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September 2009 Blog Posts (4)

Role of Fiscal and Monetary policy: American context (Part 1)

I started off with the aim of exploring recessionary economics. I wanted to find out the different ways in which a recession is triggered and steps which can lead a nation out of it. But as I spent more time on it, the length and complexity of the scenarios to be considered kept increasing. I wanted to present a simple model which can explain different kinds of recession and give a clear picture of the phenomena which everybody can understand. But as I said earlier it’s now taking too much… Continue

Added by Bhasker Siddharth on September 22, 2009 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Role of Fiscal and Monetary policy: American context (Part 2)

Welcome to part 2. (Click here to read the first part) I will begin this part with the modern panacea for recession. Loosen monetary policy, let your currency depreciate boost your export and plough back out of recession.



This looks efficient as well as effective in most cases. Although the sanity of increasing liquidity in the market was not suggested to the Asian tigers or the Argentinean government during the crisis, still it is now a well established fact to do so in order to… Continue

Added by Bhasker Siddharth on September 22, 2009 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

a. Assume that the market price is established by the following equations: Supply Curve: P = 10 - 2Q + 0.15Q2 Demand Curve: P = 14.6 - 0.8Q Where P is price and Q is Quantity of output of a particul…

a. Assume that the market price is established by the following equations:

Supply Curve: P = 10 - 2Q + 0.15Q2

Demand Curve: P = 14.6 - 0.8Q



Where P is price and Q is Quantity of output of a particular commodity.

Assume also that a particular firm is operating under perfect competition and that its cost and revenue functions are:



TC = 10Q – Q2 + 0.05Q3

TR = PQ



Where TC is total cost, TR is total revenue and P is price.



i. Find the… Continue

Added by mimie on September 9, 2009 at 4:26am — No Comments

Stocks, Gold or Treasuries?

Hey frns... I see this question popping up quite a bit more frequently now as compared to couple of months back. Perhpas the liquidity boost given by central banks have started to reach the pockets of individuals.



Well I believe that the excess liquidity in the market will surely ensure low returns from treasuries.



How about gold and stocks... excess liquidty can chase either of the two...



Below is my take on the situation...



We are still not out of… Continue

Added by Bhasker Siddharth on September 6, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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