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ECON 311: ECON 311

School: University of Massachusetts

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Explaining Economic Logic of Purchasing-Power Parity
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This video explains the theory of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) in economics, emphasizing how it relies on the "law of one price" and illustrating how exchange rates should adjust to equalize purchasing power between nations in the long run. It also demonstrates how price disparities for products like iPhones can lead to currency exchange rate adjustments and eventually equalized prices.

Yen vs Dollar: Decoding Nominal vs Real Exchange Rates in Trade
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Grasp the distinction between nominal and real exchange rates, using the yen and dollar as examples. Learn how these rates influence purchasing power in different economies. Understand their implications in the global trade landscape.

Lags in Monetary and Fiscal Policy Impact on Aggregate Demand
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This video explores the causes of lags in the impact of monetary and fiscal policy on aggregate demand, drawing analogies to recognizing seasonal changes, adjusting cooking temperatures, and waiting for planted seeds to grow, and discusses the implications of these lags for the debate between active and passive economic policy approaches.

Trade-offs in Life: Balancing Time, Money, Jobs, and Personal Ties
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Explore the concept of trade-offs in daily life, from balancing work and leisure to managing savings and expenses. Unravel the intricacies of prioritizing professional ambitions against personal ties. Learn how recognizing these trade-offs can guide more informed life decisions.

Pros and Cons of Government-Created Monopolies
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Explore the concept of government-created monopolies, which are entities granted exclusive rights, like licenses, patents, and copyrights. While they can promote innovation and efficiently operate in high-cost industries, they might also introduce inefficiencies and stifle competition. Weighing the pros and cons is essential.

Monopolies & Price Discrimination: Myths, Truths & Insights
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Explore the intricacies of monopolies and price discrimination in the market. Unpack myths and truths about consumer behavior and pricing strategies. Real-life examples illuminate these fundamental economic concepts.

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