Economics FAQs

  1. Consumer Confidence Vs. Consumer Sentiment

  2. How is the stock market affected by Thanksgiving and Black Friday?

  3. Halloween's Effect on the Economy

  4. Did the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing add to M1?

  5. What is GDP and why is it so important to economists and investors?

  6. What major laws regulating financial institutions were created in response to the 2008 financial crisis?

  7. How did the Great Recession affect structural unemployment?

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

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

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

  11. What caused the Stock Market Crash of 1929 that preceded the Great Depression?

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

  13. What are some examples of free market economies?

  14. What does the Dow Jones Industrial Average measure?

  15. What's the difference between the current account and the capital account?

  16. What's the difference between the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500?

  17. How Do Fiscal and Monetary Policies Affect Aggregate Demand?

  18. What are the Best Measurements of Economic Growth

  19. Is the United States considered a Market Economy or a Mixed Economy?

  20. What is a company's worth, and who determines its stock price?

  21. What is the Difference Between a Capitalist System and a Free Market System?

  22. What is the Difference Between International Monetary Fund and the World Bank?

  23. What are leading, lagging and coincident indicators? What are they for?

  24. What strategies do companies employ to increase market share?

  25. What is the difference between Inelasticity and Elasticity of Demand?

  26. What are the main arguments in favor of the privatization of public goods?

  27. How Does the Law of Supply and Demand Affect Prices?

  28. How Do Fixed and Variable Costs Each Affect the Marginal Cost of Production?

  29. What are the Characteristics of a Monopolistic Market?

  30. Where Did the Bull and Bear Market Get Their Names?

  31. What Factors Cause Shifts in Aggregate Demand?

  32. What is the difference between upstream and downstream oil and gas operations?

  33. What is a CUSIP Number?

  34. What is the Difference Between Variable Cost and Fixed Cost in Economics?

  35. What are the Major Differences Between a Monopoly and an Oligopoly?

  36. What is the Difference Between Economies of Scope and Economies of Scale?

  37. How Can You Calculate Correlation Using Excel?

  38. What Does it Mean When Someone Says That a Stock Went Up X Points? Does This Refer to a Percentage or Numerical Value?

  39. How do you calculate GDP with the Income Approach?

  40. What methods can the government use to control inflation?

  41. What is the Difference Between Real and Nominal Interest Rates?

  42. How Does Money Supply Affect Interest Rates?

  43. How Can Inflation Be Good for the Economy?

  44. What's the difference between publicly- and privately-held companies?

  45. What is the difference between horizontal integration and vertical integration?

  46. What is the Difference Between an Industry and a Sector?

  47. What are some current examples of oligopolies?

  48. What are Common Examples of Monopolistic Markets?

  49. What is the Utility Function and How is it Calculated?

  50. What's the difference between primary and secondary capital markets?

  51. What's the Difference Between a Market Economy and a Command Economy?

  52. Who Decides When to Print money in India?

  53. Who or what is Dow Jones?

  54. What is the difference between the Dow and the Nasdaq?

  55. What were the objectives of the Glass-Steagall Act?

  56. What's the difference between a long and short position in the market?

  57. What is the relationship between inflation and interest rates?

  58. What is the difference between preferred stock and common stock?

  59. What's the difference between microeconomics and macroeconomics?

  60. Where was the Dow Jones when Obama took office?

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

  62. What is the difference between positive and normative economics?

  63. What is the difference between a capital good and a consumer good?

  64. Which countries have the highest tariffs?

  65. Which United States Presidents have run the largest budget deficits?

  66. How do property rights affect externalities and market failure?

  67. What do economists believe causes economic growth?

  68. Does QVC accept debit cards?

  69. Where can you buy NetSpend reload packs?

  70. What do states do with unclaimed property?

  71. How do you make working capital adjustments in transfer pricing?

  72. How much money does Texas make from unclaimed property each year?

  73. How much money does Florida make from unclaimed property each year?

  74. How much money does Michigan make from unclaimed property each year?

  75. Do interest rates increase during a recession?

  76. Marginal propensity to Consume (MPC) Vs. Save (MPS)

  77. Who decides to print money in Canada?

  78. Is Mexico an emerging market economy?

  79. Is Colombia an emerging market economy?

  80. When do I need a letter of credit?

  81. Is Japan an emerging market economy?

  82. How is the Federal Reserve audited?

  83. Who decides when to print money in the US?

  84. Why do some people claim the Federal Reserve is unconstitutional?

  85. How can the federal reserve increase aggregate demand?

  86. What is the difference between marginal utility and marginal value?

  87. What assumptions are made when conducting a t-test?

  88. In economics, what is an index number?

  89. What are the requirements for being a Public Limited Company?

  90. What role does the agency problem play in the modern Health Care industry?

  91. When has the United States run its largest trade deficits?

  92. What role do transaction costs play in marginal utility analysis?

  93. What role does the Inspector General play with the Securities and Exchange Commission?

  94. What does marginal utility tell us about consumer choice?

  95. Which is more important to a nation's economy, the balance of trade or the balance of payments?

  96. What is the marginal utility of income?

  97. Why do commercial banks borrow from the Federal Reserve?

  98. How does investment banking differ from commercial banking?

  99. What are some of the drawbacks of industrialization?

  100. What constitutes a secondary market?

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