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Economics Problem Solver 9780878915248

Economics Problem Solver

ISBN-10: 0878915249
ISBN-13: 9780878915248
PUBLISHER: Research & Education Association
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Chapter 1: Fundamental Economic Concepts
The Method of Economics
The Production-Possibilities Curve
Resources and Production
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 2: The Capitalist Economy
Essential Characteristics
Use of Money
Use of Capital Goods
The Circular Flow Model
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 3: Business Organization
The Sole Proprietorship
The Partnership
The Corporation
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 4: National Income and Price Indices
Defining Gross National Product
Other Accounts
Calculating National Product and Income
Real vs. Monetary Measurement
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 5: Consumption, Savings, and Investment
The Consumption and Savings Functions
The Marginal Propensity to Consume
The Average Propensity to Consume
The Investment Function
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 6: Income Determination: The Simple Multiplier Theory
Equilibrium Income Determination
Leakage-Injections Approach to Equilibrium
Multiplier Analysis
Disequilibrium NNP Analysis
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 7: Fiscal Policy and Thriftiness
Budgetary Expenditure Patterns
Balancing the Budget
The Public Debt
Fiscal Policy and Taxation
The Paradox of Thrift
The Deflationary Gap
Stabilizing and Destabilizing Factors
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 8: Taxation
Basic Concepts
Rate Structure
Corporate Taxation
Tax Subsidies
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 9: Business Cycles
Role of Investment
The Accelerator
Alternative Theories
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 10: Inflation and Unemployment
Inflation, Deflation, and Stagflation
Inflation vs. Unemployment: The Phillips Curve
The Government, Firm and Individual: Fighting Inflation
Inflation and Interest Rates
The Federal Reserve and the Money Supply
Milton Friedman and Monetarism
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 11: Money
Nature and Function
Types of Money
The Supply of Money
The Demand for Money
The Value of Money
IS-LM Analysis
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 12: The Banking System
The Balance Sheet
Fractional Reserve Banking
Multiple Deposit Creation
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 13: Federal Reserve Banks and Monetary Policy
Function of the Fed
The Reserve Requirement
Operations by the Fed
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 14: Supply and Demand
The Demand Curve
The Law of Demand
Demand vs. Quantity Demanded
The Supply Curve
The Law of Supply
Supply vs. Quantity Supplied
Market Equilibrium
Surplus and Shortage
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 15: Demand and Utility Theory
Utility Maximization
The Budget Line
The Demand Curve
Consumer''s Surplus
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 16: Elasticity of Supply and Demand
The Elasticity Concept
Cross Elasticities
Determinants of Elasticity
Measures of Elasticity
Demand Elasticity and Revenue
Elasticity and Market Equilibrium
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 17: Analysis of Costs
Implicit, Explicit, and Opportunity Costs
Total, Average, and Marginal Costs
Fixed and Variable Costs
Law of Diminishing Returns
Short Run vs. Long Run
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 18: Perfect Competition
Characteristics of Perfect Competition
Individual and Market Supply
Short Run Profit Maximization
Long Run Industry Equilibrium
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 19: Monopoly
Basic Concepts
Demand and Marginal Revenue
Profit Maximization
Effect of a Tax
Price Discrimination
Sources of Money
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 20: Monopolistic Competition
Basic Concepts
Demand and Marginal Revenue
Profit Maximization
Industry Equilibrium
Efficiency and Welfare
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 21: Oligopoly
Basic Concepts
Demand and Marginal Revenue
Comparison with Other Market Forms
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 22: Theory of Production
Factors of Production
Capital Goods
Marginal Products and Diminishing Returns
Demand for Factors and Production
Supply of Labor and Productivity
Economics vs. Diseconomics of Scale
Production Methods and Input Combination Decisions
Production Possibilities Curve
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 23: Wage Determination
Wages and Labor Market Equilibrium
Wages and Labor Productivity
The Minimum Wage
Wage Differentials
Supply Curve of Labor
The Union
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 24: Pricing of Factor Inputs: Land and Other Resources
Demand for Factors: A Derived Demand
Transfer Earnings, Rent and Costs
Factor Pricing and Efficiency
Profits and the Role of Taking Risks
Liquidity of an Asset
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 25: Theory of Comparative Advantage
Basic Concepts of International Trade
Comparative Advantage
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 26: Protective Tariffs, Quotas, and Free Trade
Rationale for Protection
Tariffs and Quotas
Regional Economic Integration
Free Trade
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 27: Balance of Payments
Definition and Basic Concepts
Depreciation vs. Devaluation
Exchange Rates and the Flow of Money
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 28: Agricultural Economics
Concepts of Agricultural Economics
The Farming Problem
Elasticity of Farm Products
Government Subsidies
International Agricultural Economics
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 29: Growth and Development
Definition and Significance
Capital Accumulation
Technological Innovation
Efficiency and Resource Utilization
Other Factors
Harrod-Domar Growth Model
Controversy Over Growth
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 30: Economics of Income Distribution
Poverty and Income Inequality
The Lorenz Curve
Income Distribution in the U.S.
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 31: Labor and Industrial Relations
Basic Definitions
Unions and Activities
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 32: Comparative Economic Systems
Function of an Economic System
Types of Systems
Pure Capitalism vs. Pure Socialism
The American vs. The Soviet Economy
Short Answer Questions for Review
Chapter 33: History of Economic Thought
Wealth and Growth Theory
Distribution Theory
Value Theory
Competition and Efficiency Theory
International Trade Theory
Business Cycle Theory
Economic Policy
Short Answer Questions for Review

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