Posts Tagged ‘demand’

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    iPhone 5 Economics

    Sep 13, 12 • 2906 Views • No Comments

    Explaining the probable impact of the new Apple iPhone, one UPS employee recalled the impact of the last new iPad launch.  At its internal hubs, UPS created more work hours for part timers and enjoyed more revenue because of the volume spike that lasted for......  [read more]

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    Speed Pricing

    Sep 6, 12 • 511 Views • No Comments

    What does a price tell you? Assume that you were going to purchase a GE Advantium 120 microwave oven on Sunday, August 12. Comparing Sears, Best Buy and Amazon’s sellers at 3 a.m., you would have seen, respectively, $899.99, 809.99 and 744.46. At......  [read more]

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    Living Solo: Part 2

    Sep 1, 12 • 583 Views • No Comments

    Soup and ready-made meals sales are soaring in Brazil. The reason is probably more singles. In the United Arab Emirates, if you are over 30 and female, there is a 60% chance you are unmarried. For Japan, 31.5% of all households are one-person. Looking at......  [read more]

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    Sports Walks

    Aug 31, 12 • 675 Views • 1 Comment

    Whenever I go to a Philly’s baseball game, the walk from the car to my seat takes awhile. Located in a “stand alone” sports complex off of Route 95, the stadium is one of several and the parking lots extend for acres. I’ve discovered......  [read more]

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    Higher Prices at the Gas Pump

    Aug 22, 12 • 419 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes 25 cents at the gas pump can make a huge difference. Economist James Hamilton explains why with his “rough rule-of thumb” correlation between the price of crude and gas at the pump. When crude increases by $10 a barrel, then the price of......  [read more]