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.
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2,160 thoughts on “Ask an Economic Question”

  1. what are the key tenets of Harrod Domar model and explain how the model can be employed to spur economic growth in the less developed economies of the world

  2. Please can you help with some countries most especially developing or recently industrialized countries that have used or are using a ‘balanced’ growth strategy.

  3. Is it possible to be precise and give statistics ostatus of unemployment condinditionn on young graduates in South Africa

  4. how to answer the question of monetory and fiscal policy stance that encourange long run growth, significant job creation and equity

  5. Although you and others have covered the topic, I maintain Keynes’ multiplier is misunderstood. I cannot comprehend how production of goods (not sevices) can increase faster than the money supply. Inject $1 into the economic system and only $1 dollar is available for new production and, after costs, then available for spending on that production. Until the new production, that dollar can only serve to increase prices of available production or incease savings. Where is the multiplier? More complete analysis is available at an article

  6. Dear Sir, I recently posted this excerpt from your economics help page:

    (Negative bond yields – definition and explanation)

    “Deflation. If a country experiences deflation (e.g. inflation rate of -1%), then a negative nominal bond yield of -0.04% still can give a real positive return for the investor, because the bond is falling in value at a slower rate than cash reserves because of deflation.”

    A fella commented back:

    “Wrong. Cash reserves will outpace a negative bond return.”

    my question: who is right?

  7. I have four questions.
    What is BOE’s Base rate?
    How to calculate the base rate?
    How to release the base rate?
    How often it change?
    Thank you!

  8. What is market failure, and what kinds of things can lead to market failure? What is government failure? Can government failure lead to market failure?

    What are the effects of government intervention in markets with some of the price regulations like price floors and price ceilings.


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