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Reading Notes on Dasgupta, "Economics: A Very Short Introduction": Households and Firms

Discussion Questions:

  • Where have all the women gone?
  • Why do we think that Africa's population is likely to grow much faster than India's population over the next fifty years?
  • How does Desta's household react to the fact that GEICO does not sell insurance policies in their neighborhood?
  • How does Becky's family react to the fact that they can borrow from Umpqua Bank and invest in the Vanguard Funds--rather than having to deal with the local moneylender?
  • Why does Becky's world have large-scale firms?
  • Why does Becky's world have joint-stock limited-liability companies?
  • Why does Becky's world have tradable financial assets?

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