Ask an Economic Question

You are welcome to ask any questions on Economics. Though you might also like to try google custom search (top right) to see if the topic has been covered before.

I am looking to explain economic principles / ideas/ recent developments in economics. I can’t promise to answer, but will try if it meets the criteria below.

  • Please don’t ask me to do your coursework / assignment e.t.c. (I can usually tell if it is a homework question!)
  • Please don’t ask any maths calculations.
  • The question and answer will be published here where everyone can see it (including your teacher!)
  • I aim to try and simplify economics; as a rough guide I would aim at an understanding similar to a good British A Level student.
  • I am looking to explain economic principles / ideas/ recent developments in economics.
  •  I will answer as a new post, if you leave email address, I’ll usually send quick email. Check home page of blog for new post. With question and answers

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816 thoughts on “Ask an Economic Question

  1. What is de-globalisation and how does it impact developed and less developed countries and are we heading towards it?Do you feel the benefits outweigh the cosystem of a less interdependent world

  2. How do rational expectations differ from adaptive expectations and how do these influence the perception of the Phillips curve

  3. I’m just about to do a paper round at Mcolls and it is early in the morning 6 days a week and I don’t know what the pay will be like ….. anyone got a rough idea

  4. Post-Brexit, do you feel it is time to bring back keynesian style discretionary fiscal policy back to prevent the potential secular stagnation?
    Also will the austerity measures reap any benefit in a time of potentially lower confidence spending and growth?

  5. What is the funding for lending scheme and how effective is it as a tool of unconventional monetary policy as opposed to quantitative easing,forward guidance etc

  6. as you know we can expand money supply in 2 ways:
    1) increasing Base Money (by publishing money)
    2) increasing Money Multiplier (by setting aside less reserves)
    my confusion takes place here, “do we exactly determine how much those variables should be, I mean BM and MM, or they are just the output of economic activities?”
    or clearly, what’s the difference of these 2 cases:
    1) Base Money 100 and Money Multiplier 10
    2) Base Money 200 and Money Multiplier 5
    at the end of the day, our money supply will be the same, 1000, but what’s the difference?

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