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«Quick Win Economics»





Q67. What is economic efficiency?Q77. Why does fiscal policy matter?Q43. What happens to demand for gin when the price of tonic changes?Q63. What is globalisation?Q23. What are excess supply and excess demand?Q70. What is Gross Domestic Product?Q17. What is producer surplus?Q50. What is inflation?Q94. Why does everyone want to buy a house?Q13. Why do economists assume people are rational?Q99. How do reductions in Government spending affect the economy?Q55. What determines the exchange rate between currencies?Q38. What is the economic definition of risk - and how does it differ from uncertainty?Q49. How are the parts of the economy connected together?Q83. How does a government create money?Q33. What is economic geography?Q40. How does the behavioural theory of the business explain how businesses work?Q79. What is the money supply?Q69. What is liquidity?Q51. What is hyperinflation?Q24. What are comparative statics?Q71. What is the GDP deflator?MICROECONOMICSAPPLIED ECONOMICSQ54. Why does the same amount of money buy less today than when I was a child?Q78. What is money and why is it useful?Q87. How would economists deal with pollution?Q28. Why are the supply chains of some companies more connected than others?Q53. How do businesses decide which projects to fund, and which ones to drop?Q80. Can the government manage the economy through monetary policy?Q1. What is economics?Q4. What are economic indicators?Q41. How does a business decide how much to produce?Q92. Could we ever have a zero inflation economy?Q35. Why do economists use graphs?ABOUT THE AUTHORQ39. What is risk aversion?Q75. What is economic inequality?Q5. How do economists think about costs?Q19. What are economic incentives and why do people react to them?Q18. What is a deadweight loss?Q52. What is deflation and why is it so worrying?Q15. Why are expectations important?Q56. Why don't Big Macs cost the same in every country?Q34. What is an economic identity?Q72. What is the business cycle?Q89. Can an individual ever beat the market?Q47. What is the macro-economy?Q68. What are government debts and why do they matter?Q101. How could I spend my money to have the greatest benefit on the economy as a whole?Q29. What is a barrier to entry or exit?Q65. Why does comparative advantage mean that free trade is almost always better than restricted trade?Q93. Why does increased productivity matter for an economy?Q12. Why do economists focus on the consumer?Q81. What are interest rates and why do they matter?Q48. What is an economy's capital stock? Why does it matter?Q62. What is the balance of payments?Q76. What is the paradox of thrift?Q6. What are the factors of production?MACROECONOMICSQ30. What is game theory and how does it help to make people better off?Q36. Why do economists use equations and functions to explain their theories?Q37. What are good sources of economic data?ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSQ57. If the government devalues the currency, will this help my business?Q100. Why does a change in central bank lending rates affect my mortgage?Q31. What is an index?Q74. What is economic development?Q42. How do businesses know how much to increase prices for a product or service?Q21. What is market failure?Q7. What is 'rent'?Q90. Should we tax more or less?Q2. What is an economic model?Q8. What is marginal analysis?Q20. What is the 'market'?Q10. What is utility?Q59. What is an economic and monetary union?ECONOMICS ESSENTIALSQ3. What are variables - and which matter most?Q45. What are diminishing returns?Q84. Can the government ever really manage the economy?Q95. Why is there unemployment and how can it be reduced?Q11. What is a price?ECONOMIC POLICYQ61. What is a labour market?Q91. Could the government help the economy to recover by reducing taxes?Q97. How do organisations like the World Trade Organisation influence world trade?Q58. Why does every country have a central bank? What does it do?Q25. What is market structure?Q86. Is advertising a good thing?Q98. How do taxes impact the market?Q44. What is break-even analysis?Q60. Why are cartels banned in most countries?Q16. What is consumer surplus?Q46. What are the major '-isms' in economics?Q82. What is a bank and how does it create money?Q73. How fast should an economy grow?Q14. What is bounded rationality?Q85. What is a poverty trap and how can people get out of one?Q64. Does free trade work?Q26. Why do monopolies matter?Q96. What is the trickle-down theory?Q66. Why do import / export tariffs matter for free trade?Q88. What is a demographic transition and will it affect my pension, or hurt my children's chances in life?Q32. What is arbitrage?Q27. What is aggregate demand / supply?Q9. What is opportunity cost?Q22. What is equilibrium?
 
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