Research Papers on Economics

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  • Illegal Immigration - The Economic Impact

    In a paper of five pages, the writer looks at illegal immigration. It is suggested that illegal immigration exerts an overall positive impact upon the economy. Paper uses four sources.

  • Free Market Forces of Capitalism and Socialism

    In five pages this paper discusses how socialist nations such as Communist China profit from capitalist free market utilization. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Pharmaceutical Industry, Prices, Returns, and Generic Drugs Competition

    In fourteen pages this paper discusses how generic drugs compete with the pharmaceutical industry and the impact this has on the price and returns of drugs with the U.S. Hatch Waxman Act among the topics of consideration. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Economies of Scope and Scale, Learning Curve, and Competitive Advantages

    In six pages the learning curve and economies of scope and scale are considered in a discussion of what a company must do in order to become a player in the global economy with case studies of T1, Boeing, and Ford featured. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Achieving Equity in the Taxation System

    Using the concept of taxation equity, utilizing both horizontal and vertical equity, potential changes to the taxation system are considered to assess the way in which they may provide equity in the context of ability to pay and benefit. The paper references the ideas of Adam Smith. Fourteen sources are cited in the bibliography of this twelve page paper

  • Economic Growth And Inflation

    A 4 page paper. The writer responds to this question: Should a country's economic growth rate be higher than its inflation rate? The essay discusses ideal growth rates, reports growth rates and inflation rates in the U.S. for 2006 and 2007 and discusses the growth and inflation rates in Vietnam. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Modern Economic Growth - Europe as the Engine Driving Such Growth

    The writer discusses why it is Europe that drove early economic growth. In particular, the Industrial Revolution is chosen as the single most important factor in development. There are five sources listed in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • The Role of Credit Card in Creating Money and Raising Living Standards due to the Impact on National Economies

    This 34 page paper argues that credit cards in the mass market will have a positive benefit on that economy, playing an important role in terms of credit creation which will increase the living standards in the country, directly due to the multiplier effect of the credit creation leading to more money in an economy indirectly as a result of the spending increasing the aggregate demand in an economy. The paper looks at the way credit creation takes place, considers the underlying economic theory, the development and use of credit cards and then examines 2 major credit card companies; VISA and American Express and the regional retail sales value figures in order to assess the level of credit creation that may be taking place. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • De Beers Control of the Diamond Market

    This 4 page paper considers the dominance of De Beers compnay on the diamond industry from an economic perspective. The paper shows how the compnay has sought to manage the process of diamonds by managing and manipulating the supply and demand factors. This is discussed with examples of De Beers strategies and practices. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Price Discrimination Strategies

    This 5 page paper looks at price discrimination as a business strategy. The paper outlines what is meant by price discrimination and considers the motivation behind the adoption of price discrimination and then discusses the different ways that price discrimination may be implemented as a strategy. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Price Discrimination

    This 4 page paper looks at price discrimination, explains the concept and outlines a number of ways price discrimination can take place. The second part of the paper presents Apple's iTunes as an example of price discrimination. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • International Trade

    A 4 page paper. Several issues are discussed, including an introduction to international trade, the economics of globalization and outsourcing, winners and losers in international trade and the economic impact of international trade on America. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Females With Dependents and Government Assistance vs. Job Opportunities

    In two pages this paper presents 2 hypothetical alternatives focusing on females of lower income who have dependents and how their economic status may be improved either through employment opportunities or government assistance. There are no sources cited.

  • The Relationship Between the Value of the US Dollar and the Price of Gold

    This 8 page paper investigates the relationship between the value of the US dollar and the price of gold. The underlying hypothesis is that there is a direct inverse relationship between the performance of the US dollar and the price of gold with the US dollar as the independent variable and the price of gold responding directly to the movements in the value of the dollar. Data is collected over a period of two years and analyzed in order to ascertain if there is such a relationship and the extent of that relationship. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Economics of Gas Prices

    A 7 page paper discussing the rise and fall of gasoline prices in 2005 and 2006. Gas prices experienced an intense price spike such as that which followed Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. Even more curiously, world oil prices spiraled upward at about the same time, eventually reaching more than $78 a barrel in July 2006. That price for crude translated to prices of more than $3 a gallon at the pump, but in recent weeks the price of crude has been falling and so have the retail prices at the pump. The purpose here is to investigate why that might be. The paper discusses supply and demand, as well as price elasticity. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Tax on Goods

    This 5 page paper discusses the local, state and federal taxes on goods; in this case, cars. It answers questions as to whether the tax is levied on consumers or producers; how it affects supply and demand; and how changes in tax can affect equilibrium price and quantity. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Concept of an Efficient Market

    Over the years many theorists have argued that the stock markets operate in a rational manner, and have sought to develop models to explain the movement of share prices on the stock market. The writer examines the concept of an efficient market, including efficient market hypothesis, and other models such as APT and CAPM in order to determine whether or not there is a strong argument that the stock market is efficient, or whether it is inherently inefficient and as such is likely to produce abnormal returns. Nineteen sources are cited in the bibliography this fourteen page paper.

  • Inflation in Different Economic Conditions

    Inflation is an important subject in economics, but it is one that is often overlooked,. The writer considers the concept of inflation, defining it and the considering the way it may manifest in different economic conditions. Correlation between growth and inflation may be seen and the way that stagflation may emerge is also discussed. Seven sources are cited in this 11 page paper.

  • Factors that Impact on the Level of Economic Prosperity

    This 4 page paper is written in 3 parts. The first part of the paper discusses the factors which may help to influence economic prosperity such as low interest rates economic stability and an educated workforce, the second part of the paper looks at the factors which may be associated with decline, such as unemployment, inflation and poor social conditions. The last part of the paper considers the best approach for a government that wants to stimulate growth. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Economic Forecast 2009

    A 5 page paper assessing current (12/08) economic conditions and making forecasts for 2009. The paper addresses inflation, GDP growth, unemployment, prime rate, housing starts, existing home sales, trade balance and producer price index. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Monetary Policies their Impact on the GDP Unemployment, Inflation and Interest Rates

    This 10 page paper considers how monetary policies and the tools that implement them can impact on an economy. The paper looks first at the meaning of monetary policies and how money is created in an economy. The paper then considers the impact on the gross domestic product, inflation, unemployment and interest rate, looking at how the policies are implemented. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Questions on Monetary Economic Policy Answered

    In eleven pages and two parts this paper answers monetary policy economic questions.

  • Questions on Fiscal and Monetary Policy Answered

    In five pages this paper presents the answers to 4 questions regarding issues of fiscal and monetary policy with U.S. money supply control, T account calculations, monetary demand variables, and fiscal and expansionary monetary policies with the effects illustrated by the IS LM model. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • US Economy 200 - 2003

    This 6 page paper is written in 3 parts. The first part examines the performance of the US economy between the years of 2000 and 2003, looking at annual figures for the GDP, real GDP growth, inflation, unemployment, interest rates and M1 growth. The second part of the paper discusses the patterns seen in the economy during this period and the impact of monetary policy. The last part of the paper looks at aggregate supply and demand during the same period. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • How Growth is Promoted by Increasing Minimum Wage

    This argumentative paper consisting of eight pages discusses how raising the minimum wage makes sound economic sense by refuting counter arguments and offering supporting historical and statistical analysis. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Unemployment and Minimum Wage Connection

    In nine pages this paper examines the linkage that exists between increased unemployment and an increased minimum wage. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Control and Management of Inflation

    Inflation is generally seen as a negative influence on an economy. The writer looks at the definition of inflation, the causes and symptoms and then considers the policies which can be used by governments when they are trying to reduce or control inflation. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography of the seven page paper.

  • Definition and Manifestation of Inflation

    The writer starts by defining inflation, looking at definitions that deal with the symptoms and the causes. The causes are then examined and the potential strategies utilized by government in order to reduice or control inflation are considered. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography of this six page paper.

  • Low Unemployment and the Objectives of Macroeconomics

    In seven pages this paper discusses aggregate demand in a macroeconomic consideration that includes low inflation, low unemployment economic growth that is rapid and can be sustained, and deficits in current account balance payments. There is the inclusion of a graph.

  • Bank of England, Inflation, Unemployment, and the Rational Expectations Theory

    In three pages this paper refers to the monetary policies of the Bank of England in a consideration of the rational expectations theory and the tradeoff that occurs between inflation and unemployment. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Definitions of Inflation and Unemployment

    This paper defines inflation and unemployment and considers how each effects the other in four pages. There is 1 source cited in the bibliography.

  • Anticipating Inflation Advantages

    In fifteen pages this paper discusses anticipating inflation advantages in a macroeconomic consideration of Brazil and the U.S. with such issues as unemployment, supply side shock panics, and inflation rate controlling. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Influence of Unemployment on the US Economy

    Using statistics for the Unemployment rate in the US between the years of 2007 and 2012, the writer assesses the way in which unemployment has impacted on the performance of the US economy and consider actions taken to reduce the unemployment rate. Different types of unemployment are discussed and the problems associated with unemployment are discussed including the emergence of sticky wages. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography of this nine page paper.

  • 'Consumption Insurance An Evaluation of Risk Bearing Systems in Low Income Economies' Journal of Economic Perspectives' Article Reviewed

    In sixteen pages this paper examines various areas in the Ivory Coast, Thailand, and India as featured in this article on consumption insurance and its trends in these regions. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Insurance Industry and Testing for Adverse Selection

    In a paper consisting of nine pages the insurance industry and adverse selection testing along with the difficulties of information symmetries are examined. Eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Absolute Advantage, Comparative Advantage and Opportunity Cost

    This 3 page paper looks at the concepts of absolute advantage in comparative advantage comparing and contrasting the two. The paper then defines and discusses opportunity cost and considers the way in which this is seen with in international trade theory. The bibliography cites for sources.

  • Economics and Football: A Look at the Jacksonville Jaguars

    This 7 page paper focuses on the Jacksonville Jaguars and applies economic principles to the analysis. Ticket pricing is the focus of this inquiry but other things are discussed. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Microeconomic Concepts - Telecommunications

    This 6 page paper begins with an introduction to the telecommunications industry. The writer explains supply and demand, price, choice, scarcity and equilibrium with some examples from the telecommunications industry. The paper concludes with a brief analysis using Porter's five forces. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Public Finance

    A 4 page paper that discusses specific issues. The paper begins with comments related to what the philosophy of public finance seems to be today (spend, spend, spend), then discusses the differences between governmental accounting and non-governmental accounting and lastly, comments on government budgeting and financial reporting. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Market Value Add and Economic Value Add

    In five pages these 2 economic aspects and how they factor into a complex accounting equation are examined. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • United States Economy 2000 - 2003

    This 7 page paper looks at the United States economy from 2000 – 2003. In this period the economy suffered a recession. The paper looks at the different macro economic industries including GDP, inflations, interest rates and money supply. The paper then looks at how the economy was behaving and uses aggregate demand to assess this. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • An Economic Perspective in the Reduction of Child Labor

    There is general agreement that child labor is wrong, but it is still widely practiced. The writer looks at this with the use of economic concepts, first describing the problem and then using the same concepts, such as supply and demand and elasticity to determine potential strategies that may reduce the occurrence of child labor. Five sources are cited in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Ireland's Circular Income Flow Examination

    In seven pages Ireland's national income is considered along with a measurement of the circular flow of income along with fallacies explored.

  • Circular Flow of Goods; A Case Study

    This 4 page paper summarizes an article that illustrates c case which demonstrates the circular flow of goods and services, focusing on the creation of income flow thought the development of a prison industry system. The paper looks at the way this leads to a circular flow and considers a contradictory opinion. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • The Global Recession 2009; The Causes and Subsequent Government Policies

    This 11 page paper examines the global recession and credit crunch of 2008/9 and explores some of the potential causes, including a lack of regulation, irresponsible and imprudent lending, borrowers attitudes and exacerbation by other environmental factors. The policies and potential solutions that are being pursued, to assess how they are projected and working and whether or not they are likely to have any impact. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • The Ethical Problems Related to the Global Recession

    This 3 page paper focuses on problems in 2009 and what caused them. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Economic Models' Application

    In twenty pages this paper discusses how to apply various economic model in a consideration of employment level determination, economic growth and aggregate demand, government spending, how taxes are used, inflation and growth control, Keynesian and classical theories. Eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Economic Growth and Innovation

    In four pages this paper examines the concepts of Adam Smith, economic growth and innovation within the context of the observation, 'Research and development is the central cause of economic growth.' Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • ANALYZING ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL ISSUES

    Focuses on economic and financial issues including market structure, supply and demand and fiscal and monetary policies. Also included are calculations concerning ratios, time value of money, and net present value. There are 8 sources listed in the bibliography of this 11-page paper.

  • Portfolio Balance Model

    This 8 page paper is written in two parts. The first part of the paper looks at purchase power parity theory and portfolio balance model, explaining what they are and the way they may help to explain exchange-rate movements. The second part of the paper looks at portfolio balance model in more detail considering the relevance of portfolio balance model for foreign exchange dealers. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • HOLES IN MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY

    This 7-page paper provides criticism of Markowitz's Modern Portfolio Theory. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Economics Issues

    This research paper examines five questions, offering answers that pertain to the topic of economics. Topcis include the role played by commerical bnks, the manner in which the global economy functions, the ramifications of regulation on consumers, among other topics. This sixteen page paper has six sources in the bibliography.

  • Friedman: “The World Is Flat” (Sort of). Or Maybe It’s Spiky.

    This 12 page paper discusses Thomas Friedman’s popular book “The World Is Flat” and in particular, considers his thinking with regard to faith and its intersection with technology. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • ECONOMIC MODELS AND RICE

    Discusses the impact of government-sanctioned price ceilings on Sri Lankan rice. There are 5 sources listed in the bibliography of this 5-page paper.

  • The Economics of the Airline Industry

    This 7 page paper presents an economic profile of the airline industry, discussing how different factors impact on the airline industry. The factors discussed include shifts and price elasticity of supply and demand, positive and negative externalities, wage inequality as well as monetary and fiscal policies. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Automobile Industry Analysis

    In eleven pages AB Volvo is featured in this automobile industry analysis that is analyzed utilizing Michael Porter's Five Forces of Competition model and includes threats from new and existing competitors, product substitutions, bargaining power of suppliers and buyers, and future outlook. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Government Economic Policy and Economic Growth

    This 7 page paper looks at the argument that governmental economic policies have the main objective of promoting sustained economic growth. The paper considers the way in which this may or may not be correct and how the policies undertaken in terms of structure, monetary and fiscal policy support growth. The paper uses the UK and Europe as illustrative examples. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • A Comparison of Supply and Demand Factors between the Healthcare Sector and Other Commercial Sectors

    The writer looks at different influences on supply and demand to emerge within the healthcare industry, and compares them to other commercial industries that are more sensitive to supply and demand. One source is cited in the bibliography this three page paper

  • Aging Baby Boomers and Social Security

    In seven pages this report discusses the 77 million American baby boomers and the burdens this will place upon the Social Security system in the future. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Elasticity of Demand

    This 8 page paper looks at the influences on elasticity of demand. The concepts and practical use of price elasticity of demand, income elasticity of demand and cross elasticity of demand are all explained. The paper includes 2 graphs. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Supply and Demand for Coca-Cola Products

    This 3 page paper looks at the concept of supply and demand as it applies to the Coca-Cola Company. Answering questions set by the student the paper discusses equilibrium level of supply and demand, what would happen if government out price constraints on the company, what has impacted on the quantity demanded and how the firm has adjusted supply. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Elasticity and Supply and Demand

    The writer answers two questions set by the student, the first looks at how elasticity is calculated and how it can be used to assess the impact that a price change will have ion the demand for a product, The second questions explains the way price is determined by supply and demand and how changes to other of these will impact on price. The answers uses supply and demand graphs to enrich the answer. Six sources are cited in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Transportation As an Acquisition Cost Impacting on Demand

    The writer explains how and why costs of transportation will impact on the demand levels of demand justice the team within consumer markets. The different sources of transportation costs, including direct costs such as fuel and indirect costs such as time, and their potential impact on demand are explored. Three sources are cited in the bibliography this five page paper.

  • 3 Student Questions on Supply and Demand

    In five pages this paper examines three student posed questions pertaining to issues of supply and demand.

  • Demand and Supply Economic Concepts

    In three pages such concepts as inferior good, normal good, movement versus shift in supply and demand curves, nondeterminant supply and demand changes, and equilibrium price are explained with examples provided. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • A Shopping Mall Observational Study

    A tutorial on conducting a shopping mall observational study is presented.

  • Agricultural Subsidies and Economic Factors

    This paper examines the economic theory of supply and demand. The author addresses how the theory relates to agricultural price supports from the US government. The author also addresses the FAIR Act of 1996. This five page paper has four sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Economic Bubbles

    Economic or speculative bubbles have been seen over many centuries where investors seek to make a profit and assets become over valued. This 16 page paper looks at some of the bubbles that have impacted on the United States of America, starting wit the Mississippi Bubble looking at a range of bubbles through to the dot com bubble which collapsed in 2000 the paper discuses different types of bubbles and the boom and bust cycle many have created and considers the underlying economic theories that explain the occurrence and patterns associated with bubbles. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Economy and the Real Estate Bubble

    In seven pages this essay discusses whether or not there is a 'real estate bubble' in a consideration of economic cycles. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Rationale for Stock Buybacks

    This 12 page paper examines the topic. Terms are explained. Microsoft is used as an example and historic trends are revealed. A one page abstract is included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • DECISION TO PURCHASE A HOUSE

    Discusses the economics of buying a house. There are 4 sources listed in the bibliography of this 5-page paper.

  • PURCHASING A HOUSE: A DECISION IN ECONOMICS

    Offers the economics that go into buying a house. There are 5 sources listed in the bibliography of this 10-page paper.

  • Houses Prices in the UK 2003 - 2008

    This 7 page paper looks at the pattern in the average house price in the UK from 2003 to 2008. The paper discusses the movement in prices and considers the different economic factors that may have been impacting on the way supply and demand of housing was taking place and reflected in the housing process. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • The Employment Situations in California and in America as a Whole

    5 pages and 10 sources used. This paper provides an overview of the employment situation, unemployment rates and the economics of the state of California in 2002. This paper also looks at the problems that occured in California's Silicon Valley, the declining conditions and problems with Internet company failure and their impacts on unemployment rates. This paper considers the problems in the economic health of the country as a whole in order to give some insight into the problems in California.

  • The difference between multinational capital budgeting and domestic capital budgeting

    This 3 page paper examines capital budgeting and explores the differences between the two types. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Hyper-rationality in the Capital Markets

    There have been many studies of the capital markets, and few have found rational exemption to describe the way that they behave in an accurate manner. The writer assesses the concept of hyper-rational behavior when even rationality is unseal and discusses its potential presence in the capital markets. Two sources are cited in this three page paper.

  • Issues of Capital Structure

    The debate regarding the potential for the existence of an optimal capital structure is one that is ongoing. The writer looks at a number of different theories regarding capital structure staring with equity arbitrage theorem and looking at pecking order and trade off theory. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography of this twelve page paper.

  • Using CAPM to Value Boeing

    There are many models that can be used to value firm, the writer uses the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) to help assess a potential value for Boeing. All states of the calculation are explained and shown. Four sources are cited in this three page paper.

  • Social Journey of Economic Theory

    In six pages the influence of society upon economic theory is considered in a discussion of theories by J.M. Keynes, Karl Marx, Thorstein Veblen, Alfred Marshall, J.S. Mill, Jeremy Bentham, and Adam Smith. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Biography and Economic Theories of John Maynard Keynes

    In six pages this paper discusses the life of John Maynard Keynes and his Keynesian economic theory with post Keynesian perspectives also considered. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Soccer Club Performance and the Effects of Economic Factors

    In ten pages this paper examines how soccer club commercial performances are affected by sales levels of goods and tickets, disposable income, and price variables. Eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • The Idea of Exchange According to Marx and Smith

    This 7 page paper examines ideas from Adam Smith and Karl Marx related to the value of things. Within the context of this paper it is suggested that the principle of exchange for Smith and Marx's critiques on the exchange value, provide a new way to look at money and work. Several creative examples are provided. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Oil Prices

    The writer looks at the different events or influences that could result in oil prices increasing. Events such as war, natural disasters, terrorism s well as the depletion of oil reserves all have the potential to decrease the supply. The potential for external influences is also discussed. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Overview of Experimental Economics

    In five pages the contemporary world's utilization of experimental economics is examined in this overview of its history and variety of uses.

  • Economics and Nursing

    This 4 page paper looks at issues of economics and nursing. The first part of the paper defines the terms economics, supply and demand, macroeconomics, microeconomics, elasticity and inelasticity. The second part of the paper summarizes three articles concerning supply and demand of nurses. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • 'Feel Good' Economics and Keynesian Economics

    In six pages this paper discusses twenty first century globalization and why Keynesian economics is needed more now than ever before. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Minimum Wage Abolishment

    In eight pages both sides of the minimum wage argument is presented and trickle down economics is disccussed before the position against minimum wage is taken. There are six bibliographic sources cited.

  • Arguing about the Minimum Wage

    This 4 page paper discusses three issues with regard to the Minimum Wage: probable consequences of raising it; the differential aspects of the Minimum Wage and whether or not it’s effective in fighting poverty. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Impacts of Increasing the Minimum Wage

    In seven pages this paper examines the effects of minimum wage increases in a consideration of the article 'What Goes Down when Minimum Wages go up' by Jennifer Laabs. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Minimum Wage in New York

    The argument that the minimum wage should be raised in New York is made. There are five sources listed in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Determining Monopsony in the Salaries of NonContracted and Contracted Baseball Players

    In three pages Andrew and Victor Brajer's research into this topic as detailed in 1994's 'Baseball Stars and Baseball Cards: A New Look at Monopsony in Major League Baseball' is considered through an evaluation of a statistical model and offers the suggestion that the utilization of baseball cards is a superior determinant because this reflects a player's worth to the team. There are no other bibliographic sources cited.

  • United States Economy and Law Before and After 9/11

    This 10 page paper gives an over view of the Unites states Law Enforcement and Economy before and after 9/11. This paper includes examples of how the world has changed due to the attacks and what the future holds. Bibliography list 10 sources.

  • The Big Mac Index

    A 4 page paper exploring the usefulness of the Big Mac Index, how it is used in global financing and how it can be used in managing risks, using the February 2007 edition. Britain's The Economist introduced the Big Mac Index in 1986 as a comparison of the relative value of world currencies from the perspective of unique British humor. The index proved to be highly useful and popular, however, and The Economist has published an updated version every year since its 1986 debut. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Analysis of the Novel American Rust

    This 3 page paper gives an analysis of the novel American Rust, by Philipp Meyer. This paper includes discussion of an economy on the decline, unemployment, and poverty. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Economic Table Calculations Example

    In seven pages student posed questions regarding economic table calculations are answered.

  • Supply And Demand - Law Of Diminishing Returns

    A 6 page paper. The first part of this essay reports an article from the WSJ about the supply and demand of oil and corn, explaining how the demand impacts the supply and the affiliated cost issues. The second part of the paper discusses the law of diminished returns and provides three specific examples. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Choice, Scarcity, Supply and Demand

    In three pages this paper discusses concepts of choice, scarcity, and the law of supply and demand as it influences choice and scarcity. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Macroeconomic Issues

    Three answers are supplied for questions asked by the student. The first answer explains how the economy is affected by the financial markets. The role and responsibilities of the Federal Reserve Bank and the Chairman are in the second answer. The final answer explains the way interest rates may influence both the financial markets and the economy. Four sources are cited in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • United States Economy and Effects of Monetary and Fiscal Policy

    In five pages this paper discusses how the United States economy is affected by monetary and fiscal policy as established by the Federal Reserve. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Money Demand Determinants

    In six pages the reasons for money demand are considered in terms of motivation and through an examination of money as not a flow item but rather as a stock that is influenced by demand. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Asset Allocation and Stochastic Optimization

    This 36 page paper considers the use of stochastic modelling in the determination of asset allocation. The paper considers multi-stage stochastic programming and stochastic dynamic programming by comparing this to other models that may be used in assessing the contents of investment portfolios. Other models considered include models with their origins in mean variance theory leading to CAPM, efficient market hypothesis and the Warren Buffet method. The bibliography cites 29 sources.

  • The War in Iraq and Economic Ramifications

    A paper examining economic effects of the war in Iraq. The author argues that while war almost always provides a boost in the economy, the war in Iraq has not done so to the same extent. This four page paper has three sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Effects of Raising Minimum Wage

    This paper addresses two related topics. The first claim is that more money does not solve financial problems and the second claim is that there are negative effects of raising the minimum wage. The Toulmin method is used to present the arguments. There is an annotated bibliography that is included in the page count. There are nine sources listed in the bibliography of this six page paper.

  • Explaining the Recession of 2001

    In this paper consisting of eleven pages recession theories are explored along with 1990s data and an examination of global factors to determine the cause of the 2001 economic recession. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Tutorial on Senior Citizens and Poverty

    In eighteen pages this tutorial provides a sample summary and economic theory analysis of 6 articles dealing with poverty as it pertains to senior citizens. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Robert Solow Growth Model and Economic Growth

    In four pages the growth model of Robert Solow and the ways in which it emphasizes all types of social economic growth is examined. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Advantages and Disadvantages of Efficiency Wages

    The concept of efficiency wages is explained with reference to the labor market, with both the benefits and the potential problems for employers using efficiency wages discussed. Three sources are cited in the bibliography this four page paper.

  • Autocorrelations and Abnormal Returns Prior to Stock Splits Considered in the Context of EMH

    This 5 page paper is written in two parts. The first part of the paper considers the implications for the weak-form Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH) concerning the findings of certain authors that have recently found evidence of positive autocorrelation in short-term stock returns and negative autocorrelation in longer horizon returns. The second part of the paper looks at the idea positive abnormal returns prior to stock splits, discusses why this may occur and looks at whether or not this is consistent with semi-strong form efficiency. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Theory of Human Capital and Student Loans

    In five pages this paper examines the theory of human capital and how it applies to university student scheming for student loans. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Swimming Pool Business Results Enhancement

    In five pages this paper discusses how a small swimming pool business can be enhanced and the various economic considerations that must be made in so doing with a recommendation to increase retail sales and commercial accounts offered. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The 2008-2009 Economic Crisis vs. The Great Depression

    This 3 page paper compares and contrasts the economic crisis of 2008-2009 with the Great Depression of the 1930s. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Time Value of Money and Other Concepts Defined

    This 4 page paper provides definitions and examples for the following items: The Time Value of Money, Interest Rates and Compounding, Present Value of a Future Payment Received, Opportunity Cost, Annuities and the Rule of 72. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Unemployment in the US

    This 8 page paper looks at the problem of unemployment in the United States. The paper first established the problem looking at the level of unemployment in general and specific terms and then considers the way that fiscal policies could be used to tackle the unemployment problems. The bibliography cites 6 sources. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Perfect Competition and Unemployment

    This 7 page paper is written in two parts. The first part looks at the concept of perfect competition, also referred to a pure competition, defines what it is and the market conditions needed for it to emerge, the way a firm will determine the quantity to supply and what is meant by the term 'normal profit'. The second part of the paper looks at unemployment, how it is defined, the different types of unemployment that exist and some policies that might help to reduce unemployment. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

 

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