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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. How does neoclassical economics relate to neoliberalism?

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

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

  11. Why would a country's gross domestic product (GDP) and gross national income (GNI) differ considerably?

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

  13. While closely related, how do gross domestic product (GDP) and gross national income (GNI) differ?

  14. How does protectionism affect gross domestic product (GDP?)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  25. Does the gross national income (GNI) and gross domestic product (GDP) of the U.S. differ considerably?

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

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

  28. Who controls the Federal Reserve Bank?

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

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

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

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

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

  34. How can consumer durables act as economic indicators?

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

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

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

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

  39. What is the purpose of the Volcker Rule?

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

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

  42. What is the purpose for issuing contractionary policy?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  52. In what types of societies does limited government work best?

  53. How does comparative advantage render protectionism unnecessary?

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

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

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

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

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

  59. What is a forward contract against an export?

  60. What portion of the global economy is represented by the Internet sector?

  61. How does bank reconciliation affect a cash control policy?

  62. How can bartering result in a more optimal allocation of resources?

  63. Which nation's economies have proven the effectiveness of the Heckscher-Ohlin Model?

  64. What impact does the balance of trade have on GDP calculations?

  65. How do nominal interest rates in finance differ from the nominal rate of interest in economics?

  66. What is the key difference between the participation rate and the unemployment rate?

  67. What are some historic examples of hyperinflation?

  68. How does discretionary income relate to autonomous consumption?

  69. What are examples of economic values in use today?

  70. How do government subsidies affect the profitability of the airline industry?

  71. What emerging markets are best suited for getting the most exposure to the industrial sector?

  72. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the International Monetary Fund?

  73. How do modern companies assess business risk?

  74. How is marginal revenue used in business planning?

  75. How should an investor interpret the consumer and business confidence index when investing in the automotive sector?

  76. What economic indicators should an investor in the aerospace sector consider?

  77. How does the crowding out effect influence the multiplier effect of a government stimulus?

  78. What emerging markets are best positioned to benefit from growth in the food and beverage sector?

  79. How does a company decide whether it is in a position to diversify its offerings, based on the economies of scope?

  80. What is the historic average annual return of the food and beverage sector?

  81. What economic indicators are important for investing in the wholesale sector?

  82. How can I use systematic sampling with stratified sampling?

  83. How can minimum wages contribute to a market failure?

  84. How does the velocity of M2 money supply change?

  85. What happens when M2 money supply grows faster than the overall economy?

  86. How does the marginal propensity to consume in the United States compare to other countries?

  87. How much of the global beverage industry is controlled by Coca Cola and Pepsi?

  88. What developed countries have the largest proportion of industrial companies?

  89. Why do companies stop trying to increase marginal revenue?

  90. How do government subsidies help an industry?

  91. What portion of the global economy is represented by the food and beverage sector?

  92. How does gross domestic product (GDP) affect standard of living?

  93. What is the difference between external economies and external diseconomies?

  94. What are the key economic indicators that are used to calculate gross national income (GNI)?

  95. Do rising unemployment rates tend to increase or decrease investor sentiment and consumer confidence?

  96. How does limited government affect corporate citizens?

  97. How does monetary policy affect a bank's deposit multiplier?

  98. What are the typical factors that cause the economy to repeat a boom and bust cycle?

  99. What are key economic factors that can cause currency depreciation in a country?

  100. How does a lack of demand affect financial markets?

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