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Division of Management and Economics - Division of Management and Economics The individual or small group project topics can range from: · Investigating and profiling innovative organizations and their innovation systems · Assessing the validity of innovative thinking assessment and profiling tools · Developing new individual or team-based innovation tools · Detailed book reports The objective of this project is to give students an opportunity to investigate and analyze an area of Innovation Management that interests them and which could bring an additional perspective to the class....   [tags: Papers] 506 words
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Economics of Aquaculture United States - Economics of Aquaculture United States Aquaculture is the fastest growing "agricultural" industry in the United States. In 1990, there were over 100 species cultured; eight species accounted for approximately 70% of total culture, with over 3400 aquaculture operations in the United States. This trend is driven by increased demand for fisheries product and reduced yield from traditional fisheries landings (National Research Council, 1982). Given the increased demand, there is a significant potential for job creation in an expanded aquacultural industry....   [tags: essays papers]
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The Economics of End Stage Renal Disease: A Case Study - The purpose of this paper is to discuss healthcare financing in America, as it relates to a case study about End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). I will discuss the major reimbursement mechanisms for ESRD. Additionally, I will provide the organization’s point of view about the economics of providing ESRD treatment. I will share options and potential trade-offs related to cost of treatment, quality of treatment, and access to treatment. Finally, I will discuss the ethical implications of resulting treatment options based on cost evaluation....   [tags: Healthcare]
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Economics of the Revolutionary War - Economics of the Revolutionary War After the end of the French and Indian War in 1763 the American people had taxes placed on them by the British. The British Parliament claimed that by placing the taxes they were defending the colonies for the Americans. During the twelve years following the war, the British enacted a numerous amount of taxes that allowed them to raise revenue from the American economy. This taxing of the American people hurt the American economy and started to push the American colonists toward an independence movement so they could have a free economy....   [tags: Papers] 3110 words
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Economics of the Construction Industry - Economics of the Construction Industry Although the company has some marketing strategies in hand, its policies are not generating sufficient interest in current projects, suggesting some up dating is needed. Not knowing what policy is in place it is reasonable therefore to start from scratch. What is marketing. Fundamentally, marketing is about identifying, satisfying, or exceeding the needs and wants of the customer, which are constantly changing, and which can be fulfilled in a product more efficiently and effectively than the company's competitors, whilst still maintaining profit....   [tags: Papers] 2128 words
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The Economics Behind Climatic Change and Weather Predictions - Weather forecasting can be defined in so many ways; one of such ways is the application of science and technology to predict the state of the atmosphere for a future time and a given location.” Although the concept of weather forecasting seems exciting weather forecasters are taken for granted; people fail to realize that they have so much to contribute to the economy. ‘’Is it possible by any means to make weather predictions beyond one or two weeks’’. According to Matthew E. Kahn it has been proven, atmospheric scientists reports of long range climate forecast that are among the best that they have ever had, been able to predict climate for up to six months in advance....   [tags: Climate Change, Weather Forecasting]
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The Concept of Economic Growth & Development - Development is one of the most important factors of human life and one of the abilities which distinguish humans from animals. Over time, humans have realized their power to gain whatever they want from the environment. However, it has not taken too long for people to understand that this trend can end up with a disaster. Over consumption of limited natural resources can cause environmental degradation in an environment that humans are depends on it for living. This essay will look into the concept of economic growth and the effects of economic growth on the environment....   [tags: Economics]
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The Effects of Economic Trends on Society - Were the founding fathers aware of the impact their words would have on the future. One of the rights afforded to all men in the Declaration of Independence is “… the pursuit of Happiness.”(Hancock). This deceptively simple phrase has played a vital role in shaping the society of the United States. In order to understand what the founding fathers intended to convey we would have to consider the cultural period. However, it is possible to understand their purpose through the following excerpt from the Declaration: But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, t...   [tags: Economics]
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Oil Prices and Economic Growth - From the middle of twentieth century, due to exceptional importance of the crude oil in the supply of the world's energy demands, it has become one of the major indicators of economic activities of the world. Even after the appearance of alternate forms of energy like solar power, water and wind, the importance of crude oil as the main source of energy still cannot be denied. This sharp increase in the world oil prices and the volatile exchange rates are generally regarded as the factors of discouraging economic growth....   [tags: Economics ] 1241 words
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Oil Prices and Economic Growth - From the middle of twentieth century, due to exceptional importance of the crude oil in the supply of the world's energy demands, it has become one of the major indicators of economic activities of the world. Even after the appearance of alternate forms of energy like solar power, water and wind, the importance of crude oil as the main source of energy still cannot be denied. This sharp increase in the world oil prices and the volatile exchange rates are generally regarded as the factors of discouraging economic growth....   [tags: Economics ] 1241 words
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The Economics of Uncertainty in Climate Science - In 1990 Yale economist William Nordhaus wrote an article entitled “Count Before You Leap” in which he warned of the consequences of doing too much to prevent climate change given the uncertainties regarding both the effects of climate change and the likelihood that these effects would actually occur. Nordhaus advocated careful cost-benefit analysis based on more certain information regarding climate change rather than a knee-jerk reaction to gloomy prophecies about the end of the world as we know it....   [tags: environment, argumentative, global warming, pollut]
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Oil Prices and Economic Growth - From the middle of twentieth century, due to exceptional importance of the crude oil in the supply of the world's energy demands, it has become one of the major indicators of economic activities of the world. Even after the appearance of alternate forms of energy like solar power, water and wind, the importance of crude oil as the main source of energy still cannot be denied. This sharp increase in the world oil prices and the volatile exchange rates are generally regarded as the factors of discouraging economic growth....   [tags: Economics] 515 words
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Government Policies and Economic Growth - As a society, our standard of living depends on our ability to produce goods and services (Mankiw, 2012). The ability to produce these goods and services depends on several factors including physical capital, human capital, natural resources, and technology (Mankiw, 2012). The government plays an important role in an economy’s growth rate. They achieve their influence on the growth rate through their implementation of several government policies. These policies not only influence the economy’s growth rate, but also play a significant role in day-to-day life....   [tags: Economics]
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Government Intervention in Economic Welfare - In pure market economy, price has been set by price mechanism where it coordinates the interaction between demand and supply resulting in a price changes. According to an economist Adam Smith (1776), in his book “The Wealth of Nations”, price mechanism is likened to be an “invisible hand” which will coordinates the decision made by consumers and suppliers while the economic system are working automatically. However, the theory of “invisible hand” is not absolute. The market economies requires institution such as government to implement policies and making decisions to maintain market and avoid market failure like monopoly and negative externalities....   [tags: Economics ]
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Capitalism: A Superior Economic System - Capitalism: A Superior Economic System People generally enjoy having money in their possession because it gives them a feeling of power and freedom. Having money gives people the freedom to spend it on what they choose and the power to make more if they wish. Working in order to make money provides people with a sense of independence and pride while learning responsibility. In a world where the majority of people like possessing money and having the opportunity to obtain more of it, the majority of people should prefer having a capitalist economic system over having a socialist one....   [tags: Economics]
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Sustainable Economic Development of Birmingham - The creation of a strong and sustainable economy in any city requires a numerous variation of factors and a careful balance of strategic policies made by the city council, local planners or other vital participants in the building of a successful urban dynamic. With the dramatic decline of the manufacturing sector in many of Britain’s major cities such as Birmingham, a strong and sustainable economy has almost been out of reach. Unemployment and the great suburban decentralisation of residences have caused the heart of major cities in Britain to suffer and decline economically....   [tags: Economics] 1205 words
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Kosovo: Education and Economic Growth - At some point in life, everyone has been in situations when parents have repeatedly stressed that education is paramount to one’s development. At the time, one is unable to realize the significance that academic development could have on a wider social and national extent. The introduction of the first steam engine in 18th century - the Industrial Revolution -resulted in prosperity in almost all areas of life first in the United Kingdom, and later in the rest of the Western Europe, which shaped a new worldview, placing education as one of the top measures to consider, when determining a country’s growth....   [tags: Economics]
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Economies of North and South During American Civil War - The economies of the North and South were vastly different leading up to the Civil War. Money was equivalent to power in both regions. For the North, the economy was based on industry as they were more modern and self-aware. They realized that industrialization was progress and it could help rid the country of slave labor as it was wrong. The North’s population had a class system but citizens could move within the system, provided they made the money that would allow them to move up in class. The class system was not as rigid as it was in the South....   [tags: History Economics]
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Economics Report on Budget - Economics Report on Budget Introduction The aim of this report is to find out how budget 2003 has affected different groups of people. Has the budget benefited the UK. Does the majority of the UK know about budget. In this report I will find out the answers to these questions and produce a clear conclusion outlining the main factors included in budget 2003 and if it was a success or not. In this report I have to find out if budget 2003 benefited everyone or not. I will need to gather information from different angles to find if budget had an affect on the citizens of Britain....   [tags: Papers] 2854 words
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Soft Money in Economics - Soft Money in Economics With each election cycle rolling around every 4 years, the various political parties, especially the Republican and Democratic parties, are setting new records for campaign contributions and raising higher and higher amounts of money toward their goals. It seems elected officials spend more and more time on fundraising and less time on working for the people they are sworn to serve. Now what is wrong with that picture. Does the phrase "We have the best government money can buy," mean what it says....   [tags: essays papers] 801 words
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World Investments and Economics - World Investments and Economics Prime Minister Tony Blair launched Invest.UK on 5 July 2000, saying: "Today's inward investment figures are a clear vote of confidence in this country and the economic policies we are pursuing. Companies from every sector and from all over the world know Britain is the place to do business. I would like to congratulate everyone involved in the British inward investment effort - you have done a great job…To maintain this record it is vital that we modernise the services we offer investors....   [tags: Papers] 946 words
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Switzerland: Economics and Business Culture - Switzerland is a small country in Europe of only 30,753 square miles (Presence Switzerland, n.d.) and is divided into 26 cantons, the equivalent of states in the United States. In 2011, the total population in Switzerland was 7,954,662. Of that number, 6,138,668 (77.2%) were Swiss citizens and 1,815,994 (22.8%) were foreign residents. Population density is high due to the relatively small size of the country and the high population. The Swiss have been experiencing low birth rates for years. 1998 was the first year there were more deaths than births....   [tags: Regulatory Agencies, Skilled Labor Force]
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Financial and Monetary Economics - Financial and Monetary Economics ‘‘Should we consider the Stock Market an efficient market.’’ In theory the Stock Market is said to be efficient as stock prices should follow a random walk, which, means that stock price changes should be random and unpredictable, If stock prices were predictable then this would prove that the stock market is inefficient as this implies that all available information was not already impounded in stock prices. Hence the notion that stock prices reflect all available information is known as the efficient market hypothesis (EMH)....   [tags: Papers] 1625 words
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Inside Scoop on Economics - Inside Scoop on Economics G.M to Cut 30,000 Jobs and Close Some Factories General Motors, suffering from inefficient sales, high costs of production and massive losses, announced that they planvned to close down a dozen facilities in the U.S. and Canada and eliminate 30,000 manufacturing jobs over the next three years. This decision is based upon their competition with other car-manufactures, such as Toyota and other overseas automakers, the annual increase in the price of oil/gas, and the consequential decrease in demand for their vehicles....   [tags: Papers] 605 words
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The Economics of Illicit Drugs - In this essay I will define drug abuse and show the economic impact of the sales of illicit drugs. I will introduce an argument for legalization and the impact to the economy. Next I will discuss some of the economic cost from lack of productivity, health care cost and other cost associated with Drug abuse. In order to understand the economic impact of illicit drugs we must first define what a drug is. A drug is defined as any substance other than food that affects the way your mind or body works....   [tags: Crime and Drugs]
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The Economics of Wind Power - The dependence on power for society has been increasing for centuries. There is a need by society to utilize the power it generates for consumptive purposes. The amount of power and the type of power that is generated has been found to have conflicting effects on the environment. The environment is one of the biggest concerns that interest people when it comes to the kind of power that is produced. Environmental activist play important roles in helping to monitor and strives to support regulations by the government on power sources....   [tags: Alternative Energy]
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Government and Economics in China - Introduction China is one of the most populous countries of the world with over 1.3 billion people and covering a geographical area of about 9.6 million square kilometres. It lies on the eastern end of the large Asia continent and enjoys a remarkably long coastline. It has a large economy, given the large population and a wide array of natural resources especially mineral resources which are the backbone of its economy. With a well cultivated constitution that was put in place by the largest political party, the Communist Party of China (CPC), China has reforms underway aimed at closing the otherwise wide gap between the rich and the poor....   [tags: China]
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The Economics of Ecological Restoration - Humans have always had a negative impact on the environment. The dependency on the environment has caused us to exploit it as natural resources. These resources are put in to product essential and non-essential goods for the human population. Many of these resources such as timber and fish stocks, are limited by time and can result to resource depletion (Field, 2008). The United Natios Millennium Ecosystem Assessment states that approximately 60% of the world’s ecosystems are uses at an unsustainable rate (David Suzuki Foundation, 2008)....   [tags: ecosystems services,natural resources,restoration]
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Theories and Application of Economics - In the twentieth century many classical or non-classical Economist claimed that the Economy will always be at or close to natural level of Employment (Keynes, 1936). In Appropriate it is the great features of the economic system in which we live, while variation in output and employment will make the economic system violent. The recession in United States was resolved by practicing the Keynes policy. Keynes Expansionary policies were also implemented by Sweden and Germany but the true success of Keynes can be seen after the World War II which provided a boom to Economy (Keynes, 1937) Evidence indicates that natural employment will be for limited period....   [tags: Employment, American History]
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The Economics of Student Performance - Student performance is measured by production function. Educational production function is a relationship between the inputs and the outputs of education (Dolan, 1994). It has been generally acknowledged (Dolan, 1994) that income or scores on some standardized tests as a proxy measure of the outputs of education. Educational inputs can be categorized in many categories. In Mood (1969) divided inputs of education into five broad categories; student’s own abilities and attitudes, support of family, community and peers, properties of educational system and society’s posture with respect to education....   [tags: Education]
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Government, Economics, and Fiscal Policy - The statement “I want my job back!” has become a war cry for the masses. Great amounts of money are being dumped into the economy, but with little to no return. The system is failing and people are becoming restless. In light of the recent “Occupy Wall Street” protests the question begs to be answered, “Are we going to get our jobs back?” With so many politicians declaring they have the answers, how can we find the correct path to follow. Something is missing from both plans, but first the plans should be discussed before criticism can begin....   [tags: Government]
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Economics of Far East Countries - Some countries in Asia have sufficient latitude on the fiscal front. Singapore and Hong Kong are highly fiscally flexible – both have been running years of fiscal surpluses, have negative net government debt (due to large fiscal reserves – S&P estimates HK and Singapore’s net general government debt position at -32.6% and -83.9% of GDP, respectively, in 2010) and can provide a backstop if economic conditions significantly deteriorated, though historically, Singapore has been more fiscally interventionist than Hong Kong....   [tags: High Fiscal Flexibility] 938 words
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The Economic Impact of the Mexican Peso Crisis - In 1994, the world saw the decline of the Mexican Peso, leading to what is now considered as the Mexican Peso Crisis. The crisis was characterized by the drastic decline in the value of the Mexican Peso. The Mexican Peso Crisis is considered significant because of its impact on other parts of the region, including Brazil. The following is a discussion of the causes and impact of the Mexican Peso Crisis. The events/causes that led up to the devaluation of the peso The Mexican Peso Crisis can be traced to the decision of then president Zedillo’s decision to reverse the government’s then policy that imposes tight controls on the Mexican Peso....   [tags: Economics ]
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Singapore Helping her ASEAN Neighbors Develop their Economies - Discuss the role Singapore can play in helping her ASEAN neighbours develop their economies, and how this can benefit Singapore in the long run. The ASEAN community consist of member countries Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Brunei Darussalam, Laos and Myanmar, whose collective will is through cooperation and friendship and through joint efforts and sacrifices, secure for their peoples and for posterity the blessings of peace, freedom and prosperity. Upon the foundations as a major maritime and air transportation hub for the region, Singapore has developed as an “international financial capital”....   [tags: Economics] 1975 words
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The Implications of Economic Deficits on Law Enforcement - News pertaining to state deficits has unfortunately become society’s reality. The societal implications are evident due to high rates of unemployment as well as the immense struggle of businesses and organizations. Criminal justice agencies are no different, and are equally subjected to the affects of economic deficits. This issue is affecting every state on a different level. For the purpose of this discussion, the state of Connecticut will be used as an example. This discussion will address the implications of economic deficits and how the deficit affects agencies involved with case studies....   [tags: Economics]
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Population: A Vital Indicator of Economic Growth - Economic growth in a city, state, or country is characterized by steady growth in the productive capacity of the economy or a growth of national income (Fernandez- Villaverde, 2001). The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate is most commonly used to measure economic growth because it is a reflection of the total change in a country’s national output (Filardo, 1999). This growth rate is used to predict the direction of an economy. A positive growth rate indicates a positive economy with more jobs, consumption and income while a negative growth indicates an economic decline (Filardo, 1999)....   [tags: Economics]
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Country Economic Analysis Report - Country Economic Analysis Report Throughout the years, the United States of America has endured a very strong economy. Although there have been many obstacles of hindrance such as trade deficits, wars, hostile governments and embargo’s, the economic status of the United States still continues to prevail. Just to name a few, the economy of this country survives on simple commodities such as pork, oranges, precious metals and the productive efforts of its citizens. In this paper, I will not only introduce and discuss the logistics of both the United States and the United Kingdom; I will discuss its key economic obstacles and its economic well being....   [tags: Economics ]
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Economic Expansions in 1920s - During the 1920s, there was a rise in economy of the United States. The people of the United States and its territories enjoyed a prosperous life, as the economy grew 7 percent per year between 1922 and 1927. In this period, also referred as “Roaring Twenties”, there was high economic growth with increase in the living standards of Americans. According to the textbook, “Nation of Nations”, the reasons for the economic expansions in the nineteenth century were due to the boom in the industrial sector after the World War I and high consumer spending....   [tags: Economics ]
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Index of Economic Freedom - The steady stream of current world events provides us with the signs to be read if we only take the time and the intention to pay attention to those lessons. The economic view provides a robust language for understanding the basic physical reality of scarcity, and the varied human beliefs and responses we take as we attempt to deal with that scarcity. As Smith and Ricardo teach us, the subtle and important understanding lies in the space between what human desires dictate in the personal scale, in the short run; and what consequences play out on the grand scale, in the long run....   [tags: Economics] 900 words
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Spain's Economic Roller Coaster - Spain has made an enormous economic improvement in recent years, but it still is behind most of Western Europe. Despite the fact that industry has grown a lot since the 1950s, the country still has problems in trading. Spain mainly trades with Germany, France, Great Britain, and Italy. They mainly export machinery, motor vehicles, wine, food products, fruit and pharmaceuticals. Major imports include machinery and medical equipment while also major fuels, chemicals, foods, manufactured goods and medical instruments....   [tags: Economics]
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Economic Depression and Recovery - The President’s plan for economic recovery cannot be based on the stimulus package that he has presented. There are many factors to economic recovery that need to be worked on, and the stimulus package is small compared to what really needs to be done. The whole country needs to have a turn around—financially, responsibly, and economically to be the greatest nation in the world, once more. This is a responsibility of the government, as well as the people to respond with our choices that will help us grow and recover....   [tags: Economics ] 1015 words
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Improving the Economic Crisis - Improving the Economic Crisis As hard as it is to say, the economic crisis started around the same time the equine slaughter plants closed down. In no way did this create crisis, but a landslide action that caused many industries to plummet. One of these industries is the farming industry. While it is a sad situation to start up again, opening the equine slaughter plants will strengthen many industries and open a few more jobs for people. Supporting our farmers will also give everyone the needed push in this economy....   [tags: Economics] 1000 words
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Does Economic Wealth Mean Happiness? - The British philosopher David Hume said: “ The great goal of all human endeavor is to achieve happiness.” Happiness is an ultimate goal of life and virtually everybody wants to be happy. Happiness is a psychological state of mind that the feelings of pleasure. Happiness is, after all, a state of mind. Happiness can be achieved by following measures including: psychological well-being, education system, living standards, government governance and politics, social position, and ecological environment wellness (Mankiw & Taylor, 2011, p....   [tags: Economics ]
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Economics Assessment of Brazil - Brazil is one of the most prominent emerging economies in the world, indeed Brazil forms part of the BRIC group of emerging economies alongside Russia, India and China. Brazil does differ from some of its emerging economy counterparts in many ways, unlike China (but similar to Russia and India) Brazil has a democratic form of government and the centre-left Worker’s Party (Partidos dos Trabalhadores (PT)) has governed Brazil since 2003. Unlike other emerging economies, the Brazilian economy is dominated by the services industry which contributes 67 per-cent of Brazilian GDP and employs 70 per-cent of Brazil’s 100.77 million strong labour force....   [tags: Demographics, Brazil]
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Economic Crisis Facing Wilmington, OH - While it is rare that we speak of economic events as disasters, I often find myself talking about my hometown of Wilmington, OH as if it has been hit by a hurricane. In May of 2008, DHL Express announced that it would be closing its U.S. air freight hub in Wilmington, and since then, this small Ohio community has been facing an economic crisis of unprecedented proportions. Last year, when applying for this same grant, we only had estimates of the challenges that would arise from this crisis. Today, we are feeling it in full force....   [tags: Economics] 1059 words
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Reaction Paper II: Economic Restructuring - Introduction: There are three frameworks or approaches in the examination of poverty: the neo-classical conservative, the liberal and the radical schools. In this paper, I argue that the radical school of thought best approaches poverty from a standpoint that allows for the liberation of minorities from hegemonic norms. First, I will examine the conservative school understanding of poverty and how they inadequately address the values and views of minorities that result in oppressive policies. Second, I will critique the liberal school and how that paradigm also ineffectively acknowledges the perspectives of minorities that also lead to policies that are unjust....   [tags: Economics ]
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Counterfeit Items Cause Economic Damage - Everyone has seen the sidewalk vendor hawking a too good to be true designer handbag. The clues to counterfeit luxury items used to be so obvious that most people knew exactly what they were buying. This sadly is no longer the case. The production of counterfeit items causes American manufactures to suffer about $200 billion in losses each year according to the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (Freedman, 1999). A large part of counterfeited items are fashion goods. They are usually easily recognizable, especially at the designer or luxury end of the market....   [tags: Economics]
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Ethical Economics - Ethical Economics The term ethical and economics should never be put into the same sentence. They are almost oxymoronic in the sense that in order for one to succeed on an economic level, ethics are usually never involved. America, as we have come to know it, is a world full of mice and snakes. The mice are those in society who voluntarily choose to live off of the prosperous, as the snakes go out and get their prey. The capitalistic society in which we live is truly what we make of it. The standards and principles of America's capitalism are truly ethical and fair....   [tags: Papers] 663 words
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Greed Economics - Greed Economics Pokemon, Microsoft and the Economics of Greed Greed Economics: The uplifting or debilitating effect of the excessive desire of gain on the production, consumption and distribution of goods and services. Solid proof that “greed economics” lives and breathes was recently found in Newswek’s Novmber 8th issue in an article entitled “Puffy’s Crowded Orbit”. Sean (Puffy) Combs is founder and CEO of the extremely profitable Bad Boy entertainment. In the billion dollar a year rap music industry, he is the cognac in a world of beer....   [tags: essays papers] 620 words
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Environmental Economics: Market Failures - “Most environmental and natural resource problems arise because of market failure, therefore solving these problems could be easily achieved through the appropriate extension of markets.” Critically evaluate this statement with reference to specific examples of pollution, natural resources and environmental public goods. The market represents a decentralized exchange mechanism that allows society to allocate resources efficiently. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2011) An example of a perfect market for the supply and demand for oysters is shown in Figure 1....   [tags: Protecting the Environment]
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Economics and Global Warming - Arguably one of the most oft debated topics in recent years, the effects of global warming pose a threat to the world economy. Growth in the economy can spur changes in climate that have the ability to prove both beneficial and impeding to economic prosperity. An understanding of economic principals can provide insight onto the costs that are incurred with growth of industry and the methods that can be implemented to cede further negative effects. Global warming, by definition, is an increase in the temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere and oceans....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Economic Growth - Economic growth The impact of the Global Financial Crisis on economic growth As a result of the global recession, Australia’s GDP was forecasted to contract by 0.5% in 2009-10 in comparison to other advanced economies which were expected to contract by 3.75% in the same year. However minor the reductions in GDP, it was evident that Australia was not exempt from the global recession although is better placed and is expected to perform better than almost all other OECD economies. The global recession has also triggered a fall in household wealth and a disruption in consumer confidence with consumption forecasted to contract by 0.25% in 2009-10....   [tags: Economics]
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Budget Deficit, Fiscal Stimuli and the Economic Recovery - Budget deficit, fiscal stimuli and the economic recovery Post budget debate is heating around the points if the economy is heading in the right direction and government has the capacity to deal with major economic challenges. It is true that the economy of Pakistan is passing through a critical stage and major road blockers to growth seem to be increasing unemployment rate, inflation rate, incidents of terrorism as a consequence falling foreign and local investment levels, and power shortage. Adding to the injury, the country is included in the list of top 5 most unstable countries, along with Iraq and Afghanistan, of the world....   [tags: Economics] 1100 words
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The Relationship Between Economic Growth and Social Development - Economic growth and social development are complementary and close relationship constraints. However, with economic growth, it is clear that there are many environmental concerns in today’s society. Air, water, and land pollution have been worsening; the environment of wild animals and plants have been seriously damaged, many species are threatened with extinction, deforestation and over-exploitation of mineral resources give human survival and development a real and more serious potential threat....   [tags: Economics ] 1458 words
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The Relationship Between Economic Growth and Environmental Protection - I. Introduction Economic growth and social development are complementary and they have a close but complex relationship. With the economic growth, it is clear that there are many environmental concerns in today’s society. Air, water, and land pollution have worsened; the environment of wild animals and plants has been seriously damaged; many species are threatened with extinction, deforestation and over-exploitation of mineral resources....   [tags: Economics]
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Keynesian Economics - Macroeconomics is the branch of economics concerned with the aggregate, or overall, economy. Macroeconomics deals with economic factors such as total national output and income, unemployment, balance of payments, and the rate of inflation. It is distinct from microeconomics, which is the study of the composition of output such as the supply and demand for individual goods and services, the way they are traded in markets, and the pattern of their relative prices. At the basis of macroeconomics is an understanding of what constitutes national output, or national income, and the related concept of gross national product (GNP)....   [tags: Keynesian model, Macroeconomics] 1668 words
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Main Economic Features of Oligopolies and Price-fixing Theories - Introduction Oligopoly, from the ancient Greek όλίγοι "a few" and πώλης "seller" (Woodhouse, 2002), defines the market with a small number of large players. (Begg and Ward, 2009, B&W). To demonstrate a clear understanding of what it is and how it works, this essay will be tacitly divided in two sections. In the first section I will discuss oligopoly's definition, demand curve, main features and price-fixing. In the second, I will illustrate oligopoly by referencing the UK Beer Market, and the extent to which this industry could support price-fixing....   [tags: Economics]
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