If you were to pick the single most important factor that drives the fluctuation in the short term stock market prices, what would that factor be, and why do you think that it is the chief factor that drives short term fluctuations?
High-Low Method Manchester Foundry produced 45,000 tons of steel in March at a cost of $1,150,000. In April, the foundry produced 35,000 tons at a cost of $950,000. Using only these two data points, determine the cost function for Manchester.
A country's disposable personal income in 2004 was $100 billion, and $80 billion of that was used as consumption. What is the country's marginal propensity to consume (mpc), which is expressed by the ratio of consumption to income?
How do people judge whether prices are too low, too high or fair? As a consumer how do you determine perceived value? What factors do you consider when decided to purchase a product from one company versus another company? How do you determine perceived value when deciding to purchase a service from one company versus anothe
Year Project A Project B 0 -$200 -200 1 82 100 2 80 100 3 80 100 4 80 Question 6: Profitability Index - If the opportunity cost of capital is 11 percent, what is the profitability index for each project? Does the profitability index rank the project incorrectly?
Atlantis is a small, isolated island in the South Atlantic. The inhabitants grow potatoes and catch fresh fish. The accompanying table shows the maximum annual output combinations of potatoes and fish that can be produced. Obviously, given their limited resources and available technology, as they use more of their resources
Can you pick one positive and one negative example of events in your area, the state, the country or the world that might impact our life, careers or professions. Please explain the impact and how you might deal with the consequences of each event. Thank you
Consider two strategically dependent firms in an oligopolistic industry: Firm A and Firm B. Firm A knows that if it offers extended warranties on its products but Firm B does not, it will earn $6 million in profits, and Firm B will earn $2 million. Likewise, Firm B knows that if it offers extended warranties but Firm A does not,
Do you believe that there are certain common characteristics or traits of American managers that have led to moral or ethical decline in US business over recent years and thus business scandals? If so, what are these characteristics and why do you think they are prevalent in US business and not other countries' business culture
Question states: Assume the economy is open given: X=$125 million IM-$80 million Sgovernment= -200 million I=350 million calculate Sprivate
If the Rhine Company ignores the possibility that other firms may enter its market, it should set a price of $10,000 for its product, which is a power tool. But, if it does so, other firms will begin to enter the market. During the next two years, it will earn $4 million per year, but in the following the next two years, it wi
Eastland College is concerned about the rising price of textbooks that students must purchase. To better identify the increase in the price of textbooks, the dean asks you, the Economics Department's star student, to create an index of textbook prices. The average student purchases three English, two math, and four economics
A steel producer has the following total cost: TC = $187,500 + $5Q + $0.0003Q^2. Q = tons of steel produced per month. Calculate the firm's maximum profit if steel price is stable at $20 ton.
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A movie theater has estimated that the demand for a movie ticket can be written as P1 = 10 - Q1 for senior citizens and P2 = 12 - Q2 for the rest of the customers. The marginal cost of a movie ticket is $1. If the movie theater practices third-degree price discrimination, what prices will be charged? A. Senior citizens pay $
A local surf store estimates that their average customer's demand per year is P = 3.5 - 0.5Q, and knows that the marginal cost of each rental is $0.5. a- How much should the store charge for an annual membership in order to extract all the consumer surplus using an optimal two-part pricing strategy? b- How much should t
In effort to reduce excess end-of-the-model-year inventory, Oaktown Ford offered a 1% discount off the average price of 4WD Escape gas-electric hybrid SUV's sold during the month of August. The response was wildly enthusiastic, with unit sales rising by 10% over the previous month's level. 1) Calculate the point price elastic
Decision Analysis: Mark Martinko has been a class A racquetball payer for the past five years, and one of his biggest goals is to own and operate a racquetball facility. Unfortunately, Market thinks that the change of a successful racquetball facility is only 30%. Mark's lawyer has recommended that he employ one of the local marketing research groups to conduct a survey concerning the success or failure of a racquetball facility. There is a 0.8 probability that the research will be favorable given a successful racquetball facility. In addition, there is a 0.7 probability that the research will be unfavorable given an unsuccessful facility. Compute revised probabilities of a successful racquetball facility given a favorable and given an unfavorable survey.
Mark Martinko has been a class A racquetball payer for the past five years, and one of his biggest goals is to own and operate a racquetball facility. Unfortunately, Market thinks that the change of a successful racquetball facility is only 30%. Mark's lawyer has recommended that he employ one of the local marketing research gro
Is it possible for the gross federal debt to rise in dollar terms but decline as a percentage of GDP? Explain. I read that it can, and that it is due to an expanding economy, inflation, businesses and households borrowing $ to buy plants/equipment and homes/consumables, however I do not understand how these reasons are relate
C = 500 + .75Y Breakeven occurs where Y = ? Given: C = consumption Y = disposable income Y = C at breakeven
The income elasticity for most staple foods, such as wheat, is known to be between zero and one. a. As incomes rise over time, what will happen to the demand for wheat? b. What will happen to the quantity of wheat purchased by consumers? c. What will happen to the percentage of their budgets that consumers spend on wheat?
Q) The main factor that explains the difference between accounting cost and economic cost is? A)opportunity cost? B)Fixed cost? C)Variable cost? D)Or all of the above(and why?)
When a firm is able to set its price, its price will always be less than its MR. Is this true or false and why??
A firm wants to lease some land from you for 20 years and build a warehouse on it. As your payment for the lease, you will own the warehouse at the end of the 20 years. If the salvage value is estimated to be worth $20,000 then, what is the PW (Present Worth) assuming a MARR of 10%?
Nominal GDP in a country was $8,759.9 billion in 2003 and $9,254.6 billion in 2004. The price index was 102.86 for 2003 and 104.37 for 2004. (a) What was the growth rate of nominal GDP between 2003 and 2004? (b) What was the inflation rate from 2003 to 2004? (c) What was the growth rate of real GDP between 2003 and 2004?
3.If you were an economist for Mattel, manufacturer of the doll Barbie, which was making an unsolicited bid to take over Hasbro, manufacturer of G.I. Joe, would you argue that the relevant market is dolls, preschool toys, or all toys including video games? Why? Would your answer change if you were working for Hasbro?
If national output Y=1000 and domestic spending on all domestic and foreign goods and services equals 900, net exports (NX) will be _________________. Explain. Thanks for your help!
1. What entity establishes a price ceiling and does it require government sanction for violators? Will it result in a surplus or a shortage? 2.Does the marginal rate of substitution increase or decrease as a point moves downward and to the right along a given indifference curve?
The annual rate of growth of real GDP in a developing nation is 0.3 percent. Initially, the countries' population was stable from year to year. Recently, however, a significant increase in the nation's birth rate has raised the annual rate of population growth to 0.5 percent. Answer the following questions: What was the ra