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Understanding the Economy - v05 (Course Id 917)

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Author : Jae K. Shim, Ph.D., CPA
Status : Production
CPE Credits : 7.5
IRS Credits : 0
Price : $74.95
Passing Score : 70%
Primary Subject-Field Of Study:

Economics - Specialized Knowledge & Applications for Course Id 917

Description :

Understanding the economy and coping with the economic environment is critical in today's business performance, which is a major concern for managers and investors. The course will address macro-economic factors that may affect the performance of the business. Macro-economic factors include business cycles, interest rates, economic policy, inflation, unemployment, housing starts, money supply, and foreign exchange rates. For example, how the Fed's monetary policy affects corporate earnings is stressed. A variety of economic statistics and indicators are also explained in depth.

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Release : 2015
Version : 1.0
Prerequisites : Basic Math
Experience Level : Overview
Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed.
Additional Links :
Advance Preparation : None.
Delivery Method : Self-Study
Intended Participants : Anyone needing Continuing Professional Education (CPE).
Revision Date : 24-Dec-2015
NASBA Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase and with a minimum passing grade of 70% or better to receive CPE credit unless otherwise noted on the Course History page (i.e. California Ethics must score 90% or better). After logging in click on the Course History links on your My Courses page for the Begin date and Expire date for the Final Exam.
Approved Audience :

NASBA QAS - NASBA Registry - 917

Keywords : Economics, Understanding, Economy, 2015, cpe, cpa, online course
Learning Objectives :

Module 1
Understanding Economic Data and Indicators

After studying this module, you will be able to:
    1. Identify economic trends and indicators.
    2. Recognize sources of economic data/variables to be analyzed.

Module 2
The Scope of Economics

After studying this module, you will be able to:
    1. Distinguish between the private and public sector of the economy.
    2. Recognize elements of economic systems.
    3. Identify the goals of economic policies.

Module 3
Basic Concepts in Economics

After studying this module, you will be able to:
    1. Recognize the relationship between economic decisions and marginal measures.
    2. Identify different economic concepts and decisions.

Module 4
Fundamental Macroeconomic Concepts

After studying this module, you will be able to:
    1. Identify economic issues of unemployment and inflation.
    2. Recognize the factors of unemployment and the business cycle.

Module 5
Measuring Economic Activity

After studying this module, you will be able to:
    1. Recognize key elements in the money supply.
    2. Identify different measures of GDP.

Module 6
Equilibrium Output and Income

After studying this module, you will be able to:
    1. Recognize equilibrium outputs and income and natural interest rates.
    2. Identify the components of investment.
    3. Recognize and calculate the marginal propensity to save.

Module 7
Fiscal Policy

After studying this module, you will be able to:
    1. Recognize the elements of fiscal policy and the components of aggregate demand.

Module 8
Money, Financial Markets, and the Banking System

After studying this module, you will be able to:
    1. Recognize the primary function of money and the role of financial institutions.
    2. Identify the role of the interest rates and the money supply.

Module 9
Monetary Policy

After studying this module, you will be able to:
    1. Recognize the relationship between investment and interest rates.

Module 10
The Full Macroeconomic Model

After studying this module, you will be able to:
    1. Recognize the value of the Phillips curve and its application to monetary policy for price stability and employment.
    2. Identify the cause of stagflation and some potential solutions.

Module 11
International Trade and Finance

After studying this module, you will be able to:
    1. Recognize some key attributes of the international trade and the foreign exchange market.
    2. Calculate exchange rates.

Module 12
Issues in Macroeconomics

After studying this module, you will be able to:
    1. Recognize monetarism theory and Keynesian economics.
Course Contents :

Module 1:    Understanding Economic Data and Indicators

Learning Objectives:

Economic Indicators and Bond Yields

Economic Indicator: Index of Leading Indicators

Coincident indicators

Lagging indicators

Economic Indicators: Consumers Confidence Indices

The NAHB-Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI)

S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

Module 1 Review Questions

Module 2:    The Scope of Economics

Learning Objectives:

Individual Keys in This Module

Key 1:  The Objectives of Economics

Key 2:  Microeconomics vs. Macroeconomics

Key 3:  The Private and Public Sectors

Key 4:  Economic Systems

Key 5:  Economic Theories and Models

Key 6:  Economic Policy

Module 2 Review Questions

Module 3:    Basic Concepts in Economics

Learning Objectives:

Individual Keys in This Module

Key 7:  Using Functions, Graphs, and Equations

Key 8:  Marginal Measures

Key 9:  The Production Possibility Frontier

Key 10:  Supply And Demand

Key 11:  Market Equilibrium

Key 12:  Relationships among Macroeconomic Variables

Key 13:  Aggregate Demand and Supply

Module 3 Review Questions

Module 4:    Fundamental Macroeconomic Concepts

Learning Objectives:

Individual Keys in This Module

Key 14:  Money

Key 15:  Prices and Resource Allocation

Key 16:  Firms, Households and Government

Key 17:  The Circular Flow

Key 18:  Business Cycle

Key 19:  Unemployment

Key 20:  Inflation and Deflation

Key 21:  Unemployment and Full Employment

Module 4 Review Questions

Module 5:    Measuring Economic Activity

Learning Objectives:

Individual Keys in This Module

Key 22:  Gross Domestic Product

Key 23:  Other National Income Measures

Key 24:  Simple Index Numbers

Key 25:  Bundled (Weighted) Index Numbers

Key 26:  Measures of Inflation - Price Indexes

Key 27:  Index Number Problems

Key 28:  Real and Nominal Measures

Key 29:  Measures of Money Supply

Key 30:  Measuring Unemployment

Module 5 Review Questions

Module 6:    Equilibrium Output and Income

Learning Objectives:

Individual Keys in This Module

Key 31:  The 45-Degree Line Graph

Key 32:  Consumption and Marginal Propensity to Consume

Key 33:  Saving and Marginal Propensity to Save

Key 34:  Investment

Key 35:  Determination of Equilibrium Output and Income - A Two Sector Model

Key 36:  The Multiplier

Key 37:  Saving and Investment

Key 38:  Net Exports

Module 6 Review Questions

Module 7:    Fiscal Policy

Learning Objectives:

Individual Keys in This Module

Key 39:  Taxation and the Consumption Function

Key 40:  Government Spending

Key 41:  The Expenditure Multiplier

Key 42:  The Tax Multiplier

Key 43:  The Balanced Budget Multiplier

Key 44:  Fiscal Policy

Key 45:  Inflationary Effects

Key 46:  Budget Deficits

Key 47:  Automatic Stabilizers

Key 48:  Full Employment Budget

Module 7 Review Questions

Module 8:    Money, Financial Markets, and the Banking System

Learning Objectives:

Individual Keys in This Module

Key 49:  The Meaning and Function of Money

Key 50:  Financial Instruments

Key 51:  Financial Institutions and Markets

Key 52:  The Federal Reserve System

Key 53:  Functions of the Federal Reserve

Key 54:  Organization of the Banking System

Key 55:  How Banks Create Money

Key 56:  Demand for Money Balances

Key 57:  The Federal Reserve and the Money Supply

Key 58:  Interest and Interest Rates

Module 8 Review Questions

Module 9:    Monetary Policy

Learning Objectives:

Individual Keys in This Module

Key 59:  Price Level and Inflation

Key 60:  Income and Interest Rates

Key 61:  Investment and Interest Rates

Key 62:  The Quantity Theory of Money

Key 63:  Interest and Money Demand

Key 64:  Supply of and Demand for Money

Key 65:  Tools of Monetary Policy

Module 9 Review Questions

Module 10:    The Full Macroeconomic Model

Learning Objectives:

Individual Keys in This Module

Key 66:  Aggregate Supply and Demand: Equilibrium

Key 67:  Aggregate Supply: Short Run

Key 68:  Aggregate Supply: Long Run

Key 69:  Labor Supply, Wages, and Productivity

Key 70:  The Phillips Curve

Key 71:  Aggregate Demand

Key 72:  Equilibrium in Money and Goods Markets

Key 73:  Stagflation

Key 74:  Federal Deficits

Module 10 Review Questions

Module 11:    International Trade and Finance

Learning Objectives:

Individual Keys in This Module

Key 75:  Gains from Trade

Key 76:  The Foreign Trade Multiplier

Key 77:  The Case for Free Trade

Key 78:  The Case for Restricted Trade

Key 79:  Arguments for Protection

Key 80:  The Balance Of Payments

Key 81:  The Foreign Exchange Market

Key 82:  Strong Dollar and Weak Dollar

Key 83:  Correcting a Persistent Payments Deficit

Module 11 Review Questions

Module 12:    Issues in Macroeconomics

Learning Objectives:

Individual Keys in This Module

Key 84:  The Classical (Market Clearing) Model

Key 85:  Keynesianism

Key 86:  Monetarism

Key 87:  Neoclassical Macroeconomics

Key 88:  Rational Expectations

Key 89:  Supply‑Side Economics

Module 12 Review Questions

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