South University Online Managerial Economics Discussion Questions

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.