Economics FAQs

  1. What is a "linear" exposure in Value at Risk (VaR) calculation?

  2. What's the most accurate way to find out a nation's nominal GDP?

  3. How can I create a yield curve in Excel?

  4. What are the different formations of yield curves?

  5. What does a large multiplier effect signify?

  6. What level of mergers and acquisitions is common in the chemical sector?

  7. What is the criteria for a simple random sample?

  8. How is money supply used in monetary policy?

  9. What is price variance in cost accounting?

  10. What do you need to know to create a business model?

  11. Do any markets not exhibit asymmetric information?

  12. How can a nation adopt an export policy based on the economies of scope?

  13. How does a bond's coupon rate affect its price?

  14. How do I obtain a banker's acceptance?

  15. What are some examples of ways that sensitivity analysis can be used?

  16. What are the benefits of using ceteris paribus assumptions in economics?

  17. How is the 80-20 rule (Pareto's Principle) used in macroeconomics?

  18. Which has performed better historically, the stock market or real estate?

  19. What are some of the uses of the coefficient of variation (COV)?

  20. What economic indicators are important to monitor when investing in the insurance ...

  21. How much of the global economy is comprised of the electronics sector?

  22. What is a barbell fixed-income strategy?

  23. Which states have the lowest minimum wage?

  24. How can I use the rule of 70 to estimate a country's GDP growth?

  25. What is the difference between systematic sampling and cluster sampling?

  26. How is fair value calculated in the futures market?

  27. What is the difference between a Nostro and a Vostro account?

  28. What is the difference between marginal benefit and marginal revenue?

  29. What is the difference between marginal benefit and marginal cost?

  30. What is the best way for my startup to have sustainable growth?

  31. How is a share premium account taxed?

  32. What are the SEC regulations regarding a share premium account?

  33. How do I negotiate a lower annual percentage rate (APR) with my credit card company?

  34. How do I decide whether a credit card offer is a good deal or not?

  35. Under what circumstances might a merchant turn toward using a banker's acceptance?

  36. What profit margin is average for a company in the electronics sector?

  37. How does my insurance company determine what premiums I have to pay for coverage?

  38. What is the average debt/equity ratio of companies in the electronics sector?

  39. What percentage of a diversified portfolio should be exposed to the insurance sector?

  40. How many years can structural unemployment last?

  41. What are the advantages and disadvantages of zero-based budgeting in accounting?

  42. What business structures expose entrepreneurs to unlimited liability?

  43. What are some ways a business owner can reduce unlimited liability?

  44. What are some common financial instruments involved in speculation?

  45. Which is more important to economists, the marginal propensity to consume or the ...

  46. How do externalities affect equilibrium and create market failure?

  47. What is the difference between a mutual fund and money market fund?

  48. What are the benefits of investing in a money market fund?

  49. What is the difference between a money market fund and a savings account?

  50. What are some examples of operations management in healthcare?

  51. How can data assist operations management in increasing efficiency?

  52. How does pork barrel spending hurt the economy?

  53. How does Federal Trade Commission use the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index to evaluate ...

  54. Can the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index be used to determine competitive balance in professional ...

  55. How do I calculate the Macaulay duration of a zero-coupon bond in Excel?

  56. How are direct costs allocated differently than indirect costs?

  57. Why should I register as a Limited Liability Company (LLC) if I am self-employed ...

  58. How is the Macaulay duration related to fixed income markets?

  59. What is the difference between a copay and a deductible?

  60. Why do long-term care insurers require the loss of two Activities of Daily Living ...

  61. What is the Activities of Daily Living (ADL) hierarchy scale?

  62. How do fixed assets become impaired?

  63. How can I calculate a company's forward p/e in Excel?

  64. How do unfunded capital expenditures and distributions affect the fixed charge coverage ...

  65. How can I calculate funds from operation in Excel?

  66. What option strategies can I use to earn additional income when investing in the ...

  67. What is the difference between work in progress and work in process?

  68. Is there a difference between financial ratio analysis and accounting ratio analysis?

  69. How does revolving credit differ from a general line of credit?

  70. What are the early warning signs of a tech bubble?

  71. What are the typical day-to-day responsibilities of a Chief Operating Officer (COO)?

  72. What economic indicators are important to consider when investing in the banking ...

  73. How does specialization help companies achieve economies of scale?

  74. What formula can I use to calculate interest on interest?

  75. When should retailers apply the 'always be closing' (ABC) strategy?

  76. When was the first swap agreement and why were swaps created?

  77. What is 'capital' in relation to the factors of production?

  78. How valuable is the forward rate as an overall economic indicator?

  79. How does the equity risk premium correlate with the Federal Reserve's prime rate?

  80. What is the difference between financial forecasting and financial modelling?

  81. In the context of a startup, what is sustainable growth?

  82. How important is sustainable growth for the long-term future of a startup?

  83. What are the most important steps in the accounting cycle?

  84. What incentives are there for a given country to enforce sustainable growth rate ...

  85. What can I use the Rule of 70 for?

  86. How do researchers ensure that a simple random sample is an accurate representation ...

  87. How do companies use price discrimination?

  88. What is the difference between structural unemployment and cyclical unemployment?

  89. How does automated work affect structural unemployment rates?

  90. What are some securities that have spot rates?

  91. What is the average return on equity for a company in the insurance sector?

  92. How do changes in interest rates affect M2?

  93. How can central banks use open market operations to manipulate short-term interest ...

  94. How did the Soviet economic system affect consumer goods?

  95. What governments have used the human development index (HDI) to set policy?

  96. How did mass production affect the price of consumer goods?

  97. What are foundry companies in the electronics sector?

  98. What risk factors should investors consider before purchasing a callable bond?

  99. What are the main differences between a mixed economic system and pure capitalism?

  100. Will a hike in the minimum wage result in deadweight loss to businesses and labor?

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