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  1. How can tariffs cause inefficiencies in domestic industries?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. Which nations' economies have reserve ratios?

  13. Can a special administrative region declare autonomy?

  14. How autonomous are special administrative regions?

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

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

  17. What does the Nash equilibrium predict?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  34. What are the benefits of financial sampling?

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

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

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

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

  39. Why did China designated certain territories as special administrative regions?

  40. How strongly does government regulation impact the utilities sector?

  41. Who determines the reserve ratio?

  42. Do negative externalities affect financial markets?

  43. How must banks use the deposit multiplier when calculating their reserves?

  44. Why do banks write off bad debt?

  45. What has the retail sector evolved to its current structure?

  46. Why is the employment figure important to a "dove"

  47. What are the goals of a "dove" Federal Reserve head?

  48. During what stage of the economic cycle should I invest in the telecommunications sector?

  49. What is the opposite of a "dove"?

  50. What are the most popular companies in the retail sector?

  51. How do you calculate GDP with the expenditures approach?

  52. Why do economists think it is important to track discretionary income?

  53. What is the correlation between money supply and GDP?

  54. What are some benefits of a mixed economic system?

  55. How does neoclassical economics relate to neoliberalism?

  56. How has electronic retailing (e-tailing) changed the consumer discretionary goods sector?

  57. In what manner will a recession likely affect the marginal-propensity-to-save rate in an economy?

  58. What are key economic growth rates that can be used to determine the economic health of a country?

  59. What are the major laws (acts) regulating financial institutions that were created in response to the 2008 financial crisis?

  60. What are some of the key shortcomings of how the U.S. unemployment rate is determined each month?

  61. How does the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics calculate the unemployment rate published monthly?

  62. How does the neoclassical growth theory predict real GDP?

  63. What is the government's role and what is the private sector's role in neoliberalism?

  64. What do banks do to control the bank reserve?

  65. What is the difference between a financial account and a capital account?

  66. What is the difference between the deposit multiplier and the money multiplier?

  67. What types of companies benefit from reporting results utilizing constant currencies figures?

  68. What is the minimum capital adequacy ratio that must be attained under Basel III?

  69. What measures could the U.S. Government take to prevent another crisis similar to the savings and loan crisis (S&L crisis)?

  70. How does the income of a person influence their marginal propensity to save?

  71. Who controls the Federal Reserve Bank?

  72. What is the minimum leverage ratio that must be attained under Basel III?

  73. What major events and policy decisions led to the savings and loan crisis (S&L crisis)?

  74. How does Basel III strengthen regulation and improve risk management of the global banking sector?

  75. What factors go into determining a business's shutdown point?

  76. What strategies can be used to achieve the goals of contractionary policy?

  77. How can consumer durables act as economic indicators?

  78. According to the neoclassical growth theory, what factors influence the growth of an economy?

  79. Is gross national income (GNI) or gross domestic product (GDP) a better measure of the economic condition of a country with substantial foreign investment?

  80. Which federal regulatory agencies approved and are now responsible for enforcing the Volcker Rule?

  81. Does the Volcker Rule prevent commercial banks from offering shares of hedge funds and private equity funds to their clients?

  82. What is the purpose of the Volcker Rule?

  83. What are key benefits to a country that has engaged in a policy of currency depreciation?

  84. What can demographics tell us about present and future consumption trends and economic cycles?

  85. What is the purpose for issuing contractionary policy?

  86. What is the minimum liquidity coverage ratio that a bank must have from 2016 to 2019 under Basel III?

  87. What role did the Great Depression play in developing America's bank reserve policies?

  88. If left in place long term, what problems does protectionism cause for a country?

  89. What is the difference between the Volcker Rule and the Glass-Steagall Act?

  90. What are the advantages of a limited government in connection with a capitalist economy?

  91. What role does credit play in the economic boom and bust cycle?

  92. How does crowding out affect supply and demand in the private-sector?

  93. What are the most common signs of impending hyperinflation?

  94. How long does the average demand shock affect pricing?

  95. How does comparative advantage render protectionism unnecessary?

  96. Is good customer service something to look for in a company in which I am considering buying stock?

  97. What is the difference between induced consumption and autonomous consumption?

  98. What is the difference between barter and currency systems?

  99. What is the difference between economic value and market value?

  100. How does stratified random sampling influence government policy decisions?

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