ECO561 DQs Week 5 - 18521

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What new measures and tools has the Federal Reserve employed in the past 2 years that            have not been employed in the past 2 decades?

  

  • What does the Federal Reserve take into account when establishing general and specific rates of interest? Describe the recent tools the Federal Reserve has used to influence the U.S. economy, and explain their effects. In your opinion, have these measures been effective or ineffective in addressing the major concern or concerns of the business cycle?

 

  • As seen during the financial crisis of the 1930s and in recent history, markets are globally interconnected. Aside from financial markets, different countries have different resources. Choose a country other than the country in which you currently reside which has not already been selected by another student, and research the EIU country data. Based on absolute advantage and comparative advantage, explain the effect of global economic conditions on the choices available to that country. Include the current exchange rate of the country’s monetary unit.

 

  • Review the U.S. Trade Representatives website at http://www.ustr.gov/trade-agreements/free-trade-agreements. Select a country or trading bloc with which the United States has a current or pending free trade agreement. What are areas of comparative advantage of the United States and its trading partner? What are the benefits and disadvantages specific to this free trade agreement?
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DQ 1. What new measures and tools has the Federal Reserve employed in the past 3 years that have not been employed in the past 2 decades?

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