Major Debates over macroeconomic policy

Purpose of Assignment 

This week requires the student to address six unresolved issues in macroeconomics, each of which is central to current political debates. Students are required to use information and tools that they have accumulated in their study of the text and evaluate both sides of those issues, determine which side they can support for each issue, and defend their positions.

Assignment Steps 

Select two subjects from the following list of topics and write a 1,050-word analysis:

  • Active monetary and fiscal policy
  • Increased government spending to fight recessions
  • Reducing federal government’s discretionary powers
  • Zero-inflation target
  • Balanced government budget
  • Tax incentives for saving

Evaluate both the advocates’ position and the critics’ position.

Determine which position you support and defend your position. 

Cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources not including your textbook.

Format consistent with APA guidelines. 

Influence of Supply on Demand and Price

In a previous module, the topics of demand behavior and supply behavior were explored in isolation. We now explore demand and supply interactions. The setting in which this interaction occurs is called a market. The term “market” denotes the web of interactions between those who have commercial relationships, or the potential to have such relationships, with other buyers and sellers of similar commodities.

Using your textbook, University online library resources, and the Internet, research supplier-induced demand. Write a paper explaining:

    • How price is set in a competitive market

 

  • The conditions that have to be met for market equilibrium to be established

Write a 2- to 3-page paper in Word format. Apply current APA standards for writing style to your work. All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

economic growth

Purpose of Assignment 

Week 3 will help students develop an understanding of what money is, what forms money takes, how the banking system helps create money, and how the Federal Reserve controls the quantity of money. Students will learn how the quantity of money affects inflation and interest rates in the long run, and production and employment in the short run. Students will find that, in the long run, there is a strong relationship between the growth rate of money and inflation. Students will review the basic concepts macroeconomists use to study open economies and will address why a nation’s net exports must equal its net capital outflow. Students will demonstrate the relationship between the prices and quantities in the market for loanable funds and the prices and quantities in the market for foreign-currency exchange. Student will learn to analyze the impact of a variety of government policies on an economy’s exchange rate and trade balance. 

Assignment Steps 

Resources: National Bureau of Economic Research 

Develop a 2,100-word economic outlook forecast that includes the following:

  • Analyze the history of changes in GDP, savings, investment, real interest rates, and unemployment and compare to forecast for the next five years.
  • Discuss how government policies can influence economic growth.
  • Analyze how monetary policy could influence the long-run behavior of price levels, inflation rates, costs, and other real or nominal variables.
  • Describe how trade deficits or surpluses can influence the growth of productivity and GDP.
  • Discuss the importance of the market for loanable funds and the market for foreign-currency exchange to the achievement of the strategic plan.
  • Recommend, based on your above findings, whether the strategic plan can be achieved and provide support.

Use a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources from the University Library. 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

macroeconomics

Purpose of Assignment 

Week 3 will help students develop an understanding of what money is, what forms money takes, how the banking system helps create money, and how the Federal Reserve controls the quantity of money. Students will learn how the quantity of money affects inflation and interest rates in the long run, and production and employment in the short run. Students will find that, in the long run, there is a strong relationship between the growth rate of money and inflation. Students will review the basic concepts macroeconomists use to study open economies and will address why a nation’s net exports must equal its net capital outflow. Students will demonstrate the relationship between the prices and quantities in the market for loanable funds and the prices and quantities in the market for foreign-currency exchange. Student will learn to analyze the impact of a variety of government policies on an economy’s exchange rate and trade balance. 

 

Assignment: Visit the BLS Create a 1200 word analysis which reviews the following concepts:

  • Analyze the history of changes in GDP, savings, investment, real interest rates, and unemployment and compare to forecast for the next five years.
  • Discuss how government policies can influence economic growth.
  • Analyze how monetary policy could influence the long-run behavior of price levels, inflation rates, costs, and other real or nominal variables.
  • Describe how trade deficits or surpluses can influence the growth of productivity and GDP.
  • Discuss the importance of the market for loanable funds and the market for foreign-currency exchange
  • Recommend, based on your above findings, create a forecast for the next possible Economic Bubble
  • Use a minimum of one source from the University Library and two other reputable source from journals. 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

ECO/372 The Real Economy In The Longrun

Purpose of Assignment 

Students examine the long-run determinants of both the level and the growth rate of real GDP per person and the factors that determine the productivity of workers and what governments might do to improve the productivity of their citizens. Students will learn how saving and investment are coordinated by the loanable funds market and will see the effects of taxes and government deficits on saving, investment, the accumulation of capital, and ultimately, the growth rate of output. Students will be introduced to tools that people use when they participate in financial markets. Students will see how people compare different sums of money at different points in time, how they manage risk, and how these concepts combine to help determine the value of a financial asset, such as a share of stock. Students will be introduced to the labor market and how economists measure the performance of the labor market using unemployment statistics. Students will address a number of sources of unemployment and some policies that the government might use to lower certain types of unemployment. 

Assignment Steps 

Resources: National Bureau of Economic Research 

Scenario: The organization’s strategic plan calls for an aggressive growth plan, requiring investment in facilities and equipment, growth in productivity, and labor over the next five years. It is your team’s task to determine where, outside the United States, your organization should locate its new manufacturing plant. 

Write a 1,050-word report recommending an off-shore country and support your choice with the following data:

  • The factors determining the country’s productivity
  • How the country’s policies influence its productivity growth
  • How the country’s financial system is related to key macroeconomic variables
  • How your organization can reduce the risk they would face in relocating
  • The current and projected unemployment over the next five years

Cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources not including your textbook. 

Format the assignment consistent with APA guidelines. 

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

Economic Value Proposition

Assignment Description
Identify your Unique Economic Value Proposition (UEVP), an analysis or statement of the combination of goods and services offered by a health care organization to
its customers in exchange for payment. Choose 1 health-care-related topical area or function of interest (e.g., quality improvement, health care systems of care) and
combine this with 1 of the areas of prospective practice (e.g., community-based, not-for-profit, acute-care hospital, for-profit urban hospital, public health facility).
Review 6 or more contemporary, research-based articles of interest that relate to your chosen topical area or function and area of prospective practice. Summarize the
problems that the research articles are addressing. Identify whether the research is qualitative or quantitative.
Create 6 PowerPoint slides that detail your topic of interest, area of application or function related to health care, and summary of problems based on your research
review. All slides should be accompanied by speaker notes. Notes accompanying slides should have speaker notes of several brief paragraphs per slide and adequate
for a speaker to deliver your presentation.
For a resource guide on using the online library to search for references, click here.
Please submit your assignment.
Your assignment will be graded in accordance with the following criteria. Click here to view the grading rubric.
Reading Assignment
Shi: Chapters 1, 2, & 3
Assignment Objectives
Assess various methods of collecting primary and secondary data
Critique various statistical models relative to the data collected

MGT 431 Assignment 2: LASA 1—Cost and Decision-Making Analysis

Cheryl Montoya picked up the phone and called her boss, Wes Chan, Vice President of Marketing at Piedmont Fasteners Corporation.

 

Cheryl: “Wes, I’m not sure how to go about answering the questions that came up at the meeting with the President yesterday.”

 

Wes: “What’s the problem?”

Cheryl: “The president wanted to know the break-even point for each of the company’s products, but I am having trouble figuring them out.”

Wes: “I’m sure you can handle it, Cheryl. And, by the way, I need your analysis on my desk tomorrow morning at 8:00 sharp in time for the follow-up meeting at 9:00.”

Piedmont Fasteners Corporation makes three different clothing fasteners at its manufacturing facility in North Carolina. Data concerning these products appear below:

 

  Velcro Metal Nylon
Normal annual sales volume 100,000 units 200,000 units 400,000 units
Unit selling price $1.65 $1.50 $0.85
Variable cost per unit $1.25 $0.70 $0.25

 

Total fixed expenses are $400,000 per year.

 

All three products are sold in highly competitive markets, so the company is unable to raise its prices without losing unacceptably large numbers of customers.

 

The company has a very effective lean production system, so there is no beginning or ending work in process or finished-goods inventories.

 

Using the module readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research break-even point and costing systems. Analyze the case based on your research and what you have learned so far in the course.

 

Respond to the following:

 

  • Calculate the company’s overall break-even point in total sales dollars. Explain your methodology (approximately 2 pages).
  • Of the total fixed costs of $400,000: $20,000 could be avoided if the Velcro product were dropped, $80,000 if the Metal product were dropped, and $60,000 if the Nylon product were dropped. The remaining fixed costs of $240,000 consist of common fixed costs such as administrative salaries and rent on the factory building that could be avoided only by going out of business entirely (approximately 2 pages):
  1. Calculate the break-even point in units for each product. Explain your methodology.
  2. Determine the overall profit of the company if the company sells exactly the break-even quantity of each product. Present your results.

Evaluate costing systems for this company. Explain if this company should be using a job order or process-costing system to accumulate costs (1 page).

Be sure to include your calculations in Microsoft Excel format.

Write a 5–6-page report in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.