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Market Failure: Monopoly

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This program looks at the inefficiencies of monopoly and how a government-created monopoly can be eliminated.
VHS
1996; 1993
Ivy (By Request)
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Unemployment, Inflation, and National Output

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This programs addresses the economic problems of unemployment and inflation with respect to national output.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
3.

Growth and Development

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This program looks at how growth in the standard of living occurs and what government policy can do to affect the process.
VHS
1996; 1993
Ivy (By Request)
4.

Stabilization Policy for a Small Open Economy

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"This program analyzes a small, open economy, such as Canada's, where financial markets are integrated with world financial markets. The program shows that the interest rate of a small, open economy is determined by the rest of the world, and looks at the implications of this."
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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Pitfalls in Stabilization Policy

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Discusses monetary and fiscal policy for a large economy including the crowding-out effect, the short-run trade off, and how policies can affect business cycles.
VHS
1996; 1993
Ivy (By Request)
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Interest Rates and Exchange Rates

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In looking at the economics of interest rates and exchange rates, this program also looks at the money market, demand curves, bonds and how the Central Bank of Canada's policies can help stabilize the Canadian economy.
VHS
1996; 1993
Ivy (By Request)
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Fiscal Policy and the Deficit

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"This program assesses the effectiveness of fiscal policy. The program explains the channels through which fiscal policy can work, demonstrates how government policy can alter net exports, and describes how a well-designed fiscal policy operates."
VHS
1996; 1993
Ivy (By Request)
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Money and Banking

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Examines government attempts to stabilize the economy. Explores fractional reserve banking, the deposits in chartered banks, and how reserves can be increased.
VHS
1996; 1993
Ivy (By Request)
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GDP and the Multiplier Process

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Provides "a behind-the-scenes look at the aggregate demand curve. Key concepts include how the equilibrium level of GDP is determined, and how the multiplier process works."
VHS
1996; 1993
Ivy (By Request)
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Income Distribution and the Tax System

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This program looks at why a decentralized market economy produces a wide range of income levels. The program also examines ways in which incomes can be redistributed and studies the effects of welfare and income tax programs.
VHS
1996; 1993
Ivy (By Request)
11.

Free Trade

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Expands on the concept of specialization by distinguishing between absolute advantage and comparative advantage. Explores the need for adjustment assistance for displaced workers.
VHS
1996; 1993
Ivy (By Request)
12.

Supply Theory: The Behavior of Profit-Maximizing Firms

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This program examines the theory of the firm based on the assumption of profit maximization along with other concepts and rules relevant to private enterprise.
VHS
1996; 1993
Ivy (By Request)
13.

The Issues and Methods of Economics

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This program describes economics as the study of choices; the concept of opportunity cost illustrates how society makes choices.
VHS
1996; 1993
Ivy (By Request)
14.

Supply and Demand

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This program explains how economics use elasticity to measure how demand responds to price.
VHS
1996; 1993
Ivy (By Request)
15.

Demand Theory: Household Behavior

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This program explains the theory of household behavior, outlines the law of diminishing marginal utility, and introduces the household's optimal purchase rule. It also shows how diminishing marginal utility contributes to consumer surplus, and then applies this concept to evaluate user fees for public services.
VHS
1996; 1993
Ivy (By Request)
16.

Competition Versus Central Planning

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This program develops the short-run supply curve for a competitive industry and shows what determines long-run equilibrium in a competitive economy.
VHS
1996; 1993
Ivy (By Request)
17.

Market Failure: Externalities

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This program looks at the problem of public good associated with a dramatic spillover, and examines the beneficial and detrimental externalities associated with a less extensive spillover.
VHS
1996; 1993
Ivy (By Request)