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5 questions on economics

1. Using the concepts of marginal costs and marginal revenues, explain why economic profits are maximized where marginal revenue equals marginal cost and why profits decline if the price is above or below the profit maximizing price. 2. Using the concepts of demand, supply, equilibrium, and price ceilings, explain why a short

Microeconomic Questions - Lobster Demand

2. Suppose that the following table describes prices, incomes, and per person lobster consumption in three U.S. cities. City Per Person Income Lobster Price Per Person Consumption Boston MA High Mod High San Fran CA High High Medium Boothbay Harbor ME Low Mod Low Use the concepts of opportunit

How fixed exchange rates interfere with monetary policy

A South America country with fixed exchange rate system has close economic ties with the USA symbolized by extensive trade and unrestricted flow of capital between the two countries. The economy of this country is in recession and the president of the country tries to get the central bank to intervene and help the economy out o


The federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax is a payroll tax that finances Social Security and MEdicare. By law, employees each contribute 7.65% of the employees wages toward the programs. Note that the tax rate is 15.3% of wages and the tax payments are equally divided between employers and employees. Would an econom

Oil Industry Research

I am in the process of writing a 2000 word paper that provides an economic profile of the oil industry. I am looking for a overview of the oil industry (economically), and also how the economy affects the success of the oil industry as well as how it can influence the industry in a negative way.

Supply and Demand Graph/Problem

Assume there is a market for an industrial compound, Weon. This industrial compound is used as an input for the production of cleaning agents. a. Draw a correctly labeled graph of supply and demand showing the equilibrium price and quantity. Also clearly identify the equilibrium in this market. b. Suppose the manu

Effects of international trade on American Labor summary

What are the effects on American wages and purchasing power of the continued outsourcing of labor overseas. What are some of the reasons for these trends. What effect has this trend had on the American workforce; especially the working class?

Discuss the barriers to entry into an industry. Demand Curves.

1. Discuss the barriers to entry into an industry. Explain how each barrier can foster either monopoly or oligopoly. Which barriers, if any, do you feel give rise to monopoly that is socially justifiable? 2. How does the demand curve faced by a purely monopolistic seller differ from that confronting a purely competitive f

Microeconomic Questions

1. "Monopolistic competition is monopolistic up to the point at which consumers become willing to buy close-substitute products and competitive beyond that point." Explain 2. "Competition in quality and service may be just as effective as price competition in giving buyers more for their money." Do you agree? Why? Explai

Microeconomics Problems

1. Consider a competitive industry consisting of 100 identical firms each with the following cost schedule: Output Total Cost 0 300 1 400 2 450 3 510 4 590 5 700 6 840 7 1020 8 1250 9 1540 10 1900 Market demand is given by the following schedule: Price: $360 290 230 180 140 110 80 Quantity Demanded: 400 500 60

Economics Questions

3. If the dollar appreciated in real terms against the euro by 2% in a year, and in same year, inflation rates in the U.S. and the euro zone were 3% and 1%, what would be the percent change in the value of the dollar relative to the euro in nominal terms? a. appreciated 6% b. appreciated 4% c. appreciated 2% d. no

Microeconomics Questions

1. Suppose that a union's goal is to maximize the total wage income received by union workers, namely, the average union wage times the number of union workers employed. To achieve this goal, the union should: (Decrease the union wage rate if labor demand is inelastic and increase the wage rate if labor demand is elastic, Decrea

Production Cost and Profit Maximization

Production Cost and Profit Maximization: 1. Fill in the following table from the data given below: TC MC ATC AFC TVC AVC 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 a. AFC for 8 units of output is 4.5. b. AVC for 4 units of output is 15. c. TC is increased by 14 when the 5th un

Non tariff trade barriers

The table below are the demand and supply schedules for television sets in Venezuela, a "small" nation that is unable to affect world prices. Price per TV set Quantity Demanded Quantity Supplied $100 900 0 200 700

"hardware-software" linkage

Problem I: European market for DVDs There are many markets in which a "hardware-software" linkage is important. This problem examines supply and demand forces for an emerging market, namely, digital video disks or DVDs. The DVDs are the software and DVD players are the associated hardware. The dynamic evolution of the DVD marke

NC generators

1. As part of the preparations for the arrival of a hurricane, NC residents sought to purchase electricity generators. As a result, you expect that in NC a. the price of generators will tend to rise b. the price of generators will tend to fall c. shortages will tend to be observed d. a and c e. b and c. 2. Recent stu

Profit Maximization

(See attached file for full problem description) --- Profit Maximization: Equations. Rochester Instruments, Inc., operates in the highly competitive electronics industry. Prices for its RII-X control switches are stable at $50 each. This means that P = MR = $50 in this market. Engineering estimates indicate that relevant

Monetary policy implementation and the Federal Reserve

1. What type of monetary policy has the Federal Reserve been using for the past year (easy/expansionary, tight/contractionary, or neutral/non-involvement)? 2. Why have they been using this policy? 3. How have they implemented the policy (changing the "interest rate", changing the reserve ratio, or open mark

Government Intervention for Socially Efficient Outcomes

These questions come from Baye's fifth edition of Managerial Economics and Business Strategy. Chapter 14: A Manager's Guide to Government in the Marketplace. 1) You are the manager in a market comprised of five firms, each of which has a 20 percent market share. In addition, each firm has a strong financial position and is

Macroeconomics: Unemployment Rate

The federal government wants to cool down the overheated economy by cutting its spending. Describe how this policy may affect the unemployment rate. Next, consider the following three scenarios, and USE APPROPRIATE DIAGRAMS to show the likely effects of an activist policy in both the short and long run. A. The economy is abo

Banking Systems Reserve

Suppose the banking system's nonborrowed reserves total $48.3 billion, with total legal reserves standing at $51.2 billion. What must borrowed reserves be? This morning the Federal Reserve decided to undertake the sale of $500 million in government securities through open market operations. What will the new level of nonborro

Estimating Sales and importance to business

How does your business go about estimating its sales? (This is often a confidential procedure.) How does it estimate the demand for new products so that it can prepare a production run? Which is more important for your business: lower cost, quality, customer expectations, or some other feature? Why?

Use of interactive graphs to explain total revenue and monopoly behavior.

(1) In the first graph link below, move the green pointer on the horizontal axis to "3.0" and how many pizzas were gained and how many robots lost and why? (2) Explain the difference between "rational self-interest" and "greed"