Posts Tagged ‘markets’

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    Who Owns Deutsche Borse?

    Feb 11, 11 • 107 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic History, Financial Markets, International Trade and FinanceNo Comments

    Hearing that Deutsche Borse will probably purchase the New York Stock Exchange, commentary focused on a German firm acquiring the symbol of U.S. capitalism. But who owns the German firm? According to the WSJ, Americans are major shareholders with 41% of...

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    Calamity Markets

    Dec 20, 10 • 133 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic History, Financial MarketsNo Comments

    Some markets are distressed. For close to 30 cents on the dollar, firms that purchase distressed securities have offered to buy loss claims from victims of the Madoff fraud. Instead of waiting for the settlement process to unfold for undetermined amounts,...

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    Uncommon Markets

    Dec 3, 10 • 98 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing EconomiesNo Comments

    Bets on the Royal Wedding: Bookmakers are placing wagers on the color of the Queen’s hat, whether Kate will say “obey” in her vows, the length of the bride’s train, and total BBC viewers. People are even starting to bet on the gender...

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    Demand, Supply, and College Admissions

    Nov 19, 10 • 154 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Households, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    You might pay $1.50 to get a cup of coffee or $30 for a blouse. But what do students “pay” to get admitted to a college? And, at what “prices” will colleges accept people?  Several researchers developed a supply and demand model...

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    The Afghan Votes Market

    Sep 19, 10 • 90 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing EconomiesNo Comments

    In Kunduz Province, the price of a vote was $15 while in Kandahar, it was closer to $1.  Do we have a market? Just like shoes or shirts, it appears that the price of an Afghan vote was determined by demand and supply. For the Afghan election, according...