Economic Indicator Forecasts
This paper examines approximately one- and two-year forecasts for each of four economic indicators and selects the most reliable of each.
Monetary Policy: Nike
This paper is a narrative outline of U.S. economic policy and economic indicators as they affect Nike.
PRICES & WAGES UNDER KENNEDY & NIXON.
Political & economic atmosphere of their terms in office. Kennedy's use of persuasive rather than legislative means re: spending to combat unemployment. Nixon's freeze on prices & wages to combat inflation.
The paper addresses the impact of the Federal Reserve's Monetary Policy. It answers these questions: Is the Federal Reserve more concerned about high inflation or the possibility of a recession? Is the Federal Reserve more concerned about other issues? What is the kind of stated direction if recent monetary policy? What policy actions have the Federal Reserve taken into confirm that direction?
Analysis of dollar weakness through 1995, & argues that may remain weak unless underlying issues are dealt with.
Financial Crisis and Inflation
This paper provides a discussion of the relationship between financial crises and the monetary policies enacted during them as a means of stimulating the economy and how these measures often lead to inflation in the long run if such policies are not supported by a sound and timely exit strategy.
FLOATING AND FIXED EXCHANGE RATES.
Defines the two monetary policies. Coordinated, tight monetary policy of fixed currency rates. Floating rates allowing the values of individual currencies to rise or fall in relation to each other; effect of currency exchange rate. The American foreign exchange market. Dollar operating under "full float." Advantages and disadvantages of each policy.
This is a paper covering foreign exchange rates, combined with a second paper covering the topic of inflationary pressures on the U.S. economy and the role of the U.S. federal reserve bank - the Fed.
This paper answers two forum questions on finance, one on how a cost-efficient market reduces prices of goods and the other on what would happen if people lost faith in the U.S. standard of living.