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14041  Students, please view the "Submit a Clickable Rubric Assignment" in the Student Center. Instructors, training on how to grade is within the Instructor Center. Assignment 1: Demand Estimation Due Week 3 and worth 200 points Imagine that you work for the maker of a leading brand of lowcalorie, frozen microwavable food that estimates the following demand equation for its product using data from 26 supermarkets around the country for the month of April. For a refresher on independent and dependent variables, please go to Sophia’s Website and review the Independent and Dependent Variables tutorial, located at http://www.sophia.org/tutorials/independentanddependentvariables3. Option 1 Note: The following is a regression equation. Standard errors are in parentheses for the demand for widgets. QD =  5200  42P + 20PX + 5.2I + 0.20A + 0.25M (2.002) (17.5) (6.2) (2.5) (0.09) (0.21) R2 = 0.55 n = 26 F = 4.88 Your supervisor has asked you to compute the elasticities for each independent variable. Assume the following values for the independent variables: Q = Quantity demanded of 3pack units P (in cents) = Price of the product = 500 cents per 3pack unit PX (in cents) = Price of leading competitor’s product = 600 cents per 3pack unit I (in dollars) = Per capita income of the standard metropolitan statistical area (SMSA) in which the supermarkets are located = $5,500 A (in dollars) = Monthly advertising expenditures = $10,000 M = Number of microwave ovens sold in the SMSA in which the supermarkets are located = 5,000 Option 2 Note: The following is a regression equation. Standard errors are in parentheses for the demand for widgets. QD = 2,000  100P + 15A + 25PX + 10I (5,234) (2.29) (525) (1.75) (1.5) R2 = 0.85 n = 120 F = 35.25 Your supervisor has asked you to compute the elasticities for each independent variable. Assume the following values for the independent variables: Q = Quantity demanded of 3pack units P (in cents) = Price of the product = 200 cents per 3pack unit PX (in cents) = Price of leading competitor’s product = 300 cents per 3pack unit I (in dollars) = Per capita income of the standard metropolitan statistical area (SMSA) in which the supermarkets are located = $5,000 A (in dollars) = Monthly advertising expenditures = $640 Write a four to six (46) page paper in which you: Compute the elasticities for each independent variable. Note: Write down all of your calculations. Determine the implications for each of the computed elasticities for the business in terms of shortterm and longterm pricing strategies. Provide a rationale in which you cite your results. Recommend whether you believe that this firm should or should not cut its price to increase its market share. Provide support for your recommendation. Assume that all the factors affecting demand in this model remain the same, but that the price has changed. Further assume that the price changes are 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600 cents. Plot the demand curve for the firm. Plot the corresponding supply curve on the same graph using the following MC / supply function Q = 7909.89 + 79.1P with the same prices. Determine the equilibrium price and quantity. Outline the significant factors that could cause changes in supply and demand for the lowcalorie, frozen microwavable food. Determine the primary manner in which both the shortterm and the longterm changes in market conditions could impact the demand for, and the supply, of the product. Indicate the crucial factors that could cause rightward shifts and leftward shifts of the demand and supply curves for the lowcalorie, frozen microwavable food. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with oneinch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or schoolspecific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Analyze how production and cost functions in the short run and long run affect the strategy of individual firms. Apply the concepts of supply and demand to determine the impact of changes in market conditions in the short run and long run, and the economic impact on a company’s operations. Use technology and information resources to research issues in managerial economics and globalization. Write clearly and concisely about managerial economics and globalization using proper writing mechanics.  ECO550  
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During a routine day at the office at the World Trade Organization where you work, the head of the Council for Trade in Goods sees you in the hallway and asks you about the current trade situation of [see choices below]. You have one minute to tell him your thoughts and make a good impression before he gets into the elevator. What do you say? 
The One Minute Assignment  
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*I will give you more details once we handshake but these are the questions I need help with.
Average size of all households and family and trends in sizes since 1970
Percentage of family households of all households.
Percentage of oneperson households of all households
Percentage of married couples with children of all households
Percentage of married couples without children of all households
Percentage of married households among family households
Percentage of unmarried households among family households
Percentage of single mother households with children among family households
Percentage of single father households with children among family households
Which household types (married with children, married without children, men living alone, women living alone, other family households) have increased since 1970; which have decreased since 1970
Find two differences between heterosexual and samesex couples 
census report  
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Write a six to eight (68) page paper modeled as a policy recommendation in which you:
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Economic Policy Recommendation  
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homwork and quizes for chapters 4 5 6 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 9 10
the quizes are ten questions a piece and homeowrk is impossible to get wrong
need the help 
MyEconLab Help Hw Quizes 13 total  
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Need help completing the homeowkrs and quizes for chapters 4,5,6,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,9,10 In total the quizes are ten questions a piece
contact me 
MyEconLab Assignments  
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If you are using the Blackboard Mobile Learn IOS App, please click "View in Browser." 
Economic Externalities  
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Assignment 1: Article Analysis Due Week 4 and worth 240 points
Locate a news article about an issue that has been addressed in Weeks 1 through 3 (e.g., poverty, pollution, etc.) in order to conduct a metaanalysis of the author’s economic perspective of the selected issue.
Write a six to eight (68) page paper in which you:
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Article Analysis  
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this is the 2 people project, I mainly need the responses for the questions #3 
Labor Economics Statistic Project  
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Complete all questions listed below. Clearly label your answers.

Problem Set 1  
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Option 2 Note: The following is a regression equation. Standard errors are in parentheses for the demand for widgets. QD = 2,000  100P + 15A + 25PX + 10I (5,234) (2.29) (525) (1.75) (1.5) R2 = 0.85 n = 120 F = 35.25 Your supervisor has asked you to compute the elasticities for each independent variable. Assume the following values for the independent variables: Q = Quantity demanded of 3pack units P (in cents) = Price of the product = 200 cents per 3pack unit PX (in cents) = Price of leading competitor’s product = 300 cents per 3pack unit I (in dollars) = Per capita income of the standard metropolitan statistical area (SMSA) in which the supermarkets are located = $5,000 A (in dollars) = Monthly advertising expenditures = $640.
Operations Decision: Using the regression results and the other computations from Assignment 1, determine the market structure in which the lowcalorie frozen, microwavable food company operates. Use the Internet to research two (2) of the leading competitors in the lowcalorie microwavable food industry, and take note of their pricing strategies, profitability, and their relationships within the industry (worldwide). Write a six to eight (68) page paper in which you:
TC = 160,000,000 + 100Q + 0.0063212Q2 VC = 100Q + 0.0063212Q2 MC= 100 + 0.0126424Q More specifically:
Remember that to be profitable, the product’s price (P) must be greater than its average total cost (ATC) at the optimal level of output (Q).
Hint: Use the profit maximization rule MR = MC to determine your optimal price and optimal output level now that you have market power. Compare these values with the values you generated in Assignment 1. Is your price higher or lower? What about the quantity?
Hints: (a) Calculate profit in the short run by using the price and output levels you generated in part 5. Optional: You may want to compare this to what profit would have been in Assignment 1 using the cost function provided here. (b) Calculate profit in the long run by using the output level you generated in part 5 and cost data in part 3 and assuming that the selling environment will likely be very competitive. (Why would this be a valid assumption?)

Option 2 Note: The following is a regression equation. Standard errors are in parentheses for the demand for widgets.  
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Demand Estimation Imagine that you work for the maker of a leading brand of lowcalorie frozen, microwavable food that estimates the following demand equation for its product using data from 26 supermarkets around the country for the month of April. For a refresher on independent and dependent variables, please go to Sophia’s Website and review the Independent and Dependent Variables tutorial, located at http://www.sophia.org/tutorials/independentanddependentvariables3.Note: The following is a regression equation. Standard errors are in parentheses for the demand for widgets. QD = 2,000  100P + 15A + 25PX + 10I (5,234) (2.29) (525) (1.75) (1.5) R2 = 0.85 n = 120 F = 35.25 ECO 550 – Assignments and Rubrics Your supervisor has asked you to compute the elasticities for each independent variable. Assume the following values for the independent variables: Q = Quantity demanded of 3pack units P (in cents) = Price of the product = 200 cents per 3pack unit PX (in cents) = Price of leading competitor’s product = 300 cents per 3pack unit I (in dollars) = Per capita income of the standard metropolitan statistical area (SMSA) in which the supermarkets are located = $5,000 A (in dollars) = Monthly advertising expenditures = $640 Write a four to six (46) page paper in which you:
and longterm pricing strategies. Provide a rationale in which you cite your results.
market share. Provide support for your recommendation.
has changed. Further assume that the prices are 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600 cents.
function Q = 7909.89 + 79.0989P with the same prices.
product. Determine the primary manner in which both the shortterm and the longterm changes in market conditions could impact the demand for, and the supply, of the product.
supply curves.
qualify as an academic resource. 
ECON 550 PART 1  
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Option 2 Note: The following is a regression equation. Standard errors are in parentheses for the demand for widgets. QD = 2,000  100P + 15A + 25PX + 10I (5,234) (2.29) (525) (1.75) (1.5) R2 = 0.85 n = 120 F = 35.25 Your supervisor has asked you to compute the elasticities for each independent variable. Assume the following values for the independent variables: Q = Quantity demanded of 3pack units P (in cents) = Price of the product = 200 cents per 3pack unit PX (in cents) = Price of leading competitor’s product = 300 cents per 3pack unit I (in dollars) = Per capita income of the standard metropolitan statistical area (SMSA) in which the supermarkets are located = $5,000 A (in dollars) = Monthly advertising expenditures = $640. Operations Decision: Using the regression results and the other computations from Assignment 1, determine the market structure in which the lowcalorie frozen, microwavable food company operates. Use the Internet to research two (2) of the leading competitors in the lowcalorie microwavable food industry, and take note of their pricing strategies, profitability, and their relationships within the industry (worldwide). Write a six to eight (68) page paper in which you:
TC = 160,000,000 + 100Q + 0.0063212Q2 VC = 100Q + 0.0063212Q2 MC= 100 + 0.0126424Q More specifically:
Remember that to be profitable, the product’s price (P) must be greater than its average total cost (ATC) at the optimal level of output (Q).
Hint: Use the profit maximization rule MR = MC to determine your optimal price and optimal output level now that you have market power. Compare these values with the values you generated in Assignment 1. Is your price higher or lower? What about the quantity?
Hints: (a) Calculate profit in the short run by using the price and output levels you generated in part 5. Optional: You may want to compare this to what profit would have been in Assignment 1 using the cost function provided here. (b) Calculate profit in the long run by using the output level you generated in part 5 and cost data in part 3 and assuming that the selling environment will likely be very competitive. (Why would this be a valid assumption?)

ECON 550 PART 2  
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Task Type: Discussion Board Deliverable Length: 400–600 words The importance of trade continues to be a topic that is debated because the gains are not always quantifiable by those involved. An article by Ed Crooks published on January 6, 2011, "America: Riveting Prospects," discusses why American companies are sometimes opposed to exporting. Using your search engine type "America: Riveting Prospects" by Ed Crooks, published in the Financial Times on January 6, 2011. You will notice several options under this title, chose the link that is provided by the Financial Times. There is a free version of this article through the search engine. Avoid going directly to the article’s web address as you will be prompted to subscribe to their membership. Subscription payment is not necessary to review this article. Summarize why the author claims that U.S. companies are still having issues with exporting, and discuss the following:

DQPhase 3  Global Economic and Political Issues  
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The Potential Money Multiplier
Read the scenario below, and then answer questions 1 and 2. Refer to this week’s readings in the text, if needed.
Current Monetary Policy
After reading the Week Five required readings, address these questions in your post

ECO 316  Week 5 Discussion Questions 1 & 2  
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1. In a competitive industry, the shortrun average variable cost (AVC) of a firm is: AVC = 600 – 20Q  0.5Q2 a. Derive the firm’s shortrun supply equation b. Determine the minimum possible price (shutdown price) for the firm. Hint: Competitive firm’s shortrun supply curve is its MC curve. MC is the derivative of VC. 2. A small tractor producing firm’s total cost and demand equations are as follows C = 37,500,000 + 5,000Q + 1.5Q2 P = 30,000 – Q a. Find optimal output and price and its profit. b. Because of an increased foreign competition, the demand falls permanently to: P = 20,000 – Q The firm is considering closing its plan immediately. By doing so, it can save $18 million of its annual$37.5 million in fixed costs. Alternatively, it can continue to operate the plant for 12 months after which if it shuts down it can walk away from its labor contracts and lease payments and incur no continuing costs. Determine its most profitable or leastcost operating strategy. 
In a competitive industry, the shortrun average variable cost (AVC) of a firm is  
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During the global recession of 2008 and 2009, there were many accusations of unethical behavior by Wall Street executives, financial managers, and other corporate officers. At that time, an article appeared that suggested that part of the reason for such unethical business behavior may stem from the fact that cheating has become more prevalent among business students. The article reported that 86% of business students admitted to cheating at some time during their academic career as compared to 77% of nonbusiness students. Cheating has been a concern of the dean of the College of Business at Rocky University for several years. Some faculty members in the college believe that cheating is more widespread at Rocky than at other universities, while other faculty members think that cheating is not a major problem in the college. To resolve some of these issues, the dean commissioned a study to assess the current ethical behavior of business students at Rocky. As part of this study, an anonymous exit survey was administered to a sample of 90 business students from this year’s graduating class. Responses to the following questions were used to obtain data regarding three types of cheating. During your time at Rocky, did you ever present work copied off the Internet as your own?
Yes No
During your time at Rocky, did you ever copy answers off another student’s exam?
Yes No
During your time at Rocky, did you ever collaborate with other students on projects that were supposed to be completed individually?
Yes No
Any student who answered yes to one or more of these questions was considered to have been involved in some type of cheating. The complete data set is in the file named Rocky.
Managerial Report
Prepare a report (see below) for the dean of the college that summarizes your assessment of the nature of cheating by business students at Rocky University. Be sure to include the following seven (7) items in your report.
Write a report that adheres to the Written Assignment Requirements under the heading “Expectations for CSUGlobal Written Assignments” found in the CSUGlobal Guide to Writing and APA Requirements. Items that should be included, but are not limited to are a title page, an introduction, a body which answers the questions posed in the problem and a conclusion paragraph that addresses your findings and what you have determined from the data and your analysis. As with all written assignments you should have intext citations and a reference page too. Please include any tables of calculations, calculated values and graphs associated with this problem in the body.
NOTE: Submitting your Excel file will aid in grading with partial credit if errors are found in the paper.
Be sure that your report contains the following:
Be sure to submit your Excel file as well. 
recession of 2008 and 2009 