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OPEC summary

Examine the first three sections of OPEC dealing with the topics below: a. Final recommendations 1) Price 2) Production 3) Composition of inputs In APA format please list references

Free trade policies and currency valuation's impact on international trade

Question 1: Suppose that a country announces that it is moving toward free trade by reducing its tariffs on intermediate inputs while maintaining its tariffs on final goods. What is your evaluation of the announced "free-trade" direction of the country's policy? Question 2: A dollar appreciation against the Swiss franc is

International trade specific factors

Question: Using the specific-factors model, explain why you might expect to see certain capital owners and labor groups arguing against expanding trade in a capital-abundant country.

Industry Research - Automotive Industry

Research how wage inequality is measured and if it is present in your chosen industry. My chosen industry is the automotive industry. Find two sources to help you answer the following questions about the industry you chose. - Describe any current or past news events related to wage inequality in your chosen industry. - Wha

Characteristics of joint ventures, franchises, and LLCs.

Please help me to develop a matrix that compares and contrasts the characteristics of the various types of business entities. Use copy attached. In each of the squares of the Matrix, describe the characteristics that apply to the listed issue and the listed business entity hide problem.

Predict the change of the exchange rate

Not sure which formula gives me this answer. The Economist reports that the interest rate per annum is 5.93% in the U.S and 70.00% in Turkey,in the October 23, 1999 issue. Based on the reported interest rates, how would you predict the change of the exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the Turkish lira? Not sure how to

Choose one and discuss and explain which of the four types of markets (perfect competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition, and oligopoly) best characterizes the market in which they compete.

Below you will find a list of well-known companies and the products that they sell. Choose one and discuss and explain which of the four types of markets (perfect competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition, and oligopoly) best characterizes the market in which they compete. As the discussion continues through the week, feel

Strategies Firms Use to Extract Consumer Surplus From Consumers

Please use an example to explain the strategies firms use to extract more consumer surplus from consumers. It should not be from a textbook.A short description will be helpful! Thank you! My text is Microeconomic Analysis, Third Edition by Hal R. Varian.

Federal Budget Deficit

Taking business personally: Identify some policy change that you propose or oppose to reduce the federal government budget deficits and debt. Evaluate your position using the budget deficits and debt principle.

Economics Discussion Questions

Why will voluntary actions, undertaken at the individual level, be unlikely to bring about significant reductions in greenhouse gases such as CO(2)? Does the fact that the CO(2) produced in one nation results in adverse effects on other nations have any bearing on the likelihood that CO(2) emissions will be reduced to the opt

Trade Protectionism

What's wrong with the following statement? A high level of international trade protectionism is needed if developing countries are going to be able to industrialize and develop their own domestic industries in the face of fierce foreign competition. I understand that trade protectionism limits what can be imported, and that a

Efficient Pollution Control - Effluent Fees and Transferable Permits

Four firms located at different points on a river dump various quantities of effluent into it. The effluent adversely affects the quality of swimming for homeowners who live downstream. These people can build swimming pools to avoid swimming in the river, and firms can purchase filters that eliminate harmful chemicals in the m

Global Investment

1. Determine Gibson's cost of capital and required rate of return for the joint venture in Brazil. 2. Determine the discrete probability distribution of Gibson's Net Present Value for this joint venture and calculate the Expected Net Present Value. 3. Would you recommend that Gibson participate in the joint venture? Explain.

Economics Inquiries

The behavior of the M1 velocity of money in recent years can be explained by a. stability of interest rates b. a low and stable rate of inflation c. monetary policy that has been successful in stabilizing the economy d. financial innovation creating new substitutes for money M1 e. a large number of banks and savings and loa

International Sanctions

Your boss in the U.S. home office wants to know your perspective on the following. How do international sanctions, tariffs, quotas, and trade restrictions affect international trade and costs of production? How do tariffs and sanctions on the import of auto engines into the U.S. affect production and costs at Acme? Do you agree

Foreign income investment

Consider the following model of a small open economy: C = Ca + 0.8(Y - T) Ca = 260 - 10r T = 200 + 0.25Y Ip = 300 - 30r G = 460 X = 400 - 3e + 0.1Yf M =210 + 2e +0.1Y Ms/P = 200 (M/P)d = 0.4Y - 48r Where X = exports, M = imports, e = the real exchange rate=50, Yf = foreign income = 2000 and all other variables

Profit Margin and ROE

A. Describe some of the advantages and disadvantages of ROE as a measure of corporate profitability. What is a typical level of ROE, and how does one know if the ROE reported by a given company reflects an adequate return on investment? B. Define the profit margin, total asset turnover, and financial leverag

These questions completely baffle me

1. Explain the difference between the real exchange rate and the nominal exchange rate. 2a. If a Japanese car costs 500,000 yen, if a similar Canadian-produced car costs $10,000, and if a dollar can buy 100 yen, what are the nominal and real exchange rates? 2b. Explain the relationship among saving, investment, and net

Textbook Publishers' Strategy

Textbook publishers have traditionally produced both U.S. and international editions of most leading textbooks. The U.S. version typically sells at a higher price than the international edition. Discuss how the internet might affect the ability of companies to implement this type of policy. Are there any other products

US Economics Policy

The manager of a paper mill is preparing for her most important test yet. On Tuesday morning, she must testify before a senate committee to "justify" the firm's high price. One Senator is particularly angry with the firm because its price is twice the firm's marginal cost. On Tuesday afternoon, the manager is scheduled to appear

Detailed Explanation to International trade

When is international trade an opportunity for workers? When is it a threat to workers? What are some of the major challenges confronting the international trading system? Select a U.S. multinational company. In terms of currency denomination, discuss how the firm prices its revenues and costs. For MNE's with multiple fore