Markets FAQs

  1. What are the different ways that utility is measured in economics?

  2. To what extent do changing input prices affect the profitability of the chemicals sector?

  3. How much impact does government regulation have on the automotive sector?

  4. How do environmental regulations affect profitability in the chemicals sector?

  5. What caused the American Industrial Revolution?

  6. What types of risk should an investor consider before investing in the chemicals sector?

  7. What types of industries are the main consumers of the products of the chemicals sector?

  8. How does adverse selection contribute to market failure?

  9. What types of assets and payments are recorded in the capital account?

  10. Can the Efficient Market Hypothesis explain economic bubbles?

  11. How can industrialization affect the national economy of less developed countries (LDCs)?

  12. What are common reasons for governments to implement tariffs?

  13. How is the basket of goods selected for the Consumer Price Index?

  14. How much of the profitability in the Internet sector is concentrated in the few major companies?

  15. What does it signify about a given product if the consumer surplus figure for that product is particularly high?

  16. What is the difference between consumer surplus and economic surplus?

  17. During what stage of the economic cycle should I invest in the drugs sector?

  18. How important are seasonal trends in the automotive sector?

  19. How does behavioral economics treat risk aversion?

  20. How much variance should an investor have in an indexed fund?

  21. Is credit a form of fiat money?

  22. What is the difference between fiat money and representative money?

  23. How do "factor endowments" impact a country's comparative advantage?

  24. What does 'Incoterms' mean in relation to Ex Works (EXW) trades?

  25. Is there a difference in risk between the different regions of the U.S. banks?

  26. How do fixed and variable costs each affect the marginal cost of production?

  27. Which factors can influence a country's balance of trade?

  28. What are some examples of the law of demand in real markets?

  29. How did mercantilism affect the colonies of Great Britain?

  30. How is risk priced in the market?

  31. Why do we need a secondary market?

  32. What is the difference between fiat money and legal tender?

  33. How do you calculate the income effect distinctly from the price effect?

  34. Is backward integration ever illegal?

  35. What are the most famous instances of backward integration?

  36. How does comparative advantage influence the balance of payments?

  37. How do interest rates impact risk aversion in the market?

  38. How do standby letters of credit help facilitate international trade?

  39. What is the history of corporations in America?

  40. What other sectors are most highly correlated with the aerospace sector?

  41. What is the best reason to pursue a backward integration?

  42. What's the difference between the income effect and the price effect?

  43. What is the difference between variance and covariance?

  44. How does industrialization lead to urbanization?

  45. What is a direct rights offering?

  46. How does the balance of trade impact a nation's capital accounts balance?

  47. Is backward integration the same thing as vertical integration?

  48. What's the difference between the income effect and the substitution effect?

  49. What are some real life examples of absolute advantage?

  50. To what extent has global competition affected the profitability of U.S. car manufacturers?

  51. What are the disadvantages of backward integration for a mid-sized business seeking to expand?

  52. Is there a way to invest in the income effect?

  53. When the Federal Reserve Bank engaged in Quantitative Easing, did it add to M1?

  54. How much of the United States' money supply is M1?

  55. How is marginal revenue related to the marginal cost of production?

  56. What impact does the Federal Reserve have on a bank's profitability?

  57. What's the difference between the substitution effect and the income effect?

  58. What's the difference between the substitution effect and price effect?

  59. Does M1 include foreign currency?

  60. Is all paper money fiat money?

  61. How much revenue in the airline industry comes from business travelers compared to leisure travelers?

  62. What impact does weather have on my investment in the airline industry?

  63. What's the difference between economic value added (EVA) and producer surplus?

  64. Which countries make up the majority of the global airline sector?

  65. How is covariance used in portfolio theory?

  66. How is profit maximized in a monopolistic market?

  67. Are there any exceptions to the law of demand?

  68. Besides Porter's 5 forces, what other forces shape industry in the 21st century?

  69. How is the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chosen?

  70. Why is the assumption of Ceteris Paribus important in determining causation?

  71. Why do supply shocks occur and who do they negatively affect the most?

  72. What's the difference between Porter's 5 forces and SWOT analysis?

  73. What key U.S. economic indicators do economists track to determine if the conditions necessary for stagflation are present?

  74. How do modern corporations deal with agency problems?

  75. How does LIBOR compare to the Federal Reserve rate as an accurate indicator?

  76. How does a government raise the economy's money supply?

  77. What's the difference between Porter's 5 forces and PESTLE analysis?

  78. How does contractionary fiscal policy lead to the opposite of the crowding out effect?

  79. What are the most important interest rates?

  80. What is the difference between holdover float and transportation float?

  81. What is demand-side economics?

  82. What is the difference between a monopolistic market and perfect competition?

  83. What are the characteristics of a monopolistic market?

  84. What are the primary factors that led to the difficult period of stagflation during the 1970s in the United States?

  85. Who uses Porter's 5 forces analysis?

  86. What's the difference between Porter's 5 forces and PEST analysis?

  87. Does technology follow the law of diminishing marginal returns?

  88. How do government stimuli increase the number of jobs in the private sector?

  89. What is the difference between a monopolistic market and monopolistic competition?

  90. How did LIBOR come into use?

  91. What types of money are included in money supply?

  92. Is demand or supply more important to the economy?

  93. Does the law of diminishing marginal returns only apply to labor?

  94. Is there any way to reverse the law of diminishing marginal returns?

  95. How does deflation impact consumers?

  96. What are the primary reasons stagflation is unlikely to re-occur in the United States?

  97. What are some examples of demand elasticity other than price elasticity of demand?

  98. What are some examples of moral hazard in the business world?

  99. How does float affect the nation's money supply?

  100. When during the economic cycle should an investor buy into the aerospace sector?

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