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The Canadian Federal Government: Actions Toward Reducing Inflation and Unemployment

This is a 6 page paper discussing the inflation and unemployment rates in Canada over the past thirty years. Inflation reducing policies introduced by the federal government are discussed along with some suggestions for further reductions in inflation and unemployment. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

The Use of Fiscal Policy to Control Inflation and Unemployment

This 7 page paper discusses the use of fiscal policy to influence the levels of inflation and unemployment in an economy, including aspects such as the need for public borrowing and the way different measures may impact on the economy and how this is seen in the real world. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

The European Economy

This 10 page paper consider the single European currency zone and the role of the European Central Bank in managing the economy. The paper first considers the monetary policies of the ECB and how they may be used to keep inflation low. The paper then argues that there are some more important economic goals than low inflation. Financial the paper considers the interaction of inflation and unemployment looked at short term and long term Philips curves. The paper includes three graphs and the bibliography cites 10 sources.

The Time-Varying NAIRU and its Implications for Economic Policy

A 5 page critical summary of the article “The Time-Varying NAIRU and its Implications for Economic Policy” by Robert J. Gordon. The author presents various terms coined for understanding the relationship between inflation and unemployment. He also utilizes a method of approach he calls the triangle model. For the most part, Gordon’s research appears to be of little use in that he primarily succeeds in perhaps, complicating the reality of inflation and unemployment even further. His work, however, does offer valid information that may prove helpful to other researchers. No additional sources cited.

Friedman’s Perspective on Quantity Theory

This 5 page paper looks at the quantity theory of money, which is the foundation of monetarism, and discusses Milton Friedman’s contribution to the economic position. The theory is discussed in detail and practical applications are explored. How the theory pertains to inflation and unemployment, for example, is included. Keynesian economics is duly noted as being contrary to monetarism. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

UK Economy; 1970's and 1980's

This 8 page paper looks at the economy of the UK during these two decades, considering the GDP, inflation and unemployment along with the different factors that influenced the economy, such as political policies and the macro environment. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

The Economy in 2002

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the U.S. economy in 2002 with the use of a variety of economic indicators. GDP is discussed along with the inflation and unemployment rates. Many aspects are included that look at a ten year period (1992-2002). Three charts are provided. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Phillips Curve

2 pages in length. The short run Phillips Curve established a union between unemployment and inflation that was based upon findings made by Professor A.W. Phillips. This data, which was acquired through the fluctuation of wage levels and unemployment as they existed between the years of 1861 and 1957, demonstrated evidence of a trade-off between unemployment and inflation, so that any attempts by governments to reduce unemployment was likely to lead to increased inflation. The writer discusses the Phillips Curve as it relates to unemployment and inflation. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Unemployment and Inflation

This 5 page report discusses the relationship between unemployment and inflation. From a macroeconomic perspective, it is important to note that in the major industrial countries, low unemployment usually creates inflationary pressures. However, throughout the past few years of economic expansion in the United States, prices have held steady despite low unemployment. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Phillips Curve

This is a 15 page paper that examines the definition and economic and political history associated with Phillips Curve. It outlines the relationship between unemployment and inflation as described by Phillips. It briefly looks at such concepts as Keynesian economics, natural rates of unemployment and NAIRU in relation to the concept of Phillips Curve. It looks at a history of political intervention in terms of the feasibility of interpretation by a Phillips Curve paradigm. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

Different Aspects Of Economics

An 8 page paper. This paper discusses several different questions that include: externalities and the market economy; free international trade; whether inflation or unemployment is worse for the economy; the importance of interest rates in the macroeconomy; how the Fed conducts open market operations and how this affects interest rates; the Phillips Curve method/theory; the tools the government has to stabilize the economy. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Recovery of the Asian Tigers

A 5 page paper examining GDP growth rate, inflation and unemployment in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand 1997 – 2000. Comparing Singapore to the others is not an even comparison, because all of the others were still developing nations. Singapore's economy already had been designated as mature by the OECD. GDP growth can be expected to fluctuate more in a developing economy than in a mature one, an expectation borne out in every other country except the Philippines. Includes 3 tables and 4 charts. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Inflation and the Economy

This 5 page paper considers the definition of inflation its causes and consequences, this includes the examination of its influence on unemployment, imports and exports and government policies. The theories of Philips and Friedman are considered. The paper includes 1 graph. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

US Economy 200 - 2003

This 6 page paper is written in 3 parts. The first part examines the performance of the US economy between the years of 2000 and 2003, looking at annual figures for the GDP, real GDP growth, inflation, unemployment, interest rates and M1 growth. The second part of the paper discusses the patterns seen in the economy during this period and the impact of monetary policy. The last part of the paper looks at aggregate supply and demand during the same period. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

Macroeconomic Analysis and Forecast for the US 2006 - 2007

This 16 page paper looks at the performance of the United States economy during the first two quarters of 2006 and then uses a range of macro economic data and forecast to project the potential performance of the economy in the 2006-2007 periods. The paper looks at the GDP, inflation and interest, unemployment, budget and trading deficits and the strength of the exchange rate. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

U.S. Economy - 1998-2002

A 3 page paper. This essay includes the average annual unemployment rates from 1998 to 2002 and the inflation rates for the same years. Recent data regarding the deficit is briefly reported. Finally, the writer responds to the question – why the U.S. government can say its monetary policies are working? This leads to a brief discussion about the recession. 3 Tables are included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Egypt Economy Trade

This 3 page paper provides numerous statistical data about Egypt’s economy and trade, including inflation rates, trade partners, imports and exports, unemployment, and the country’s budget. Egypt has recently requires a loan from the IMF. The director’s comments are reported. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Devaluation and Inflation in Zimbabwe

This 3 page paper answers questions regarding Zimbabwe, including speculation on why the government is refusing to devalue the currency, why there is inflation and how hyper inflation is cause the supply of essential goods to dry up. The last per of the paper considers whether or not trying to outlaw inflation by making price increases illegal is likely to be an effective way of controlling inflation in the country. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

Indonesia Economy

This 8 page paper provides an overview of the economy in Indonesia. Aspects discussed include inflation, currency value, unemployment, debt ratio, and balance of payments. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Factors that Impact on the Level of Economic Prosperity

This 4 page paper is written in 3 parts. The first part of the paper discusses the factors which may help to influence economic prosperity such as low interest rates economic stability and an educated workforce, the second part of the paper looks at the factors which may be associated with decline, such as unemployment, inflation and poor social conditions. The last part of the paper considers the best approach for a government that wants to stimulate growth. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

Reaganomics and Clintonomics

This 5 page report discusses the differences between the economic policies of the Reagan Administration compared to that of the Clinton’s Administration. The numerous scandals of the Clinton Administration have been survived only because of Ronald Reagan’s legacy which is a strong and vital economy. Low unemployment and flat inflation have made the American people satisfied with an Administration that would have been vilified under other controlling economic factors. Supply-side economics are also briefly discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Trends and Developments in the United Kingdom Economy

This 5 page paper considers the economic conditions in the UK. This concisely written paper includes the strength of the pound, inflation, unemployment internal and internationalinvestment, and the FTSE 100 along with government policy and targets. The paper cites 7 sources.

Stagflation of the 1970s

14 pages. The stagflation of the 1970s refers to the high unemployment and high inflation rates that the United States went through during the latter part of the 1970's and the early part of the 1980's. This paper explains some of the reasons behind these troubling times and some of the possible reasons the United States was able to pull through it. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Rational expectations theory

A paper which looks at the tradeoff between unemployment and inflation in the light of the rational expectations theory, with specific reference to the Bank of England's fiscal policies. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

The Philippines and Area

This 3 page paper outlines the economic development of the Philippines along with its nearest neighbours China and Malaysia, looking at the GDP, make up of the GDP, unemployment, inflation and main imports and exports. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

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