# Economics

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Increased trade could alleviate some of the poverty of Brazil, since it would create a greater demand for Brazilian products and thus create more jobs. The influx of jobs created through...

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Microsoft, of course, does not sell only one product. Therefore, it is in at least two market structures. When it comes to operating systems, Microsoft is essentially a monopoly. Microsoft...

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Manipulating interest rates is one of the things that the Federal Rreserve does to carry out montery policy. The Fed changes interest rates to try to prevent excessive inflation or to try to give...

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Price elasticity of demand is mainly of interest to the government for the purposes of taxation. Governments in most places impose sales taxes or value-added taxes. These sorts of taxes raise the...

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The market for cell phones and cell phone service is an oligopolistic market, at least in the United States. The market for cell phones and cell phone service is clearly not a monopoly. There is...

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If the government places a tax on each radio that sellers produce, the outcome will be negative for both sellers and buyers. The consumer surplus will shrink and the producer surplus will also...

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To calculate Price Elasticity of Demand, you need to calculate the percent change in demand for each percent change in price of that good. With the knowledge we have of the goods, the demand for...

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Not having access to the actual proceedings of the student’s working group, it is not possible to assess success or failure on the part of any or all the three economic groups involved in the...

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Fresh fruit often comes from a variety of farms within an area. Many countries often insist that the place of origin is listed on packaging for fresh fruit or at least the case it arrives in at the...

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The basic difference between these two is that the resource market is the market for things that are used to make other things while the product market is the market for the things that are...

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If one or more of the factors of production is weak, economies will have to try to do better with the other factors of production. For example, a country like Japan has relatively little "land."...

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There is no credible economist who would disagree with the premise of new technologies displacing workers. Historical evidence supports the conclusion of economists, and it also may provide a clue...

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The reason for this is that the marginal cost is part of the average total cost. Therefore, a change in the marginal cost of making the next unit of output will affect the average total cost. We...

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First, we need to determine the amount of the recessionary gap that exists in this economy. Since the real GDP at the current time is $14 trillion, and since the government wants a real GDP of$15...

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A market economy only works if people are free to do what they want (within reason) with their property. They are allowed to have money and are free to buy what they want. They are allowed to...

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Based on Economics (Tregarthen and Rittenberg), if we spend $1 more on capital, we must spend$1 less on labor. Since the marginal product of capital is 60, and the price of capital is \$6, the...

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There are four components to aggregate expenditures. These components are used to calculate gross domestic product. The four components are consumer spending, investment on the part of...

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The correct answer to this is C. This sort of a fiscal policy (more government spending, no change in the level of taxation) would lead to an increase in aggregate spending and a move to the right...

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Of the four choices that you have given here, the second is the best answer to this question. In a market economy like that of the United States, people are generally paid according to their value...

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Recent increased tariffs have had an extremely negative impact on both American consumers and businesses. This result has not been surprising because there is a historical antecedent for the...

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There are a number of factors that determine what a particular economy produces. These are commonly known as factors of production. The most central factors of production are often the natural...

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What this would mean is that the economy was experiencing deflation. Deflation is when the price level for the economy as a whole drops. If the price level is dropping, a small increase in...

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There are two main similarities between fiscal policy and monetary policy. The first of these has to do with the goals of these policies. In both cases, the goal is to keep the economy growing at...

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What you are trying to do here is to find the investment multiplier. This is found through the equation multiplier = 1/1-MPC Since you have the MPC, this is easy to calculate. Multiplier =...

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Gross Domestic Product or GDP is a measure of the total value of all the goods and services produced in a country in a given time. In contrast, full employment GDP refers to the scenario when all...

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The best answer for this would be corn. Eggs are just about as good, but corn is probably a little bit better. The relevant aspects of perfect competition for the purposes of this answer are that...

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Organized crime can be gang- or mob-related, but in this case, since we're discussing 9/11, I will discuss it in relation to terror groups. Organized crime can pose a significant threat to supply...

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Banks play two major, closely related roles in the economy. They serve to provide the loans that allow a great deal of consumption and investment to occur and they increase the supply of money....

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The production possibility frontier (PPF) gives an idea of the opportunity cost of producing a particular product. If there are two products A and B that can be produced using the same resources,...

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In an ideal market for any product the quantity supplied increases with the price of the product and the quantity demanded decreases with an increase in price. The opposite is true for a decrease...

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No, this statement is not true. An increase in aggregate demand is often desirable, but it can also lead to inflation in some circumstances. An increase in aggregate demand is good if aggregate...

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If two countries experience different rates of inflation and the exchange rate does not adjust, then the exchange rate between the two will overvalue the currency of the nation that has the higher...

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If there were to be a reduction in the availability of credit and debit cards, it would lead to an increase in the demand for money. It is likely that the increase would not be very big, however....

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That's the trillion-dollar question, isn't it? If we knew precisely what determined the GDP of a country, development economics would be a solved problem.But I can tell you some things that most...

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Risk and return go hand in hand because the riskier investments do not attract as many investors. Therefore, they have to offer greater rewards to those who do invest in them. If a particular...

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What you are asking about here is what are called "built-in stabilizers." This term refers to aspects of government policy that automatically tend to "stabilize" the economy when it moves towards...

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As a large multinational corporation, Nike has many advantages over its competitors. Because of its large size, it is able to secure many of the factors of production at lower rates than its...

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The best answer to this is that the availability of resources is the major determinant of supply in an economy that is growing rapidly. This is true both for the supply of individual goods and for...

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It is possible to argue this in two ways. It is possible to say that a market economy would handle this situation best, but it is also possible to say that a command economy (the more totalitarian...

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In order to understand what impact this action has on gross domestic product (GDP), we must first determine what the multiplier is in this situation. The formula for the multiplier is Tax...

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We can find the answer to this by using the equation for finding marginal revenue. This equation is marginal revenue = change in total revenue/change in quantity. In this case, the original total...

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Of these, only B is a macroeconomic issue. All of the others are primarily microeconomic issues. Macroeconomics is the study of the economy as a whole. By contrast, microeconomics looks at...

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Many different externalities affect nations. Three examples would be: Air pollution: Air pollution knows no boundaries. Canada has a continuing concern about U.S. air pollution, and especially the...

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There are three main types of market failure. They are: Monopoly. In some cases, one competitor in a market can come to dominate that market completely. In such a case, there is no competition...

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In the long run, an economy that is experiencing an expansionary gap (also called an inflationary gap) adjusts automatically through the price mechanism. When an economy is experiencing an...

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There are very important fundamental distinctions between active and passive approaches or polices when the Federal Reserve Board is contemplating modifications to the existing monetary policy....

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The principle of competition applies to individuals within both private and public organizations. However, it applies to private organizations much more than to public organizations. People in...

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Absolute advantage and comparative advantage are two important concepts when transactions between two parties are involved, for example trade between two countries, two states or even two...