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Using Calculus To Calculate Price Elasticity of...

2017-02-25T11:02:50Z

This article explains how calculus is used to create a more exact measure of elasticity and walks through an example of price elasticity of supply.



The Definition and Use of Instrumental...

2017-02-25T11:02:50Z

As a method of estimation, instrumental variables (IV) are used in many economic applications to provide consistent estimates when they otherwise aren't available.



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

2017-02-25T11:02:50Z

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



The US Government's Changing Involvement With...

2017-02-25T11:02:50Z

A look at the growth of government intervention in the American Economy.



Unit Root Test

2017-02-25T11:02:50Z

Unit Root Test Defined - A Dictionary Definition of Unit Root Test



The American Economy at the End of the 20th...

2017-02-25T11:02:50Z

The United States entered the 21st century with an economy that was bigger, and by many measures more successful, than ever.



American Labor History

2017-02-25T11:02:50Z

An examination of the history of the labor movement in the United States.



How to Find Conditions for Certain Factor...

2017-02-25T11:02:50Z

You may be asked to find conditions so that a production function exhibits certain factor returns and returns to scale. Here's how to approach the problem.



Using Calculus To Calculate Cross-Price...

2017-02-25T11:02:50Z

An article which explains how to calculate various elasticities using calculus.



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

2017-02-25T11:02:50Z

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 Does "Money" Mean in an Economic Context?

2017-02-25T11:02:50Z

This article explains what counts as money in an economic context.



How to Use and Interpret Indifference Curves

2017-02-25T11:02:50Z

Article examines the economic concept of indifference curves and shows students how they can use indifference curves to solve economic problems.



The Great Depression and Labor

2017-02-25T11:02:50Z

A look at American labor during the Great Depression.



Tightness

2017-02-25T11:02:50Z

Tightness Defined - A Dictionary Definition of Tightness



Small Business in the United States

2017-02-25T11:02:50Z

A discussion of American small business.



Definition of GDP / Gross Domestic Product

2017-02-25T11:02:50Z

GDP / Gross Domestic Product Defined - A Dictionary Definition of GDP / Gross Domestic Product



The Life and Works of David Ricardo - a Biography

2017-02-25T11:02:50Z

A short biography of economist David Ricardo.



What Is Economics?

2017-02-25T11:02:50Z

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



What Is the Discount Rate?

2017-02-25T11:02:50Z

Discount Rate Defined - A Dictionary Definition of Discount Rate



What Is the Government's Role in the Economy?

2017-02-25T11:02:50Z

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



What Is a Country's Current Account Balance?

2017-02-25T11:02:50Z

Current Account Balance Defined - A Dictionary Definition of Current Account Balance



Using Calculus To Calculate Income Elasticity...

2017-02-25T11:02:50Z

An article which explains how to calculate various elasticities using calculus.



The Slope of the Aggregate Demand Curve

2017-02-25T11:02:50Z

This article explains why the aggregate demand curve slopes downwards.



What Is a Monopoly?

2017-02-25T11:02:50Z

This article explains what a monopoly is and outlines the different ways that an economy can give rise to monopolies.



Utility

2017-02-25T11:02:50Z

Utility Defined - A Dictionary Definition of Utility



How Adam Smith Became the Founding Father of...

2017-02-25T11:02:50Z

A short biography of Scottish economist Adam Smith.



What Is a Foreign Direct Investment?

2017-02-25T11:02:50Z

FDI / Foreign Direct Investment Defined - A Dictionary Definition of FDI / Foreign Direct Investment



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

2017-02-25T11:02:50Z

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.



An Introduction to United States Monetary and...

2017-02-25T11:02:50Z

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.



Definition of Engel Curve

2017-02-25T11:02:50Z

Engel Curve Defined - A Dictionary Definition of Engel Curve