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ECO550 Week 5 Mid Term Part 2 2017 (Score 100%)
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Question 1

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The forecasting technique which attempts to forecast short-run changes and makes use of economic indicators known as leading, coincident or lagging indicators is known as:

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Question 2

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For studying demand relationships for a proposed new product that no one has ever used before, what would be the best method to use?

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Question 3

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The type of economic indicator that can best be used for business forecasting is the:

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Question 4

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Which of the following barometric indicators would be the most helpful for forecasting future sales for an industry?

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Question 5

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Smoothing techniques are a form of ____ techniques which assume that there is an underlying pattern to be found in the historical values of a variable that is being forecast.

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Question 6

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The variation in an economic time-series which is caused by major expansions or contractions usually of greater than a year in duration is known as:

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Question 7

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If Ben Bernanke, Chair of the Federal Reserve Board, begins to tighten monetary policy by raising US interest rates next year, what is the likely impact on the value of the dollar?

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Question 8

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Using demand and supply curves for the Japanese yen based on the $/¥ price for yen, an increase in US INFLATION RATES would

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Question 9

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An increase in the exchange rate of the U.S. dollar relative to a trading partner can result from

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Question 10

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The purchasing power parity hypothesis implies that an increase in inflation in one country relative to another will over a long period of time

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Question 11

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If the British pound (?) appreciates by 10% against the dollar:

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Question 12

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European Union labor costs exceed U.S. and British labor costs primarily because

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Question 13

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An appreciation of the U.S. dollar has what impact on Harley-Davidson (HD), a U.S. manufacturer  of motorcycles?

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Question 14

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If the marginal product of labor is 100 and the price of labor is 10, while the marginal product of capital is 200 and the price of capital is $30, then what should the firm?

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Question 15

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Marginal factor cost is defined as the amount that an additional unit of the variable input adds to ____.

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Question 16

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Given a Cobb-Douglas production function estimate of Q = 1.19L.72K.18 for a given industry, this industry would have:

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Question 17

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The isoquants for inputs that are perfect complements for one another consist of a series of:

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Question 18

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In a production process, an excessive amount of the variable input relative to the fixed input is being used to produce the desired output. This statement is true for:

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Question 19

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The marginal rate of technical substitution may be defined as all of the following except:

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Question 20

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The cost function is:

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Question 21

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Economies of Scope refers to situations where per unit costs are:

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Question 22

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Economies of scale exist whenever long-run average costs:

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Question 23

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What method of inventory valuation should be used for economic decision-making problems?

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Question 24

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According to the theory of cost, specialization in the use of variable resources in the short-run results initially in:

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Question 25                       

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The existence of diseconomies of scale (size) for the firm is hypothesized to result from:

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