Financial Growth Test Questions

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Problem 1
In what specific ways (if any) does a college education increase a worker's productivity? Take some special care with this problem.
A college education can increase a workers’ productivity in various ways. Generally a college graduate enters into the labour market with more knowledge and higher skills than a non-college graduate. These higher skills can be improved thinking, writing, communication and problem solving; which increase productivity. The thinking processes increases the application of their knowledge which increases their productivity and efficiency.
Also a college education allows the worker to be more adaptable to the changing environment of their industry and allows them to learn quicker as the changing needs
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When comparing the overall economic freedom of the U.S. to Brazil to Demark I found that the U.S. overall score of freedom was 77.8 vs Brazil’s which was 56.3 vs Denmark’s which was 78.6 • Demark ranked higher than the U.S and Brazil in business, investment, financial freedom, and freedom from corruption • The U.S. and Demark were par when looking at trade, monetary, and labor freedom while Brazil was below par. • Brazil ranked higher than Denmark and the U.S. in fiscal freedom.
I expect that future economic growth for the U.S. may be hampered in the coming years as our investment, financial and business freedom has declined and may result in a loss when looking for capital for business investment. http://www.bea.gov/national/xls/gdpchg.xls This site is part of the Bureau of Economic Analysis website. Look at the inflation adjusted data and identify the periods of negative real economic growth. What might have caused each of these periods of economic decline? You may have to do a little history study. Be sure to relate your response to the economic theory offered in class.
The periods of negative real economic growth were:
1930-33, 1945-47, 1974-75, 1980-82, and 2008-09. Which all were times of recessions.
From 1930-33 was the time of the Great Depression.
From 1945-47 was the decline of government spending at the end of WWII. This was a result of demobilization and the shift from a wartime to peacetime economy.
From 1974-75

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