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How do you handle stressful situations?
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What have you done to help your subordinates to be more productive?
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"I dedicate quite a lot of my time to helping my subordinates be more productive. I show them some 'tricks of the trade' and allow them to shadow me on the job. I also send out a weekly tips sheet, and a newsletter, full of industry tips. I like to recognize those who are productive as I feel this fosters an environment of encouragement."
How important is productivity to you? Talk to the hiring manager about your ability to coach your junior staff/team members in order to ensure that productivity is at its finest.
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Question 3 of 32
How long would you expect to work for us if hired?
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"You can see from my work history that tenure is very important to me. As much as you are looking for a fit within your organization, I am seeking a long term fit for myself as well. I would be very happy to finish my career strong, and with your organization."
Assure the hiring manager that you view this opportunity as a long term fit. Talk about how their organization will offer you long-term interest.
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Question 4 of 32
Why did you choose a career as an Economist?
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How do you keep your manager informed on your progress?
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What other profession would you be doing, if you weren't an Economist?
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Question 7 of 32
As an Economist, are you most interested in the area of Law, Finance, or Politics?
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Question 8 of 32
If the Government borrows a lot of money, what will this do to interest rates?
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Question 9 of 32
What makes you a stand-out candidate?
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Question 10 of 32
What would be the effect of tightening monetary policy on the value of bonds in the bond market?
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Question 11 of 32
What do you like most about being an economist?
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Question 12 of 32
If awarded this position, what is the first thing you will do to make an impact in your new role?
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Question 13 of 32
Are you a reliable individual with great attendance and punctuality?
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Tell me about a recent research project you conducted. Were the results what you expected?
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Question 15 of 32
What is the most exciting part of this career path?
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Tell me about a time when you had to give someone difficult feedback. How did you handle it?
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Question 17 of 32
In a pure capitalist environment, would the end result be a monopoly?
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Question 18 of 32
What was the most difficult course for you during your time in University?
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Question 19 of 32
Tell me about your ideal company culture.
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Question 20 of 32
Are you comfortable with public speaking and creating presentations?
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Question 21 of 32
Have you performed any studies on the socioeconomic impacts of new public policies?
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Question 22 of 32
Would you say you are more analytical or creative in your thinking?
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Question 23 of 32
Have you considered upgrading your education to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)?
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Question 24 of 32
Would you consider yourself tech savvy? What programs are you strongest in?
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Question 25 of 32
What is Monetarism?
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Question 26 of 32
When Economists talk about 'The Invisible Hand' what are they referring to?
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Question 27 of 32
Explain Keynesian Economics.
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Question 28 of 32
Tell me about your experience as a mentor. How would you handle inspiring an employee who wasn't doing well at our organization?
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Tell me about the most difficult work-related decision you have made in the last 6 months, and how you handled it.
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Question 30 of 32
When given an important assignment, how do you approach it?
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Question 31 of 32
Tell me about your education/training.
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Question 32 of 32
What do you do to stay "in-the-know" on economic related news and topics?
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Question 1 of 32
How do you handle stressful situations?
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I usually make sure to have a schedule/plan and stick to that.
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What I do normally do is to discuss it with a colleague and superior.
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Observing things from different points of view and focusing on the roots of the issue.
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For me, stressful situations are those where I have to handle too many things at once. For example, in my 7th semester of my study, I had 21 hours of classes a week, various kinds of team assignments, had to prepare for interviews for internships, extra activities.. Etc. I barely slept more than 4~5 hours a day. At last I decided to finish the most urgent thing first that is, prioritize things. After the semester I have a feeling that I can handle a lot of things during a short period of time without being stressed too much by recalling what I did in the past.
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By being relaxed, by doing most urgent requests first.
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I take a deep breath and a glass of water, then brainstorm how best I can tackle the problem at hand.
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I handle stressful situations by searching the sources of stressful situations, then I search the ways how to solve and finally I solve it. Sometimes, I take meditation to calm and concentrate my mind to solve stressful situations.
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Just taking it and winning over it.
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Keep calm and cool and look for beneficial situation for all parties involved.
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Give me an example of a time you did something wrong. How did you handle it.
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Give me an example of a time you did something wrong. How did you handle it?
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I will try to be calm and analysis the problem. If I find it is difficult to solve, I will try to escape from it and do other thing first and seek for help later.
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I will try to be calm and analysis the problem. If I find it is difficult to solve, I will try to escape from it and do other thing first and seek for help later.
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2 glasses of water first and then moving out and looking at bird's view and situation and then think how to solve it.
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By remaining calm over a period of time the stress is prevailing, then I engage in stress reducing exercises.
Question 2 of 32
What have you done to help your subordinates to be more productive?
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When working with subordinates, I show them that I am approachable and they can discuss their projects with me, without judgement. I also show them how crucial they work is and on other occasions, I will bring them out for dinner/entertainment.
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I have done to help my subordinates to be more productive by appreciating their works, encouraging them to be respected by themselves and give some incentives.
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Induct and provide back stoking support.
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I have always trained them in areas where I find them lacking and also try to give them some degree of autonomy.
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Motivated them and gave them proper guidance.
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Boosted confidence in them.
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Discuss any difficulties that may arise on the job. Show them more efficient ways to handle situations.
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Give me an example of a time you did something wrong. How did you handle it?
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I will encourage them to solve the problem by themselves within a period of time. During the period, I will monitor their progress, coach them or give advice to them when they faced the difficulties.
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To let him first do the job the way he is doing and next time ask him to sit besides and understand how somebody else is doing it.
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Mentoring and coaching them in their areas of skills gaps and offering skills trainings in specific fields.
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I work with them with weekly planning activities, to map out what can be done in a reasonable amount of time and coach them to work towards it.
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Motivated them and make a friendly environment in work place for them and encourage their creativity.
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I believe in teamwork. As a leader, I believe one of the most productive ways to run a business efficiently is by seeing everyone as important as the main objective of the firm. The subordinates need to feel comfortable and equally important and one of the ways to do that is by making sure that every opinion, suggestion that they have counts. Teamwork is very important. It is said that two heads are better than one. Productivity comes with interest, not just considering the opinions, but ensuring that subordinates are able to carry out responsibilities properly with effective supervision. This cannot take place if teamwork is not involved also, if the leader is not actively involved.A leader should be able to create healthy competition amongs its employee bonuses as a kind f reward for their hardwork and consistency. This would enable other employees to step up their game.
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What was the most difficult period in your life, and how did you deal with it?
Question 3 of 32
How long would you expect to work for us if hired?
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I find the cause of the stress and deal with it.
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I expect to work here until the goals that are set out are accomplished and I feel the need to challenge myself.
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As long as both are happy about it.
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Forever... A life sentence.
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For as long as the relation is productive for both parts.
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I do not have any specific time set of working for this company. If I continuously work in a challenging and interesting field, I will keep working there.
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For as long as I can. I intend to work and develop my career here.
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I have been longing to work for your organization hence I will work for you as long as my intellectual capacity and working conditions are conducive.
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As long as I remain relevant to the organisation.
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Having this job will be a dream come true and I am looking for a long association with the organisation.
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Permanent until retirement.
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As long as work is challengeful.
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I would like be with you as long as I remain productive and my services are still needed by the organization.
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I will be working once I am continually being challenged.
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Till I find my self at a very good position in your firm.
Question 4 of 32
Why did you choose a career as an Economist?
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Because I had intrest in it moreover my brother forced me.
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Because I have interest in the field.
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Because economics is pertinent.
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I am interested in spreading economic knowledge to support education, social justice, renewable energy, and other economic stimulating world problems. I have a desire to stimulate the economy for all individuals.
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I chose a career in economy because of the many rewards it had to offer. I was also drawn to it because I saw it as an avenue to improve social and economic conditions.
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It is the best compromise between being involved in a social science and apply some quantitative knowledge, which I love in the first instance รน
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Because its a zoo and I want to be the lion.
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I would not use the exact term "choice" indeed we have free will but I think that all my background, education and influence made me what I am and also come up with this branch labour.
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I have always wanted to be an entrepreneur and economics is kind of related to business.
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I like the subject economics.
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Economy drives the world. We all make economic decisions as individuals so having a career in economy is more relevant to life.
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I wanted to get knowledge and skills to enable me contribute to the economic development of my country especially in line with poverty reduction.
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I am passionate about seeing faster growth in Africa so I find Economics as a sector that provides me a platform to guide decisions that that foster growth.
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I find the economy interesting.
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It interests me since my high school.
Question 5 of 32
How do you keep your manager informed on your progress?
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I keep my manager inform about the work I am doing by discuss the progress of my reports. The significant finding, caveats and implications.
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Keep him posted weekly with short summaries.
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Take him for lunch, point out gorgeous woman that walk past, and mention how hard your at it, and how much you love the challenge of being swamped at work.
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Updating the day diary and by making some weekly guide report.
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We will keep my boss informed through mail conversations and weekly schedules..
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Writing reports and engaging him/her in meetings.
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I use the email and I sometimes go to his office.
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I normally submit daily, weekly and monthly progress reports to him.
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I always email or make contact with him/her with reports.
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By providing monthly updates.
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Have scheduled meetings which would give Manger of any new developments and challenges.
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I would an be accountant or financial analyst.
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I participate in monthly management meetings where I share my targets for the upcoming months, outline what was accomplished in the previous month and shortcomings that thwarted me from achieving prior objectives. If something unexpectedly comes up, I would outline how I would deal with it and keep my manager posted via e-mail and face to face on the outcomes.
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There are many departments in the office and each department thrice every month held a meeting with the employees on issues that the department needed to address and also things related to progress of the firm. There was a general meeting at the end of the month by all the departmental heads with the manager discussing the progress and challenges of the firlm as well as the emoployees.
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I'll report the new things happening in my area by email everyday & I'll make sure I can get at least 15 minutes face to face time with him/her about the work done in my area.
Question 6 of 32
What other profession would you be doing, if you weren't an Economist?
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I would be an entrepreneur.
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I have no idea of any other profession I would be other than being an Economist because I breath economics.
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I would an be accountant or financial analyst.
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Urban planning or a writer(if that would be considered a profession)
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Probably a cousellor. These days everyone wants to talk about something, but very few want to listen. People want.
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Along with studies I m passionate about art and craft and decoration. So I must have chosen interior designing as my profession if not economists.
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Probably Doctor because as mentioned earlier I like changing people's life for good.
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Other than being an economist, my other profession would be in the financial service industry as I have had extensive knowledge and training in this field.
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Cricketer or writer. I was a good fast bowler as well as opening batsman.
Question 7 of 32
As an Economist, are you most interested in the area of Law, Finance, or Politics?
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I'm sure such as I'm not usuing running shoes. The chanel bags are actually gentle together with wonderful.
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I am interested in Behavioral Economics for both Macro and Micro levels.
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Because of my endearing love for economics it is difficult to pin-point an area which I prefer more than the other. While most studies I have done were in the macroeconomic sphere, I am versed in microeconomics and I am thinking of carrying out some independent studies in that area.
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Analyzing economic data, which entails to being able to understand a problem, model an empirical framework, apply it to data.
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Trying to find out the truth when mass manipulation is happening all around me.
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Economics is a subject quite intuit, where all subjects are strongly influenced and related. Thats why all specifics are valuable, but to get back to the question, the branch that I prefer is the risk insurance field.
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Health Economics and development.
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Economic planning and policy.
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Transportation economics because of the power to enhance the quality of life for everyone, if transportation systems were made more efficient and small changes with a large impact are often overlooked in economies such as ours.
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I love macroeconomics. Seeing the bigger picture. Its not something with an "alienic" nature. Its something that its easier to relate with, its very interesting. Its more about life. What happens in our soceity, the results of our actions, can be positive or negative and the effect to the economy. Its simply amazing.
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The part where its connected to your everyday life.
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Statistics, fiduciary services & economic development via monetary policies.
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Macroeconomics. To be more detailed, the gap between the rich and poor. I come from a country-Nepal where this gap between the rich and poor can be seen clearly. This was one of the main reasons I wanted to learn economics. It was really interesting to know about why low economically developed countries still struggles despite globalization taking place. In term of Microeconomics, the different competitions in the market and how firm's decisions affects major people's life.
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Macro economics... With this I get to know about the govt working.
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How the big economies work, i. E., Macro part.
Question 8 of 32
If the Government borrows a lot of money, what will this do to interest rates?
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The interest rates will rise depending on how much money is borrowed. For example, if the government borrows a significant amount of money, the interest will rise to compensate how much money will need to be paid back to pay for services and related expenses.
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Borrowing money by the government increases money supply. This would reduce interest rates.
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Increase because the risk increases and the premium must increase.
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In broad terms of micro economics the bigger the amount of money you are granted the lowest the interest will actually be.
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The interest rate will increase.
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Interest rates will go up since the banks will have little money to borrow out to the public.
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The interest rates will increase.
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Interest rates will raise since the there will be less money in circulation.
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It will make the interest rates increase.
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Interest rate will increase.
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Interest rates will rise.
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Putting it to meet the needs of the poor like in health, education and infrastructures.
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If we are looking at the loanable funds market with regards to the demand and supply of bonds. With the assumption that the economy is at its equilibrium, if there is an increase in the demand for bonds as a result of government borrowing from the public with also an assumption that there is no corresponding increase in the supply of bonds, this will create an excess demand for bonds, causing the interest rate to rise.
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If it is from local then interest rate will rise, if it is a foreign debt then there is a possibility of interest rate in that country rising.
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There will be tax increment, due to which our real money will fall due to this borrowing may increase, this can increase the interest rates in the economy.
Question 9 of 32
What makes you a stand-out candidate?
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I can provide insight that represents a certain stigma about the economy that most candidates are not interested in providing. I like to challenge myself to conduct models in which research studies are conducted and interventions are put to action.
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I am unique in my way of analysis and teamwork. I am confident that I will be an invaluable addition to your company.
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I can offer fast learning coupled with solid academic background, flexibility, innovative thinking, proved success.
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I am not aware of what the other candidates can give you, what I know is that I am a very motived and determined worker that is quite good on relations, these with all my other qualities I would be pleased to put at the disposal of the company interest.
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I understand human behaviour. I can tell when a business strategy can bring about profit or loss.
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Good report writing and presentation skills.
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High level of professionalism and pace when doing my tasks, these constitutes consciousness about confidentiality issues among others.
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A better managed work with quality.
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I can motivate them for you... And remain self motivated.
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I have my diverse experience that would allow me to hit the ground running as I have work in a developmental organisation which assist governments in maintaining macroecomic stability.
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I would be big motivator in the team.
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I increase education with love childernss.
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Analysing economic data. Conducting economic research following the grounded theory methodology.
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I'm a very calm, composed & reliable person who will always have a plan. Along with that I also have a unique ability that I have a good instinct I don't shy away from using it.
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Dedication to consume enough knowledge in order for both myself and the firm to grow. This will become a major part of me, and I will put in the time needed to grow outside the office as well.
Question 10 of 32
What would be the effect of tightening monetary policy on the value of bonds in the bond market?
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Short-term interest rates will rise to cool down the economic fast pace growth. Inflation is skyrocketing; thus, with higher interest rates in the short-run, the market will move back towards equilibrium.
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Tightening monetary policy would reduce the value of bonds in the bond market.
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Increase of interest rates.
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It would have a negative impact,
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This is part of the macro analysis, there would be several options, as the bond rating, which is the main index information, gets a downgrade, the stockholders could interpret the scenario as the specific investment is quite risky and depending on his philosophy he could or sell the stock to protect his investment or in contrary he could take advantage of the situation by investing in the bund, doing so, in a certain way he would also benefit as he would contribute to stop the dynamic of depreciation of the bond itself.
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Monetary policy is used to stabilize the economy.
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There will be reduced investment since there will be little injections.
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The value of bonds will increase.
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The value of bonds would increase since the demand for money by the government would have increased.
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Value of bonds will reduce.
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It would reduce the value of bonds.
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This would help to check some macro economic variables like inflation and interest rates.
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There may be time lags, e. G. It can take up to 18 months for interest rates to influence the rest of the economy, e. G. Homeowners may have mortgage rates fixed for a 2 or 5 year period. If confidence is very high, people may continue to borrow and spend, despite higher interest rates. If there is cost push inflation (e. G. Rising oil prices) tight monetary policy may lead to lower economic growth.
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Not as much liquidity in the market place.
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It would be better opportunity for bonds invester.
Question 11 of 32
What do you like most about being an economist?
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Being an economist bring with it challenges. Challenges that if solve or examine in a prudent and empirical way can lead to significant findings. The best thing about being an economist is my ability to affect policy-making.
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Analyze complex situations.
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Making evidence based decisions.
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As an economist you are able to prioritize given the scarcity of resources.
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Guiding decisions which impact the large number of people/nation.
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Is to forecast the business cycles.
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Each theory and its assumption can be tested in real life.
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The ability to see how the different sectors of the economy impacts each other for example foreign direct inflows and construction in the real economy.
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The ability to predict the future of an economy with good degree of precision.
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Researching and analyze economic issues. Conducting surveys and collect data. Analyzing data using mathematical models and statistical techniques.
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To have a quality to handle the economic crisis.
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The fact that I'll be enabling people to help themselves.
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To know thoughly about micro and macro economcs.
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To be able to venture in deep areas of workings of economies.
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Being a part of such a unique publication.
Question 12 of 32
If awarded this position, what is the first thing you will do to make an impact in your new role?
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What makes me the best person for the job is that I have not only the academic qualifications, I also have experience in the field via work experience.
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I have a multidisciplinary background that would help me in framing and analyzing problems faster.
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I am well organised, I manage my time well.
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I have strong academic background with good data management hands on experience.
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I have a good understanding of economic theory and its practical implication.
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It is my passion for this job and my persistance.
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My relevant experience in this field.
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The educational background and the additional trainings that support the ability the best economist like me skills.
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Because I am very passionate about the country and its economy. I like challenges, therefor I believe this job will provide the necessary challenges.
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My enthusiasm and strength of cope up with the situation.
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Experience interest willingness to learn.
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Strong work ethics/exceptional customer service skills.
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Having genuine interest and yearning to know more about the workings of economies.
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Connect with people that are already here and enquiry what they have done and they have on table that needs to be done and give my contribution and views.
Question 13 of 32
Are you a reliable individual with great attendance and punctuality?
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I consider myself very reliable. I take my job very seriously because everyday is a learning experience that will lead me closer to my ultimate goal of stimulating the economy for all individuals.
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I would say that I am very a very reliable worker. One I agree to do a task, I will follow through. I always ensure that I arrive early, start the project on time and meet the necessary deadlines.
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I proved to manage my time in autonomy very well and to be committed without feeling defeated by the many difficulties one may encounter.
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Very reliable, very reliable.
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Very reliable because am aware of the adverse effects of being unreliable to entire work chain.
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I am reliable give me any work and I will be able to do it.
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On a scale of 1 to 5, I say I am close to 4.5
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Very reliable to the extent that I accomplish assigned takes as per the deadline.
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I am very reliable in the sense that I regard my job serious. I'm punctual. I uphold and keep to company confidentially policies.
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Very reliable. I get the job done first time every time.
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I have always completed works assigned to me by teacher or person in charge. I am regular and always respect deadlines.
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Yes especially when I was studying I'm someone who doesn't like dotting a single period as it feels like losing at least half of my knowledge.
Question 14 of 32
Tell me about a recent research project you conducted. Were the results what you expected?
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I conducted a research on systemically important financial institutions and found that the Republic Bank was the largest bank in the Caribbean. This was a surprise as I expected Scotia Bank to be the largest, since it was located in each Caribbean country.
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The last one I conducted was at feem. Results were somewhat similar to what expected in terms of importance and academic interest; they were very different with respect to methoda of analysis, quality of data used and economic results.
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Contribution of local revenue sources to the total revenue-case study,Mukono district. The results where exactly what I expected, local revenues sources where not contributing significantly to the total revenue.
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I researched about government expenditure can affect the economy and the results came out the way I expected.
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Yes pretty much. But there is always a problem with getting the baseline data.
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A impact assessment for an organization. The result was used to solicit for further funding.
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Trade, gender and innovation in developing countries. It was a successfull outcome, but I believe I could have gotten better results.
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My dissertation and the was what I expected.
Question 15 of 32
What is the most exciting part of this career path?
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Initially I choose this career path because it was the only field that I understood well and found to be intriguing. I continued along the path because of how the field is link with many fields and you can stay in this field and impact another. The field give rewards for the rigorous work it comes with.
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I have always loved to be at the core point of determining the economic trajectory of my nation.
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It is my passion to follow this economic career path.
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I chose th most available path instead of waiting for eternity to help me with.
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I choose because I am explorimg.
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An urge to contribute to economic development of my economy.
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Because I am interested in the economy of a country, especially with regard to international trade relations.
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Work with highly rated people that being trusted by government to come up with the plan that will help the needy people.
Question 16 of 32
Tell me about a time when you had to give someone difficult feedback. How did you handle it?
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There was a time I was working with one of my juniors. He did not do a good job on the report.
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There was an instance when a subordinate of mine submitted a project with multiple errors and the structure of the project was not as expected. What I did was to have a one on one discussion, ask why they did the project like that (in a warm voice) and after hearing the feedback, discuss why the method was not what I expected and showed him the correct way.
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I tried to stress what was good and what was bad, in order to be constructive. I have given good alternatives to bad outcomes to explain what went wrong.
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I was a task of set and administer an aptitude test to lady was been interviewed for a post at KEL, I realized she had failed the test. Thereafter I met and sat her down, and acknowledged the fact she had a good attempt of the test however she had not met the pass mark. Then I told that in case we have any new openings, I will not hesitate to call her for another chance.
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When a staff I was supervising under performed in her duties. I called her and I started with an interactive points then later to the real issues of the day.
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I can not recall a moment that I had to give someone difficult feedback.
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Handle it very well as I start with a little bit of jokes and after a feedback I tried to give her some positive thoughts.
Question 17 of 32
In a pure capitalist environment, would the end result be a monopoly?
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The greater extent yes, the end result is monopoly.
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Yes, monopolist are always associated with capitalism.
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Not necessarily. If the market is not a natural monopoly and several firms can exist will non having any incentive to expand monpolies will be exception rather than rule even in capitalist environment.
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It will depends on how powerful the government can intervene. More powerful the results of monopoly can end but less powerful the results will be somewhat.
Question 18 of 32
What was the most difficult course for you during your time in University?
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There are several difficult periods in my life but the one that stands out is the death of my father. As a 14 year old, I was not settled on a career path and was going through the moments. Losing him made me realize that I have to step up to the plate, be a man and provide for my family because we just lost the sole bread-winner. I use he positive influence and pushed to get a tertiary education.
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A time when my dad passed on, I had to support my mum in raising the school fees. So I decided to do newspaper vending in our small town during holidays.
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When I was in a financial problem I relied on my faith to get through the situation.
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When I lacked tuition in my second year of the university. I had to approach the administrator to allow me do exams with complete tuition.
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Loosing my brother. I deal with it by thinking of the positives, for example the good times we spent together.
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When I fill dat my career z not growing soo well.. But with patience and hardwork you can overcome on dat.
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Theories subject as I am more of numbers person.
Question 19 of 32
Tell me about your ideal company culture.
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The ideal company I want to work for is one where the team work effort is very strong, I am happy, and I am making a positive impact on the economy.
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The government of malawi.
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A company that has a set of values rooted in integrity and hard work.
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A company which provides quality of work with better managed budget.
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A company that gives staff to exploit the full potential.
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Probably Doctor because as mentioned earlier I like changing people's life for good.
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A good renowed company where I get good exposer.
Question 20 of 32
Are you comfortable with public speaking and creating presentations?
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As many people don't like speaking in public I am one of them but if I am required to do so I am confident and trust myself that I can execute the task.
Question 21 of 32
Have you performed any studies on the socioeconomic impacts of new public policies?
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Could you rephrase that question another way?
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I have taught a course in program evaluation econometrics after having in turn takena a course at the phd level.
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Yes, I conducted a study on abolition/discouraging of tobacco growing. A number of stake holders my been impacted, some positively and others negatively. Tobacco processing companies such as Super match closed due to reduced supply of raw materials, whereas the health of the neighbours has seen then improved due to now a smoke free environment they are enjoying.
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No, But I have always been interested to do so and hopefully will in the near future.
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Yes my dissertation was partly part of that.
Question 22 of 32
Would you say you are more analytical or creative in your thinking?
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I can say both as I can analyze something and at the Same time creating something.
Question 23 of 32
Have you considered upgrading your education to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)?
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I already has that rather say to Ph.D. Which is yes I would love to own it someday probably sooner.
Question 24 of 32
Would you consider yourself tech savvy? What programs are you strongest in?
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Microsoft programs and eview which I have used in my dissertation.
Question 25 of 32
What is Monetarism?
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Monetarism is the economic theory that focuses on the macroeconomic effects of money supply and central banking.
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Monetarism is an economic theory that focuses on the macroeconomic effects of the supply of money and central banking. Formulated by Milton Friedman, it argues that excessive expansion of the money supply is inherently inflationary, and that monetary authorities should focus solely on maintaining price stability.
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Computation of all economic actions in some monetary value.
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Stable relationship in money demand, quantity theory of moneyand demand.
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The theory or practice of controlling the supply of money as the chief method of stabilizing the economy.
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Theory's that focuses on macroeconomic effect of supply of money and the central bank.
Question 26 of 32
When Economists talk about 'The Invisible Hand' what are they referring to?
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This was Adam Smith's principle in economics. They refer to forces that drive changes to take place.
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The invisible hand is a term used by economist Adam Smith to describe the unintended social benefits of individual actions. This phrase was employed by Smith with respect to income distribution (1759) and production (1776).
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The invisible hand is a term used by Adam Smith to describe the unintended social benefits of individual actions.
Question 27 of 32
Explain Keynesian Economics.
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These are the various theories about how in the short run, and especially during recessions, economic output is strongly influenced by aggregate demand.
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Keynesian economics refers to aggregate demand and supply in macro economics.
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Keynesian economics are the various theories about how in the short run, and especially during recessions, economic output is strongly influenced by aggregate demand (total spending in the economy).
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Short run, and especially during recessions, economic output is strongly influenced by aggregate demand (total spending in the economy).
Question 28 of 32
Tell me about your experience as a mentor. How would you handle inspiring an employee who wasn't doing well at our organization?
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I would first bring out his/her strengths, then highlight her/his weak points there after recommend/advise him/her on how to improve in the areas of weakness.
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I have mentored many of my colleagues at work.
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Teaching, good envionment, and not good discipline.
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By being credible and by being a positive role model to the mentee. I should lead by example. By acknowledging the mentee achievements. Offer any assistance or advice the mentee may require. Reminding the mentee about the positives of the job he or she is in.
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Talking to him/ her to take part in group activities and groups practical activities.
Question 29 of 32
Tell me about the most difficult work-related decision you have made in the last 6 months, and how you handled it.
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To take up a volunteer position in India. Staying away from my family.
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My most difficult decision was to whether give up my studies and concentrate on my work. What made it more difficult was the pressure from my working environment.
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In the last six months I was a student so I couldn't make any decisions regarding work.
Question 30 of 32
When given an important assignment, how do you approach it?
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When given an important assignment, I would first read through to know what is expected. Then after interpreting the expectations, I would discuss it with my supervisor to know is they are aligned with his/her thoughts. I will then discuss the framework of how to approach it. From then, I will gather the relevant literature to get an idea of what is out there and how my study can be new.
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- Give an example of situations when your leadership skills were needed.
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Prioritize the work as per the deadline.
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By focussing on the priority areas of the assignment. By setting dead lines for the completion of the assignment in whole or in parts.
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Works more as I can while it's new so that I can finish it on time.
Question 31 of 32
Tell me about your education/training.
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I obtained a bachelors degree in Quantitative Economics year 2014, since then I have had two years dedicated to improving my skills in areas of research, data management and procurement.
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So far I am still in high school doing my last year of I am looking forward to furthering my studies and study economic science.
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Trained as a quantitative economist.
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Education is one of the key factor for development.
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I have a master degree in commerce, specializing in trade law and policy. In addition, I am also in possession of a master of customs law and policy. Other qualifications include a bachelor of technology degree in management, an advance diploma in global trade and a diploma in commerce.
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I recently graduated with master degree and worked in several schools as a teacher with total amount of one and half years.
Question 32 of 32
What do you do to stay "in-the-know" on economic related news and topics?

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June 29th, 2015

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