In August 2002, preliminary data showed that payroll employment rose 39,000, household employment rose 429,000, and the unemployment rate fell from 5.9% to 5.7%. A. Based on these data, what conclusion would you reach about the current employment situation? B. How would your answer change if you also noted that (a) the un
Mr. Whammo has just invented a magic pill. Take it, and it transports you anywhere. Explain his inventions effect on the economy.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in January 2000 the total labor force was 140,910,000 of a possible 208,782,000 working-age adults. The total number of unemployed was 5,689,000. From this information, calculate the following: a. Labor force participation rate b. Unemployment rate c. Employment
How does a government budget surplus affect the economy? Is it good or bad for the economy?
How much is a Rupee to the US dollar? Do you know how much earnings Google reported to the (GAAP), both in rupees and in U.S DOLLARS?
1. Fiscal policy refers to the: A) manipulation of government spending and taxes to alter economic outcomes (i.e., stabilize domestic output, employment, and the price level). B) manipulation of government spending and taxes to achieve greater equality in the distribution of income. C) altering of the interest rate to
2a. If the economy currently has a frictional unemployment rate of 2 percent, structural unemployment of 2 percent, seasonal unemployment of 0.5 percent, and cyclical unemployment of 2 percent, what is the natural rate of unemployment? Where is the economy operating relative to its potential GDP? b. What happens to
1. Using your knowledge of marginal revenue product, explain the following: a. A star is paid $200,000 for appearing in a 30-second television commercial. The actor who plays his doubles partner is paid $500. b. A president of a company is paid not to stay in his job for the last two years of his contract. c. A jumbo je
1. The consumption function measures the additional consumption due to increased income as a percentage of that increase in income. a. True b. False 2. At relatively high levels of disposable income: a. APC is negative and APS is positive. b. APC is low and APS is high. c. APC is high and APS is low. d. MPC
What are the pros and cons of alternative strategies to tackle a foreign market, such as the acquisition of a local firm, direct investment in production and distribution assets (greenfield project), joint venture, technology licensing, and exports only?
Suppose the construction of the $360M stadium is to be financed entirely with debt to be repaid over 20 years. The repayment burden is negilible in the short run. If the multiplier effect is Additional Local GDP = [1/(1-MPC)] x initial shift in autonomous expenditures, and Marginal Propensity to Consume is 80%, how much economic
You all hear on TV every day or so that the US consumer has been holding up and kept our economy going. Conversely, you have heard that the major cause of the current economic weakness has been the rapid decline in business investment. Business inventories are a large component of business investments. In the 3rd and 4th q
Detail how the federal reserve kept the US from sliding into a deeper recession after september 11, 2001. In your description, adress in detail the effect on interest rayes, unemployment, consumption, investment, and net export spending, the multiplier effect, and Real GDP.
Use the following Keynesian Macroeconomic model to answer the questions followed: Use the following table of consumption data of Bush Garden economy to answer the questions followed 30 pts GDP(Y) Consumption(C) Saving(S) MPC MPS $0 100 100 175 200 250 300 325 400 40
Consider the IS-LM-BP model of an open economy with sticky price levels in local currency, perfect asset substitutability, perfect capital mobility and static expectations. The economy is in both internal and external equilibrium initially. (a) Explain why the BP curve is a horizontal line at i = i*, where i is the domestic n
1 ( Production-Cost Duality) If all firms in an industry have constant returns-to-scale production functions, what can we say about the efficient (e.g. cost-minimizing) plant size in the long-run? 2 (Input Price Changes and Isocost-Isoquant Analysis) Given the recent economic slowdown, a number of policy makers have
MicroEconomics Exercises 1) Price Ceiling A local market for three-bedroom rental units is depicted by the following demand and supply equations: Qd = 2000-P Qs = -1000+P where P is the rental price in dollars and Q represents the number of rental units. a) What is the equilibrium rental price and quantity of thre
Opportunity Costs of buying versus renting, production possibilities frontier, price rising to equilibrium, employment of men versus women
1. A person rents a house for which she pays the landlord $12,000 per year. The house can be purchased for $100,000 and the tenant has this much money in a bank acount that pays 4% interest per year. Is buying the house a good deal for the tenant? Where does the opportunity cost enter the picture? Treat this question as a fi
4. Consider an economy with the following Cobb-Douglas production function: Y = K1/3 L2/3. The economy has 1,000 units of capital and a labor force of 1,000 workers. a. What is the equation describing the demand for labor in this economy? (Hint: Review the appendix to Chapter 3.) b. If the real wage can adjust to equi
The number of repairs produced by a computer repair shop depends on the number of workers as follows: #of Workers #of Repairs 0 0 1 8 2 20 3 35 4
Please assist me with the following set of questions. Relevant diagrams are highly recommended. (Some of the questions are adapted from Mankiw 2003.) 1. a. Discuss with the aid of diagrams the short run effect on output, unemployment, general price level and interest rate with an increase in both consumption and investmen
Suppose that you have drawn a total product curve for labor given a specific technology. Now let some sort of technological change increase the productivity of labor. A new total product curve would have to be drawn: A) above the old with a steeper slope for any level of employment greater than zero. B) above the old wit
How do labor unions alter a labor market?
Between March 2001 (the official start of the recession) and March 2002, measured RGDP in the economy actually rose by about 2.5%, even though total employment in terms of hours worked declined by 1.8% and the unemployment rate rose sharply from 4.3% to 5.8% (The GDP Deflator only increased by about 1% - 1.4% during this period)
Many economists believe that an increase in the minimum wage leads to unemployment. Critics point out that the last time the minimum wage went up the same dire predictions from economists were made, the fact is that there are more people employed today than before the minimum wage increase. Using isoquant-isocost analysis, grap
Unemployment data: Total Unemployment Labor Force Population Year Employment Rate (%) Participation Rate (%) (Millions) 1950 _____ 4.5 57.9 110.5 1960 70.5 5.0 60.0
Assume the following equations (in billions of dollars) describe a hypothetical economy where both the price level and interest rates are fixed. C=110 + 0.75(YD) YD= Y - NT NT = 0.2Y I = 175 G = 80 EX = 70 IM = 30 + 0.1Y *NOTE: NT means net taxes. YD means disposable income. i) What is the equilibrium level of in
4 problems that deal with Marginal Rate of Technical Substitution, marginal product, Marginal Revenue Product, returns to scale, optimal level of resource employment
Problem 7.1 Marginal Rate of Technical Substitution. The following production table provides estimates of the maximum amounts of output possible with different combinations of two input factors, X and Y. (Assume that these are just illustrative points on a spectrum of continuous input combinations.) A. Do the two inputs exhibit
1) Appalachia Beverage Company, Inc. is considering alternative proposals for expansion into the Midwest. Alternative # 1: Construct a single plant in Indianapolis, Indiana, with a monthly production capacity of 300,000 cases, a monthly fixed cost of $262,500, and a variable cost of $3.25 per case. Alternative # 2: Const