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  1. How do open market operations affect the money supply of an economy?

  2. Does raising the minimum wage increase inflation?

  3. Which US cities have the highest number of high-income households?

  4. Why are economists interested in the consumer surplus?

  5. What economic indicators are important to consider when investing in the chemicals sector?

  6. What economic factors affect the performance of the consumer packaged goods industry?

  7. How does the market share of a few companies affect the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index calculation?

  8. How do externalities represent profit opportunities?

  9. What does the rule of 70 indicate about a country's future economic growth?

  10. How is the rule of 70 related to the growth rate of a variable?

  11. What are the benefits of engaging in a currency swap?

  12. What does a large multiplier effect signify?

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

  14. How is money supply used in monetary policy?

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

  16. Do any markets not exhibit asymmetric information?

  17. How does economic order quantity assist a company with maximizing profits?

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

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

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

  21. Who are Whole Foods' (WFM) main competitors?

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

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

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

  25. What is the difference between the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Dodd-Frank Act?

  26. What are some examples of diminishing marginal benefits in my personal spending?

  27. What is the difference between a spot rate and a forward rate?

  28. What are some examples of industries that practice price discrimination?

  29. How does the International Monetary Fund function?

  30. Can the marginal propensity to consume ever be negative?

  31. How does pork barrel spending hurt the economy?

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

  33. How is marginal analysis used in making an investment decision?

  34. Do companies have to pay back their paid-up capital?

  35. How can a country's debt crisis affect economies around the world?

  36. What economic indicators are important to consider when investing in the banking sector?

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

  38. What are some examples of different corporate governance systems across the world?

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

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

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

  42. What incentives are there for a given country to enforce sustainable growth rate policies?

  43. How do researchers ensure that a simple random sample is an accurate representation of a larger population?

  44. How do companies use price discrimination?

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

  46. How did the Great Recession affect structural unemployment?

  47. How does automated work affect structural unemployment rates?

  48. How do changes in interest rates affect M2?

  49. Where does the term "always be closing" come from?

  50. How can central banks use open market operations to manipulate short-term interest rates?

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

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

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

  54. Which stage of the economic cycle is most favorable for the chemicals sector?

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

  56. What are some disadvantages of a mixed economic system?

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

  58. Is the substitution effect negative for consumers?

  59. What variables are most important when making a prediction through sensitivity analysis?

  60. How can a change in fiscal policy have a multiplier effect on the economy?

  61. How does a capital account illustrate the strength of investment markets for a country?

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

  63. How did moral hazard contribute to the financial crisis of 2008?

  64. What is the difference between cyclical and non-cyclical stocks?

  65. What is the definition of "Financial Instruments Business" under the FIEA?

  66. How did the Glass-Steagall Act affect commercial and investment banking?

  67. If markets give information on value through price, how can nominal values be out of like with market values?

  68. Is the nominal value of GDP a sufficient metric for measuring the economy's health?

  69. What is the relationship between national interest rates and the amount of revolving credit issued?

  70. What are some of the more common reasons divestiture occurs?

  71. How much does M1 enhance the multiplier effect of fractional reserve banking?

  72. How are industrial goods different from consumer goods?

  73. What's the difference between economic value added (EVA) and economic rent?

  74. What effect do stock buybacks have on the economy?

  75. How can the problem of asymmetric information be overcome?

  76. What proportion of the chemicals sector is comprised of integrated companies with activities in other sectors?

  77. What are some real-life examples of the 80-20 rule (Pareto Principle) in practice?

  78. How does an economic downturn affect a cyclical stock?

  79. What are the primary activities of Michael Porter's value chain?

  80. How do you calculate the marginal propensity to consume?

  81. What is the difference between the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500

  82. What is the difference between frictional unemployment and structural unemployment?

  83. What factors determine the strength of the crowding out effect?

  84. How does market risk affect the cost of capital?

  85. What are some common features of a mixed economic system?

  86. How is the International Monetary Fund financed?

  87. What is the difference between International Monetary Fund and the World Bank?

  88. What economic factors affect savings account rates?

  89. What is the difference between a value chain and a supply chain?

  90. How can a representative sample lead to sampling bias?

  91. What's the difference between a representative sample and a convenience sample?

  92. Can you calculate more than two inputs with the production possibility frontier?

  93. How do economists measure positive and negative externalities?

  94. What agencies were created by the Glass-Steagall Act?

  95. What parameters are required for a market to exhibit perfect competition?

  96. What is the history of the sustainable growth rate?

  97. How do financial market exhibit asymmetric information?

  98. What percentage of the population do you need in a representative sample?

  99. What's the difference between a representative sample and a random sample?

  100. Is a good's production cost related to its value?

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