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Microeconomic issues

Consists of performing application-oriented exercises wherein the specific economic principles learned in this course are put to practical use. You must translate your ideas into economic analysis using the specific economic theory and economic terms.

Choose of one topical microeconomic issue out of two possible alternatives.

Choose one of the following two microeconomic issues:
1. Everyone's Gasoline Problem. We are all familiar with fluctuating prices of gasoline at the pump. Why does this happen? Research the recent history of gasoline pricing in your area, and attempt to relate any fluctuations you observe to documented supply and demand factors, as outlined in our book. Be sure to cite any references used.
2. Ethical Issues in Business. It seems that every day lately we are confronted with a new company that has acted at least unethically and possibly illegally in the operation and financial reporting of their company's business dealings? Briefly discuss one of these issues. How would you expect this to affect the equilibrium price and equilibrium quantity for this company's products and services? Is the elasticity of demand or supply affected? What about the effect on production levels and costs? Are ethical issues more likely to occur in one market type rather than another market type? You don't have to cover all of these topics.

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Ethical Issues in Business. It seems that every day lately we are confronted with a new company that has acted at least unethically and possibly illegally in the operation and financial reporting of their company's business dealings?
Briefly discuss one of these issues. How would you expect this to affect the equilibrium price and equilibrium quantity for this company's products and services?
One of these issues is the over reporting/ under reporting of net income. The company management seeks to show that every quarter the net income of the business has grown. In order to show this they adopt unethical means/illegal means in the operation and financial reporting. One such method is the indiscriminate use of stock ...

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