Essay on Assignmant 1 Unit 38 Business Level P1,D1
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P1 – Explain the effects of changes in the economic environment on a selected business.
D1 – Evaluate the impact of changes in the economic environment on a selected business
In this part of the assignment I am going to be researching the economic factors of Barclays as a business.
The Business cycle
All of these factors have an enormous impact on my selected business (Barclays) as the economy goes from growth and decline. As well as many others, Barclays is majorly affected as it is in the financial industry. These different factors appear throughout what is called the ‘Business Cycle’. The cycle shows the fluctuation of the activity within the economy over a period of time and consists of 4 main stages; as well as many others,…show more content… For instance, if someone's income grows, then his demand for goods will increase, shifting his demand curve to the right. This will lead to a higher quantity being consumed at a higher price, ceteris paribus. Conversely, there can be a negative effect that shifts the supply curve to the left where a lower quantity is consumed at a lower price, ceteris paribus. This can occur when the price of substitutes falls or consumers begin to lose their taste for the product.
When there is a change of one of the factors of supply- like changes in the prices of production inputs like labour or capital; a change in production technology and its associated productivity change; or the amount of competition in a specific product market- there is a corresponding change in the supply curve. For example, if worker productivity improves due to some human capital or technology investment, then the costs of production decrease. This exerts a positive effect on the supply curve shifting it right, where the new market equilibrium is at a higher quantity and a lower price, holding everything else constant. There can also be a negative shift that moves the supply curve to the left, with the resulting market clearing price being higher and quantity lower, ceteris