Author Archives: Anne-Claire

Econ assignment

a) Explain the various types of aid which a developing country might receive. Developing countries are countries that have low real GDP per capita and have large basic sectors that produce basic commodities. Aid can be defined as assistance that … Continue reading

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Paper 1 reflections

I just saw Ms. Q’s comments for my Paper 1. I see that she spent a lot of time reading it and commenting and I feel like for the amount of analysis she made, I could have studied harder for … Continue reading

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Common characteristics of Togo (Developing economy)

Low Per Capita Income Togo has a low income per capita GDP per capita is $900 country comparison to the world is 220 population below poverty line is 32% High Population Growth Togo has population below the poverty line. Togo … Continue reading

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New caMoodle Glossary

Today, I visited the new glossary available for CA students. I thought it was very neat and a good way to help us learn more efficiently. Part of the reason for the previous claim is because there are games now … Continue reading

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Definitions and Diagrams

Tariff – a duty (tax) that is placed upon import to protect domestic industries from foreign competition and to raise revenue for the government. Subsidy – an amount of money paid by the government to a firm, per unit of … Continue reading

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Section 4

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China manipulating currency

China has recently been accused of currency manipulation from many nations and economists around the world. These accusations are results of Chinese currency being extremely low to make exports harder on the global market. As a consequence, this has slowed … Continue reading

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Portfolio selection

The Marshall-Lerner Condition and the J-curve: This is a good post that reviews and article and then relates to an economic concept. Thus, a diagram is used at the bottom of the post to represent the economic concept. Globalization Debate … Continue reading

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Hope might be in sight for the UK: The Marshall-Lerner Condition and the J-Curve

This, is an article that discusses about the UK’s sudden increase in imports, representing the J-curve in economic terms. This is because of a sudden increase in overseas demand because of UK’s weak currency. Although the imports are increasing, the … Continue reading

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Russia, Country in Surplus (via Ansish’s Economics Blog)

Great post. Now I know about Russia. http://tradingeconomics.com/Economics/Current-Account.aspx?symbol=RUB The current account of Russia has increased since 1994 to 2010. Overall, the current account of Russia is positive, and it means they have a surplus. The amount of imports to the … Continue reading

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