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‫المملكة العربية السعودية‬
‫وزارة التعليم‬
‫الجامعة السعودية اإللكترونية‬
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Ministry of Education
Saudi Electronic University
College of Administrative and Financial Sciences
Assignment 1
Macroeconomics (ECON 201)
Release Date is 18/09/2022
Course Name: Macroeconomics
Student’s Name:
Course Code: ECON201
Student’s ID Number:
Semester: Ist
Academic Year:2022-23-Ist
For Instructor’s Use only
Instructor’s Name: Munira Almajed
Students’ Grade: 00 / 10
Level of Marks: High/Middle/Low

The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via
allocated folder.
Due date for Assignment 1 is by the End of Week 6 (08/10/2022)
Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.
Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be
reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover
Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.
Late submission will NOT be accepted.
Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students
or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No
All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced)
font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered
Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.
Assignment 1 Questions: Week 2 & Week 3
Case Study:1
(5 Marks)
Please read the case “The Minimum Wage” from Chapter 6 “Supply, Demand, and Government
Policies” Page: – 117 given in your textbook – “Principles of Macroeconomics”. A case study
discusses the federal minimum-wage law.
Questions: 1
a. Suppose the minimum wage is above the equilibrium wage in the market for unskilled labor. Using
a supply and-demand diagram of the market for unskilled labor, show the market wage, the number
of workers who are employed, and the number of workers who are unemployed. Also show the
total wage payments to unskilled workers. (100 – 150 words – 1.25 point)
b. Now suppose the secretary of labor proposes an increase in the minimum wage. What effect would
this increase have on employment? Does the change in employment depend on the elasticity of
demand, the elasticity of supply, both elasticities, or neither? (100 – 150 words – 1.25 point)
c. What effect would this increase in the minimum wage have on unemployment? Does the change
in unemployment depend on the elasticity of demand, the elasticity of supply, both elasticities, or
neither? (100 – 150 words – 1.25 point)
d. If the demand for unskilled labor were inelastic, would the proposed increase in the minimum
wage raise or lower total wage payments to unskilled workers? Would your answer change if the
demand for unskilled labor were elastic? (100 – 150 words – 1.25 point)
Important Note: – Support your submission with course material concepts, principles, and
theories from the textbook.
Questions: 2
(5 Marks)
a. Should a nation tend to export or import goods for which it has a comparative advantage?
Explain. Why do economists oppose policies that restrict trade among nations? (Minimum
500 words). (2.5 Marks)
b. Maria can read 80 pages of economics in an hour. She can also read 40 pages of sociology
in an hour. She spends 6 hours per day studying. (2.5 Marks)
1. Draw Maria’s production possibilities frontier for reading economics and sociology.
2. What is Maria’s opportunity cost of reading 120 pages of sociology?

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