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An Introduction to United States Monetary and...

2016-12-07T11:02:39Z

U.S. economic policy since the Great Depression has involved a continuing effort by the government to find a mix of fiscal and monetary policies.



What Does the Demand for Money Factor of...

2016-12-07T11:02:39Z

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.



The Beveridge Curve

2016-12-07T11:02:39Z

This article explains what the Beveridge curve is and shows what factors change the curve.



Stagflation in a Historical Context

2016-12-07T11:02:39Z

An examination of stagflation in the American economy during the 1970s.



What Is an Externality?

2016-12-07T11:02:39Z

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



Are Wars Good for the Economy?

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What Do You Know About Unemployment Insurance...

2016-12-07T11:02:39Z

In the U.S. unemployment insurance, also known as unemployment benefits, is a form of social welfare provided to unemployed workers by the state.



What does the Dickey-Fuller Test measure?

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The augmented Dickey-Fuller test (ADF) is just that: an augmented version of the original Dickey-Fuller test. Learn about the test from its uses to origins.



Price Elasticity - How to Use Cross Price and...

2016-12-07T11:02:39Z

How to use measures of cross price and own price elasticity to determine how much a quantity will change. An example of a calculation.



Positive Versus Normative Analysis in Economics

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



A Look at the Enduring History of the U.S....

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Despite the fact that the U.S. has always been a major player in the global economy, the U.S. has suffered a trade deficit for the last several decades.



What Are the 5 Elements of a Ponzi Scheme?

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A Ponzi scheme is a scam investment designed to separate investors from their money. It is named after Charles Ponzi, who constructed one such scheme at the beginning of the 20th century, though the concept was well known prior to Ponzi.



What Is Behavioral Economics?

2016-12-07T11:02:39Z

This article gives an introduction to the field of behavioral economics.



Diving Into the U.S. Trade Deficit

2016-12-07T11:02:39Z

We provide a comprehensive and up to date examination of the American trade deficit from the 1970s to today from causes to influential factors.



Definition of Entrenchment

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Entrenchment Defined - A Dictionary Definition of Entrenchment



IC Constraint / Incentive Compatibility...

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IC Constraint / Incentive Compatibility Constraint Defined - A Dictionary Definition of IC Constraint / Incentive Compatibility Constraint



The Meaning of Constant Returns to Scale

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This article explains what is meant by constant returns to scale in an economic context.



Submartingale

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A kind of stochastic process, in which the expected value of next period's value, as projected, is greater than or equal to the current period's value.



What Is the Difference Between Relative PPP and...

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



A Positive Externality on Consumption

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This article explains what a positive externality on consumption is and shows the effect that it has on a market.



Introduction to Seigniorage

2016-12-07T11:02:39Z

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.



Are These The Top 11 Unsolved Problems in...

2016-12-07T11:02:39Z

Wikipedia identifies the top 11 unsolved problems in Economics... but could some of these ever be answered?



Helpful Tips to Ace that Econ Exam

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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. Page 2.