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. aloha ! please excuse me, i am old and not at all good on the computer.
    i have a question . i must admit that i have heard “experts” claim yea and ney
    on this . is the trillions of dollars that the u.s. federal reserve is pumping into
    the economy inflationary or not? i took economics in college 52 years ago and
    my prof would have certainly called this inflationary. thank you for your time
    and help. steve crosson

  2. How does a monopolist by 2nd degree price discrimination capture a part of the consumer surplus ?
    Please help with an example if possible.

  3. Hi, I read something about effects of monetary policy on banks. Is it right that an increase in the money supply pushes the bank closer to its minimum capital requirements and hence changes the leverage?

    I do not understand why this happens.
    Thank you

  4. c) The lockdown has caused shutdown of many local fast food outlets. Assuming that the market for fast food is competitive, there will be increase in demand for fast food leading to higher prices. Identify error


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