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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1,590 thoughts on “Ask an Economic Question

  1. hello, i would like to know if government give additional budgeted in economic performance what will happen i exchange rate ? does it have effect ?

  2. hey!!!!i’m doing a economics project on india right now and cannot find information as to the demand side policies in india anywhere…
    i could use some help please if you know….

  3. Hi, Many thanks for so helpful site. My question is if devaluation of a domestic currency makes foreign burden larger although it may help more exports than before.
    Thus how can devaluation help improvements in current account surplus in a country with large foreign tax, except the US.

  4. this is Fentaw Leykun from Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia. My question is about the institutional and macroeconomic factors affecting current account and capital account convertibility in a given economy, show me the conceptual framework?

    1. To help with this question you should look deeper in to contractionary, neutral and expansionary fiscal policies. also, loook at examples of pervious governments.

  5. What are determinants of economic growth towards economic diversification?
    The best way to measure ec
    onomic diversification

  6. We are looking at labour market trends. Specifically, casualisation of work and unemployment. I need to understand the positives and negatives, for individuals, businesses and governments for each. Any help would be greatly appreciated. thank you!!!!!!

  7. Determin the effects of following multiplier on
    equlibrium level of incom and employment
    A) Govt spending. B) foreign trade.

  8. I’m Indonesian, and I’d like to ask u a question
    If the inflation rate increases, the price will be more expensive as the exchange rate power is decreased
    What is the effect for the export number (increased/decreased) ?
    I’m sorry for my bad grammar

    1. When the inflation happens, it targets the value of Currency. It is crystal clear that purchasing power will decline, but as the currency depreciate against other exchanges, sellers are more interested in exporting goods.

  9. Hi I hear a lot of comments from younger people re how we (I am 72) we’re so lucky to live in an era when we could easily afford to buy a house. My question is in my years we had to pay 10% ie 230 pounds and buy a house at £2300. I was an apprentice earning 15 pounds a week. We were courting for five years and had to stay nearly every nights no,holidays, no fast food, only luxury was pictures once a week. Is it that the economics hav not changed but young people like as (now Generally) like holidays abroad,, trendy clothes, 55 inch televisions, I pads, PlayStations AND live for free at home. (I paid my ma boarding money) I know things have changed but if young people did the same as my wife and I,do you think saving a deposit would be easily achieved. It’s the expectations of everything else society offers makes it difficult. Do you agree?

  10. hi

    i am struggling to pass public sector economics because i just do not understand it

    how do i better understand it?

    Please help

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