Economic

Week 3 Discussion Board:

Research on the “economy” in the news this week for a news article that covers the topic of Chapter 6 – “Firms, the Stock Market, and Corporate Governance”. Write a review of an economic news article and share its link. Explain how it applies to Chapter 6 – “Firms, the Stock Market, and Corporate Governance”. Be sure to include a reference in APA format!

Week 4 Discussion Board:

Select one of the questions and answer. Be sure to include a reference in APA format!

  • How is the unemployment rate calculated?
  • Which groups tend to have above-average unemployment rates?
  • Which groups tend to have below-average unemployment rates?
  • How does the above question apply to the current unemployment situation in the U.S.?
  • How does inflation impact the economy?

Week 5 Discussion Board:

Share one point in Chapter 11 that you thought was important. Then find an article that backs up the idea. Include the link to the article.

-This is the point I chose out of chapter 11:

In chapter 11 it says, How can a country’s workers become more productive? Economists believe two key factors determine labor productivity:

  1. The quantity of capital available to workers
  2. The level of technology

Now research an article that backs it up. Be sure to include a reference in APA format!

Week 6 Discussion Board:

Select one of the questions below and then answer. Be sure to include a reference in APA format!

  • What is the main reason for changes in GDP in the short run?
  • When Congress established the Federal Reserve in 1913, what was its main responsibility?
  • When did Congress broaden the Fed’s responsibilities?
  • What are the Fed’s four monetary policy goals?
  • Who does the Federal Reserve measure inflation?
  • Can the Fed eliminate recessions?
  • What is “quantitative Easing?
  • Why is the Fed targeting both the money supply and interest rate?
  • What is financial leverage?
  • What is a monetary policy target?
  • Why does the Fed use policy targets?
  • What is the federal funds rate?
  • What role doe it play in monetary policy?
 
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