among all working people, will this program lead to a reduction in hours worked? prove your answer either graphically or mathematically. state all assumptions. b) What are the expected effects on labor force

Problem Set

(See attached file for full problem description) --- 1. For each year shown in the table, calculate the following: real Gross Domestic Product and per capita real GDP. (specify whether your answer is in $dollars, millions, billions, etc.) (8 Marks) year nominal GDP ($billions) price level (GDP Deflator) population (mi

Human Resource Management/ Staffing Practices & Selection Tools

Describe an organization's staffing practices and selection tools in response to two of the following trends: Ethics & Technology Evaluate the effectiveness of these staffing practices and selection tools in meeting current and future employment needs of the organization.