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Published: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:22:18 +0000

 



Price Elasticity of Demand

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

Article gives a common-sense and easy to understand explanation of what price elasticity of demand is and how to calculate the price elasticity of demand



Defining and Explaining Price Elasticity of...

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

Article gives a common-sense and easy to understand explanation of what price elasticity of supply is and how to calculate the price elasticity of supply.



The Short Run Versus The Long Run In Economics

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article discusses the economic distinction between the short run and the long run in economics and outlines a number of different interpretations of the terms.



All About Returns to Scale

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article gives an overview of how to identify increasing, decreasing, and constant returns to scale.



What Do Economists Mean by the Short and Long...

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

Many an economics student has questioned the difference between the long run and the short run in economics. Learn about the short run vs long here.



Economics 101: Understand Cross-Price...

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

The meaning of cross price elasticity of demand; the difference between CPEoD for substitute goods and complementary goods; calculating CPEoD.



Introduction to the Coase Theorem

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article gives an overview and example of the Coase Theorem and discusses potential reasons why the theorem might not apply in practice.



The Different Types of Unemployment

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article outlines the different types of unemployment and explains how each one can arise in an economy.



Marginal Revenue and the Demand Curve

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article explains the relationship between the marginal revenue curve and the demand curve.



Using Calculus to Calculate Price Elasticity of...

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article explains how to calculate the point version of price elasticity of demand using calculus.



Expansionary Monetary vs Contractionary...

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

I'm having a little trouble trying to understand expansionary monetary policies and contractionary monetary policies. Can you help explain what impact expansionary monetary policies and contractionary monetary policies have on the economy?



The Circular-Flow Model of the Economy

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article describes the circular-flow model and explains how it shows the movement of money, goods and services, and factors of production in an economy.



Would 0% Unemployment Be a Good Thing?

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

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What Is the Government's Role in the Economy?

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

this article gives a brief overview of the role that government plays in the economy.



What Is Econometrics?

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article helps beginners start to understand what is studied in the field of economics known as econometrics.



The Production Function in Economics

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article introduces the economic production function and discusses a number of its features.



Introduction to Eocnomic Externalities

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article introduces the concept of externalities, or market side effects, and explains how they can arise in a market.



Calculating the Income Elasticity of Demand

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

Article reviews Price Elasticity of Demand, compares it with Income Elasticity of Demand. Both formulas express relationships between two variables.



Helpful Tips to Ace that Econ Exam

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

How To Study For Your Economics Exam. Tips on how to study for your economics exam that is a few weeks away as well as tips on how to cram the night before, if necessary.



The Different Types of Money in an Economy

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article explains the different types of money than can arise in an economy.



The Definition of Economics is Not as Simple as...

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

What is economics? Is it the study of money? Is it the study of resources? We provide expert answers to this surprisingly complex question.



Introduction to Elasticity

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article gives a conceptual introduction to the concept of elasticity.



A Mixed Economy: The Role of the Market

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

A look at the mixed economy of the United States.



How Do Economists Measure Unemployment?

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article explains how economists define unemployment.



10 Supply and Demand Practice Questions

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

10 practice supply and demand questions to help students study for tests.



Fiscal Policy in the 1960s and 1970s

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

An examination of American fiscal policy during the 1960s and the 1970s.



Why Do We Believe That a Piece of Paper --...

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

Understanding the value of money is essential to understanding economics generally. What gives money value? What could cause it to lose value?



Regulation and Control in the U.S. Economy

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

A look at the use of regulation and control in the U.S. economy.



Introduction to the Budget Constraint

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article introduces the concept of the budget constraint and describes some of its important features.



The Economy in the 1980s

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

An examination of the state of the American economy during the 1980s.



Essential Economics Terms: What Is a Kuznets...

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

Economist Simon Kuznets once hypothesized that over the course of economic development, economic inequality first increases before it decreases.



Are Credit Cards a Form of Money?

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

Are credit cards are a from of money? An interesting and unusual question about! Let's take a look at what is considered to be money and where credit cards fit in.



How to Properly Answer the "What is Microeconom...

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

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Why Can't the Government Just Print More Money?

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

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How Well Do You Know the Phases of the Business...

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

A business cycle is defined by four distinct phases of fluctuation in economic indicators like real GDP. Discover these phases to learn about our economy.



What are Cost-Push Inflation and Demand-Pull...

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

The general increase in the price for goods in an economy is called inflation. Here we take a closer look at cost-push inflation and demand-pull inflation.



What Is International Economics?

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

Article for beginners answers the question: What Is International Economics?



The Importance of Exclusion Restrictions in...

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

Instrumental variables are used to estimate causal relationships when a controlled study isn’t feasible. IV methods rely on proper exclusion restrictions.



The Post War Economy: 1945-1960

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

An examination of the American economy after World War II.



What's the Difference Between Nominal and Real...

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

Nominal vs. Real Question Answered: I'm learning economics and I keep hearing the terms nominal and real all the time to describe things like interes rates. What's the difference between nominal and real?



What Are Tariffs and How Do They Effect the...

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

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Will the World Ever Run Out of Oil?

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

For as long as I can remember, I've been hearing that the world oil supply will run out in a few decades. I remember quite vividly growing up in the early 1980's hearing that there wouldn't be any oil left by the time I learned how to drive. Fortunately the prediction of a depleted oil supply never came true.



An Overview of Real Exchange Rates

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article gives an overview of what real exchange rates are and how they are used.



What Is the Labor Force Participation Rate?

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

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Introduction to Purchasing-Power Parity

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article introduces the concept of purchasing-power parity and explains why purchasing-power parity might not hold in practice.



The Growing Importance of Monetary Policy

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

A look at the importance of monetary policy to the United States economy.



The Double Coincidence of Wants

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

The Double Coincidence of Wants Defined - A Dictionary Definition of The Double Coincidence of Wants



How Does Money Work?

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

Article for beginners answers the question: What Is Money? After reading the article, you will be able to give a quick and correct answer to the question 'What Is Money?'



Macroeconomics Student Resource Center

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

Help for students having trouble with Macroeconomics. Macroeconomics tips and tricks are available. http://economics.about.com/cs/studentresources/a/macro_help.htm



Understand the Economics of Supply and Demand

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

The basics of Supply and Demand. Economics.



How Do Economists Define Supply?

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

Supply - what do economists mean when they use the term supply? A common sense discussion on the economic concept of supply.



Online Microeconomics Textbook

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

About.com's online Microeconomics Textbook helps students clarify microeconomic concepts they may be unclear about.



The Use of Marginal Utility in Economics

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

Marginal Utility is a concept introduced very early in microeconomics. But what exactly is marginal utility and how do we use it?



Calculating and Understanding Real Interest Rates

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article explains what the real interest rate measures conceptually and shows how it is calculated.



How Much Is the Per Capita Money Supply in the...

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

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The Arguments Against Free Trade

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article outlines the arguments that people make against free trade and explains the flaws in the reasoning of each of the arguments.



What Are the Different Types of Taxes?

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

Economics. Page 3.



Introduction to Welfare Analysis

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article introduces the concept of welfare analysis that economists use to calculate how much value markets create for society.



Why Do Oil Prices and the Canadian Dollar Move...

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

Article answers the question:. Economics.



What Does the Demand for Money Factor of...

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This question answers the questions: What is the demand for money? Does that change? The other three elements all make perfect sense to me but demand for money is confusing me to no end. Page 2.



5 Strategies Corporations Use to Raise Capital

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

An examination of how capital is raised by corporations.



How Does the Value of the U.S. Dollar Impact...

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

Learn how the change in value of U.S. currency impacts Canadian businesses and shifts the direction of imports and exports.



Globalization, Unemployment, and Recession Links

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

Article examines the link between globalization and unemployment. Is there a link between globalization and the frequency of recessions?



The Growth of Government in the United States

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

A look at the growth of government services in the United States.



What You Need to Know About Monopolies and...

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

Article examines monopolies and companies in monopoly markets, and compares monopoly to oligopoly, monopolistic competition, and perfect competition.



How Does the US Balance Government and Free...

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

An examination of the U.S. government's role in the economy.



What Is the Difference Between Relative PPP and...

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

Relative PPP vs. Absolute PPP. Definitions and descriptions. What Is the Difference Between Relative PPP and Absolute PPP?



What Is Inflation?

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

An article on inflation for beginners which answers the question: What is Inflation?



Outline of the U.S. Economy

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

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Your Degree in Economics Qualifies You for Many...

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

Economics is actually many different fields. Underlying them are approaches that are valuable for achievement in business, government and private life.



Do You Know What the Three Types of Unemploymen...

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

In the study of economics, there are three primary types of unemployment. Discover the different categories and how they reflect the health of the economy.



What Is Economics?

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article describes what economics is and what economics isn't.



Are Wars Good for the Economy?

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

The standard argument goes as follows: Let's suppose that the economy is in the low end of the business cycle, so we're in a recession or just a period of low economic growth.



Introduction to Seigniorage

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article explains what seigniorage is as it relates to the creation of currency and discusses when it makes sense for a government to create physical currency.



The Expenditure Categories of Gross Domestic...

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article outlines the different expenditure categories that are added up to calculate Gross Domestic Product.



What Is a Market?

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

Market Defined - A Dictionary Definition of Market



Government Involvement in the American Economy

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

An examination of the role governments have played in economic growth.



Introduction to Capital Markets

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

A first look at capital markets.



Marginal Revenue and Marginal Cost Practice...

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

In this article we go through 5 questions on marginal revenues and marginal costs to illustrate how a student should answer these questions.



Do You Know What the Dow Jones Industrial...

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

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A Formal Concept in Economics Based on a Common...

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >The term "budget



What Is a Free-Market Economy?

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article provides a definition for a free-market economy and lists some resources for related reading and learning.



Economics - The Basic Assumptions

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article discusses the basic assumptions of any Economics 101 or 'Economics Principles' course.



Benefits and Costs of a Gold Standard

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

A look at what the gold standard was and how it differs from the fiat system of money today. A comparison of fiat money and the gold standard.



What Is the Difference Between Slope and...

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article explains the relationship between elasticity and the slopes of the demand and supply curves.



The Determinants of Demand

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article outlines all of the different factors than can affect economic demand for an item.



Introduction to Marginal Analysis

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

A look at the use of marginal analysis in economics. An article for students new to economics.



Cost Minimization

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article introduces a basic rule that can be used by firms to figure out what mix of labor and capital produces output at lowest cost.



Supply and Demand Equilibrium

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article shows how supply and demand come together to determine prices and quantities in a market.



How an Economy's Health Is Measured

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article outlines what Gross Domestic Product measures.



What Is Money?

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article outlines the characteristics of money and explains the economic difference between money and wealth.



Calculating Economic Equlibrium

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article shows how to find economic equilibrium using algebra.



The ImClone Insider Trading Case: What did...

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

Back in 2004, media mogul Martha Stewart served five months in federal prison. What was her crime? The case was all about insider trading.



Bank Reserves and the Discount Rate

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

An examination of the role bank reserves and the discount rate play in determining the size of the money supply.



Okun's Law

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article explains what Okun's Law is and how macroeconomists use the concept.



Calculating Gross Domestic Product Using Value...

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article shows how to calculate Gross Domestic Product using the value added at each stage of production.



Positive Versus Normative Analysis in Economics

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article explains the role of economics in public policy and explains the difference between positive and normative analysis.



The Federal Reserve System

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article explains what the Federal Reserve is and what function it serves in the economy.



What Is an Externality?

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

This article gives the general definition of an externality associated with a market and provides a few examples and resources for further reading.



What Is a Commodity?

2017-01-18T11:22:18Z

class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Question: What