Category: Economics

Tesla Strategic group analysis

Analyze The attached Strategic group matrix for Tesla

CMS Reimbursement Methodologies

Chapter 9 includes information about CMS’s reimbursement systems. As you read this chapter, you will see there are many terms and related issues associated with this reimbursement system. The healthcare programs that are administered by the federal government have a payment system that includes a predetermined reimbursement methodology.

Part of this system includes PAR and nonPAR physician charges.


1)explain how reimbursement differs between PAR and nonPar charges.

Also include your answer to number 1 and number 2 of the Chapter Review on page 371 of the Green & Rowell text


  1. Calculate the following amounts for a PAR who bills Medicare:

Submitted charge (based on provider’s regular fee for office visit)is $75

Medicare physician fee schedule (PFS) is $60

Coinsurance amount (paid by patient or supplemental insurance) is $12

Medicare payment (80% of the allowed amount is? ______

Medicare write-off (not to be paid by Medicare or the beneficiary? ____

  1. Calculate the following amounts for a nonPar who bills Medicare:

Submitted charge (based on provider’s regular fee) is $650

NonPAR Medicare physician fee schedule allow payment is $450

Limiting charge (115% of MPFS allowed amount) is?______


Medicare payment (80% of the MPFS allowed amount) is? ____


Beneficiary is billed the balance of the limiting charge $149.63

The Medicare write-off (not to be paid by Medicare of the beneficiary) is?____

  1. Discuss how you determined your answers.


Please include citations/references and in-text citations in at least one of your posts.

Minimum word count for your major response post is 150 total words.


Include at least one reference and citation using APA 6th edition format.


dear writer : please let me know if with just one page you will be able to response all the questions or you need me to add an extra page ?

Pharmaceutical Marketing and Market Behavior

Examine the economics of the pharmaceutical industry. Marketing accounts for a much larger portion of the expenses in the pharmaceutical industry than in other healthcare industries. The FDA lifted restrictions on TV ads for prescription drugs in 1997, ollowing manufacturers to advertise drugs without inclusing lengthy disclaimers explaining the often numerous side effects.

How has this regulatory change affected the market for pharmaceuticals?

Why do you think so much more money is spent on marketing drugs than on marketing surgery or psychotherapy?

What is the role of pharmaceutical marketing within distribution control?

Great Debates: Keynes vs Hayek

This week we have a Rap Video and some Reading to do about a long-standing debate in Macroeconomics. I think the best way to do this is to watch the video, read the material, and then watch the video again.

Video here: (Links to an external site.)

And a fun video about spontaneous order (not required, but super cool)

Discussion Assignment

Each Discussion Assignment will need to be completed with a Main Post and two (2) Follow Up posts.

After you read, listen, or watch the assigned material, you will create a Main post that consists of your own personal Economic Analysis of the material. This should be written in the third person view and must include in-text citations for any claims, assertions, or facts that you include in your post. An in-text citation should be done in MLA format.

How to Cite Sources (Purdue Online Writing Lab) : (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Note: you do not need to format your writing in MLA format. I am only asking for citations in the MLA format)
Third Person View, OWL Page on Style, Genre & Writing : (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Note: you can write your discussion in many different forms, as long as you provide analysis, prove that you completed the material, and show that you understand the material)
You must be careful to not espouse your opinion and do not just recap or summarize the material. Opinion is for Starbucks and does not belong in the classroom. We are here to use economics to learn about how economists view the world and to use critical thinking to discuss a particular topic for the week.

Your first post should be a critical economic analysis of the material for the week. Use the economics you have learned in the class to complete a first main post. Your first main post should be about 500 words.

After you complete a first main post, then you will need to respond to 2 other students with a follow-up post of about 150 to 250 words. This is a total of 3 posts. Main post (500 words) and 2 follow up posts (150 to 250 words each).

Please make sure to refer to the Discussion Rubric, this is how you will be graded for the assignment.

Decision making in a Global Economy

400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.


In 1944, finance specialists and bankers from around the world met to discuss what the post-WWII monetary system would be. Given the instability of the pre-war period, the goal was to create a new system. The outcome of this was the Bretton Woods system, which had the U.S. dollar as the world reserve currency linked to gold at $35 an ounce. All other currencies were tied to the dollar with limits on how much they could appreciate or depreciate. The system lasted until the 1970s, when the United States decided to move away from gold convertibility. The modern system is based on supply and demand for currency and a managed float. Discuss the following in your main post:


  • The U.S. dollar remains the world’s reserve currency. Is this good for the United States, and if so, why?
  • People usually think a “strong” dollar is good. Is this true for U.S. businesses, and does it help or hurt the U.S. balance of payments?

Theory of Consumer Choice and Frontiers of Microeconomics

students to subjects that are intended to whet their appetites for further study in economics. Students will use the theory of consumer choice and the impact of the concepts of asymmetric information, political economy, and behavior economics, to describe how consumers make economic decisions.

Assignment Steps

Scenario: You have been asked to assist your organization’s marketing department to better understand how consumers make economic decisions.

Write a 1,050-word analysis including the following:

  • The impact the theory of consumer choice has on:
    • Demand curves
    • Higher wages
    • Higher interest rates
  • The role asymmetric information has in many economic transactions.
  • The Condorcet Paradox and Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem in the political economy.
  • People are not rational in behavior economics.

Cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources not including your textbook.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. 

Market Structures and Cost Management

Market Structures and Cost Management” Please respond to the following:

  • From the scenario for Katrina’s Candies, determine the appropriate type of market structure for the situation in question. Cite at least four (4) defining characteristics that have helped you reach this decision regarding the appropriateness of the chosen structure.
  • Imagine that you are a manager of a chemical company. An accident has occurred in which chemicals leaked into the ground water nearby. The community is unaware of the accident. Compare the primary costs involved in cleaning up the water immediately (and thus confessing) versus hiding your culpability now and possibly paying more in the future. Predict the impact on profitability in both situations.

Economics 301 Regresion Analysis

The study was based on the correlation of unemployment and crime. Needs to utilize an excel document in this analysis.


Submit the results of your regression analysis for the demand function you are estimating for your term project.  Include:


  • The data used to estimate the demand model
  • The results of the analysis, an analysis of the results
  • Description of remaining issue that needs to be addressed before the final paper is submitted.






Using your inventory of data collected, you will estimate and perform various analyses which will lead you to an evaluation.  At the conclusion of your analysis you will address how this example can inform other real-world decision making in other organizations as well as your own decision-making and management skills.




Statistical Analysis and Tests


1.            Evaluate Adj R2.


2.            Each variable (independent variables have to be tested by using t-test, so as to see whether each of the variables (exogenous or independent) that you have include in the function has an effect on the dependent variable (left hand side).


3.            For t-test, the following steps should be followed:


(i) H0β0 = 0


(Null hypothesis)


HAβ¹ 0


(Alternate hypothesis)


If t calculated     > t table value (n-k) degrees of freedom






n = # of observations


= # of parameters, i.e. # of right hand side variables plus the constant


then H0 is rejected, i.e. the variable you are testing has an effect on the dependent variable.


4.            Do F-test, by following these steps:


(i) H0β0 = β1 = β2 = 0


(Null hypothesis)


HA: At least one β is not equal to zero


(Alternate hypothesis)


(ii) If F calculated > F table value


Then H0 is rejected, i.e. all the right-hand-side variables are important.

Cooper Tire and Rubber Company

Case Study 1: Cooper Tire and Rubber Company
Use the five forces model of competition to analyze the competitive pressures surrounding the Cooper Tire and Rubber Company. Information on the company can be found under Case 08 in the textbook. You are free to use outside sources if you’d like, but be sure to properly cite any references.
Identify and explain how strong the pressures stemming from each of the five forces are (low, moderate, high). Also, give an overall assessment of the company’s competitive position in the industry based on the collective strength of the five competitive forces and if the company is in a position to earn attractive profits in the industry. Make sure to include justifications and explanations for each of your assessments of each force, as well as for the company’s situation overall.
The case study should be between 2-3 pages (single-spaced).

Economics MH

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:

1. Identify at least four (4) key points of a relevant economic article from either the Strayer Library or a newspaper. The article must deal with any course concepts covered in Weeks 1-8.

2. Apply one (1) of the following economic concepts (supply, demand, market structures, elasticity, costs of production, GDP, Unemployment, inflation, aggregate demand, and aggregate supply) to the key points that you highlighted in Question 1.

3. Explain how the concept that you identified in Question 2 could affect the U.S. economy.

4. In your concluding paragraph, state whether you agree or disagree with the economic article identified in Question 1. Provide a rationale for the response.

5. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment with one (1) being your article.