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«Quick Win Economics»





Q84. Can the government ever really manage the economy?Q50. What is inflation?Q74. What is economic development?Q59. What is an economic and monetary union?Q19. What are economic incentives and why do people react to them?Q73. How fast should an economy grow?Q22. What is equilibrium?Q60. Why are cartels banned in most countries?Q94. Why does everyone want to buy a house?Q101. How could I spend my money to have the greatest benefit on the economy as a whole?Q88. What is a demographic transition and will it affect my pension, or hurt my children's chances in life?Q52. What is deflation and why is it so worrying?Q44. What is break-even analysis?Q55. What determines the exchange rate between currencies?Q58. Why does every country have a central bank? What does it do?Q79. What is the money supply?Q71. What is the GDP deflator?APPLIED ECONOMICSQ49. How are the parts of the economy connected together?Q3. What are variables - and which matter most?Q21. What is market failure?Q78. What is money and why is it useful?Q83. How does a government create money?Q41. How does a business decide how much to produce?Q37. What are good sources of economic data?Q9. What is opportunity cost?Q11. What is a price?Q29. What is a barrier to entry or exit?Q57. If the government devalues the currency, will this help my business?Q20. What is the 'market'?Q82. What is a bank and how does it create money?Q65. Why does comparative advantage mean that free trade is almost always better than restricted trade?Q85. What is a poverty trap and how can people get out of one?Q93. Why does increased productivity matter for an economy?Q72. What is the business cycle?Q5. How do economists think about costs?Q15. Why are expectations important?Q66. Why do import / export tariffs matter for free trade?Q26. Why do monopolies matter?Q51. What is hyperinflation?Q69. What is liquidity?Q53. How do businesses decide which projects to fund, and which ones to drop?Q48. What is an economy's capital stock? Why does it matter?ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSQ87. How would economists deal with pollution?Q39. What is risk aversion?Q86. Is advertising a good thing?Q25. What is market structure?Q34. What is an economic identity?Q76. What is the paradox of thrift?Q62. What is the balance of payments?Q77. Why does fiscal policy matter?Q7. What is 'rent'?Q43. What happens to demand for gin when the price of tonic changes?Q67. What is economic efficiency?Q89. Can an individual ever beat the market?Q54. Why does the same amount of money buy less today than when I was a child?Q75. What is economic inequality?Q2. What is an economic model?Q46. What are the major '-isms' in economics?Q17. What is producer surplus?Q35. Why do economists use graphs?Q91. Could the government help the economy to recover by reducing taxes?Q98. How do taxes impact the market?Q92. Could we ever have a zero inflation economy?Q47. What is the macro-economy?ABOUT THE AUTHORQ100. Why does a change in central bank lending rates affect my mortgage?Q24. What are comparative statics?Q14. What is bounded rationality?Q99. How do reductions in Government spending affect the economy?Q1. What is economics?ECONOMICS ESSENTIALSQ31. What is an index?Q90. Should we tax more or less?Q64. Does free trade work?Q10. What is utility?Q30. What is game theory and how does it help to make people better off?Q42. How do businesses know how much to increase prices for a product or service?Q36. Why do economists use equations and functions to explain their theories?Q45. What are diminishing returns?Q12. Why do economists focus on the consumer?Q56. Why don't Big Macs cost the same in every country?Q8. What is marginal analysis?Q4. What are economic indicators?Q63. What is globalisation?Q81. What are interest rates and why do they matter?Q80. Can the government manage the economy through monetary policy?MICROECONOMICSQ40. How does the behavioural theory of the business explain how businesses work?Q97. How do organisations like the World Trade Organisation influence world trade?Q6. What are the factors of production?Q96. What is the trickle-down theory?ECONOMIC POLICYQ68. What are government debts and why do they matter?Q61. What is a labour market?Q38. What is the economic definition of risk - and how does it differ from uncertainty?Q23. What are excess supply and excess demand?Q27. What is aggregate demand / supply?Q32. What is arbitrage?Q18. What is a deadweight loss?Q95. Why is there unemployment and how can it be reduced?Q16. What is consumer surplus?Q13. Why do economists assume people are rational?Q28. Why are the supply chains of some companies more connected than others?MACROECONOMICSQ33. What is economic geography?Q70. What is Gross Domestic Product?
 
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