Economics FAQs

  1. How is correlation used differently in finance and economics?

  2. How is correlation used to measure volatility?

  3. What is the most important type of data used in business analytics?

  4. How many nations must a company trade in to be considered a multinational corporation?

  5. Who discovered the law of supply and demand?

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

  7. What can policymakers do to decrease cyclical unemployment?

  8. Is there a natural rate of cyclical unemployment?

  9. Do the laws of supply and demand ever not apply to markets?

  10. Is the law of supply and demand a law or just a hypothesis?

  11. How does the price of oil affect the stock market?

  12. How risky is it to invest in metals and mining companies with operations in politically ...

  13. What techniques are most useful for hedging exposure to the metals and mining sector?

  14. Are warrants traded by brokers?

  15. Is economics a science?

  16. Why did oil prices drop so much in 2014?

  17. How does globalization impact comparative advantage?

  18. What are some of the limitations and drawbacks of economics as a field?

  19. What is the long-term sector outlook for financial services?

  20. When do economists use GNP?

  21. Is cyclical unemployment always due to recessions?

  22. Why do most economists favor capitalism?

  23. What are some alternatives to real GDP?

  24. What effect has globalization had on international investments?

  25. Does cash-on-delivery aid produce better results than a loan?

  26. How much of an economy's performance is captured by real GPD?

  27. Is globalization purely an economic phenomenon?

  28. Are there international maritime laws that govern delivery duty paid?

  29. Is there a way to insure delivery duty paid?

  30. Is there a way to profit from arbitrage trades on delivery duty paid?

  31. Are the laws on delivery duty paid different in every country?

  32. What role do core competencies play in a balanced scorecard?

  33. How does inflation affect the exchange rate between two nations?

  34. What impact does inflation and deflation have on a blue-chip stock value?

  35. Are there any economic arguments in favor of deflation?

  36. Is GNP a valuable metric in a globalized economy?

  37. What insights are economists trying to capture with GNP?

  38. What does GNP say about the balance of trade?

  39. How does a nation's national debt affect the budget process?

  40. Why do credit card companies calculate revenue splits in terms of basis points?

  41. What area of the consumer price index (CPI) should I use if there is no CPI for the ...

  42. When should I use seasonally adjusted data from the consumer price index (CPI)?

  43. Whose buying habits does the consumer price index (CPI) reflect?

  44. What country spends the most on military and defense?

  45. What math skills do I need to study microeconomics?

  46. Which developed country has the most debt?

  47. How do businesses calculate their marginal utility?

  48. What factors affect the price of copper?

  49. Does the consumer or seller benefit more from a cash-on-delivery transaction?

  50. What economic indicators are most used when forecasting an exchange rate?

  51. What impact to public-private partnerships have on economic growth?

  52. What country spends the most on research and development?

  53. Why are most multinational corporations either from the US, Europe or Japan

  54. What country has the wealthiest overall population?

  55. When does cyclical unemployment become structural unemployment?

  56. How does inflation affect fixed-income investments?

  57. Why is time an important factor when evaluating supply?

  58. What is the difference between standard deviation and average deviation?

  59. What kinds of topics does microeconomics cover?

  60. How do companies balance labor supply and demand in human resources planning?

  61. How long has the U.S. run fiscal deficits?

  62. If a particular good's price elasticity is high, does this mean the supplier should ...

  63. Do production possibility frontiers have multiple possible equilibria?

  64. Under what circumstances might price elasticity significantly change?

  65. How does quantitative easing in the U.S. affect the stock market?

  66. What are some examples of successful implementation of monetary policy?

  67. Is the production possibility frontier used by businesses to calculate their production ...

  68. Can you calculate the production possibility frontier in n-dimensional space?

  69. What is the effect of a fiscal deficit on the economy?

  70. Does the massive size of Berkshire Hathaway reduce its future returns?

  71. What is the difference between fiscal deficit and federal debt, and which is worse?

  72. Is there any limit on fiscal deficits at the federal level?

  73. Which countries are most productive in terms of GDP?

  74. What are the differences between capitalism and socialism?

  75. When did globalization start?

  76. What is the benefit of using real GDP over GDP?

  77. Are there any downsides to globalization?

  78. What is the history of the market economy?

  79. How does a nation transition from a socialist economy to a free market economy

  80. How do I determine my company's competitive advantage?

  81. What factors influence the price of treasury bills?

  82. How does a bull market in stocks affect the bond market?

  83. Are treasury bills a good investment for retirement savings?

  84. How does the invisible hand affect prices in the Microeconomic Pricing Model?

  85. How does the Federal Reserve's set discount rate affect my personal finances?

  86. How does quantitative easing in the U.S. affect global markets?

  87. What are the arguments in favor of setting a low discount rate?

  88. What impact does quantitative easing have on banks in the U.S.?

  89. What macroeconomic problems do policy makers most commonly face?

  90. Why do Keynesian economists focus on the lower boundary of interest rates?

  91. What are the variables in variable costs?

  92. What country produces the most gold?

  93. How are taxes treated in the consumer price index (CPI)?

  94. What's the difference between a letter of credit and a bank guarantee?

  95. What is the difference between price inelasticity and inelasticity of demand?

  96. What is a roll-up merger and why does it occur?

  97. What are the differences between internal and external economies of scale?

  98. How does marginal cost of production relate to economies of scale?

  99. What is the difference between Economic Value Added (EVA) and Market Value Added ...

  100. How are labor demand forecasts made in human resources planning?

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