Essays and Research Papers on Economic Theory

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Minimum Wage

  • 20 page paper

The first legislation to include minimum wage was the Fair Labor Standards Act - enacted in 1938. Many within the economics profession view the stabilizing of the minimum wage as a sound principle of economic analysis and policy, believing that wage increases are detrimental to the economy. Others argue that the social factors and ...

A comprehensive 10 page paper analyzing differing macroeconomic viewpoints about minimum wage increase. The writer explains various angles of the issue of minimum wage, and includes charts to show statistical comparisons. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

This 8 page paper takes a stand against the concept of the minimum wage but presents both sides of the economic argument. Trickle down economics is explained as well. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Basic economic theories behind inflation are explored in this 9 page paper that focuses upon recessions, trends, predictability, etc.; Different perspectives are covered and the ideas of numerous economists are compared. Natural rate theory examined in-depth. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 5 page paper which discusses some of the conditions surrounding the migration of various Latino groups into the United States as is illustrated in 'Gendered Transitions' by Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, 'City on the Edge: the transformation of Miami' by Alejandro Portes and Alex Stepick, and 'Immigrant America' by Alejandro Portes and Ruben G. Rumbaut. No ...

A 5 page analysis of this in-depth introduction to the field of economic thought. The writer demonstrates how Heilbroner makes this field come alive through his examinations of the lives and theories of famous economists such as Marx, Malthus, and Keynes. No additional sources cited.

A 6 page paper on the issue of riverboat casinos. The writer examines the various pros and cons associated with this controversial topic. It is ultimately determined that the economic positives of allowing riverboat gambling far outweigh the few societal negatives. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 5 page paper discussing the need for restructuring of financial market regulation and the effects that stock market activity can have on the nation's economic well-being. Banks also invest heavily in Wall Street, and market downturns adversely affect banks' profitability; ability to make commercial loans to businesses for expansion; and can even result in ...

This 17 page report discusses the measurable value of life from a purely economic, rather than sociological perspective. The determinants of value, as well as the means by which comparisons between cultures and individuals are made are examined. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

This 5 page report discusses the 1995 book written by economic reporter and financial editor Jeffrey Madrick. Bibliography lists one source.

This 10 page paper, which focuses on the Campbell Soup Company, looks at a variety of basic economic principles. The concepts illustrated are minimum wage, inflation, recession and unemployment. Each are reviewed in relation to the financial condition and business strategies employed by Campbell itself. Free Appendix of the company's financials included. Bibliography lists ...

A 5 page paper which discusses three separate jobs which appeared in a job search on the Internet. the position requirements and other useful pieces of information are illustrated, as well as the writer's reactions to the information discovered. This is followed by a brief discussion of possible techniques to be used in the writing ...

This 6 page paper answers basic economic questions, one pertaining to a hypothetical state and the implementation of telecommunications. Another question involves the concept of the free market economy and alternative solutions and the final question pertains to Keynesian versus monetarist theory. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 7 page paper discussing in the form of a letter the fear that because we have no clue as to why the current and long period of expansion has lasted so long or has taken the path that it has, we also have no means either of recreating it should it end or taking ...

An 11 page paper discussing the problems organizations face in filling their high tech labor needs. Unemployment in the late 1990s has reached its lowest point in 28 years. It is difficult for any employer to find the right people to fill openings, but some observers claim that the shortage most greatly felt ...

A 9 page research paper on the influence of Adam Smith, Jean-Baptiste Say, David Ricardo, Karl Marx and Alfred Marshall on labor value and distribution of income. The writer discusses Marshall's synthesis of earlier theories and ethical points, and closes with a modern 'ideal society' scenario based on his synthesis, which foreshadows a ...

24 pages in length. These essays review economics topics such as monopolies, oligopolies, competition, price leaders, game theories, economic performance, marginal revenue, diseconomies, pure competition, monopolistic competition, absolute advantage, labor sourcing, and the Heckscher-Ohlin Theorem.

A 6 page paper discussing Smith's account of the origination of worker specialization, or division of labor. It was the worker who devised improvements to make his job easier and more productive. The goal of each small invention was not to contribute to the good of society or to propel the workman into ...

This 3 page report discusses the nation’s economy and its state of health. Despite the positive financial picture being painted by politicians and the media, there are many serious concerns that will have a definite impact on the U.S. public. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 3 page essay looking impartially at both sides of the free trade issue. The paper defines free trade and presents some of the arguments both for and against it. No additional sources cited.

A 5 page review of 'Multinational Enterprise and Economic Analysis' by R.E. Caves. Explores how both small and large businesses play a role in shaping international relations and how technologies such as the Internet are important in this process. No additional sources cited.

This 7 page report discusses the budget issue regarding Social Security and the impending retirement of the “Baby Boom” generation. Boomers are estimated to consist of approximately 77 million Americans, representing fully one-third of the population of the United States. In 1996, the first of the “boomers” turned 50. As a result, Congress, ...

A 10 page research paper that analyzes Handy's book, The Age of Paradox. Handy's predictions on trends in business and management have been unfailingly accurate and, consequently, the corporate world is beginning to pay attention to what Handy has to say about such trends and how they apply to economies and business. Bibliography lists 4 ...

A 5 page research paper on the 1929 stock market crash. The writer recounts how the nation was told, up until the crash actually occurred, that everything was all right. The details of the crash are given, along with a brief synopsis of where the country stood when the Depression bottomed out in 1932. Bibliography ...

Stages of Production

  • 5 page paper

5 pages in length. An economic paper covering the stages of production as well as average costs, marginal costs, average revenues, marginal revenues and charts and graphs. The changing relationship between input and output can also be described as the stages of production. Stage I is where we experience increasing returns to ...

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