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Unit9_Notes - Imports and exports have taken an...

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Imports and exports have taken an increasingly important role in the economy. 1) Throughout the last 40 years, imports into and exports out of the country have grown faster than the U.S. economy (Krugman, 2007). a. U.S. investors invest in companies in other countries and nations. The effect of this could be positive or negative; keeping money invested in the U.S. seems like it should be more important in a struggling economy. 2) Sherry Cooper, an economist at Nesbitt Burns (an investment firm), reported the overall goods and services trade and investment flows (exports) lowered from $17 billion in the second quarter to only $12 billion of the third quarter this year (Beauchesne, 1998). There has also been a surge in imports and exports that has reflected a rebound in the auto trade business. It is possible that this slight turnaround could help with the economy’s growing unemployment problem Beauchesne, E. (1998, Oct 21). U.S. economy strengthens canadian exports: Latest
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