Economics FAQs

  1. What are Common Examples of Monopolistic Markets?

  2. Who or what is Dow Jones?

  3. What is the difference between the Dow and the Nasdaq?

  4. What were the objectives of the Glass-Steagall Act?

  5. Did the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act contribute to the 2008 financial crisis?

  6. What's the difference between a long and short position in the market?

  7. What is the relationship between inflation and interest rates?

  8. What is the difference between preferred stock and common stock?

  9. What's the difference between microeconomics and macroeconomics?

  10. Where was the Dow Jones when Obama took office?

  11. What is the functional difference between GDP and GNP?

  12. What is the difference between positive and normative economics?

  13. What is GDP and why is it so important to economists and investors?

  14. What is the difference between a capital good and a consumer good?

  15. Which countries have the highest tariffs?

  16. Which United States Presidents have run the largest budget deficits?

  17. What does the Dow Jones Industrial Average measure?

  18. What's the difference between the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500?

  19. How is the stock market affected by Thanksgiving and Black Friday?

  20. Halloween's Effect on the Economy

  21. How do property rights affect externalities and market failure?

  22. What do economists believe causes economic growth?

  23. Does QVC accept debit cards?

  24. Where can you buy NetSpend reload packs?

  25. What do states do with unclaimed property?

  26. How do you make working capital adjustments in transfer pricing?

  27. How much money does Texas make from unclaimed property each year?

  28. How much money does Florida make from unclaimed property each year?

  29. How much money does Michigan make from unclaimed property each year?

  30. Do interest rates increase during a recession?

  31. Marginal propensity to Consume (MPC) Vs. Save (MPS)

  32. Who decides to print money in Canada?

  33. Is Colombia an emerging market economy?

  34. Is Mexico an emerging market economy?

  35. Who decides when to print money in India?

  36. When do I need a letter of credit?

  37. Is Japan an emerging market economy?

  38. How is the Federal Reserve audited?

  39. Who decides when to print money in the US?

  40. Why do some people claim the Federal Reserve is unconstitutional?

  41. How can the federal reserve increase aggregate demand?

  42. What is the difference between marginal utility and marginal value?

  43. What assumptions are made when conducting a t-test?

  44. In economics, what is an index number?

  45. What role does the agency problem play in the modern Health Care industry?

  46. What are the requirements for being a Public Limited Company?

  47. When has the United States run its largest trade deficits?

  48. What is the utility function and how is it calculated?

  49. What role do transaction costs play in marginal utility analysis?

  50. What role does the Inspector General play with the Securities and Exchange Commission?

  51. Which is more important to a nation's economy, the balance of trade or the balance of payments?

  52. What does marginal utility tell us about consumer choice?

  53. What are some of the drawbacks of industrialization?

  54. How does investment banking differ from commercial banking?

  55. Why do commercial banks borrow from the Federal Reserve?

  56. What is the marginal utility of income?

  57. What constitutes a secondary market?

  58. What are the differences between the Federal Funds Rate and LIBOR?

  59. What is the difference between JIT (just in time) and CMI (customer managed inventory)?

  60. What are the differences between global depositary receipts (GDRs) and American depositary receipts (ADRs)?

  61. What are some common ways product differentiation is achieved?

  62. What are the ethical arguments against government subsidies to companies like Tesla?

  63. How can tariffs cause inefficiencies in domestic industries?

  64. Has deregulation helped or hurt the profitability of companies in the telecommunications sector?

  65. What economic indicators are important to consider when investing in the retail sector?

  66. What is the correlation between inflation and interest rate risk?

  67. What role does a correspondent bank play in an international transaction?

  68. How do changes in interest rates affect the spending habits in the economy?

  69. What is the difference between an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) and a VAR (value-added reseller)?

  70. What portion of the global economy is comprised of the telecommunications sector?

  71. When is it better to use systematic over simple random sampling?

  72. Is the retail sector also affected by seasonal factors?

  73. What countries represent the largest portion of the global retail sector?

  74. Which nations' economies have reserve ratios?

  75. Can a special administrative region declare autonomy?

  76. How autonomous are special administrative regions?

  77. What countries represent the largest portion of the global telecommunications sector?

  78. Which segments of the telecommunications sector have the toughest competition?

  79. What does the Nash equilibrium predict?

  80. What is the difference between a dominant strategy solution and a Nash equilibrium solution?

  81. What countries are currently considered to be special administrative regions?

  82. What is the long-term average growth rate of the telecommunications sector?

  83. How does the long-term outlook of the retail sector compare to the broader economy?

  84. What is the correlation between term structure of interest rates and recessions?

  85. What countries are driving most of the growth of the retail sector?

  86. Why would the Federal Reserve change the reserve ratio?

  87. What happens if the Federal Reserve lowers the reserve ratio?

  88. What portion of the global economy is represented by the retail sector?

  89. At what stage of the economic cycle should I invest in the utilities sector?

  90. Who are some real life examples of "doves" in the finance world?

  91. When phase of the economic cycle tends to be strongest for companies in the retail sector?

  92. What is the average length of the boom and bust cycle in the U.S. economy?

  93. What is the structure of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank?

  94. What types of expenses are factored into autonomous consumption?

  95. What are the proven ways to ease the effects of hyperinflation?

  96. What are the benefits of financial sampling?

  97. How successful have "dove" Federal Reserve heads been in the past when it comes to managing the economy?

  98. What are the advantages of having fewer distribution channels?

  99. How much does seasonality affect the net sales figures of companies, such as retailers?

  100. Why should an investor in the retail sector consider the Consumer Confidence Index?

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