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Jodi Beggs

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By Jodi Beggs

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    • Top 10 Economics Blogs You're Not Visiting (But Should Be) Created: Tuesday, December 04, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      We all know about economics bloggers such as Greg Mankiw, Brad De Long, and the folks at Marginal Revolution. In this article we look at economics blogs you may not be familar with - but should be!
    • Cost-Push Inflation vs. Demand-Pull Inflation Created: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      We Answer The Question: What do the terms "Cost-Push Inflation" and "Demand-Pull Inflation" mean? What's the difference between the two." itemprop="description" Thursday, November 27, 2003 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Budget Defined - A Dictionary Definition of Budget
    • Ace Your Econometrics Test Created: Monday, June 16, 2003 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Econometrics is the most difficult course for Economics majors. These tips should help you triumph over your Econometrics test. If you can ace Econometrics, you can pass any Economics course.
    • Ex Post Created: Saturday, March 21, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Ex Post Defined - A Dictionary Definition of Ex Post
    • Giffen Goods Created: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      This article introduces the concept of a Giffen good and explains how Giffen goods can occur.
    • What Is Money? Created: Wednesday, April 14, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Article for beginners answers the question: What Is Money? After reading the article, you will be able to give a quick and correct answer to the question 'What Is Money?'
    • Recession? Depression? What's the Difference? Created: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      How can I tell the difference between a recession and a depression? What is the definition of a recession? Of a depression? How can we tell when we're in a recession oe when we're going to get ou...
    • Definition of Gini Coefficient Created: Saturday, January 03, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Gini Coefficient Defined - A Dictionary Definition of Gini Coefficient
    • Definition of Comparative Advantage Created: Saturday, January 03, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Comparative Advantage Defined - A Dictionary Definition of Comparative Advantage
    • Definition of Investment Created: Saturday, January 03, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Investment Defined - A Dictionary Definition of Investment
    • Significance Level Created: Saturday, July 03, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A definition of what a significance level is, which is commonly used in economics, along with examples of how it's used.
    • Types of Unemployment Created: Saturday, December 31, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      This article outlines the different types of unemployment and explains how each one can arise in an economy." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, June 25, 2003 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      In my article "The Softwood Lumber Dispute" we saw an example of a tariff placed on a foreign good. A tariff is simply a tax or duty placed on an imported good by a domestic government. Tariffs are...
    • Why Does a Stock Go Down in Price When There Is a Big Sell Off? Created: Thursday, August 25, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Doesn't there have to be a buyer when there are sellers? If people are buying when others are selling shouldn't that equal it out?" itemprop="description">...
    • Definition of Full Employment Created: Saturday, July 11, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Economics dictionary and glossary definition of "Full Employment," including related terms, resources, and journal articles
    • What is a Recession? Created: Friday, February 22, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      An examination of recessions - what they are, what causes them, how do we know if we're in a recession and the political implications of a recession.
    • Real Business Cycle Theory Created: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Real business cycle theory is a class of theories explored first by John Muth (1961), and associated most with Robert Lucas.
    • Definition of Kuznets Curve Created: Sunday, January 04, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      A Kuznets curve is a graph with measures of increased economic development on the horizontal axis and measures of income inequality on the vertical axis.
    • Microeconomics Student Resource Center Created: Wednesday, October 22, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      This page contains Microeconomics Tips and Tricks, Microeconomics Resources and links to other pages which contain microeconomics information." itemprop="description" Wednesday, August 20, 2003 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      Nominal vs. Real Question Answered: I'm learning economics and I keep hearing the terms nominal and real all the time to describe things like interes rates. What's the difference between nominal an...
    • Price Elasticity of Demand Created: Wednesday, October 01, 2003 Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014
      Article gives a common-sense and easy to understand explanation of what price elasticity of demand is and how to calculate the price elasticity of demand
    • What is the Labor Force Participation Rate? Created: Thursday, September 22, 2005 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Article answers the question "What is the Labor Force Participation Rate?" for those new to economics.
    • A Beginner's Guide to Purchasing Power Parity Theory (PPP Theory) Created: Sunday, November 09, 2003 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Article answers the question: "I am currently taking an economics class and we are now discussing purchasing power parity. I am lost, could you help me out?"" itemprop="des$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop="...
    • Definition of Free Market Economy Created: Saturday, January 03, 2004 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Free Market Economy Defined - A Dictionary Definition of Free Market Economy
    • The Slope of the Short-Run Aggregate Supply Curve Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      This article explains why the short-run aggregate supply curve is shaped the way that it is.
    • The Aggregate Demand-Aggregate Supply Model Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      This article introduces the aggregate demand-aggregate supply model that is used in macroeconomics and explains how it is used.
    • Marginal Utility in Economics Created: Monday, February 01, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
      Marginal Utility is a concept introduced very early in microeconomics. But what exactly is marginal utility and how do we use it?
    • Introduction to Oligopoly Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      This article defines and outlines a few features of oligopoly.
    • Introduction to Price Ceilings Created: Friday, February 07, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      This article explain what a price ceiling is and shows how it affects a market it is placed on.
    • Economic Growth and the Rule of 70 Created: Friday, January 10, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      This article explains what the rule of 70 is and discusses how it is relevant to studying economic growth.
    • Does the Superbowl Predict Economic Growth? Created: Thursday, February 16, 2006 Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014
      We investigate the following claim: "When I was in school during an Economics lesson, I distinctly remember the professor talking about something called the Super Bowl effect. Basically, it goes l...

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