The European Monetary System

3. After the breakdown of Bretton Woods, some European nations decided to form their own system of fixed exchange rates called the Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM) (which was a part of the European Monetary System, EMS). What were the motivations for its creation? How did it operate? Which nations had the most influence? What difficulties… Continue reading The European Monetary System

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Industrialized nations and inflation problems

4. During the 1970s and early 1980s, many industrialized nations had massive inflation problems. There are many possible explanations: monetary policy, the breakdown of the Bretton Woods system, the oil embargoes launched by OPEC nations, or fiscal policy actions (excessive government deficits). These factors could affect aggregate demand or aggregate supply and thus create inflation.… Continue reading Industrialized nations and inflation problems

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Writing on the Fed’s monetary policy

Alternatively, you can select your own topic in macroeconomics, subject to the following: a) You must pick something suitable for an upper-level undergraduate student. Very basic topics or topics not related to the course are not acceptable. Pick something feasible about which you can find information. Do not pick something that is too complicated—an essay… Continue reading Writing on the Fed’s monetary policy

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Government’s role and purpose

Chapter 1   · What is a government’s role and purpose? · To provide services to their citizens. · Name some types of governments · Federal · State · County · City · Special Districts · Name some services: · Police · Fire · Military · Water · Sewer · Electric · Emergency · What… Continue reading Government’s role and purpose

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Perception of a bumbling bureaucrat

PUB 407 Productivity Improvement in the Public Sector Class 2 Chapter 2 (part 1) Why do you think there is a perception of a “bumbling bureaucrat”? · Red tape, public eye and expectations, poor hiring? · If mistakes are made the perception is incompetence or fraud? Read FEMA paragraph regarding Hurricane Katrina. Government bureaucrats (or… Continue reading Perception of a bumbling bureaucrat

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Discussion on Carnival Corporation

Topic : “Carnival Corporation ” The purpose of the second part of the comprehensive project is to compute financial statement ratios. Based on the company “carnival corporation “you selected in Part I, complete the following: A: Compute the following ratios for two years. You may use Excel to compute your ratios. 1. Debt ratio 2.… Continue reading Discussion on Carnival Corporation

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