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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By on January 13th, 2015

1,926 thoughts on “Ask an Economic Question

  1. With minimum wage being increased families that are eligible for food stamps, medical benefits and other programs that are government funded might fall slightly above the calculated amount of money you can make to still get these benefits. It seems that if you qualified for food stamps at the current wage and by the increase would not qualify, wouldn’t the effects of loosing these benefits hurt you more?

  2. Bonjour et merci beaucoup pour ces quelques lignes. J aimerai avoir une définition claire et large de la performance économique selon deux ou trois auteurs economistes s’il vous plait. Et si possible une définition qui intègre la sphère financière.

  3. I feel problems in industrial is subject of M.A…i didnt get the syllabus from the book…could u plz refer any that i can continue my study…my study is going on under g.n.d.u system..plz soon as possible

  4. Hello..respected teacher..
    As i am private student of M.A economics in 3rd sem..i feel lots of problems in industrial economocs..i didnt get accurate book to match that subject…i am executing my study under G.N.D.U system..could u plz refer any booknin which i got seventy percent syllabus nearby…plz help as soon as possible..bcz my exam is near

  5. Dear Tejvan Pettinger,

    I was very intrigued by your page on the New Trade Theory. You mention the poor information bureucrats have about what industry to support, as well as the encouragement of long-term inefficiency as problems of Government intervention (

    I have found a number of papers by Krugman and Ha-joon Chang, but I have not been successful in finding something equivalent refering to the problems you mention. So, could you tell me whether you know any papers that go into this in more detail (if possible quantitatively)?

    Thank you very much in advance!!!

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