MBA5004 Week 1 Discussion (October 2018)

MBA 5004 Managerial Economics

Week 1 discussion

There will be two discussion questions listed below. By the due date assigned respond to one of the discussion questions and submit your response to the Discussion Area. Use the lessons and vocabulary found in the reading. Support your answers with examples and research and cite your sources using APA format.

Discussion Question 1:

Spending by the consumer sector is the driving force in the US economic system. Although the business and government sectors make a considerable contribution to the success of the economy, it is the spending by the consumer or household sector of the economy that determines prosperity or recession in the economy.

Do you agree or disagree with this argument?

Why or why not?

How has the spending behavior of the government sector changed over the past decade, and what effect had these changes had on the economy?

Justify your answers

Discussion Question 2:

Decision making in a business environment requires an understanding of cost and revenue data. This includes an understanding of marginal and incremental analysis, as well as basic cost and revenue relationships. Explain how a basic understanding of these concepts, as well as of managerial economics, can enhance the managerial decision-making process. Justify your answer.

Start reviewing and responding to at least two of your classmates’ postings as early in the week as possible. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between one or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Please post peer responses by the end of the week.