Free Trade Zones (FTZ)

Global trade has led to the development of free trade zones in the United States.  Free Trade Zones (FTZ) allow for raw materials to be imported duty free until the product is sold outside the FTZ.  There are benefits for local area in tax relief and employment.  Foreign manufactures benefit from the FTZ by being able to showcase their product in the FTZ without paying a tariff.  Looking at the larger picture of global trade and it’s effects on Americans, Seyoum and Ramirez identify negative aspects that go beyond the FTZ.  Global trade has decreased available manufacturing jobs in the United States due to lower production costs in Asia and South America.  The available jobs are limited high income positions that increase income disparity in the community.  Increased competition and available products on the market alters the supply-demand dynamic lowering profits.  Free trade agreements have lowered tariffs and taxes resulting in an increased burden for American taxpayers. These factors have combined to lead to an enormous trade deficit.  (Seyoum & Ramirez 2017)
American brands that manufacture goods such as appliances, smartphones and automobiles are losing ground and customers to Asian and European companies that are  increasingly making top quality, reliable products that consumers prefer. (Gitman et al. 2018)
  Global trade does not increase the quality of life for American citizens, especially those who are employed in manufacturing or factory jobs.  Large businesses often outperform small businesses which leads to less competition and availability of products and employers.  Large corporations possess too much money and influence on society.  
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Gitman, L., McDaniel, C. Amit, S., Reece, M. Koffel, L.  Bethann, T. & Hyatt, J. (2018)  Introduction to Business.  OpenStax.
Seyoum, B. & Ramirez, J. (2017)  Foreign Trade Zones in the United States:  A Study with Special Emphasis on the Proposal for Trade Agreement Parity. European Business Review (29) (1) pp 103-122.  Retrieved 3/7/21 from:
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how COVID-19 impacted the short-run and long-run behavior of output/income, the price level and interest rates at the start of the global pandemic in 202

Using the posted videos and the AD-SAS-LAS model, lead a class discussion of how COVID-19 impacted the short-run and long-run behavior of output/income, the price level and interest rates at the start of the global pandemic in 2020.  Some pundits at the time argued that COVID-19 was to be an exogeneous negative supply shock with stagflationary consequences (a rise in both unemployment and inflation) to follow, and other economists argue that COVID-19 would be an exogenous negative demand shock with recessionary consequences to follow soon.  Using the videos, outside news articles, your own research, and the AD-SAS-LAS model, which side had the stronger argument or is a conclusion non-determinant?  Or, rather than this be one type of shock versus another, is this a case of both shocks happening simultaneously; where each shock if feeding off the other [HINT: Explain using the AD-SAS-LAS model in the context of a the circular flow of income model covered in chapter 19]? 
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Question 1 (Economics) (txt book: Managerial Economics)

Question 1 (Economics) (txt book: Managerial Economics)
 Reflect on the assigned readings for the week (chapter-13,14). Identify what you thought was the most important concept(s), method(s), term(s), and/or any other thing that you felt was worthy of your understanding.

Also, provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions:

Why might Mattel set a much lower margin on its Barbie dolls than on the accessories for the dolls?

Question 2 (New adventure) (Chapter 3&4 file)
 Reflect on the assigned readings for the week. Identify what you thought was the most important concept(s), method(s), term(s), and/or any other thing that you felt was worthy of your understanding.

Also, provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions:

Pick a business in your community and find a creative way to change either the product/service or the way that product/service is delivered to the customers. How does your innovation add value to the business and how can that value be captured?

 
Applicable for Both Questions:
 The textbook should be a source listed in your reference section and cited within the body of the text. Other sources are not required but feel free to use them if they aid in your discussion
It should be at least 450+ words and in APA format (including Times New Roman with font size 12 and double spaced)

capital budgeting decision techniques

Week 6 Writing Assignment:
The capital budgeting decision techniques discussed so far all have strengths and weaknesses; however, they do comprise the most popular rules for valuing projects. On the other hand, valuing an entire business requires that some adjustments be made to various pieces of these methodologies. As an example, in valuing a business, one frequently used alternative to Net Present Value (NPV) is called Adjusted Present Value (APV). Research other popular business valuation models.
In 600 minimum -750 maximum content words (title page, abstract, and references not included in count), respond to the following:

Define APV. How does it differ from NPV?
Identify and discuss at least two other business valuation models that are popular.

Use the template provided. Follow APA format, including a title page, introduction, conclusion, citations, and 4 references (two should be peer-reviewed references). See the attached PPT file. Turnitin report of no more than 20% similarity index is required.
Submit all answers as one file by 11:59 PM ET, Day 7 (Sunday).
Due DateMar 14, 2021 11:59 PMAttachments7th_APA_PowerPoint_3_2020.ppt (1.53 MB)Student Paper Template APA 7th.docx (23.79 KB)

Author Anna Schwartz writes this about money

Author Anna Schwartz writes this about money: “The U.S. money supply comprises currency—dollar bills and coins issued by the Federal Reserve System and the Treasury—and various kinds of deposits held by the public at commercial banks and other depository institutions such as savings and loans and credit unions.” (Schwartz, n.d)
In this threaded discussion, complete the following:
1) Discuss the concept of money. Begin by defining the functions of money and explain how currency meets these functions.
2) Historically, a number of things other than coin and currency have been used as money. Using outside research, provide an example of something else that has been used as money, and explain when and where it was used. Do not use the examples given in the text.
3) Think about how Scripture influences our attitudes and actions towards money. Which Bible verses related to money challenge you the most? Which biblical concepts have helped form how you think about and act with your money? Explain.

use of analytics and data from the readings regarding today’s business environment

Compose a 5-6 page paper on the use of analytics and data from the readings regarding today’s business environment. You may follow the issues discussed in each question in the textbook or extend the discussion in any direction you choose, but be sure to submit a paper that clearly discusses and thoroughly documents your subtopics and use the specified data. Ensure your paper is well organized, proofread, and in APA format. Please use section headings and make sure you have a minimum of 5 peer reviewed sources. You may select any TWO questions from the following list. Please also attach your Excel Worksheet to illustrate how you constructed your simulation model. A sample grading criteria is attached.
Chapter 5Chapter 7Exercise 2Exercise 1Exercise 2Exercise 3
Due date: Week 7, Day 7, 11:55pm
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managing your personal finances

write a summary of how a budget can impact a project that you are working on at home or at work from managing your personal finances or completing a home renovation project. For example, imagine that you have a budget for home renovations and you run into some complications with the project. What will your plan of action be? Focus on the impact of not having a budget. Be sure to acknowledge any sources you use.

Access the Ernst & Young (EY) website

Access the Ernst & Young (EY) website at https://www.ey.com/gl/en/[removed]services/tax/ey-2016-transfer-[removed]pricing-survey-seriesRead the report or the small articles that explore the report.   Summarize the information.  At least two but not more than three pages.  This is not a research assignment.  You do not need additional resources

Biden Stimulus Bill that was just passed in Congress

Read about the Biden Stimulus Bill that was just passed in Congress. Here is one reading that discusses the main points. 
– https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/10/stimulus-update-house-passes-1point9-trillion-covid-relief-bill-sends-to-biden.html
After studying the new stimulus bill, state 3 things you agree with and 2 things you disagree with.

What is an opportunity cost?

What is an opportunity cost?  How is it used in a time value analysis? Is the opportunity rate a single number that is used in all situations? Integrate Bible passages into the discussion that address the Christian worldview.

Requirements: Compose a 200 – 250 word response, APA format

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