Fall2011-ECO202-mod2-case-BuckmireR

Fall2011-ECO202-mod2-case-BuckmireR - Rodney D. Buckmire...

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Rodney D. Buckmire ECON 202 SLP Module 1 Dr. Kernodle Each of the 5 questions below requires you to compare the United States, Japan, Canada, and the United Kingdom. 1. Compare the four countries in terms of Output and Growth (Real GDP). The analysis should only cover the period from the beginning of 2008 to the present, and make sure the most recent 2011 changes are addressed. 2. Compare the four countries in terms of Productivity (Output Per Worker). The analysis should only cover the period from the beginning of 2008 to the present, and make sure the most recent 2011 changes are addressed. 3. Compare the four countries with respect to Inflation and Prices (CPI). The analysis should only cover the period from the beginning of 2008 to the present, and make sure the most recent 2011 changes are addressed. 4. Compare the four countries regarding the Labor Market (Unemployment Rate). The analysis should only cover the period from the beginning of 2008 to the present, and make sure the most recent 2011 changes are addressed. This is a difficult part because instead of reporting and ranking the indicators you must look at them as a whole, in an analytic manner to arrive at conclusions: 5. After reviewing the recent economic indicators for these countries, which is the country that currently has the strongest economic recovery at the present time. Make certain you confine your choice to only one country and give an explanation for your choice. In the first 5 questions you examined the recent past and present of economic indicators that measure the health of an economy. Interest rates are also tied to that health and we will examine those with the next question. 6. The link below takes you to a site that shows you various Treasure security yields and how short and long-term yields differ. This is called the term structure of interest rates and when graphed it is called a yield curve. What is the relationship between short and long-term interest rates as the time to maturity of the debt increases? To be more specific, do yields i increase, decrease, or stay the same as the time to maturity increases, and describe one or more reasons that cause the yield curve shape.
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Output and Growth (Real GDP) The 2008 economic contraction affected the world economy. 2008 seen the housing market crash both here and in Japan. By 2009, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States all saw negative economic growth. Japan’s economy was hit the hardest with -10% growth in 2009 as demand for their products weakened. Canada was the last to fall into negative growth and experienced the least negative growth of the four countries. All experienced a partial recovery in 2010 as GDP came out of negative growth and each seen minimal growth.
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2012 for the course ECO 202 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '11 term at Trident Technical College.

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