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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2,256 thoughts on “Ask an Economic Question”

  1. isit true that if the country has lower levels of GDP per capita during a recession , the real GDP per capita will grow at a slower rate after the recession?
    If it is true or false or uncertain, why?

  2. Will the equilibrium quantity of national savings change by more or less than the initial change in public saving if the government borrows money?

  3. Discuss the main arguments in favour of and against the privatisation of public corporations such as Eskom and Transnet.

  4. Why are you claiming that Communism will “creat[e] an ‘equal society’ through an authoritarian state, which denies basic liberties.” Where is the theory behind this ?

  5. 1. What are the major issues encountered in the 2008 U. S. SUBPRIME MORTGAGE CRISIS?

    2. What are the series of solution to the above crisis?

  6. how market equilibrium is achieved in the market for face masks and how the equilibrium position is affected by a change in market demand or market supply, ceteris paribus


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