Project #22107 - microeconomics ip5

ECON212-1401A-06 Principles of Microeconomics
Task Name: Phase 5 Individual Project
Deliverable Length: 1000-1500 words
Details:

Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

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 Part I

The government decides to tax cookbooks because they feel that they encourage overeating and can lead to health issues, such as obesity and heart disease. Answer the following:

  • What type of tax is this? Explain.
  • What happens to the supply of cookbooks?
  • Who pays the tax at the end?
  • Is this a good way to finance programs to improve health?
  • What other types of tax can the government use to increase revenues?

Part II

Justcookbooks.com becomes wildly successful in the United States, and you decide to export overseas. Answer the following:

  • Does this reflect an absolute or a comparative advantage?
  • Name some issues that you will encounter as you become a multinational corporation.

Part III

In the article entitled "The Economic Effects of Labor Unions Revisited," Vedder and Galloway attempt to prove statistically, using historical data, that labor unions do not have a good effect on the economy. Read the article, and explain the following microeconomic concepts that the authors discuss and how they are related to unions:

  • Demand, supply, and equilibrium wage rates of labor
  • Unemployment
  • Real GDP and economic growth
  • Income per capita
  • Population growth and aging
  • The article focuses on harmful economic effects, but also mentions some positive aspects. What are they?

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Points Possible: 200
Date Due: Feb 06, 2014
Objective:
  • Describe and apply the economic perspectives of scarcity and opportunity costs.
  • Explain and apply the economic concepts of absolute and comparative advantage.
  • Analyze current news events and apply basic economic concepts to everyday problems and situations.
  • Utilize the tools of economics for decision making for a firm operating in a market economy
  • Cite examples of the various forms of market structure: pure competition, monopolistic competition, oligopoly and monopoly
  • Discuss the impact of current economic trends and realities on politics, the workplace and the quality of individual lives.
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