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Hispanic or Latino of any race were persons Mexican Puerto Rican Cuban Other Hispanic show Demographic profile show Population reported at United States Census edit As of the census of there are people households and families residing in the county The population density is km² mi² There are housing units at an average density of km² mi² The ethnic makeup of the county is White Black or African American Native American Asian Pacific Islander from other races and from two or more races of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race There were households out of which had children under the age of living with them were married couples living together had a female householder with no husband present and were non families of all households were made up of individuals and had someone living alone who was years of age or older The average household size was and the average family size was In the county the population was spread out with under the age of from to from to from to and who were years of age or older The median age was years For every females there were males For every females age and over there were males The median income for a household in the county was and the median income for a family was Males had a median income of versus for females The per capita income for the county was About of families and of the population were below the poverty line including of those under age and of those age or over Government edit Santa Clara County has five elected supervisors elected within their districts The county is one among three counties in California with Napa and Madera to establish a separate department the Santa Clara County Department of Corrections to deal with corrections pursuant to California Government Code § The county also pays the salary and benefits of the California state Department of Social Services director which is reimbursed by the state skirting the state law cap for the position In the United States House of Representatives Santa Clara County is split between congressional districts California s th congressional district represented by Democrat Ro Khanna California s th congressional district represented by Democrat Anna Eshoo California s th congressional district represented by Democrat Zoe Lofgren and California s th congressional district represented by Democrat Jimmy Panetta In the California State Senate the county is split between legislative districts the th Senate District represented by Democrat Bob Wieckowski the th Senate District represented by Democrat Jerry Hill the th Senate District represented by Democrat Jim Beall and the th Senate District represented by Democrat Bill Monning In the California State Assembly the county is split between legislative districts the th Assembly District represented by Democrat Marc Berman the th Assembly District represented by Democrat Kansen Chu the th Assembly District represented by Democrat Ash Kalra the th Assembly District represented by Democrat Evan Low the th Assembly District represented by Democrat Mark Stone and the th Assembly District represented by Democrat Anna Caballero Politics edit Santa Clara County vote by party in presidential elections Year GOP DEM Others Santa Clara County vote by party in gubernatorial elections Year GOP DEM Since Santa Clara County has been a strongly Democratic county in presidential and congressional elections The last Republican to win a majority in the county was Ronald Reagan in It was a bellwether county for much of the twentieth century However like the rest of the Bay Area it swung heavily to the Democrats in the s nationally While Republicans remained competitive at the state and local level for the rest of the s there are currently no elected Republicans representing significant parts of the county above the county level As of November all of the cities towns and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County have more registered Democrats than Republicans In the US Presidential Election Democratic nominee Barack Obama carried every city and town in the county as well as the unincorporated areas Following the passage of Proposition Santa Clara County joined San Francisco and Los Angeles in a lawsuit becoming along with San Francisco and Los Angeles the first governmental entities in the world to sue for same sex marriage Voter registration edit show Population and registered voters Cities by population and voter registration edit show Cities by population and voter registration Crime edit The following table includes the number of incidents reported and the rate per persons for each type of offense show Population and crime rates Cities by population and crime rates edit show Cities by population and crime rates Economy edit The county s economy is heavily service based Technology both hardware and software dominates the service sector by value but like any other county Santa Clara has its share of retail and office support workers The San Jose Sunnyvale Santa Clara metropolitan region comprising Santa Clara County and San Benito County was ranked as the highest performing metropolitan area in the US in ahead of Austin Texas and Raleigh North Carolina according to the Milken Institute The GDP of the metro area reached billion in or per capita roughly on par with Qatar in both total GDP and per capita nominal GDP grew a strong in and in contrast with most of California GDP and per capita GDP nominal is well above financial crisis levels Despite relative wealth vis a vis other regions nationally a large underclass exists whose income is roughly equivalent to that elsewhere in the country despite extreme land prices The surge in metro GDP is highly correlated with home prices which for average single family homes passed million in August Libraries edit Santa Clara County Library is a public library system serving the communities and cities of Campbell Cupertino Gilroy Los Altos Los Altos Hills Milpitas Monte Sereno Morgan Hill Saratoga and all unincorporated areas of the county All other cities run their own library system Transportation edit Air edit Southwest Airlines aircraft parked at Norman Y Mineta San José International Airport The county s main airport is Norman Y Mineta San José International Airport SJC It is a U S Customs and Border Protection port of entry and as of has eight international routes one to Canada one to England one to Germany one to Japan two to Mexico and two to China but the airport s busiest routes are all to cities in the western United States San Francisco International Airport SFO is also often used for commercial services by residents of Santa Clara County Moffett Federal Airfield NUQ a former U S Naval Air Station is used by the Air National Guard NASA Lockheed Martin Google and by the San Jose Police and Santa Clara County Sheriff s Department as an air operations base There are also smaller general aviation airports in Palo Alto PAO San Jose Reid Hillview RHV and San Martin E Rail edit Santa Clara Station Santa Clara Station is served by Caltrain which provides service to Gilroy San Jose Silicon Valley San Francisco Airport and San Francisco the ACE system which provides services to Stockton and Amtrak which provides service to Sacramento and Oakland In the Future BART will provide service to San Jose and Santa Clara The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority operates the VTA light rail system Road edit VTA bus arriving at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills Buses edit Santa Clara County has consolidated its transportation services into the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority which operates a bus system Bicycle network edit The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is establishing a bicycle network throughout the county Santa Clara County Bicycle network is part of the San Francisco Bay Area Regional Bikeway Network Bikeways Map Effective April Regional Bicycle Plan for the San Francisco Bay Area Update Freeways and expressways edit The county has an extensive freeway system and a separate expressway system Expressways in California are distinct from freeways although access to adjoining properties is eliminated at grade intersections are allowed However unlike expressways virtually everywhere else in California the Santa Clara County expressways were built signed and maintained as county roads they are not maintained by Caltrans although they are patrolled by the California Highway Patrol There is also a large street network dominated by four and six lane arterials Some of the newer boulevards primarily in the West Valley are divided with landscaped medians Major highways edit Main article State highways in California I CA svg Interstate I CA svg Interstate I CA svg Interstate US CA svg U S Route California svg State Route California svg State Route California svg State Route California svg State Route California svg State Route California svg State Route California svg State Route California svg State Route California svg State Route California svg State Route California svg State Route County routes edit See also List of county routes in California Santa Clara County Expressway System Santa Clara County G svg Santa Clara County Route G —Lawrence Expressway Santa Clara County G svg Santa Clara County Route G —Page Mill Road Oregon Expressway Santa Clara County G svg Santa Clara County Route G —San Tomas Expressway Montague Expressway Santa Clara County G svg Santa Clara County Route G —Foothill Expressway Santa Clara County G svg Santa Clara County Route G —Central Expressway Santa Clara County G svg Santa Clara County Route G —Almaden Expressway Santa Clara County G svg Santa Clara County Route G —Blossom Hill Road Santa Clara County G svg Santa Clara County Route G —Capitol Expressway Other roads edit The Alameda Sea edit The county has no commercial seaports although small boats can access San Francisco Bay from several points Like many other Bay Area counties it is dependent upon the Port of Oakland for transport of ocean cargo Parks edit Main article Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department Santa Clara County has an extensive park system much of it founded in the major park expansion of the late s Parks within the county include Almaden Quicksilver County Park Grant Ranch Park Henry W Coe State Park Sanborn Park Vasona Park Open space preserves include El Sereno Open Space Preserve Santa Clara County also contains Ulistac Natural Area a volunteer maintained natural open space Foreign and invasive species are removed when possible as native plants are introduced Migratory birds and butterflies often use this area Sister counties edit To promote friendship and understanding and to build bridges with countries of origin for various ethnic populations in the county the County of Santa Clara has created a Sister County Commission to coordinate the program As of there are three sister counties Italy Province of Florence Italian Republic Russia Moscow Area Russian Federation Taiwan Hsinchu County Taiwan Communities edit Cities edit Campbell Cupertino Gilroy Los Altos Milpitas Monte Sereno Morgan Hill Mountain View Palo Alto San Jose county seat Santa Clara Saratoga Sunnyvale Towns edit Los Altos Hills Los Gatos Census designated places edit Alum Rock Burbank Cambrian Park East Foothills Fruitdale Lexington Hills Loyola also known as Loyola Corners San Martin Stanford Unincorporated communities edit Bell Station also known as Bell s Station and Hollenbeck s Station Casa Loma Chemeketa Park Coyote also known as Burnett c – East San Jose Llagas Uvas Madrone now part of Morgan Hill Redwood Estates Rucker San Antonio also known as Deforest c – Sveadal Former townships edit Almaden Township Present day Almaden Valley Cambrian Park and portions of Campbell and Los Gatos Alviso Township Present day Alviso Burnett Township Present day Coyote Santa Teresa and Morgan Hill Fremont Township Present day Palo Alto Sunnyvale Mountain View Los Altos Los Altos Hills and part of Cupertino Gilroy Township Present day Gilroy and San Martin Milpitas Township Present day Milpitas Redwood Township Present day Los Gatos Monte Sereno Saratoga Redwood Estates and portions of Cupertino and Campbell San Jose Township Most of present day San Jose Santa Clara Township Present day Santa Clara and portions of San Jose Cupertino and Campbell Population ranking edit The population ranking of the following table is based on the census of Santa Clara County † county seat Rank City Town etc Municipal type Population Census † San Jose City Sunnyvale City Santa Clara City Mountain View City Milpitas City Palo Alto City Cupertino City Gilroy City Campbell City Morgan Hill City Saratoga City Los Gatos Town Los Altos City Alum Rock CDP Stanford CDP East Foothills CDP Los Altos Hills Town San Martin CDP Burbank CDP Monte Sereno City Cambrian Park CDP Loyola CDP Lexington Hills CDP Fruitdale CDP See also edit San Francisco Bay Area portal California portal United States portal Committee for Green Foothills List of attractions in Silicon Valley List of school districts in Santa Clara County California National Register of Historic Places listings in Santa Clara County California Old Almaden Winery Santa Clara County expressway system Santa Clara Valley Notes edit Jump up ^ Other Some other race Two or more races Jump up ^ Native American Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander American Indian or Alaska Native ^ Jump up to a b Percentage of registered voters with respect to total population Percentages of party members with respect to registered voters follow Jump up ^ Only larceny theft cases involving property over in value are reported as property crimes References edit Jump up ^ Chronology California State Association of Counties Retrieved February Jump up ^ Mount Hamilton Peakbagger com Retrieved May ^ Jump up to a b c d State County QuickFacts United States Census Bureau Retrieved Mar Jump up ^ Find a County National Association of Counties Retrieved 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Estimates American FactFinder Retrieved October Jump up ^ U S Census Bureau American Community Survey American Community Survey Year Estimates Table B American FactFinder Retrieved October Jump up ^ County Totals Dataset Population Population Change and Estimated Components of Population Change April to July Retrieved July Jump up ^ U S Decennial Census United States Census Bureau Retrieved October Jump up ^ Historical Census Browser University of Virginia Library Retrieved October Jump up ^ Forstall Richard L ed March Population of Counties by Decennial Census to United States Census Bureau Retrieved October Jump up ^ Census PHC T Ranking Tables for Counties and PDF United States Census Bureau April Retrieved October Jump up ^ Census P L Summary File Data United States Census Bureau Jump up ^ http www bayareacensus ca gov Demographic Profile Bay Area Census Check url value help Jump up ^ American FactFinder United States Census Bureau Retrieved May Jump up ^ Goldmacher Shane May California s social services chief wins lucrative pay deal Los Angeles Times Jump up ^ Counties by County and by District California Citizens Redistricting Commission Retrieved September Jump up ^ California s th Congressional District Representatives District Map Civic Impulse LLC Retrieved March Jump up ^ Communities of Interest Counties California Citizens Redistricting Commission Retrieved September Jump up ^ Communities of Interest Counties California Citizens Redistricting Commission Retrieved September Jump up ^ http uselectionatlas org RESULTS index html Jump up ^ http www sos ca gov elections ror ror pages day general politicalsub pdf Jump up ^ Archived June at the Wayback Machine Jump up ^ Herrera Joined by Los Angeles Santa Clara Counterparts in Suing to Invalidate Prop PDF Office of the City Attorney of San Francisco November Retrieved December ^ Jump up to a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q California Secretary of State February Report of Registration Retrieved October ^ Jump up to a b c d e f g h i j Office of the Attorney General Department of Justice State of California Table Crimes – Retrieved November ^ Jump up to a b c United States Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation Crime in the United States Table California Retrieved November Jump up ^ Santa Clara County economy ranked best performing San Jose Mercury News January Jump up ^ http bea gov newsreleases regional gdp metro pdf gdp metro pdf Jump up ^ http unstats un org unsd snaama dnltransfer asp fID Jump up ^ http www heraldonline com home prices in santa clara county html Jump up ^ Contact Us Santa Clara County Library Retrieved on March Jump up ^ Port Of Entry San Jose International Airport Cbp gov September Retrieved on Jump up ^ Verne Kopytoff September Google founders pay NASA million to land at Moffett Airfield San Francisco Chronicle Retrieved September Jump up ^ Sister County Commissions PRG The County of Santa Clara Retrieved January Jump up ^ http www census gov census External links edit Official website Santa Clara County governmental committee agendas Santa Clara County Planning Office Santa Clara Valley Water District Drinking Water List of special districts in Santa Clara County LAFCo Santa Clara County Library Santa Clara County California s Historic Silicon Valley a National Park Service Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary San Mateo County Alameda County Stanislaus County Santa Clara County California Santa Cruz County San Benito County and Santa Cruz County Merced County show v t e Municipalities and communities of Santa Clara County California United States show v t e San Jose and Silicon Valley attractions Google Search From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia Famous web search engine redirects here For information about search engine popularity see Web search engine § Market share Google com redirects here For the company itself see Google Google Search Google logo svg Screenshot show Type of site Web search engine Available in languages Owner Google Alphabet Revenue AdWords Website Google com US IPv support Yes by arrangement or ipv google com Alexa rank Steady February Commercial Yes Registration Optional Users billion active users Launched September years ago Current status Active Written in Python C C Google Search commonly referred to as Google Web Search or simply Google is a web search engine developed by Google It is the most used search engine on the World Wide Web handling more than three billion searches each day As of February it is the most used search engine in the US with market share The order of search on Google s search results pages is based in part on a priority rank called a PageRank Google Search provides many different options for customized search using Boolean operators such as exclusion xx alternatives xx OR yy OR zz and wildcards Winston Churchill returns Winston Churchill Winston Spencer Churchill etc The same and other options can be specified in a different way on an Advanced Search page The main purpose of Google Search is to hunt for text in publicly accessible documents offered by web servers as opposed to other data such as images or data contained in databases It was originally developed by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in Google Search provides several features beyond searching for words These include synonyms weather forecasts time zones stock quotes maps earthquake data movie showtimes airports home listings and sports scores There are special features for numbers dates and some specific forms including ranges prices temperatures money and measurement unit conversions calculations package tracking patents area codes and language translation In June Google introduced Google Voice Search to search for spoken rather than typed words In May Google introduced a Knowledge Graph semantic search feature in the U S Analysis of the frequency of search terms may indicate economic social and health trends Data about the frequency of use of search terms on Google can be openly inquired via Google Trends and have been shown to correlate with flu outbreaks and unemployment levels and provide the information faster than traditional reporting methods and surveys As of mid Google s search engine has begun to rely on these deep neural networks In October Gary Illyes a webmaster trends analyst with Google announced that the search engine will be making a new primary web index dedicated for mobile with a secondary less up to date index for desktop use The change is a response from the continued growth in mobile and a push for web developers to adopt a mobile friendly version of their websites Illyes stated the change will happen in months Competitors of Google include Baidu and Soso com in China Naver com and Daum net in South Korea Yandex in Russia Seznam cz in the Czech Republic Yahoo in Japan Taiwan and the US as well as Bing and DuckDuckGo Some smaller search engines offer facilities not available with Google e g not storing any private or tracking information one such search engine is Ixquick Contents hide Search PageRank Search products Non indexable data Google optimization Universal search Dedicated mobile search results Functionality Search syntax Query expansion I m Feeling Lucky Rich snippets Rich Card Special features Search options Error messages January malware bug Google Doodles Google Caffeine Conversational search OK Google Hummingbird update Privacy Encrypted search FTC fines Search suggestion Instant search Redesign Smartphone app International Search products Energy consumption Possible misuse of search results Predicting behavior See also References Further reading External links Search edit PageRank edit Main article PageRank Google s rise to success was largely due to a patented algorithm called PageRank that helps rank web pages that match a given search string When Google was a Stanford research project it was nicknamed BackRub because the technology checks backlinks to determine a site s importance Previous keyword based methods of ranking search results used by many search engines that were once more popular than Google would rank pages by how often the search terms occurred in the page or how strongly associated the search terms were within each resulting page The PageRank algorithm instead analyzes human generated links assuming that web pages linked from many important pages are themselves likely to be important The algorithm computes a recursive score for pages based on the weighted sum of the PageRanks of the pages linking to them PageRank is thought to correlate well with human concepts of importance In addition to PageRank Google over the years has added many other secret criteria for determining the ranking of pages on result lists reported to be over different indicators the specifics of which are kept secret to keep spammers at bay and help Google maintain an edge over its competitors globally In a potential hint of Google s future direction for their Search algorithm Eric Schmidt Google s then chief executive said in a interview with the Financial Times The goal is to enable Google users to be able to ask the question such as What shall I do tomorrow and What job shall I take Schmidt reaffirmed this during a interview with the Wall Street Journal I actually think most people don t want Google to answer their questions they want Google to tell them what they should be doing next In the European Commission found that Google Search favored Google s own products instead of offering consumers the best result for their needs In February Google announced a major change to its mobile search algorithm which would favor mobile friendly over other websites Nearly of Google s online search traffic comes from mobile phones Google says it wants its users to have access to premium quality websites Those websites which lack a mobile friendly interface would be demoted and it is expected that this update will cause a shake up of ranks Businesses who fail to update their websites accordingly could see a dip in their regular websites traffic Search products edit The exact percentage of the total of web pages that Google indexes is not known as it is very difficult to accurately calculate Google presents a two line summary and also a preview of each search result which includes a link to a cached stored usually older version of the page Google s cache link in its search results provides a way of retrieving information from websites that have recently gone down and a way of retrieving data more quickly than by clicking the direct link This feature is still available but many users are not aware of this because it has been moved to the previews of the search results presented next to these Google not only indexes and caches web pages but also takes snapshots of other file types which include PDF Word documents Excel spreadsheets Flash SWF plain text files and so on Except in the case of text and SWF files the cached version is a conversion to X HTML allowing those without the corresponding viewer application to read the file Users can customize the search engine by setting a default language using the SafeSearch filtering technology and set the number of results shown on each page Google has been criticized for placing long term cookies on users machines to store these preferences a tactic which also enables them to track a user s search terms and retain the data for more than a year citation needed For any query up to the first results can be shown with a maximum of displayed per page The ability to specify the number of results is available only if Instant Search is not enabled If Instant Search is enabled only results are displayed regardless of this setting original research In Google changed its rankings to demote sites that had been accused of piracy except the Google owned YouTube site Non indexable data edit Despite its immense index there is also a considerable amount of data available in online databases which are accessible by means of queries but not by links This so called invisible or deep Web is minimally covered by Google and other search engines The deep Web contains library catalogs official legislative documents of governments phone books and other content which is dynamically prepared to respond to a query Google optimization edit Main article Search engine optimization Because Google is the most popular search engine many webmasters have become eager to influence their website s Google rankings An industry of consultants has arisen to help websites increase their rankings on Google and on other search engines This field called search engine optimization attempts to discern patterns in search engine listings and then develop a methodology for improving rankings to draw more searchers to their client s sites Search engine optimization encompasses both on page factors like body copy title elements H heading elements and image alt attribute values and Off Page Optimization factors like anchor text and PageRank The general idea is to affect Google s relevance algorithm by incorporating the keywords being targeted in various places on page in particular the title element and the body copy note the higher up in the page presumably the better its keyword prominence and thus the ranking Too many occurrences of the keyword however cause the page to look suspect to Google s spam checking algorithms Google has published guidelines for website owners who would like to raise their rankings when using legitimate optimization consultants It has been hypothesized and allegedly is the opinion of the owner of one business about which there have been numerous complaints that negative publicity for example numerous consumer complaints may serve as well to elevate page rank on Google Search as favorable comments The particular problem addressed in The New York Times article which involved DecorMyEyes was addressed shortly thereafter by an undisclosed fix in the Google algorithm According to Google it was not the frequently published consumer complaints about DecorMyEyes which resulted in the high ranking but mentions on news websites of events which affected the firm such as legal actions against it Google Search Console helps to check for websites that use duplicate or copyright content Universal search edit Universal search was launched by Google on May It was an idea which merged the results from different searches into one Prior to Universal search a standard Google search would consist of links to different websites Universal search incorporates a wide variety of information such as websites news pictures maps blogs videos and more to display as search results Marissa Mayer VP of Search Products User Experience during Universal search launch described the goal of universal search With Universal search we re attempting to break down the walls that traditionally separated our various search properties and integrate the vast amounts of information available into one simple set of search results… We want to help you find the very best answer even if you don t know where to look Dedicated mobile search results edit In October Gary Illyes a webmaster trends analyst with Google announced that the search engine will be making a new primary web index dedicated for mobile with a secondary less up to date index for desktop use The change is a response from the continued growth in mobile and a push for web developers to adopt a mobile friendly version of their websites Illyes stated the change will happen in months Functionality edit A definition link is provided for many search terms Google search consists of a series of localized websites The largest of those the google com site is the top most visited website in the world Some of its features include a definition link for most searches including dictionary words the number of results you got on your search links to other searches e g for words that Google believes to be misspelled it provides a link to the search results using its proposed spelling and many more Search syntax edit Google s search engine normally accepts queries as a simple text and breaks up the user s text into a sequence of search terms which will usually be words that are to occur in the results but one can also use Boolean operators such as quotations marks for a phrase a prefix such as for qualified terms no longer valid the was removed from Google on October or one of several advanced operators such as site The webpages of Google Search Basics describe each of these additional queries and options see below Search options Google s Advanced Search web form gives several additional fields which may be used to qualify searches by such criteria as date of first retrieval Query expansion edit Google applies query expansion to the submitted search query transforming it into the query that will actually be used to retrieve results As with page ranking the exact details of the algorithm Google uses are deliberately obscure but certainly the following transformations are among those that occur Term reordering in information retrieval this is a standard technique to reduce the work involved in retrieving results This transformation is invisible to the user since the results ordering uses the original query order to determine relevance Stemming is used to increase search quality by keeping small syntactic variants of search terms There is a limited facility to fix possible misspellings in queries I m Feeling Lucky edit I m Feeling Lucky redirects here For the book by Douglas Edwards see I m Feeling Lucky book Google s homepage includes a button labeled I m Feeling Lucky Prior to a change in when a user typed in a search and clicked on the button the user would be taken directly to the first search result bypassing the search engine results page The idea was that if a user is feeling lucky the search engine would return the perfect match the first time without having to page through the search results According to a study by Tom Chavez of Rapt this feature cost Google million a year as of all searches use this feature and bypass all advertising With the introduction of Google Instant the functionality of the button behaves differently Currently the I m Feeling Lucky button changes based on the user s settings and what webpage users are at If Google Instant is turned off the button will work as it previously did or if the search box is empty redirect to the Google Doodles gallery If Google Instant is turned on and a user hovers over the button the button text will spin and land on a phrase that starts with I m feeling e g I m feeling hungry or I m feeling smart Each phrase links to a Google page related to the associated phrase Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox used I m Feeling Lucky as the default search string when the user entered a query in the location bar this functionality was deprecated in later versions Rich snippets edit See also Google Searchology § Rich Snippet On May Google announced that they would be parsing the hCard hReview and hProduct microformats and using them to populate search result pages with what they called Rich Snippets Rich Card edit See also Google Searchology § Rich Snippet On May Google announce a new search result format builder called Rich Card Rich cards are similar like Rich snippet use schema org Structured markup to showcase the content in a new visual format Rich card for four content categories Recipes Events Product and Reviews Special features edit Besides the main search engine feature of searching for text Google Search has more than special features activated by entering any of dozens of trigger words when searching weather – The weather conditions temperature wind humidity and forecast for many cities can be viewed by typing weather along with a city for larger cities or city and state U S zip code or city and country for smaller cities such as weather Lawrence Kansas weather Paris weather Bremen Germany stock quotes – The market data for a specific company or fund can be viewed by typing the ticker symbol or include stock such as CSCO MSFT IBM stock F stock lists Ford Motor Co or AIVSX fund Results show inter day changes or year graph etc This does not work for many stock names which are one letter long such as Macy s M or are common words such as Diamond Offshore DO or Majesco COOL time – The current time in many cities worldwide can be viewed by typing time and the name of the city such as time Cairo time Pratt KS timer – set a countdown sports scores – The scores and schedules for sports teams can be displayed by typing the team name or league name into the search box unit conversion – Measurements can be converted by entering each phrase such as cm in inches or km in miles currency conversion – A money or currency converter can be selected by typing the names or currency codes listed by ISO Euro in USD GBP in USD Yen in USD Yuan in lira the U S dollar can be USD or US or while Canadian is CAD etc calculator – calculation results can be determined as it is calculated live by entering a formula in numbers or words such as pi sqrt e^ plus Search results for the formula are displayed after the calculation result The caret ^ raises a number to an exponent power and percentages are allowed of Following the convention used in discrete mathematics Google s calculator evaluates ^ to The calculator also uses the unit and currency conversion functions to allow unit aware calculations For example EUR liter miles gallon in USD mile calculates the dollar cost per mile for a mpg car with gas costing euros a liter The calculator also can calculate digital storage arithmetic the calculation of bytes For example putting in MB MB GB yields the result MB or GB This is useful since bytes are binary power of and not decimal as regular numbers are power of Caveat it doesn t offer arbitrary precision and is subject to floating point errors in queries like – numeric ranges – A set of numbers can be matched by using a double dot between range numbers or to match any positive number in the range inclusive Negative numbers are treated as using exclusion dash to not match the number dictionary lookup – A definition for a word or phrase can be found by entering define followed by a colon and the word s to look up such as define philosophy maps – Some related maps can be displayed by typing in the name or U S ZIP code of a location and the word map such as New York map Kansas map or Paris map movie showtimes – Reviews or film showtimes can be listed for any movies playing nearby by typing movies or the name of any current film into the search box If a specific location was saved on a previous search the top search result will display showtimes for nearby theaters for that movie public data – Trends for population or unemployment rates can be found for U S states and counties by typing population or unemployment rate followed by a state or county name real estate and housing – Home listings in a given area can be displayed using the trigger words housing home or real estate followed by the name of a city or U S zip code travel data airports – The flight status for arriving or departing U S flights can be displayed by typing in the name of the airline and the flight number into the search box such as American airlines Delays at a specific airport can also be viewed by typing the name of the city or three letter airport code plus word airport package tracking – Package mail can be tracked by typing the tracking number of a Royal Mail UPS FedEx or USPS package directly into the search box Results will include quick links to track the status of each shipment patent numbers – U S patents can be searched by entering the word patent followed by the patent number into the search box such as Patent area code – The geographical location for any U S telephone area code can be displayed by typing a three digit area code such as Six degrees of Kevin Bacon – A search to find the shortest path between an arbitrary actor and veteran Hollywood character actor Kevin Bacon Simply search using bacon number actorname Google Goggles – using the Google Goggles app on your smartphone you can take a photograph of anything and get quick results for your search If you wish to pursue more detailed search results you can click the full results tab and get a full blown Google search of the object you photographed Knowledge graph – A search for things people or places that Google knows about such as landmarks celebrities cities sports teams buildings geographical features movies celestial objects works of art and more and information that applies to the search term is shown in the upper right It is rooted in public information such as Wikipedia United States Census Bureau and the CIA World Factbook Metronome – Provides a metronome with an adjustable bpm Search options edit The webpages maintained by the Google Help Center have text describing more than various search options The Google operator OR – Search for either one such as price high OR low searches for price high or price low minus sign – Exclude a word or a phrase such as apple tree searches where word tree is not used – Force inclusion of a word or a phrase Note that the original operator was removed on October – Wildcard operator to match any words between other specific words e g type blood – Range operator e g Some of the query options are as follows define – The query prefix define will provide a definition of the words listed after it stocks – After stocks the query terms are treated as stock ticker symbols for lookup site – Restrict the results to those websites in the given domain such as site www acmeacme com The option site com will search all domain URLs named with com no space after site intext – Prefix to search in a webpage text such as intext google search will list pages with word google in the text of the page and word search anywhere no space after intext allintitle – Only the page titles are searched not the remaining text on each webpage intitle – Prefix to search in a webpage title such as intitle google search will list pages with word google in title and word search anywhere no space after intitle allinurl – Only the page URL address lines are searched not the text inside each webpage inurl – Prefix for each word to be found in the URL others words are matched anywhere such as inurl acme search matches acme in a URL but matches search anywhere no space after inurl The page display options or query types are cache – Highlights the search words within the cached document such as cache www google com xxx shows cached content with word xxx highlighted link – The prefix link will list webpages that have links to the specified webpage such as link www google com lists webpages linking to the Google homepage related – The prefix related will list webpages that are similar to a specified web page info – The prefix info will display some background information about one specified webpage such as info www google com Typically the info is the first text bytes about words contained in the page displayed in the style of a results entry for just the page as matching the search filetype – results will only show files of the desired type e g filetype pdf will return pdf files Error messages edit Some searches will give a Forbidden error with the text We re sorry … but your query looks similar to automated requests from a computer virus or spyware application To protect our users we can t process your request right now We ll restore your access as quickly as possible so try again soon In the meantime if you suspect that your computer or network has been infected you might want to run a virus checker or spyware remover to make sure that your systems are free of viruses and other spurious software We apologize for the inconvenience and hope we ll see you again on Google sometimes followed by a CAPTCHA prompt Google s Server Error page The screen was first reported in and was a response to the heavy use of Google by search engine optimization companies to check on ranks of sites they were optimizing Google says the message is triggered only by high volumes of requests from a single IP address however the use of the allintext operator a few times in a period of minutes has the same effect Google apparently uses the Google cookie as part of its determination of refusing service In June after the death of pop superstar Michael Jackson this message appeared to many internet users who were searching Google for news stories related to the singer and was assumed by Google to be a DDoS attack although many queries were submitted by legitimate searchers January malware bug edit A screenshot of the error of January Google flags search results with the message This site may harm your computer if the site is known to install malicious software in the background or otherwise surreptitiously Google does this to protect users against visiting sites that could harm their computers For approximately minutes on January all search results were mistakenly classified as malware and could therefore not be clicked instead a warning message was displayed and the user was required to enter the requested URL manually The bug was caused by human error The URL of which expands to all URLs was mistakenly added to the malware patterns file Google Doodles edit Main article Google Doodle On certain occasions the logo on Google s webpage will change to a special version known as a Google Doodle This is a picture drawing or animation that includes the logo It is usually done for a special event or day although not all of them are well known Clicking on the Doodle links to a string of Google search results about the topic The first was a reference to the Burning Man Festival in and others have been produced for the birthdays of notable people like Albert Einstein historical events like the interlocking Lego block s th anniversary and holidays like Valentine s Day Some Google Doodles have interactivity beyond a simple search such as the famous Google Pacman version that appeared on May Google Caffeine edit In August Google announced the rollout of a new search architecture codenamed Caffeine The new architecture was designed to return results faster and to better deal with rapidly updated information from services including Facebook and Twitter Google developers noted that most users would notice little immediate change but invited developers to test the new search in its sandbox Differences noted for their impact upon search engine optimization included heavier keyword weighting and the importance of the domain s age The move was interpreted in some quarters as a response to Microsoft s recent release of an upgraded version of its own search service renamed Bing Google announced completion of Caffeine on June claiming fresher results due to continuous updating of its index With Caffeine Google moved its back end indexing system away from MapReduce and onto BigTable the company s distributed database platform Caffeine is also based on Colossus or GFS an overhaul of the GFS distributed file system Conversational search OK Google edit During the Google I O conference in May Google s Amit Singhal presented on the future of search explaining that a search engine s three primary functions will need to evolve and that search will need to answer converse and anticipate As part of his keynote talk Singhal stated A computer you can talk to And it will answer everything you ask it Little did I know I would grow up to become the person responsible for building my dream for the entire world Conversational search technology was then featured and Singhal introduced the term hot wording to describe search without the need for an interface whereby the user simply prompts the Google search engine by stating OK Google The I O audience was then shown a demonstration in which a user asked a question and the search engine answered back in conversation in addition to the presentation of results for the query The conversational search function was incorporated into the latest version of the Chrome browser during the week beginning May The OK Google search prompt was not included into the upgrade and users are required to click on a microphone icon that appears on the right hand side of the search box Google displays its answer to the user s question in the form of cards at the top of the search results while the information is conveyed verbally—according to one search engine writer Google continues to work through the feature s bugs Hummingbird update edit Main article Google Hummingbird The Hummingbird update was announced as part of Google s year anniversary and a Guardian technology journalist described it as the biggest change to the inner workings of the world s most popular search engine since Google s Caffeine update in The update was progressively introduced over the month prior to the announcement and will benefit more modern forms of search whereby users ask Google a question rather than entering keywords into the search box Privacy edit icon This section needs expansion You can help by adding to it March Searches made by search engines including Google leave traces This raises concerns about privacy In principle if details of a user s searches are found those with access to the information—principally state agencies responsible for law enforcement and similar matters—can make deductions about the user s activities This has been used for the detection and prosecution of lawbreakers for example a murderer was found and convicted after searching for terms such as tips with killing with a baseball bat A search may leave traces both on a computer used to make the search and in records kept by the search provider When using a search engine through a browser program on a computer search terms and other information may be stored on the computer by default unless the browser is set not to do this or they are erased Saved terms may be discovered on forensic analysis of the computer An Internet Service Provider ISP or search engine provider e g Google may store records which relate search terms to an IP address and a time Whether such logs are kept and access to them by law enforcement agencies is subject to legislation in different jurisdictions and working practices the law may mandate prohibit or say nothing about logging of various types of information Some search engines located in jurisdictions where it is not illegal make a feature of not storing user search information Encrypted search edit Various search engines provide encrypted Web search facilities In May Google rolled out SSL encrypted web search The encrypted search can be accessed at encrypted google com However the web search is encrypted via Transport Layer Security TLS by default today thus every search request should be automatically encrypted if TLS is supported by the web browser FTC fines edit In the US Federal Trade Commission fined Google US million for violating their agreement not to violate the privacy of users of the Apple Safari web browser The FTC was also continuing to investigate if Google s favoring of their own services in their search results violated antitrust regulations Search suggestion edit Google Suggestion displaying search suggestions starting with google sea The first suggested term google search is completed in gray text within the text box and Google Instant provides search results for this term while typing not shown here In Google started to give autocompleted search suggestions in a list below the search bar for incompletely entered queries Suggestions have increasingly sparked controversies about their bias Instant search edit Google Instant a feature that displays suggested results while the user types was introduced in the US on September In concert with the Google Instant launch Google disabled the ability of users to choose to see more than search results per page At the time of the announcement Google expected Instant to save users to seconds in every search collectively about million seconds per hour Search engine marketing experts speculated that Google Instant would have a great impact on local and paid search Google Search is a turn from a static HTML page into an AJAX application Instant Search can be disabled via Google s preferences menu but autocomplete style search suggestions cannot be disabled by intention The publication The Hacker Quarterly compiled a list of words that Google Instant did not show Most banned terms are those considered rude but some apparently irrelevant searches including Myleak are removed In September several sources reported that Google had removed bisexual from the list of blacklisted terms for Instant Search As of August the word bisexual still did not autocomplete and LGBT activists renewed efforts to have it whitelisted As of June bisexuality but not bisexual and myleak were found Redesign edit icon This section needs expansion You can help by adding to it January Ambox current red svg This section needs to be updated Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information January Product Sans Google s typeface since In late June Google introduced a new look to the Google home page in order to boost the use of the Google social tools One of the major changes was replacing the classic navigation bar with a black one Google s digital creative director Chris Wiggins explains We re working on a project to bring you a new and improved Google experience and over the next few months you ll continue to see more updates to our look and feel The new navigation bar has been negatively received by a vocal minority In November Google started testing yellow labels for advertisements displayed in search results to improve user experience The new labels highlighted in yellow color and aligned to the left of each sponsored link help users clearly differentiate between organic and sponsored results Smartphone app edit A Google Search mobile app is available for Android Windows Phone and iOS devices In addition to allowing users to perform web searches the app implements Google Now Google s voice recognition and intelligent personal assistant software Google Now uses a natural language user interface to answer questions make recommendations and perform actions by delegating requests to a set of web services Along with answering user initiated queries Google Now passively delivers information to the user that it predicts they will want based on their search habits Google Search for Android was originally introduced in the same year the Android operating system was introduced On January Google introduced an update where they included an updated and simplified user interface along with other improvements As of May around of Google searches on Android used voice recognition International edit Main article List of Google domains Google is available in many languages and has been localized completely or partly for many countries The interface has also been made available in some languages for humorous purpose Bork bork bork Elmer Fudd Klingon Leetspeak Pig Latin Pirate In addition to the main URL Google com Google Inc owns domain names for each of the countries regions in which it has been localized On September an Ex Googler Sanmay Ved managed to buy the domain Google com from Google via Google Domains and gain full webmaster control Google later acknowledged the purchase and rewarded Ved who in turn requested that the reward be donated to charity As a result Google doubled the reward Search products edit Main article List of Google products In addition to its tool for searching webpages Google also provides services for searching images Usenet newsgroups news websites videos searching by locality maps and items for sale online In Google has indexed over trillion web pages and received billion queries per month It also caches much of the content that it indexes Google operates other tools and services including Google News Google Shopping Google Maps Google Custom Search Google Earth Google Docs Picasa Panoramio YouTube Google Translate Google Blog Search and Google Desktop Search There are also products available from Google that are not directly search related Gmail for example is a webmail application but still includes search features Google Browser Sync does not offer any search facilities although it aims to organize your browsing time Also Google starts many new beta products like Google Social Search or Google Image Swirl Energy consumption edit Google claims that a search query requires altogether about kJ or kW h which is enough to raise the temperature of one liter of water by °C Possible misuse of search results edit In a group of Austrian researchers observed a tendency to misuse the Google engine as a reality interface Ordinary users as well as journalists tend to rely on the first pages of Google search assuming that everything not listed there is either not important or merely does not exist The researchers say that Google has become the main interface for our whole reality To be precise with the Google interface the user gets the impression that the search results imply a kind of totality In fact one only sees a small part of what one could see if one also integrates other research tools Predicting behavior edit At the New Hampshire primary the top searched Democratic candidate was Bernie Sanders with of the searches and won with of the vote according to real time results of Google s trending search queries and Hillary Clinton received of the queries and of the vote The top searched Republican candidate was Donald Trump who received of the searches an hour before the polls closed and won with of the vote and John Kasich got of both the vote and the searches See also edit Google portal Alphabet portal Censorship by Google Comparison of web 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particularly Google H Maurer Ed Graz University of Technology Austria September pp Retrieved October Jump up ^ How Google Searches Pretty Much Nailed the New Hampshire Primary February Further reading edit Google Hacks from O Reilly is a book containing tips about using Google effectively Now in its third edition ISBN Google The Missing Manual by Sarah Milstein and Rael Dornfest O Reilly ISBN How to Do Everything with Google by Fritz Schneider Nancy Blachman and Eric Fredricksen McGraw Hill Osborne Media ISBN Google Power by Chris Sherman McGraw Hill Osborne Media ISBN Barroso Luiz Andre Dean Jeffrey Hölzle Urs Web Search for a Planet The Google Cluster Architecture IEEE Micro – doi MM External links edit Official website The Original Google Google search trends show v t e Google Google Docs Sheets and Slides From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia Google Docs Sheets and Slides Google Docs Sheets and Slides Icons The Google Docs Sheets and Slides icons Google Docs example document png An example of a document in Google Docs Developer s Google Initial release March years ago Stable release s ± Docs for Android April days ago Sheets for Android April days ago Slides for Android April days ago Docs for iOS April days ago Sheets for iOS April days ago Slides for iOS April days ago Written in JavaScript Operating system Web Android iOS Available in languages Type Collaborative software Word processor Spreadsheet Presentation program Website Google Docs Google Sheets Google Slides Google Forms Developer s Google Initial release October years ago Development status Active Operating system Web Platform Yes Type Survey software Website Google Forms Google Docs Google Sheets and Google Slides are a word processor a spreadsheet and a presentation program respectively all part of a free web based software office suite offered by Google within its Google Drive service The three apps are available as web applications and as mobile apps for Android and iOS The apps are compatible with Microsoft Office file formats The suite also consists of Google Forms survey software Google Drawings diagramming software and Google Fusion Tables database manager experimental The suite allows users to create and edit files online while collaborating with other users in real time Edits are tracked by user with a revision history presenting changes An editor s position is highlighted with an editor specific color and cursor A permissions system regulates what users can do Updates have introduced features using machine learning including Explore offering search results based on the contents of a document answers based on natural language questions in a spreadsheet and dynamic design suggestions based on contents of a slideshow and Action items allowing users to assign tasks to other users While Google Docs has been criticized for lacking the functionality of Microsoft Office it has received praise for its simplicity ease of collaboration and frequent product updates Contents hide History Platforms Web apps Mobile apps Features Editing Collaboration and revision history Explore Suggested edits Action items Add ons Offline Files Supported file formats File limits G Suite Other functionality Discontinued functionality Google Forms and Google Drawings Google Forms Google Drawings Reception Issues document sharing incident See also References Further reading External links History edit Google Docs originated from two separate products Writely and Google Spreadsheets Writely s beta logo Writely was a web based word processor created by the software company Upstartle and launched in August It began as an experiment by programmers Sam Schillace Steve Newman and Claudia Carpenter trying out the then new Ajax technology and the content editable function in browsers Google Spreadsheets first launched as a limited test on Google Labs on June originated from the product XL Web by Web Technologies which was acquired by Google in June citation needed On March Google announced that it had acquired Upstartle Writely closed registration to its service until the move to Google servers was complete In August Writely sent account invitations to everyone who had requested to be placed on a waiting list and then became publicly available on August citation needed Writely continued to maintain its own user system until September when it was integrated with Google Accounts Meanwhile Google developed Google Spreadsheets using the technology it had acquired from Web Technologies in and launched Google Labs Spreadsheets on June as the first public component of what would eventually become Google Sheets It was initially made available to only a limited number of users on a first come first served basis The limited test was later replaced with a beta version available to all Google Account holders around the same time as an official announcement press release was issued In September Google released a presentation program for Google Docs which originated from the company s acquisition of Tonic Systems on April In July Google dropped the beta testing status from Google Docs In January Google Docs started allowing users to upload any file type up to MB with GB of free space and paid storage available for per GB per year This cloud storage feature was eventually reworked when Google Drive was introduced in Google Drive now serves as the cloud storage service from Google while Docs Sheets and Slides serve as the office suite inside Google Drive In March Google acquired DocVerse an online document collaboration company DocVerse allowed multiple user online collaboration on Microsoft Office compatible document formats such as Word Excel and PowerPoint Improvements based on DocVerse were announced and deployed in April In June Google acquired Quickoffice a leader in office productivity solutions with particular emphasis on Quickoffice s seamless interoperability with popular file formats In October Google Documents Spreadsheets and Presentations were renamed Google Docs Sheets and Slides respectively At the same time Chrome apps were released which provided shortcuts to the services on Chrome s new tab page Google announced in August that support for Chrome apps would end on Microsoft Windows Apple macOS and Linux computers between and Platforms edit Web apps edit Google Docs Sheets and Slides are available as web applications for Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Internet Explorer Microsoft Edge and Apple Safari web browsers Users can access all documents spreadsheets and presentations among other files collectively through the Google Drive website In June Google started rolling out dedicated website homepages for Docs Sheets and Slides that contain only files created with each respective service Mobile apps edit In Google launched dedicated mobile apps for Google Docs Sheets and Slides on the Android and iOS mobile operating systems In the mobile websites for Docs Sheets and Slides were updated with simpler more uniform interfaces for each and while users can read files through the mobile websites users trying to edit will be redirected towards the dedicated mobile apps thus preventing editing on the mobile web In January Google announced that certain legacy versions of the Google Docs Sheets and Slides mobile apps would be shut down on April delivering a prompt that requires users to update to newer versions App versions being shut down include Docs versions for Android earlier than and for iOS earlier than Sheets versions for Android earlier than and for iOS earlier than Slides versions for Android earlier than and for iOS earlier than Features edit Editing edit Collaboration and revision history edit The suite serves as a collaborative tool for cooperative editing of documents spreadsheets and presentations in real time Documents can be shared opened and edited by multiple users simultaneously and users are able to see character by character changes as other collaborators make edits Changes are automatically saved to Google s servers and a revision history is automatically kept so past edits may be viewed and reverted to An editor s current position is represented with an editor specific color cursor so if another editor happens to be viewing that part of the document they can see edits as they occur A sidebar chat functionality allows collaborators to discuss edits The revision history allows users to see the additions made to a document with each author distinguished by color Only adjacent revisions can be compared and users cannot control how frequently revisions are saved Files can be exported to a user s local computer in a variety of formats ODF HTML PDF RTF Text Office Open XML Files can be tagged and archived for organizational purposes Explore edit Launched in September Explore enables additional functionality through machine learning In Google Docs Explore shows relevant Google search results based on information in the document simplifying information gathering Users can also mark specific document text press Explore and see search results based on the marked text only In Google Sheets Explore enables users to ask questions such as How many units were sold on Black Friday and Explore will return the answer without requiring formula knowledge from the user In Google Slides Explore dynamically generates design suggestions based on the contents of each slide The Explore features in Docs follow the launch of a more basic research tool originally introduced in In December Google introduced a quick citations feature to Google Docs The quick citation tool allows users to insert citations as footnotes with the click of a button on the web through the Explore feature introduced in September The citation feature also marked the launch of the Explore functionalities in G Suite for Education accounts Suggested edits edit In June Google introduced Suggested edits in Google Docs as part of the commenting access permission participants can come up with suggestions for edits that the author can accept or reject in contrary to full editing ability Action items edit In October Google announced Action items to Docs Sheets and Slides If a user writes phrases such as Ryan to follow up on the keynote script the respective service will intelligently assign that action to Ryan Google states this will make it easier for other collaborators to see which person is responsible for what task When a user visits Google Drive Docs Sheets or Slides any files with tasks assigned to them will be highlighted with a badge Add ons edit In March Google introduced add ons new tools from third party developers that add more features for Google Docs and Google Sheets Offline edit In order to view and edit documents spreadsheets and presentations offline on a computer users need to be using the Google Chrome web browser A Chrome extension Google Docs Offline allows users to enable offline support for Docs Sheets and Slides files on the Google Drive website The Android and iOS apps natively support offline editing Files edit Supported file formats edit Files in the following formats can be viewed and converted to Docs Sheets or Slides formats For documents doc if newer than Microsoft Office docx docm dot dotx dotm html plain text txt rtf odt For spreadsheets xls if newer than Microsoft Office xlsx xlsm xlt xltx xltm ods csv tsv txt tab For presentations ppt if newer than Microsoft Office pptx pptm pps ppsx ppsm pot potx potm For drawings wmf For optical character recognition jpg gif png pdf File limits edit There are limits specific to file type listed below Documents Google Docs Up to million characters regardless of the number of pages or font size Document files converted to gdoc Docs format cannot be larger than MB Images inserted cannot be larger than MB and must be in either jpg png or non animated gif formats Spreadsheets Google Sheets Up to million cells Presentations Google Slides Presentation files converted to gslides Slides format cannot be larger than MB Images inserted cannot be larger than MB and must be in either jpg png or non animated gif formats G Suite edit The Google Docs Sheets and Slides suite is free to use for individuals but it is also available as part of the business centered G Suite service by Google which is a monthly subscription that enables additional business focused functionality Other functionality edit A simple find and replace tool is available Google Docs includes a web clipboard tool that allows users to copy and paste content between Google Docs Sheets Slides and Drawings The web clipboard can also be used for copying and pasting content between different computers Copied items are stored on Google s servers for up to days For most copying and pasting Google Docs also supports keyboard shortcuts Google offers an extension for the Google Chrome web browser called Office editing for Docs Sheets and Slides that enables users to view and edit Microsoft Office documents on Google Chrome via the Docs Sheets and Slides apps The extension can be used for opening Office files stored on the computer using Chrome as well as for opening Office files encountered on the web in the form of email attachments web search results etc without having to download them The extension is installed on Chrome OS by default Discontinued functionality edit Google Cloud Connect was a plug in for Microsoft Office and that could automatically store and synchronize any Word document PowerPoint presentation or Excel spreadsheet to Google Docs before the introduction of Drive in Google Docs or Microsoft Office formats The online copy was automatically updated each time the Microsoft Office document was saved Microsoft Office documents could be edited offline and synchronized later when online Google Cloud Connect maintained previous Microsoft Office document versions and allowed multiple users to collaborate by working on the same document at the same time However Google Cloud Connect has been discontinued as of April as Google Drive achieves all of the above tasks with better results Google Forms and Google Drawings edit Google Forms edit Google Forms is a tool that allows collecting information from users via a personalized survey or quiz The information is then collected and automatically connected to a spreadsheet The spreadsheet is populated with the survey and quiz responses The Forms service has also received updates over the years New features include but are not limited to menu search shuffle of questions for randomized order limiting responses to once per person shorter URLs custom themes automatically generating answer suggestions when creating forms and an Upload file option for users answering to share content through In October Google introduced add ons for Google Forms that enable third party developers to make new tools for more features in surveys Google Drawings edit Google Drawings allows users to collaborate creating sharing and editing images or drawings Google Drawings can be used for creating charts diagrams designs flow charts etc It contains a subset of the features in Google Slides but with different templates Its features include laying out drawings precisely with alignment guides snap to grid auto distribution and inserting drawings into other Google documents spreadsheets or presentations Reception edit In a December review of the software suite Edward Mendelsohn of PC Magazine wrote that the suite was visually elegant with effortless collaboration but that Docs Sheets and Slides were less powerful than desktop based suites Comparing Google s office suite with Microsoft s and Apple s he stated that Docs exists only in your Web browser meaning that users have more limited feature set than the spacious high powered setting of a desktop app He wrote that offline support required a plug in describing it as less convenient than a desktop app and you have to remember to install it before you need it Mendelsohn praised the user interface describing it as elegant highly usable with fast performance and that the revision history alerts you to recent changes and stores fine grained records of revisions Regarding the Explore functionality he credited it for being the niftiest new feature in the suite and that it surpassed comparable features in Microsoft Office He described the quality of imports of Office files as impressive fidelity In summarization he praised the suite for having the best balance of speed and power and the best collaboration features too while noting that it lacks a few features offered by Microsoft Office but it was also faster to load and save in our testing In Paul Sawers of The Next Web described Google Docs as a pretty robust set of free tools that are improving every month In a review of Google s G Suite business subscription service Eric Grevstad of PC Magazine stated that Google Docs follows the rule that is percent of users will never need more than percent of the features Issues edit document sharing incident edit In early March a privacy error caused documents to be shared without user consent Google released a statement specifying that sharing was limited to people with whom you or a collaborator with sharing rights had previously shared a document The issue was fixed by Google and followed by a statement that less than of documents had been affected by the issue Furthermore Google said it has extensive safeguards in place to protect all documents and are confident this was an isolated incident However later the same month security consultant Ade Barkah wrote on his blog about security issues with the software suite Issues included that embedded images in private documents could be viewed publicly on the Internet even after document deletion when users got access to a document that included a diagram a new feature at the time the new user could see any previous version of the diagram including any sensitive information that was removed before sharing and in some scenarios users who had access rights removed from a document could still access the document without the owner s knowledge Google released a statement that it takes the security of our users information very seriously but based on the information we ve received we do not believe there are significant security issues with Google Docs The statement finished with We will share more information as soon as it s available See also edit Cloud collaboration Document collaboration Collaborative software Google Fusion Tables Comparison of survey software References edit Jump up ^ Google Docs APKMirror Android Police April Retrieved April Jump up ^ Google Sheets APKMirror Android Police April Retrieved April Jump up ^ Google Slides APKMirror Android Police April Retrieved April Jump up ^ Google Docs App Store Apple Inc April Retrieved April Jump up ^ Google Sheets App Store Apple Inc April Retrieved April Jump up ^ Google Slides App Store Apple Inc April Retrieved April Jump up ^ Hill Ian June New Languages for 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presentation Official Google Blog Google Retrieved October Jump up ^ Trapani Gina September Google Docs Adds Presentations Lifehacker Retrieved October Jump up ^ Schillace Sam April We re expecting Official Google Blog Google Retrieved December Jump up ^ Glotzbach Matthew July Google Apps is out of beta yes really Official Google Blog Google Retrieved October Jump up ^ Bangaru Vijay January Upload and store your files in the cloud with Google Docs Google Drive Blog Google Retrieved December Jump up ^ Pichai Sundar April Introducing Google Drive yes really Official Google Blog Google Retrieved October Jump up ^ Jackson Rob March Google Buys DocVerse For Office Collaboration Chrome Android Wave Implications Phandroid Retrieved October Jump up ^ Belomestnykh Olga April A rebuilt more real time Google documents Google Drive Blog Google Retrieved October Jump up ^ Warren Alan June Google Quickoffice get more done anytime anywhere Official Google Blog Google Retrieved October Jump up ^ 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blog Google From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia Google Google logo svg Type of site Social networking service Identity service Available in Multilingual Founded June years ago Area served Worldwide –present Owner Google Key people Larry Page Co founder Sergey Brin Co founder Bradley Horowitz Vice President Product Industry Internet Slogan s Get way into what you love Website plus google com Commercial Yes Registration Required Users million active users Launched June years ago replaced Google Buzz Current status Active Written in Java and JavaScript Logo google png Google pronounced and sometimes written as Google Plus is an interest based social network that is owned and operated by Google The service Google s fourth foray into social networking experienced strong growth in its initial years although usage statistics have varied depending on how the service is defined Three Google executives have overseen the service which has undergone substantial changes leading to a redesign in November Contents hide History Creation Growth Changes in management and product direction Redesign User demographics Features and functions User profile Circles Stream Identity Service Privacy Button Google Pages Communities Locations What s Hot Google Local Photography Additional features Collections Deprecated features Technologies Controversies and criticism Gender disclosure Censorship by governments Occupy Obama s G Nymwars Commenting on YouTube In popular culture See also References External links History edit Creation edit Google is the company s fourth foray into social networking following Google Buzz launched retired in Google Friend Connect launched retired by March and Orkut launched in as of operated entirely by subsidiary Google Brazil – retired in September Google launched in June Features included the ability to post photos and status updates to the stream or interest based communities group different types of relationships rather than simply friends into Circles a multi person instant messaging text and video chat called Hangouts events location tagging and the ability to edit and upload photos to private cloud based albums According to a book by a former Facebook employee some leaders at Facebook saw Google s foray into social networking as a serious threat to the company Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg instituted a company wide lockdown signaling that employees were supposed to dedicate time to bringing Facebook s features into line with Google Growth edit Assessments of Google growth have varied widely because Google first defined the service as a social network then later as a social layer across all of Google s services allowing them to share a user s identity and interests According to Ars Technica Google signups were often just an incidental byproduct of signing up for other Google services Consequently the reported number of active users on Google grew significantly but the average time those users spent on the site was a small fraction of that on comparable social media services In Google reached million users just two weeks after the launch In a month it reached million In October the service reached million users according to Larry Page Based on ComScore the biggest market was the United States followed by India By the end of the year Google had million users In October approximately million monthly active users made use of the social layer by interacting with Google s enhanced properties like Gmail button and YouTube comments Some million monthly active users participated in the social network by interacting with the Google social networking stream But user engagement on Google was low compared with its competitors ComScore estimated that users averaged just minutes on the site in January versus hours for Facebook In March average time spent on the site remained low roughly minutes according to Nielsen not including traffic via apps In February The New York Times likened Google to a ghost town citing Google stats of million monthly active users but noting that almost half don t visit the site The company replied that the significance of Google was less as a Facebook competitor than as a means of gathering and connecting user information from Google s various services Changes in management and product direction edit In April Vic Gundotra the executive in charge of Google departed the company with management responsibility going to David Besbris By March Google executive Bradley Horowitz who had co founded Google Plus with Gundotra had replaced Besbris becoming vice president of streams photos and sharing In an interview with Steven Levy published on May Horowitz said that Google was about to undergo a huge shift that would better reflect how the service is actually used By that time two core Google functions communications and photos had become standalone services Google Photos Google s photo and video library was announced at the May Google I O conference Google Hangouts Google s communications platform was announced two years earlier also at Google I O Google subsequently refocused Google on shared interests removing features not supporting an interest based social experience The company also eliminated the Google social layer users no longer needed a Google profile to share content and communicate with contacts The transition began with YouTube where a Google profile was no longer required to create upload or comment on a channel but a Google page was instead required YouTube comments no longer appeared on Google or vice versa On November Google unveiled a significant redesign of Google the new interface places a larger focus on the Communities and Collections functionality in an effort to narrow the service s scope into interest based networking Redesign edit In November Google Plus underwent a redesign with the stated intent of making the site simpler and faster making the new features of Communities and Collections more prominent and removing features such as Hangouts Events and Custom URLs Until January users accessing the site using desktop computers could access some of the discontinued features by selecting option Back to classic G User demographics edit Google s user base was roughly male and female as of November and other or unknown Early adopters of Google in mid were mostly male and the dominant age bracket was between and An August survey estimated that of U S adults had joined Google Features and functions edit User profile edit A Google User profile is a public visible account of a user that is attached to many Google properties It includes basic social networking services like a profile photo about section background photo cover photo previous work and school history interests places lived and an area to post status updates It also includes several identity service sections such as a contributor and other profiles area that let one link their properties across the web These sections optionally link to other social media accounts one has any blogs one owns or have written or sites one is a contributor to This area is used for Google Authorship Customized or Vanity URLs were made available to the public starting on October to any account that is days old and has a profile photo and at least followers Google removed author photos from search results in June and in August Google has stopped showing authorship in search results both photo and author name Circles edit Circles is a core feature of the Google Social Platform It enables users to organize people into groups or lists for sharing across various Google products and services Organization of circles is done through a drag and drop interface Once a circle is created a Google user can share specific private content to only that circle For example work themed content can be shared with only colleagues and one s friends and family could see more personal content and photos The option to share Public or with Everyone is always available Users were originally able to create Shared Circles a one time share to promote a circle of individuals but the feature has been removed Another function of Circles is to control the content of one s Stream A user may click on a Circle on the left side of the page and the Stream portion of the page the center will contain only posts shared by users in that Circle For the unsegmented Stream includes content from all of a user s Circles each Circle has a slider configuration item with four positions nothing some things most things and everything The nothing position requires the user to select click on the Circle name explicitly to see content from users in that Circle The everything setting as its name implies filters nothing out from people in that Circle The remaining two positions control the quantity of posts which appear in one s main Stream but the algorithm controlling what shows has not been disclosed Stream edit In the Stream which occupies the middle of three columns on the page users see updates from those in their Circles There is an input box which allows users to enter a post Along with the text entry field there are icons to upload and share photos and videos The Stream can be filtered to show only posts from specific Circles Identity Service edit Starting in November Google profiles are used as the background account for many Google Services including YouTube Gmail Google Maps Android Google Play Google Music Google Voice Google Wallet Google Local and more As of January Google Search is customized with a feature called Search Plus Your World which inserts content shared on Google profiles and brand pages under Web Search results if one is logged into their Google account while using it The feature which is opt in was received with controversy over the emphasis of Google profiles over other social networking services The feature builds upon the earlier Social Search feature which indexes content shared or published by authors Social Search however relied partly upon returns from non Google services such as Twitter and Flickr Google and Twitter had a contract that expired in July which is the reason Tweets are no longer shown Privacy edit The privacy setting allows users to disclose certain information to the circles of their choice Users can also see their profile visitors Button edit Google has a button to allow people to recommend sites and parts of sites similar in use to Facebook s Like button Google Pages edit Google Pages was released on November to all users which allows businesses to connect with fans It allows entities which are not individuals such as organizations companies and publications to set up profiles or pages for the posting and syndication of posts It is similar to Facebook Pages Google Badges was quietly introduced to select enterprises beginning November and officially released to the public on November Badges are sidebar widgets which embed Add to Circles buttons and drop down lists into off site websites and blogs similar to Facebook s Like Box widgets This was officially treated by Google as a replacement for the older Google Friend Connect and its widgets and GFC was announced by Senior Vice President of Operations Urs Hölzle on November as scheduled to be retired by March on all non Blogger sites in favor of Google Page Badges Google Views was introduced on April It features a view counter which is displayed on every user s profile page The view counter shows the number of times the user s content has been seen by others including photos posts and profile page Communities edit Google Communities Released December Google Communities allow users to create ongoing conversations about particular topics Google Communities can also be created and managed under Google Page accounts Locations edit Currently April between Communities and Hangouts on the main mobile menu Locations is mostly the service that was Latitude It allows the account holder to share their location with a person circle or circles The location can be as accurate as the GPS on the mobile device or can be set to only show city That distinction on the map is shown by the shape of the avatar or profile photo Further if the device is between locations or in the US on a state line the location will be given as the state or as United States If the location isn t updated by a mobile device or Web browser the profile shows the static location named in the profile after four days Its life earlier in was a week between then and the end of it was hours Location sharing has moved to Google Maps appeared in Plus on March What s Hot edit What s hot Stream introduced on October is a stream showing what Google users have commented shared and interacted with the most It is similar to Trending Topics On Twitter Google Local edit On June Google combined Google Places and Google Local Business Pages with the Google My Business product The product uses the interface of Google but has many more features including insights and analytics On May Google Places was replaced by Google Local which now integrates directly with the Google service to allow users to post photos and reviews of locations directly to its page on the service Additionally Google Local and Maps also now feature detailed reviews and ratings from Zagat who was acquired by Google in September Photography edit Original left and with Auto Enhance applied right An animated gif created by Auto Awesome Google Creative Kit is an online photo editor integrated to Google on October which is essentially Picnik integrated earlier to Picasa Web Albums Auto Awesome Released at Google I O in the feature applies special effects manually with Android or automatically often using multiple sequential shots Effects include composite motion in a single image short animation photo booth style and high dynamic range rendering HDR Auto Enhance With Auto Enhance Google makes subtle adjustments to hypothetically improve photos Google Auto Backup A desktop utility that imports a large collection of photos and videos Additional features edit Instant Upload is specific to mobile devices it stores photos or videos in a private album for sharing later A Data Liberation option provides the ability to download one s content from Google Hashtags where is written before a word or CamelCase are hyperlinked to the most recent or highest trending search results within Google containing the term This a feature which gained notoriety as a microblogging practice on Twitter was implemented as a Google feature on October Autocompletion came on January New Features for Google Mobile Since the launch of Google Google has been adding and making changes to many features On September the company released a list of changes and additions to Google mobile which include Broadened SMS support so that users in the countries including U S and India can now post to Google receive notifications and respond to group messages via SMS They have also made it easier to mention someone from a mobile device Now to mention another user one simply writes their name inside a post or comment In order to comments more easily users are now able to them directly from their iOS devices They also introduced this feature to the Android app in December Select public figures have verified names Google determines whether a particular profile warrants verification The purpose is to indicate to site visitors whether a particular profile belongs to who one would generally expect the name to be and not someone who coincidentally has the same name as a public figure Verified identity profiles have a checkmark logo after their name Examples of profiles bearing the verified name badge include Linus Torvalds William Shatner Leo Laporte Mark Zuckerberg Larry Page and Sergey Brin Collections edit In May Google launched Collections feature which was inspired by Pinterest It allows users to build content collections based on topics and interests Deprecated features edit Search in Google allowed users to search for content within Google Users type what they re looking for into the Google search box and Google will return relevant people and posts as well as popular content from around the web The search feature no longer appears on Google but Google content can be searched via the standard Google search engine Messenger formerly Huddle is a feature available to Android iPhone and SMS devices for communicating through instant messaging within Circles Additionally users can share photos in Messenger between their Circles This feature was removed in August since it is superseded by Hangouts Sparks is a front end to Google Search enabling users to identify topics they might be interested in sharing with others Featured interests sparks are also available based on topics others globally are finding interesting Sparks is accessed as a pull down from search results and helps to keep users informed of the latest updates on the topics of their interest Sparks was removed sometime in November Games had games when launched on August which expanded to a few months later but by April there were since some games were removed by the owner Unlike Facebook games Google games are located under a games tab which gives games less visibility and had separate notifications from the rest of a user s notifications All games were deleted from Google in June Ripples introduced on October was a visualization tool showing how resharing activity happens regarding a public post One could replay the public share s activity zoom in on certain events identify top contributors view statistics about average chain length the most influential people in the chain the language of the sharers etc The feature was removed in May Google Hangouts the feature that enabled users to chat voice and video conference between users was removed from Google as part of the November redesign and made accessible through its own Hangouts homepage and mobile applications Hangouts on Air introduced in Sept the livestreaming service was moved to YouTube Live starting September Google Events the ability to allow create and invite users to share photos and media in real time was removed from Google as part of the November redesign Technologies edit According to Joseph Smarr one of the Google team s technical leads Google is a typical Google web application it uses Java servlets for the server code and JavaScript for the browser side of the UI largely built with Google s Closure framework including the JavaScript compiler and the template system They use the HTML History API to maintain good looking URLs in modern browsers despite the AJAX app To achieve fast response times Google often renders the Closure templates on the server side before any JavaScript is loaded then the JavaScript finds the right DOM nodes hooks up event handlers etc The back ends are built mostly on top of BigTable and Colossus GFS and other common Google technologies such as MapReduce Controversies and criticism edit Gender disclosure edit When joining the service new users are asked for real name and gender disclosure which at launch was shared as public information The gender selector has options for Male Female and Other The mandatory public gender exposure led to criticism for making older Google profiles public In response Google made changes to the service that allows users to control the privacy settings of their gender information Google s justification for requiring gender information is that it uses that information to inform its usage of the terms he she and they in their delivery of information to users of the service If a user decides to make the gender portion of the profile private the language used to convey information becomes gender neutral using the singular they in place of gender specific pronouns Censorship by governments edit Within a day of the website s launch various news agencies reported that Google was blocked by the People s Republic of China This is part of a wider policy of censorship in mainland China The Iranian government has also blocked access to Google from July as part of Internet censorship in Iran Despite experiencing high growth in the U S and European markets Google still remains unavailable in mainland China While it is not technically blocked it was made impossible to use by slowing it down to a crawl Occupy Obama s G edit On February Internet users from the People s Republic of China realized that state restrictions on Google had been relaxed for unknown reasons allowing them to post on Google pages In particular Chinese users began to inundate the official election campaign pages of U S president Barack Obama on Google with often off topic comments in simplified Chinese characters Nymwars edit Main article Nymwars In July Google required users to identify themselves using their real names and some accounts were suspended when this requirement was not met Google VP Bradley Horowitz stated that a violation of the terms of service will only affect offenders access to Google and not any of the other services that Google provides However there were early reports of account holders being temporarily locked out of all of Google services On October at the Web Summit Google executive Vic Gundotra revealed that Google would begin supporting pseudonyms and other types of identity within a few months As of January Google allows the use of established pseudonyms In July Google Plus policy was changed to allow any name to be used Commenting on YouTube edit On November YouTube Google s popular video hosting site began requiring that commenting on its videos be done via a Google account making pre Google integrated comments unable to reply to YouTube said that their new commenting system featured improved tools for moderation and comments would no longer be shown chronologically but would be featured according to relevance and popularity determined by the commenters community engagement reputation and up votes for a particular comment The decision led hundreds of thousands of users to criticize the change Some YouTube commenters and content creators complained that the Google requirement that users use their real name created online privacy and security concerns YouTube co founder Jawed Karim voiced his disapproval in one of a few comments subsequent to the change including the temporary addition of the following text I can t comment here anymore since I don t want a google account to the description of the first ever video on the site Commenters on YouTube pasted text art tanks and stick figures called Bob to protest the new commenting system and Google Supporters of the changes said it was a positive step at cleaning up the virtual cesspool of homophobic racist sexist and offensive comments found on YouTube However this actually increased the spam and in fixing the issue Google took the opportunity to strike back against those posting Bob ASCII art in protest at the company s actions On July it was announced that the integration with Google would be discontinued and that in terms of Google integration YouTube would require only a Google page to use all the features such as uploading videos and posting comments YouTube expects these changes to be rolled out over the course of several months with the comments feature already having an update comments now only appear on YouTube and are no longer shared to the social network platform citation needed In October YouTube made it possible to reply to pre Google integrated comments once more with or without a Google account citation needed In popular culture edit The Internship a comedy released on June directed by Shawn Levy and starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn is based on working at Google and makes many references to Google American talk show hosts Conan O Brien Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon have mentioned Google in sketches and monologues Various well known people and organizations have used Google Hangouts including U S 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and developer advocate Chris Messina show v t e Google show v t e Google Friend Connect From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia This article contains content that is written like an advertisement Please help improve it by removing promotional content and inappropriate external links and by adding encyclopedic content written from a neutral point of view March Learn how and when to remove this template message Google Friend Connect Google FC logo png Type of site Social Networking Script Available in Multilingual Owner Google Website google com friendconnect Commercial Free Registration OpenID Current status Suspended Google Friend Connect was a free social networking site from to Similar in practice to Facebook Platform and MySpaceID it took a decentralised approach allowing users to build a profile to share and update information through messaging photographs and video content via third party sites These sites acted as a host for profile sharing and social exchanges Google Friend Connect used open standards such as OpenID oAuth and OpenSocial and with the intent of freeing users from having to register for additional accounts or usernames Once authenticated they could use their existing profile and access a social graph when posting messages It has been said that social network APIs how different services on the web talk to each other such as the MySpace API Facebook Connect and Google Friend Connect take the online social graph beyond social networking sites to external web sites and applications This social graph feature allowed a user to post a message on a third party site but allowed viewing access only to other authorised friends contained within the user s chosen social graph Friend Connect was removed for all non Blogger sites by March and for Blogger sites on January Contents hide APIs Statistics History User data Privacy Information received by Google when Google Friend Connect is accessed Information requests What social networks see What site owners see Competition Features Languages Mapping Personalization See also References APIs edit The Google Friend Connect APIs provided these features to website owners Customizing the appearance of Google Friend Connect to match their websites styles and designs Advertising and website content tailored to individual user profiles Querying the content of user profiles Third party sites were connected via social networking sites to contact users when they use the site By acknowledging user profiles they who can attempt to offer content of interest based on the user s available profile The third party sites that interact with social connect services do this by adding HTML JavaScript gadgets into their pages allowing them to immediately change or add relevant content through altering the HTML code Google Friend Connect requires the approval of the website using it It requires no knowledge of web programming and enables any website to offer social applications and content from Hi Orkut Plaxo MySpace Google Talk Netlog and other social networks Twitter YouTube and social benchmarking sites have been added to Google Friend Connect since it began in Multiple social gadgets are used to enable Friend Connect interaction These include Social Bar Comments Ratings and Reviews Featured Content Interests Poll Recommendations Events and Games In June Google added ClackPoint as a gadget ClackPoint mixes live text chat conference calling and document sharing Status icons in the gadget mean that users can see who is dialed in and who is talking and can poke or mute themselves or each other and a shared notepad allows multiple users to edit instantaneously The Google Friend Connect community widget can be put into the sidebar or footer to promote an organisation or sites content Similarly functioning widgets are BlogCatalog and Facebook Fan Pages Statistics edit Approximately websites are said to use Google Friend Connect and of them are in the top million visited sites on the Internet Google however estimates it has over million sites using Friend Connect of sites were said to not be socially enabled prior to the introduction of Friend Connect services History edit Google Friend Connect was first previewed at a Google developer event in May and launched within days of Facebook Platform At the launch Google called Friend Connect a set of functions and applications enabling website owners to easily make their sites social by adding registration invitations member s gallery message posting and reviews plus applications built by the open social developer community In December Google Friend Connect became available to any webmaster wanting to adopt social applications Independent musician Ingrid Michaelson s official website was one of the first websites used as a prototype by Google to illustrate features from Google Friend Connect A site by Google on Guacamole was another early sample site David Glazer the Director of Engineering at Google called Google Friend Connect plumbing for the rest of the Web On November Google s Senior Vice President of Operations Urs Hölzle announced that Friend Connect would be retired for all non Blogger sites by March and encouraged Google s pages and off site Page badges as the preferred alternative On December Michael Goddard announced that the service would be turned off on Blogger on January stating that we ve seen that most people sign into Friend Connect with a Google Account User data edit There are three types of information that make up user data in Google Friend Connect Identity data – offers a description of identity and my profile Social graph data – contains friendship connections i e family member colleague Content data – Includes saved data objects such as my messages my photos etc Privacy edit Responsibility is left to individual websites to make the decision to allow the Google Friend Connect service or not To access Google Friend Connect sign in is by Google Account or other services that support OpenID such as Yahoo and AOL Instant Messenger Google states it has five privacy principles These principles set out their guidelines for governing privacy They state that They use information with the intent to provide users with valuable products and services They develop products that aim to maintain strong privacy standards and practices Their aim is to make any collected information transparent They offer user choice for overseeing privacy protection They act as a responsible steward of the information held Information received by Google when Google Friend Connect is accessed edit A user s Friend Connect activity on the site including when they login and interact with the site s gadgets which of their friends they have invited to join the site which of their friends have accepted their invitations and who their friends are on the Friend Connect site This information is said to be necessary to provide the user with the Friend Connect service and to properly display any content only to those people the user has chosen to share it with If one chooses to invite friends from their current social networking sites Google will request a list of their friends from that site to send the invitations Depending on the site Google may also receive limited information about those friends such as nicknames and photos Google will not retain this information for more than hours For users who link in their Twitter account Google also receives and stores their username and password They use this information only to provide the user with the service and will delete it if they choose to disconnect their Twitter account from their Friend Connect account If the site uses gadgets developed by Google then the information collected by those gadgets will be governed by the Google Privacy Policy However a breach was reported in November where an exploit allowed users to harvest email addresses for logged in users when a visitor used a website This was an example of not just a security breach but of privacy for its users Information requests edit Personal information is required to create a Google Account email and password to protect unauthorised access If an OpenID account is used instead Google does not receive information from an identity provider User activity on Google Friend Connect sites is stored in association with the user s Google Account or OpenID account What social networks see edit Users determine whether they want to publish their activities on a particular Friend Connect site to their activity streams in their social network by default this is set to off If they choose to publish them their activities posts reviews etc will be sent to their social networks and anyone with access to their activity stream will be able to see these updates In addition if they use Friend Connect to invite friends from their existing social networks those social networks will receive information needed to pass along this invitation to their friends What site owners see edit Google Friend Connect never provides site owners with users private sign in information Google Friend Connect and the service one uses to sign in not the site owner s validate their sign in credentials Once one has joined a Friend Connect site the site owner can then see the user s nickname and the date they became a member The site owner will also be able to see one s image and the content they choose to publish on the site such as a wall comment or a review Site owners also have the ability to remove members from and moderate content on their site ID username and the user s published information from the site It will not however receive information of friends or invited friends The third party site may collect user information that is not related to the Google Friend Connect service – users are responsible for reading privacy policy of third party sites to see what information these sites collect Competition edit Friend Connect sites Google Myspace and Facebook emerged at similar times and therefore experienced competition throughout the development stages Google and Facebook announced their plans for Friend Connect sites within days of each other In May Facebook blocked its users from using Google Friend Connect The block was a result of Facebook s concerns with Google s privacy policy as Facebook believed user information could be redistributed to others without the user s knowledge Google responded by saying that users are in control of their data at all times Just hours after Yahoo announced a planned implementation of Facebook Connect on its network of sites Google announced that Twitter credentials could be used to register on Google Friend Connect sites In Google Friend Connect altered its installation process It no longer required the need for any file uploads These changes came two days after Facebook Connect modified their installation process Features edit Languages edit When active the website owner set the language of their site and then allowed the user via their Google Friend Connect account to translate selected content into their own specified language Mapping edit Users often have multiple user names and passwords if they register with more than one social networking site or third party site Social Networking Connect Services such as Google Friend Connect were intended to remove the need for multiple registration by allowing links from a user s account on a social networking site to their account on a third party site Personalization edit Personalisation was intended to be achieved through gadgets Gadgets such as Interests allowed third party sites to send out newsletters to those subscribed to the site and to customise newsletters based on user responses Google Friend Connect had an AdSense feature that let Google advertise based on site content and the user interests that are publicly shared by the user See also edit Facebook Connect Google profile Facebook Platform MySpace ID OpenID Twitter References edit Jump 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Connect s Install Wizard Available http techcrunch com easy does it google friend connect one ups facebook connects install wizard Last accessed Jump up ^ Friend Connect Goes International Google Social Web Blog Retrieved Jump up ^ Google Friend Connect now more personalised In Social Web Blog Available http googlesocialweb blogspot com google friend connect now more html Last accessed show v t e Google Google Drive From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia Google Drive Google Drive logo png Google Drive screenshot png The web version of Google Drive Type of site File hosting service Owner Google Website www google com drive Registration Required Users million October Launched April years ago Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service developed by Google Launched on April Google Drive allows users to store files in the cloud synchronize files across devices and share files In addition to a website Google Drive offers apps with offline capabilities for Windows and macOS computers and Android and iOS smartphones and tablets Google Drive encompasses Google Docs Sheets and Slides an office suite that permits collaborative editing of documents spreadsheets presentations drawings forms and more Files created and edited through the office suite are saved in Google Drive Google Drive offers users gigabytes of free storage with gigabytes terabyte terabytes terabytes and terabytes offered through optional paid plans Files uploaded can be up to terabytes in size Users can change privacy settings for individual files and folders including enabling sharing with other users or making content public On the website users can search for an image by describing its visuals and use natural language to find specific files such as find my budget spreadsheet from last December The website and Android app offer a Backups section to see what Android devices have data backed up to the service A Quick Access feature can intelligently predict the files users need Google Drive is a key component of G Suite Google s monthly subscription offering for businesses and organizations As part of select G Suite plans Drive offers unlimited storage advanced file audit reporting enhanced administration controls and greater collaboration tools for teams Following the launch of the service Google Drive was heavily criticized by some members of the media for its privacy Google has one set of Terms of Service and Privacy Policy agreements that cover all of its services meaning that the language in the agreements grants the company broad rights to reproduce use and create derivative works from content stored on Google Drive While the policies also confirm that users retain intellectual property rights privacy advocates raised concerns that the licenses grant Google the rights to use the information and data to customize advertising and other services Google provides In contrast other members of the media noted that the agreements were no different from competing cloud storage services but that the competition uses more artful language in the agreements and also stated that Google needs the rights in order to move files around on its servers cache your data or make image thumbnails As of October Google Drive has million active users and as of September it has over one million organizational paying users Contents hide Platforms Computer apps Mobile apps Website interface Storage Individual user account storage G Suite storage Storage scheme revisions Features Sharing Third party apps File viewing File limits Quick Access Search Backups Metadata Accessibility to the visually impaired Save to Google Drive browser extension Mobile apps Professional editions Google Drive for Work Google Drive for Education Team Drives Docs Sheets and Slides Reception Features Ownership and licensing Growth Downtime issues See also References External links Platforms edit Google Drive Google Drive logo png Screenshot of Google Drive app for Android png Google Drive s Android app Stable release s ± Windows March days ago Android April days ago iOS April days ago Written in Python back end Objective C Mac client wxPython Windows client Operating system Windows macOS Chrome OS Android iOS License Freeware Website www google com drive Google Drive was introduced on April with apps available for Windows macOS and Android as well as a website interface with an iOS app under development The iOS app was released in June Computer apps edit Google Drive is available for PCs running Windows Vista or later and Macs running OS X Lion or later Google indicated in April that work on Linux software was underway but there was no news on this as of November In April Google s then Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai said that Google Drive would be tightly integrated with Chrome OS version In October Google announced that versions and earlier of the Drive computer software will be discontinued and sync will stop on February Going forward after that date Google will drop support for versions of the software older than year Later in October Google announced that starting January the computer software would end support for Windows versions XP and Vista The software will continue to work on those platforms but will not be actively tested and maintained Mobile apps edit Google Drive is available for Android smartphones and tablets running Android Jelly Bean or later and iPhones and iPads running iOS or later In August Google Drive ended support for Android devices running Android Ice Cream Sandwich or older versions citing Google s mobile app update policy which states For Android devices we provide updates for the current and previous Android versions According to the policy the app will continue to work for devices running older Android versions but any app updates are provided on a best efforts basis The policy also states a notice will be given for any planned end of service In January Google announced that certain legacy versions of the Google Drive mobile apps would be shut down on April delivering a prompt that requires users to update their app to a newer version App versions being shut down include Android versions earlier than and iOS versions earlier than Website interface edit Google Drive has a website that allows users to see their files from any Internet connected computer without the need to download an app The website received a visual overhaul in that gave it a completely new look and improved performance It also simplified some of the most common tasks such as clicking only once on a file to see recent activity or share the file and added drag and drop functionality where users can simply drag selected files to folders for improved organization A new update in August changed several visual elements of the website the logo was updated search box design was refreshed and the primary color was changed from red to blue It also improved the functionality to download files locally from the website users can now compress and download large Drive items into multiple GB zip files with an improved naming structure better Google Forms handling and empty folders will now be included in the zip thereby preserving the user s folder hierarchy Storage edit Individual user account storage edit Google gives every user GB of free Drive storage space which is shared across files in Google Drive messages and attachments in Gmail and pictures and videos in Google Photos Users can purchase additional storage space through either a monthly or yearly payment The option of yearly payments was introduced in December and is limited to the GB or TB storage plans Furthermore the yearly payments offer a discount Google Docs Sheets and Slides files do not count towards the storage limit An unlimited amount of photos at maximum megapixels and videos at maximum p resolutions are stored for free using the High quality setting in Google Photos Using the Original quality setting uses Google Drive quota As of these are the storage plans offered by Google Storage Price GB Free GB per month per year with discount TB per month per year with discount TB per month TB per month TB per month Storage purchases renew automatically at the end of the subscription period Users can upgrade their storage plan anytime with the new storage tier taking effect immediately If the auto renewal fails a day grace period is offered for users to update their payment information When the storage subscription expires or is cancelled storage limit is set back to the GB free level at the end of the subscription period Users can still access all their content but will not be able to add anything beyond the storage limit which means Users cannot add new files to Google Drive with the exception of Google Docs Sheets or Slides files which do not take up space Synchronization between Drive and the local device will stop Users with the Original quality setting in Google Photos cannot upload new photos or videos Any incoming emails in Gmail will be returned to the sender Varying levels of free additional storage are offered on the purchase of specific Android devices from Motorola and HTC and for various devices from Kensington Asus LG and Panasonic G Suite storage edit Main article G Suite Google offers GB of Drive storage for all G Suite Basic customers and unlimited storage for those using G Suite Business or G Suite for Education as long as there are at least members Associations with less than members get TB per user Storage scheme revisions edit Before the introduction of Google Drive Google Docs initially provided GB of storage free of charge citation needed On April Google Drive was introduced with free storage of GB Storage plans were revised with GB costing month GB costing month and TB costing month Originally Gmail Google Docs and Picasa had separate allowances for free storage and a shared allowance for purchased storage citation needed Between April and May Google Drive and Google Photos had a shared allowance for both free and purchased storage whereas Gmail had a separate GB storage limit which increased to GB on the purchase of any storage plan citation needed In September Google announced that a paid plan would now cover total storage rather than the paid allocation being added to the free e g a GB plan allowed a total of GB rather than GB as previously In May Google announced the overall merge of storage across Gmail Google Drive and Google Photos allowing users GB of unified free storage between the services In March the storage plans were revised again and prices were reduced by to month for GB month for TB and month for TB This was much cheaper than competitors Dropbox and OneDrive offered at the time The GB and GB plans were discontinued and the TB TB TB and TB plans were replaced with TB TB and TB Users were automatically upgraded to the new pricing scheme In most cases during these changes users could continue with their existing plans as long as they kept their accounts active and did not make any adjustments to the plan However if the account lapsed for any reason users had to choose from current plans Features edit Sharing edit Google Drive incorporates a system of file sharing in which the creator of a file or folder is by default its owner The owner can regulate the public visibility of the file or folder Ownership is transferable Files or folders can be shared privately with particular users having a Google account using their gmail com email addresses Sharing files with users not having a Google account requires making them accessible to anybody with the link This generates a secret URL for the file which may be shared via email or private messages Files and folders can also be made public on the web which means that they can be indexed by search engines and thus can be found and accessed by anyone The owner may also set an access level for regulating permissions The three access levels offered are can edit can comment and can view Users with editing access can invite others to edit Third party apps edit A number of external web applications that work with Google Drive are available from the Chrome Web Store To add an app users are required to sign into the Chrome Web Store but the apps are compatible with all supported web browsers Some of these apps are first party such as Google Docs Sheets and Slides Drive apps operate on the online files and can be used to view edit and create files in various formats edit images and videos fax and sign documents manage projects create flowcharts etc Drive apps can also be made the default for handling file formats supported by them Some of these apps also work offline on Google Chrome and Chrome OS All of the third party apps are free to install However some have fees associated with continued usage or access to additional features Saving data from a third party app to Google Drive requires authorization the first time The Google Drive software development kit SDK works together with the Google Drive user interface and the Chrome Web Store to create an ecosystem of apps that can be installed into Google Drive In February the Create menu in Google Drive was revamped to include third party apps thus effectively granting them the same status as Google s own apps In March Google released an API for Google Drive that enables third party developers to build collaborative apps that support real time editing File viewing edit The Google Drive viewer on the web allows the following file formats to be viewed Native formats Docs Sheets Slides Forms Drawings Image files JPEG PNG GIF TIFF BMP WEBP Video files WEBM MPEG GPP MOV AVI MPEG MPEGPS WMV FLV OGG Audio formats MP M A WAV OGG Text files TXT Markup Code CSS HTML PHP C CPP H HPP JS Microsoft Word DOC and DOCX Microsoft Excel XLS and XLSX Microsoft PowerPoint PPT and PPTX Adobe Portable Document Format PDF Apple Pages PAGES Adobe Illustrator AI Adobe Photoshop PSD Autodesk AutoCad DXF Scalable Vector Graphics SVG PostScript EPS PS Fonts TTF XML Paper Specification XPS Archive file types ZIP RAR tar gzip MTS files Raw Image formats Files in other formats can also be handled through third party apps that work with Google Drive available from the Chrome Web Store File limits edit Files uploaded but not converted to Google Docs Sheets or Slides formats may be up to TB in size There are also limits specific to file type listed below Documents Google Docs Up to million characters regardless of the number of pages or font size Document files converted to gdoc Docs format cannot be larger than MB Images inserted cannot be larger than MB and must be in either jpg png or non animated gif formats Spreadsheets Google Sheets Up to million cells Presentations Google Slides Presentation files converted to gslides Slides format cannot be larger than MB Images inserted cannot be larger than MB and must be in either jpg png or non animated gif formats Quick Access edit Introduced in the Android app in September Quick Access uses machine learning to intelligently predict the files you need before you ve even typed anything The feature was expanded to the web and iOS in March Search edit Search results can be narrowed by file type ownership visibility and the open with app Users can search for images by describing or naming what is in them For example a search for mountain returns all the photos of mountains as well as any text documents about mountains Text in images and PDFs can be extracted using optical character recognition In September Google added natural language processing for searching on the Google Drive website enabling specific user search queries like find my budget spreadsheet from last December In February Google integrated Drive and the Google Search app on Android letting users search for keywords switch to an In Apps tab and see any relevant Drive files Backups edit In December Google updated the Android app and website with a Backups section listing the Android device and app backups saved to Drive The section lets users see what backups are stored the backups sizes and details and delete backups Metadata edit A Description field is available for both files and folders that users can use to add relevant metadata Content within the Description field is also indexed by Google Drive and searchable Accessibility to the visually impaired edit In June Google announced a number of updates to Google Drive which included making the service more accessible to visually impaired users This included improved keyboard accessibility support for zooming and high contrast mode and better compatibility with screen readers Save to Google Drive browser extension edit Google offers an extension for Google Chrome Save to Google Drive that allows users to save web content to Google Drive through a browser action or through the context menu While documents and images can be saved directly webpages can be saved in the form of a screenshot as an image of the visible part of the page or the entire page or as a raw HTML MHTML or Google Docs file Users need to be signed into Chrome to use the extension Mobile apps edit The main Google Drive mobile app supported editing of documents and spreadsheets until April when the capability was moved to separate standalone apps for Google Docs Sheets and Slides The Google Drive app on Android allows users to take a photo of a document sign or other text and use optical character recognition to convert to text that can be edited In October the Android app was updated with a Material Design user interface improved search the ability to add a custom message while sharing a file and a new PDF viewer Professional editions edit See also G Suite Google Drive for Work edit Google Drive for Work is a business version a part of G Suite formerly Google Apps for Work announced at the Google I O conference on June and made available immediately The service features unlimited storage advanced file audit reporting and eDiscovery services along with enhanced administration control and new APIs specifically useful to businesses Users can upload files as large as TB A press release posted on Google s Official Enterprise Blog assured businesses that Google will encrypt data stored on its servers as well as information being transmitted to or from them Google will deliver phone support to business users and has guaranteed uptime for its servers In September Google announced that Google Drive for Work would be compliant with the new ISO IEC security and privacy standard which confirmed that Google would not use data in Drive for Work accounts for advertising enabled additional tools for handling and exporting data more transparency about data storage and protection from third party data requests In March Google introduced Drive File Stream making it possible for G Suite customers on Windows and macOS computers to search their Drive folders and download specific files on demand rather than downloading all files during installation potentially preventing large amounts of data from gobbling up your hard drive Additionally the feature will guess what files users need in the future and download those files as well Google Drive for Education edit Google Drive for Education was announced on September It was made available for free to all Google Apps for Education users It includes unlimited storage and support for individual files up to TB in size in addition to full encryption Team Drives edit In September Google announced Team Drives a new way for teams to collaborate Sharing and file ownership are managed for the entire team rather than one individual and new users instantly get access to all files and information In November Google opened an Early Adopter Program allowing G Suite Business and G Suite for Education customers to sign up although Google noted that some functionality isn t yet supported by Team Drives Docs Sheets and Slides edit Main article Google Docs Sheets and Slides An example of a document in Google Docs Google Docs Google Sheets and Google Slides constitute a free web based office suite offered by Google and integrated with Google Drive It allows users to create and edit documents spreadsheets and presentations online while collaborating in real time with other users The three apps are available as web applications as Chrome apps that work offline and as mobile apps for Android and iOS The apps are compatible with Microsoft Office file formats The suite also consists of Google Forms Google Drawings and Google Tables beta While Forms and Tables are only available as web applications Drawings is also available as a Chrome app The suite is tightly integrated with Google Drive and all files created with the apps are by default saved to Google Drive Reception edit Features edit In a review of Google Drive after its launch in April Dan Grabham of TechRadar wrote that the integration of Google Docs into Google Drive was a bit confusing mainly due to the differences in the user interfaces UI between the two where Drive offers a My Drive section with a specific Shared with me view for shared documents He stated that We think the user interface needs a lot more work It s like a retread of Google Docs at the moment and Google surely needs to do work here He considered uploading files fairly easy but noted that folder upload was only supported through the Google Chrome web browser The lack of native editing of Microsoft Office documents was annoying Regarding Google Drive s computer apps he stated that the option in Settings to synchronize only specific folders was powerful He wrote that Drive was a great addition to Google armoury of apps and everything does work seamlessly while again criticizing the interface for being confusing and that the file view was not quite intuitive enough without file icons Grabham also reviewed the mobile Android app writing that it s a pretty simple app that enables you to access your files on the move and save some for offline access should you wish and praised Google Docs creation and photo uploading for being easy He also praised that everything is easily searchable A review by Michael Muchmore of PC Magazine in February praised the service as truly impressive in creating and editing files describing its features as leading in office suite collaboration He added that Compatibility is rarely an issue with importing and exporting options and that the free storage of gigabytes was generous However he also criticized the user interface for being confusing to navigate and wrote that Offline editing isn t simple Ownership and licensing edit Immediately after its announcement in April Google faced criticism over Google Drive privacy In particular privacy advocates have noted that Google has one unified set of Terms of Service and Privacy Policy agreements for all its products and services In a CNET report Zack Whittaker noted that the terms and service have come under heavy fire by the wider community for how it handles users copyright and intellectual property rights In a comparison of Terms of Service agreements between Google Drive and competing cloud storage services Dropbox and OneDrive he cited a paragraph stating that Google has broad rights to reproduce use and create derivative works from content stored on Google Drive via a license from its users Although the user retains intellectual property rights the user licenses Google to extract and parse uploaded content to customize advertising and other services that Google provides to the user and to promote the service Summarized he wrote that According to its terms Google does not own user uploaded files to Google Drive but the company can do whatever it likes with them In a highly critical editorial of the service Ed Bott of ZDNet wrote that language in the agreements contained exact same words as Dropbox used in a July Privacy Policy update that sparked criticism and forced Dropbox to update its policy once again with clarifying language adding that It s a perfect example of Google s inability to pay even the slightest bit of attention to anything that happens outside the Googleplex Matt Peckham of Time criticized the lack of unique service agreements for Drive writing that If any Google service warrants privacy firewalling it s Google Drive This isn t YouTube or Calendar or even Gmail——the potential for someone s most sensitive data to be snooped whether to glean info for marketing or otherwise is too high Google ought to create a privacy exception that narrows the scope of its service terms for Google Drive one that minimally states the company will never circulate the information generated from searching within sic your G Drive data in any way In contrast a report by Nilay Patel of The Verge stated that all web services should be subject to harsh scrutiny of their privacy policies—but a close and careful reading reveals that Google s terms are pretty much the same as anyone else s and slightly better in some cases pointing to the fact that Google couldn t move files around on its servers cache your data or make image thumbnails without proper rights In comparing the policies with competing services Patel wrote that it s clear that they need the exact same permissions—they just use slightly more artful language to communicate them Growth edit On November Google announced that Google Drive had million active users a figure that the company was releasing for the first time On June at the Google I O developer conference Sundar Pichai announced that Google Drive now had million monthly active users and that it was being used by of the Fortune companies as well as by of the top universities On October at its Atmosphere Live event it was announced that Google Drive had million monthly active users The Next Web noted that this meant an increase of million users in just one quarter On September it was announced that Google Drive had over one million organizational paying users Downtime issues edit Although Google has a uptime guarantee for Google Drive for G Suite customers Google Drive has suffered downtimes for both consumers and business users During significant downtimes Google s App Status Dashboard gets updated with the current status of each service Google offers along with details on restoration progress Notable downtimes occurred in March October and January When the January outage was resolved a Google spokesperson told The Next Web At Google we recognize that failures are statistically inevitable and we strive to insulate our users from the effects of failures As that did not happen in this instance we apologize to everyone who was inconvenienced by this event Our engineers are conducting a post mortem investigation to determine how to make our services more resilient to unplanned network failures and we will do our utmost to continue to make Google service outages notable for their rarity In an outage that affected all of Google s services for minutes in August 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Drive Blog Google June Retrieved January Jump up ^ Crider Michael July Google Drive Gets A Shiny New Interface On The Web Rolling Out To Users Starting Now Android Police Retrieved January Jump up ^ Improvements to downloading files and folders in Google Drive on the web G Suite Updates Google August Retrieved January Jump up ^ Whitwam Ryan August Google Drive on the web gets UI tweaks better file downloads and more Android Police Retrieved January ^ Jump up to a b Bavor Clay May Bringing it all together GB now shared between Drive Gmail and Google Photos Google Drive Blog Google Retrieved January ^ Jump up to a b Ruddock David December Nice Google Drive adds annual billing with discounts for GB and TB plans Android Police Retrieved January Jump up ^ Drive storage Google Retrieved January registration required Jump up ^ Choose a storage size Google Photos Help Google Retrieved January Jump up ^ Google Drive storage plans pricing Drive Help Google Retrieved January Jump up ^ Purchase 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Google Drive s Create menu now lets you add and access third party Drive enabled apps The Next Web Retrieved October Jump up ^ Cairns Brian March Build collaborative apps with Google Drive Realtime API Google Developers Blog Google Retrieved October Jump up ^ Souppouris Aaron March Google Drive now allows third party apps to edit docs in realtime The Verge Vox Media Retrieved October ^ Jump up to a b Files you can store in Google Drive Drive Help Google Retrieved October Jump up ^ Insert or delete images or videos Docs editors Help Google Retrieved October Jump up ^ Meyer Cayden September Save time with Quick Access in Drive The Keyword Google Blog Google Retrieved February Jump up ^ Davenport Corbin September Google Drive adds Quick Access feature guesses what file you might want Android Police Retrieved February Jump up ^ Novet Jordan March Google revamps Drive with File Stream and expanded Quick Access launches Gmail add ons VentureBeat Retrieved March Jump up ^ Garnier Nicolas 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Google Keep Google Keep icon png Google Keep Android png Android version of Google Keep Developer s Google Initial release March years ago Stable release s ± Android April days ago iOS April days ago Development status Active Operating system Android iOS web Type Note taking service Website keep google com Google Keep is a note taking service developed by Google Launched on March Google Keep is available on the web and has mobile apps for the Android and iOS mobile operating systems Keep offers a variety of tools for taking notes including text lists images and audio Users can set reminders which are integrated with Google Now Text from images can be extracted using optical character recognition and voice recordings can be transcribed The interface allows for a single column view or a multi column view Notes can be color coded and labels can be applied for organization Later updates have added functionality to pin notes and to collaborate on notes with other Keep users in real time Google Keep has received mixed reviews A review just after launch in praised its speed the quality of voice notes synchronization and the widget that could be placed on the Android home screen Reviews in have criticized the lack of formatting options inability to undo changes and an interface that only offers two view modes where neither was liked for their handling of long notes However Keep received praise for features including universal device access native integration with other Google services and the option to turn photos into text through optical character recognition Contents hide Features Updates Platforms Reception See also References External links Features edit Google Keep allows users to make different kinds of notes including text lists images and audio Users can set reminders which are integrated with Google Now with options for time or location Text from images can be extracted using optical character recognition technology Voice recordings created through Keep are automatically transcribed Keep can convert text notes into checklists Users can choose between a single column view and a multi column view Notes can be color coded with options for white red orange yellow green teal blue or grey Users can press a Copy to Google Doc button that automatically copies all text into a new Google Docs document Users can create notes and lists by voice Notes can be categorized using labels with a list of labels in the app s navigation bar Updates edit In November Google introduced a real time note cooperation feature between different Keep users as well as a search feature determined by attributes such as color sharing status or the kind of content in the note In October Google added the ability for users to pin notes In February Google integrated Google Keep with Google Docs providing access to notes while using Docs on the web Google Assistant could previously maintain a shopping list within Google Keep This feature was moved to Google Express in April resulting in a severe loss of functionality Platforms edit Google Keep was launched on March for the Android operating system and on the web The Android app is compatible with Android Wear Users can create new notes using voice input add and tick off items in lists and view reminders An app for the iOS operating system was released on September Reception edit edit In a May review Alan Henry of Lifehacker wrote that the interface was colorful and easy to use and that the colors actually served a purpose in organization and contrast Henry praised the speed quality of voice notes synchronization and Android home screen widget He criticized the web interface as well as the lack of an iOS app Time listed Google Keep among its best Android applications for edit In a January review JR Raphael of Computerworld wrote that Keep is incredibly close to being an ideal tool for me to collect and manage all of my personal and work related notes And as evidenced by the fact that I continue to use it its positives outweigh its negatives for me and make it the best all around option for my needs praising what he calls Keep s killer features namely simplicity easy universal access and native integration with other Google services However he characterized Keep s lack of formatting options the inability to undo or revert changes and a missing search functionality within notes as lingering weaknesses In a July review Jill Duffy of PC Magazine wrote that the interface was best described as simplicity and criticized it for offering list and gridviews that did not make finding information quick or easy Adding that Most of my notes are text based recipes which are quite long Duffy said the list view was even worse than the gridview due to it only showing one note at a time and it s the most recently edited note She wrote that the web interface was lacking in functionality present in the apps The mobile apps offering users to take a photo and run optical character recognition to have the scan turned into text was described as a shining star and that It s an amazing feature and it works very well She also criticized the lack of formatting options and that sharing options is possible but not very refined See also edit Comparison of notetaking software Google Notebook References edit Jump up ^ Google Keep APKMirror Android Police April Retrieved April Jump up ^ Google Keep App Store Apple Inc April Retrieved April ^ Jump up to a b Amadeo Ron March Hands On With Google Keep For Android Notes Checklists Voice Notes Pictures Widgets And Voice Actions Integration Android Police Retrieved February ^ Jump up to a b c Whitwam Ryan April awesome Google Keep features you aren t using but should be Greenbot International Data Group Retrieved February Jump up ^ Wallen Jack March How to take advantage of optical character recognition in Google Keep TechRepublic CBS Interactive Retrieved February ^ Jump up to a b Patkar Mihir January Google Keep Tips And Tricks For Better Notes Lists And To Dos MakeUseOf Retrieved February ^ Jump up to a b Henry Alan May Not Just Another Notes App Why You Should Use Google Keep Lifehacker Univision Communications Retrieved February ^ Jump up to a b c d Raphael JR May ways to get the most out of Google Keep on Android Computerworld International Data Group Retrieved February Jump up ^ Protalinski Emil November Google Keep now lets you share lists with friends and family filter notes by attributes VentureBeat Retrieved January Jump up ^ Whitwam Ryan October Update App shortcuts too New Google Keep update adds note pinning APK Download Android Police Retrieved January Jump up ^ Anima Mario February Capture ideas in Google Keep bring them to life in Google Docs The Keyword Google Blog Google Retrieved March Jump up ^ Perez Sarah February Google s note taking app Keep joins G Suite now integrates with Google Docs TechCrunch AOL Retrieved March Jump up ^ Amadeo Ron April Google ruins the Assistant s shopping list turns it into a big 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Google Translate From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia Google Translate Google Translate Icon png Screenshot show Type of site Machine translation Available in languages see below Owner Google Website translate google com Commercial Yes Registration Optional Users Over million people daily Launched April years ago as statistical machine translation November months ago as neural machine translation Current status Active Google Translate is a free multilingual machine translation service developed by Google to translate text speech images sites or real time video from one language into another It offers a web interface mobile apps for Android and iOS and an API that helps developers build browser extensions and software applications Google Translate supports over languages at various levels and as of May serves over million people daily In November Google announced that Google Translate would switch to a neural machine translation engine Google Neural Machine Translation GNMT which translates whole sentences at a time rather than just piece by piece It uses this broader context to help it figure out the most relevant translation which it then rearranges and adjusts to be more like a human speaking with proper grammar Originally only enabled for a few languages in GNMT is gradually being used for more languages Contents hide Features Browser integration Mobile apps API Supported languages Languages in development Method of translation Google Neural Machine Translation Limitations Open source licenses and components Reviews Translation mistakes and oddities Translate Community See also References External links Features edit Google Translate can translate multiple forms of text and media including text speech images sites or real time video from one language to another It supports over languages at various levels and as of May serves over million people daily For some languages Google Translate can pronounce translated text highlight corresponding words and phrases in the source and target text and act as a simple dictionary for single word input If Detect language is selected text in an unknown language can be automatically identified If a user enters a URL in the source text Google Translate will produce a hyperlink to a machine translation of the website For some languages text can be entered via an on screen keyboard handwriting recognition or speech recognition Browser integration edit Google Translate is available in some browsers as an extension which can run the translation engine A number of Firefox extensions exist for Google services and likewise for Google Translate which allow right click command access to the translation service An extension for Google s Chrome browser also exists in February Google Translate was integrated into the Chrome browser by default for optional automatic webpage translation Mobile apps edit iOS app of Google Translate showing a Filipino translation of Good The Google Translate app for Android and iOS supports more than languages and can translate languages via photo via voice in conversation mode and via real time video in augmented reality mode The Android app was released in January while an HTML web application was released for iOS users in August followed by a native app on February An early version supported Conversation Mode when translating between English and Spanish in alpha testing This interface within Google Translate allows users to communicate fluidly with a nearby person in another language In October it was expanded to languages The Camera input functionality allows users to take a photograph of a document signboard etc Google Translate recognises the text from the image using optical character recognition OCR technology and gives the translation Camera input is not available for all languages In January the application gained the ability to translate text in real time using the device s camera as a result of Google s acquisition of the Word Lens app The speed and quality of real time video translation augmented reality feature were further enhanced in July with the release of a new implementation that utilizes convolutional neural networks API edit In May Google announced that the Google Translate API for software developers had been deprecated and would cease functioning The Translate API page stated the reason as substantial economic burden caused by extensive abuse with an end date set for December In response to public pressure Google announced in June that the API would continue to be available as a paid service Because the API was used in numerous third party websites and apps the original decision to deprecate it led some developers to criticize Google and question the viability of using Google APIs in their products Supported languages edit The following languages are supported in Google Translate Afrikaans Albanian Amharic Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Basque Belarusian Bengali Bosnian Bulgarian Catalan Cebuano Chichewa Chinese Simplified and Traditional Corsican Croatian Czech Danish Dutch English Esperanto Estonian Filipino Finnish French Frisian Galician Georgian German Greek Gujarati Haitian Creole Hausa Hawaiian Hebrew Hindi Hmong Hungarian Icelandic Igbo Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Javanese Kannada Kazakh Khmer Korean Kurdish Kurmanji Kyrgyz Lao Latin Latvian Lithuanian Luxembourgish Macedonian Malagasy Malay Malayalam Maltese Maori Marathi Mongolian Myanmar Burmese Nepali Norwegian Pashto Persian Polish Portuguese Punjabi Romanian Russian Samoan Scots Gaelic Serbian Sesotho Shona Sindhi Sinhala Slovak Slovenian Somali Spanish Sundanese Swahili Swedish Tajik Tamil Telugu Thai Turkish Ukrainian Urdu Uzbek Vietnamese Welsh Xhosa Yiddish Yoruba Zulu Languages in development edit These languages are not yet supported by Google Translate but are available in the Translate Community Assamese Cantonese Cherokee Dzongkha Guarani Kinyarwanda Kurdish Sorani Oriya Romansh Tatar Tibetan Turkmen Uighur Wolof Method of translation edit In April Google Translate launched with a statistical machine translation engine Google Translate does not apply grammatical rules since its algorithms are based on statistical analysis rather than traditional rule based analysis The system s original creator Franz Josef Och has criticized the effectiveness of rule based algorithms in favor of statistical approaches It is based on a method called statistical machine translation and more specifically on research by Och who won the DARPA contest for speed machine translation in Och was the head of Google s machine translation group until leaving to join Human Longevity Inc in July According to Och a solid base for developing a usable statistical machine translation system for a new pair of languages from scratch would consist of a bilingual text corpus or parallel collection of more than million words and two monolingual corpora each of more than a billion words Statistical models from these data are then used to translate between those languages To acquire this huge amount of linguistic data Google used United Nations documents The UN typically publishes documents in all six official UN languages which has produced a very large language corpus Google Translate does not translate from one language to another L ? L Instead it often translates first to English and then to the target language L ? EN ? L When Google Translate generates a translation it looks for patterns in hundreds of millions of documents to help decide on the best translation By detecting patterns in documents that have already been translated by human translators Google Translate makes intelligent guesses as to what an appropriate translation should be Before October for languages other than Arabic Chinese and Russian Google Translate was based on SYSTRAN a software engine which is still used by several other online translation services such as Babel Fish now defunct Since October Google Translate has used proprietary in house technology based on statistical machine translation instead Google Neural Machine Translation edit In September a research team at Google announced the development of the Google Neural Machine Translation system GNMT to increase fluency and accuracy in Google Translate and in November announced that Google Translate would switch to GNMT Google Translate s new neural machine translation system uses a large end to end artificial neural network capable of deep learning GNMT improves the quality of translation because it uses an example based EBMT machine translation method in which the system learns from millions of examples It translates whole sentences at a time rather than just piece by piece It uses this broader context to help it figure out the most relevant translation which it then rearranges and adjusts to be more like a human speaking with proper grammar GNMT s proposed architecture of system learning was first tested on over a hundred languages supported by Google Translate With the end to end framework the system learns over time to create better more natural translations The GNMT network is capable of interlingual machine translation which encodes the semantics of the sentence rather than simply memorizing phrase to phrase translations and the system did not invent its own universal language but uses the commonality found inbetween many languages GNMT was first enabled for eight languages to and from English and Chinese French German Japanese Korean Portuguese Spanish and Turkish In March it was enabled for Hindi Russian and Vietnamese languages followed by Indonesian Bengali Gujarati Kannada Malayalam Marathi Punjabi Tamil and Telugu languages in April GNMT is an improvement on Google Translate in that it is capable of translating directly from one language to another L ? L instead often first translating to English for example and then to the target language L ? EN ? L The GNMT system is capable of Zero Shot Translation translating between a language pair for example Japanese to Korean which the system has never explicitly seen before Previously Google Translate translated to English and then to the target language L ? EN ? L not directly from one language to another L ? L Limitations edit Some languages produce better results than others Google Translate performs well especially when English is the target language and the source language is from the European Union due to the prominence of translated EU parliament notes A analysis indicated that French to English translation is relatively accurate However if the source text is shorter rule based machine translations often perform better this effect is particularly evident in Chinese to English translations While edits of translations may be submitted in Chinese specifically one is not able to edit sentences as a whole Instead one must edit sometimes arbitrary sets of characters leading to incorrect edits Texts written in the Greek Devanagari Cyrillic and Arabic scripts can be transliterated automatically from phonetic equivalents written in the Latin alphabet The browser version of Google Translate provides the read phonetically option for Japanese to English conversion The same option is not available on the paid API version Accent of English that the text to speech audio of Google Translate of each country uses British English female American English female Oceania accent female No Google translate service Many of the more popular languages have a text to speech audio function that is able to read back a text in that language up to a few dozen words or so In the case of pluricentric languages the accent depends on the region for English in the Americas most of the Asia Pacific and West Asia the audio uses a female General American accent whereas in Europe Hong Kong Malaysia Singapore Guyana and all other parts of the world a female British English accent is used except for a special Oceania accent used in Australia New Zealand and Norfolk Island for Spanish in the Americas a Latin American Spanish accent is used while in the other parts of the world a Castilian Spanish accent is used Portuguese uses a São Paulo accent in the world except for Portugal where their native accent is used Some less widely spoken languages use the open source eSpeak synthesizer for their speech citation needed Open source licenses and components edit Language WordNet License Albanian Albanet CC BY GPL Arabic Arabic Wordnet CC BY SA Catalan Multilingual Central Repository CC BY Chinese Chinese Wordnet Wordnet Danish Dannet Wordnet English Princeton Wordnet Wordnet Finnish FinnWordnet Wordnet French WOLF WOrdnet Libre du Français CeCILL C Galician Multilingual Central Repository CC BY Hebrew Hebrew Wordnet Wordnet Hindi IIT Bombay Wordnet Indo Wordnet Indonesian Wordnet Bahasa MIT Italian MultiWordnet CC BY Japanese Japanese Wordnet Wordnet Javanese Javanese Wordnet Wordnet Malay Wordnet Bahasa MIT Norwegian Norwegian Wordnet Wordnet Persian Persian Wordnet Free to Use Polish plWordnet Wordnet Portuguese OpenWN PT CC BY SA Spanish Multilingual Central Repository CC BY Thai Thai Wordnet Wordnet Nepali Nepali Wordnet Wordnet Reviews edit Shortly after launching the translation service Google won an international competition for English–Arabic and English–Chinese machine translation Translation mistakes and oddities edit Since Google Translate uses statistical matching to translate translated text can often include apparently nonsensical and obvious errors sometimes swapping common terms for similar but nonequivalent common terms in the other language or inverting sentence meaning Novelty websites like Bad Translator and Translation Party have utilized the service to produce humorous text by translating back and forth between multiple languages similar to the children s game Chinese whispers If the app tries to translate Monty Python s The Funniest Joke in the World into English the service returns the message FATAL ERROR Translate Community edit Translate Community is a platform intended to improve the Google Translate service Volunteers can select up to five languages to help improve translation users can verify translated phrases and translate phrases in their languages to and from English helping to improve the accuracy of translating more rare and complex phrases In August the Google Crowdsource app was released which also offered translation tasks See also edit Apertium Babel Fish discontinued redirects to main Yahoo site Comparison of machine translation applications Google Dictionary discontinued Google Text to Speech Google Translator Toolkit Jollo discontinued List of Google products Microsoft Translator Omniscien Technologies SYSTRAN Word Lens discontinued merged into Google Translate app Yandex Translate References edit ^ Jump up to a b Orch Franz April Statistical machine translation live Google Research Blog Google Retrieved December ^ Jump up to a b c d e f Turovsky Barak November Found in translation More accurate fluent sentences in Google Translate The Keyword Google Blog Google Retrieved March ^ Jump up to a b c Languages Google Translate Google Retrieved October ^ Jump up to a b Shankland Stephen May Google Translate now serves million people daily CNET CBS Interactive Retrieved December Jump up ^ About Google Translate Google Retrieved December Jump up ^ Google Translate Help Google Translate Help Google Retrieved December Jump up ^ Translate written words Google Translate Help Google Retrieved December Jump up ^ Translate text messages webpages or documents Google Translate Help Google Retrieved December Jump up ^ Translate with handwriting or virtual keyboard Google Translate Help Google Retrieved December Jump up ^ Translate by speech Google Translate Help Google Retrieved December Jump up ^ Search Add ons Add ons for Firefox Mozilla Retrieved August Jump up ^ Google Translate Chrome Web Store Google Retrieved December Jump up ^ Brinkmann Martin February Google Translate Integrated In Google Chrome Ghacks net Retrieved December Jump up ^ Setalvad Ariha July Google Translate adds new languages to video text translation The Verge Vox Media Retrieved March Jump up ^ Hutchison Allen August Google 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Jump up ^ Translate Community FAQ Google Jump up ^ Whitwam Ryan August New Google Crowdsource app asks you to help with translation and text transcription a few seconds at a time Android Police Retrieved March External links edit Official website Translate Community Eric Schmidt From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia For other uses see Eric Schmidt disambiguation Eric Schmidt Eric Schmidt at the th G Summit in Deauville jpg Schmidt at the G Summit Born Eric Emerson Schmidt April age Falls Church Virginia United States Residence Atherton California U S Alma mater Princeton University University of California Berkeley Occupation Executive Chairman Years active –present Employer Alphabet Inc Salary US million base salary US million aggregate including bonuses stock options Net worth Decrease US billion June Title Executive Chairman of Alphabet Inc Political party Democratic Spouse s Wendy Boyle m Children daughters Sophie and Alison Parent s Eleanor and Wilson Schmidt Website Google com — Eric Schmidt Eric Emerson Schmidt born April is an American software engineer a businessman and the Executive Chairman of Alphabet Inc In Forbes ranked Schmidt as the th richest person in the world with an estimated wealth of US billion As an intern at Bell Labs Schmidt did a complete re write of Lex a software program to generate lexical analysers for the UNIX computer operating system From to he was Chief Executive Officer CEO of Novell From to Schmidt served as the CEO of Google He has served on various other boards in academia and industry including the Boards of Trustees for Carnegie Mellon University Pennsylvania and Princeton University New Jersey Contents hide Early life Career Early career Sun Microsystems Novell Google Role in illegal non recruiting agreements Apple Other ventures Political contributions Philanthropy Schmidt Family Foundation Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund Public positions Tax avoidance Privacy Network neutrality Influence of Internet usage in North Korea Advocating open Internet use in Burma Authored Books and Publications The New Digital Age How Google Works Schmidts Law Other work Art collection Bilderberg Group Schmidt Ocean Institute Berggruen Institute Acting Personal life See also References External links Early life edit Eric Emerson Schmidt was born in Falls Church Virginia and grew up in Falls Church and Blacksburg Virginia He was one of three sons of Eleanor who had a master s degree in psychology and Wilson Emerson Schmidt a professor of international economics at Virginia Tech and Johns Hopkins University who worked at the U S Treasury Department during the Nixon Administration Schmidt graduated from Yorktown High School in the Yorktown neighborhood of Arlington County Virginia in after earning eight varsity letter awards in long distance running He then attended Princeton University where he started as an architecture major but then switched and earned a B S degree in electrical engineering in From to Schmidt stayed at the International House Berkeley where he met his future wife Wendy Boyle In at the University of California Berkeley Schmidt then earned an M S degree for designing and implementing a network Berknet linking the campus computer center with the CS and EECS departments There he also earned a Ph D degree in in EECS with a dissertation about the problems of managing distributed software development and tools for solving these problems Career edit Early career edit Early in his career Schmidt held a series of technical positions with IT companies including Byzromotti Design Bell Labs in research and development Zilog and Xerox s Palo Alto Research Center PARC During his summers at Bell Labs he and Mike Lesk wrote Lex a program that generates lexical analyzers from regular expression descriptions It is an important tool for compiler construction Sun Microsystems edit In Schmidt joined Sun Microsystems as its first software manager He rose to become director of software engineering vice president and general manager of the software products division vice president of the general systems group and president of Sun Technology Enterprises During his time at Sun he was the target of two notable April Fool s Day pranks In the first his office was taken apart and rebuilt on a platform in the middle of a pond complete with a working phone The next year a working Volkswagen Beetle was taken apart and re assembled in his office Novell edit In April Schmidt became the CEO and chairman of the board of Novell He presided over a period of decline at Novell where its IPX protocol was being replaced by open TCP IP products while at the same time Microsoft was shipping free TCP IP stacks in Windows making Novell much less profitable In he departed after the acquisition of Cambridge Technology Partners Google edit Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin interviewed Schmidt Impressed by him they recruited Schmidt to run their company in under the guidance of venture capitalists John Doerr and Michael Moritz In March Schmidt joined Google s board of directors as chairman and became the company s CEO in August At Google Schmidt shared responsibility for Google s daily operations with founders Page and Brin Prior to the Google initial public offering Schmidt had responsibilities typically assigned to the CEO of a public company and focused on the management of the vice presidents and the sales organization According to Google Schmidt s job responsibilities included building the corporate infrastructure needed to maintain Google s rapid growth as a company and on ensuring that quality remains high while the product development cycle times are kept to a minimum Schmidt as Executive Chairman of Google speaking with Nik Gowing Upon being hired at Google Eric Schmidt was paid a salary of and an annual performance bonus He was granted shares of Class B common stock at per share and shares of Series C preferred stock at purchase price of In Schmidt and the Google founders agreed to a base salary of US which continued through with other compensation of in in and in He did not receive any additional stock or options in or Most of his compensation was for personal security and charters of private aircraft In PC World ranked Schmidt as the first on its list of the most important people on the Web along with Google co founders Page and Brin Schmidt is one of a few people who who became billionaires in United States dollars based on stock options received as employees in corporations of which they were neither the founders nor relatives of the founders not in citation given In its World s Billionaires list Forbes ranked Schmidt as the th richest person in the world with an estimated wealth of billion Google gave him a million equity award in when he stepped down as CEO On January Google announced that Schmidt would step down as the CEO of Google but continue as the executive chairman of the company and act as an adviser to co founders Page and Brin On April Page replaced Schmidt as the CEO Role in illegal non recruiting agreements edit While working at Google Schmidt was involved in activities that later became the subject of the High Tech Employee Antitrust Litigation case that resulted in a settlement of million paid by Adobe Apple Google and Intel to employees In one incident after receiving a complaint from Steve Jobs of Apple Schmidt sent an email to Google s HR people saying I believe we have a policy of no recruiting from Apple and this is a direct inbound request Can you get this stopped and let me know why this is happening I will need to send a response back to Apple quickly so please let me know as soon as you can Thanks Eric Schmidt s email led to a recruiter for Google being terminated within the hour for not having adhered to the illegal scheme Under Schmidt there was a Do Not Call list of companies Google would avoid recruiting from According to a court filing another email exchange shows Google s human resources director asking Schmidt about sharing its no cold call agreements with competitors Schmidt responded that he preferred it be shared verbally since I don t want to create a paper trail over which we can be sued later Apple edit On August Schmidt was elected to Apple Inc s board of directors On August it was announced that Schmidt would resign from the board of directors at Apple due to conflicts of interest amid the growing competition between Google and Apple Other ventures edit Schmidt sat on the boards of trustees for both Carnegie Mellon University and Princeton University He taught at Stanford Graduate School of Business in the s Schmidt serves on the boards of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton the Khan Academy and The Economist New America is a non profit public policy institute and think tank founded in Schmidt succeeded founding chairman James Fallows in Founded in by Schmidt and Dror Berman Innovation Endeavors is an early stage venture capital The fund based in Palo Alto California invested companies such as Mashape Uber company Quixey Gogobot BillGuard and Formlabs Eric Schmidt and Ash Carter meet about Innovation Advisory Board for the DoD Political contributions edit Schmidt was an informal advisor and major donor to Barack Obama s presidential campaign and began campaigning the week of October on behalf of the candidate He was mentioned as a possible candidate for the Chief Technology Officer position which Obama created in his administration and Obama considered him for Commerce Secretary After Obama won in Schmidt became a member of President Obama s transition advisory board and has since become a member of the United States President s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology PCAST Schmidt has served on Google s government relations team Schmidt has proposed that the easiest way to solve all of the domestic problems of the United States at once is by a stimulus program that rewards renewable energy and over time attempts to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy Ash Carter appointed Schmidt as chairman of the DoD Innovation Advisory Board announced March It will be modeled like the Defense Business Board and will facilitate the Pentagon at becoming more innovative and adaptive Schmidt is an investor in The Groundwork a start up company associated with Hillary Clinton s presidential campaign For example it charged the campaign in the second quarter of By May the campaign had spent on it Schmidt is an investor in Timshel another start up company associated with Hillary Clinton s presidential campaign Timshel is the parent company of The Groundwork Philanthropy edit Schmidt Family Foundation edit The Schmidt Family Foundation was established in by Wendy Schmidt and Eric Schmidt to address issues of sustainability and the responsible use of natural resources Schmidt and his wife established the Eric Wendy Schmidt Data Science for Social Good Fellowship a University of Chicago summer school program for aspiring data scientists The Schmidt Family Foundation s subsidiaries include ReMain Nantucket and the Marine Science and Technology Foundation its main charitable program is the th Hour Project The Foundation has also awarded grants to the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Energy Foundation The Foundation is the main funder of the Schmidt Ocean Institute supporting the acquisition and operation of its research vessels The Schmidts working with Heart Howerton a San Francisco architectural firm that specializes in large scale land use have inaugurated several projects on the island of Nantucket that seek to sustain the unique character of the island and to minimize the impact of seasonal visitation on the island s core community Ms Schmidt offered the prize purse of the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE a challenge award for the efficient capturing of crude oil from seawater motivated by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund edit In Eric and Wendy Schmidt endowed the Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund at Princeton University with million The Fund s purpose is to support cutting edge research and technology in the natural sciences and engineering encouraging collaboration across disciplines It awarded million in grants in and million in grants in Public positions edit Tax avoidance edit Schmidt has claimed that Google s use of artificial distinctions to avoid paying billions of pounds in Corporation tax owed by its UK operations is capitalism and that he was very proud of it On May Margaret Hodge MP the chair of the United Kingdom Public Accounts Committee accused Google of being calculated and unethical over its use of artificial distinctions to avoid paying billions of pounds in Corporation tax owed by its UK operations Google was accused by the committee which represents the interests of all UK taxpayers of being evil for not paying its fair amount of tax In the UK Government introduced a new law intended to penalise Google and other large multinational corporations artificial tax avoidance Google is accused of avoiding paying tens of billions of dollars of tax through a convoluted scheme of inter company licensing agreements and transfers to tax havens Schmidt was also criticised for his inaccurate use of the term capitalism to describe billions of dollars being transferred into tax havens where no economic activity was actually taking place Schmidt with Google founders Privacy edit Publicly Schmidt stated that as paraphrased by CNN Money there has to be a trade off between privacy concerns and functionality His explanations referenced Don t Be Evil During an interview aired on December on the CNBC documentary Inside the Mind of Google Schmidt was asked People are treating Google like their most trusted friend Should they be He replied I think judgment matters If you have something that you don t want anyone to know maybe you shouldn t be doing it in the first place But if you really need that kind of privacy the reality is that search engines including Google do retain this information for some time And it s important for example that we are all subject in the United States to the Patriot Act It is possible that information could be made available to the authorities At the Techonomy conference on August Schmidt expressed that technology is good And he said that the only way to manage the challenges is much greater transparency and no anonymity Schmidt also stated that in an era of asymmetric threats true anonymity is too dangerous However at the Hay Festival Schmidt expressed concern that sharing of personal information was too rampant and could have a negative effect particularly on teenagers stating that we have never had a generation with a full photographic digital record of what they did declaring that We have a point at which we Google forget information we know about you because it is the right thing to do There are situations in life that it s better that they don t exist In Schmidt stated that the government surveillance in the United States was the nature of our society and that he was not going to pass judgment on that However on the revelation that the NSA has been secretly spying on Google s data centers worldwide he called the practice outrageous and criticized the NSA s collection of Americans phone records In Google blacklisted CNET reporters from talking to Google employees for one year until July after CNET published personal information on Schmidt including his political donations hobbies salary and neighborhood that had been obtained through Google searches Network neutrality edit In August Schmidt clarified his company s views on network neutrality I want to be clear what we mean by Net neutrality What we mean is if you have one data type like video you don t discriminate against one person s video in favor of another But it s okay to discriminate across different types So you could prioritize voice over video And there is general agreement with Verizon and Google on that issue Influence of Internet usage in North Korea edit In January Schmidt and Jared Cohen director of Google Ideas visited North Korea along with former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson The trip was highly publicized and controversial due to the ongoing tension between North Korea and the United States Tumblr a Yahoo owned social blogging site featured a page titled Eric Schmidt looking at things and included photographs of Schmidt looking intently at computer screens and other scenes in North Korea On August North Korea announced an indigenous smartphone named Arirang that may be using the Google Android operating system Advocating open Internet use in Burma edit In March Schmidt visited Burma which had been ruled by a military junta for decades and is transitioning to a democracy During his visit Schmidt spoke in favor of free and open Internet use in the country and was scheduled to meet with the country s president Authored Books and Publications edit The New Digital Age edit In Schmidt and Jared Cohen director of the Google Ideas think tank published The New Digital Age Reshaping the Future of People Nations and Business which discusses the geopolitical implications of increasingly widespread Internet use and access to information The book was inspired by an essay in Foreign Affairs magazine the two co wrote in He also wrote the preface to The Startup Game Inside the Partnership between Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs by William H Draper III How Google Works edit In Schmidt co authored the New York Times best selling book How Google Works with Jonathan Rosenberg former Senior Vice President of Products at Google and current advisor to Google CEO Larry Page and Alan Eagle The book is a collection of the business management lessons learned over the course of Schmidt and Rosenberg s time leading Google In his book Eric Schmidt argues that successful companies in the technology driven internet age should attract smart and creative employees and then create an environment where they can thrive He argues that the traditional business rules that make a company successful have changed The book states that companies should maximize freedom and speed and decision making should not lie in the hands of the few It also emphasizes that individuals and small teams can have a massive impact on innovation Schmidts Law edit Dating back to early s and dubbed Schmidts Law by George Gilder when Schmidt predicted that the network will become the computer Schmidts Law states When the network becomes as fast as the backplane of your computer the computer hollows out its components dispersing across the Web its value migrating to search and sort functions Other work edit Art collection edit Schmidt was on the list of ARTnews s top art collectors in Bilderberg Group edit He is a member of the Bilderberg Group and has attended the annual Bilderberg conferences every year since He also has a listed membership with the Trilateral Commission He is a member of the International Advisory Board at the Blavatnik School of Government University of Oxford Schmidt Ocean Institute edit With his wife Wendy he formed the Schmidt Ocean Institute which supports oceanographic research by operating RV Falkor Berggruen Institute edit Schmidt is an active member of the Berggruen Institute s st Century Council Acting edit In he had a cameo appearance in the film Dumb and Dumber To starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels He also had a cameo appearance in the HBO show Silicon Valley Personal life edit In June Schmidt married Wendy Susan Boyle born in Short Hills New Jersey in They lived in Atherton California in the s They have two daughters Sophie and Allison The two separated in In January Schmidt visited North Korea with his daughter Sophie Jared Cohen and former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson See also edit Google portal Biography portal List of billionaires Model — business model advocated by Schmidt RechargeIT 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Clinton Get Elected Bloomberg Retrieved October Jump up ^ Fernholz Tim Hacked emails show Eric Schmidt played a crucial role in Team Hillary s election tech Quartz Retrieved February Jump up ^ Fernholz Tim Hacked emails show Eric Schmidt played a crucial role in Team Hillary s election tech Quartz Retrieved February Jump up ^ About Us Retrieved January Jump up ^ th Hour Project Grantees th Hour Project website Retrieved October Jump up ^ Winning Teams Announced in the Million Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE Yahoo Finance October Jump up ^ Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund Princeton University website Retrieved October Jump up ^ Schmidt Fund to advance science through support for transformative technology Princeton University website Retrieved October Jump up ^ Bosker Bianca October Eric Schmidt Princeton Receives M From Google CEO For Tech Fund Huffington Post Retrieved October Jump up ^ Google Boss Pledges Million for Princeton Tech Fund The Chronicle of 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Considered NPR April Retrieved August Google executives Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen recently returned from a highly publicized trip to North Korea They discuss the role of the Internet in more repressive countries Jump up ^ Schmidt s visit to North Korea revealed limits benefits of private diplomacy Jump up ^ Eric Schmidt Looking at Things tumblr Retrieved August Jump up ^ Youkyung Lee August Skepticism as NKorea shows home grown smartphone AP Newswire Stars Stripes Retrieved August The Korean Central News Agency s Aug report said the factory began manufacturing smartphones a few days ago Kim Mun gu a manager at a South Korean mobile phone company said the Arirang smartphone appears to be using the Android operating system He said the photos aren t convincing as proof the North is manufacturing the phones Jump up ^ Hla Tun Aung March Google s Schmidt tells Myanmar a free Internet can anchor reform Reuters website Retrieved October Jump up ^ Riley Charles March Google s Eric Schmidt 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Yahoo From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia This article is about the corporation For the search engine see Yahoo Search For other uses see Yahoo disambiguation Yahoo Inc Yahoo logo svg Yahoo Headquarters jpg Yahoo headquarters in Sunnyvale CA Type of site Public Traded as NASDAQ YHOO NASDAQ Component S P Component Founded January years ago as Jerry and David s Guide to the World Wide Web March years ago as Yahoo Headquarters Sunnyvale California U S Area served Worldwide Founder s Jerry Yang David Filo Key people David Filo Chief Yahoo Eric Brandt disambiguation needed Chairman Marissa Mayer President and CEO Industry Internet Computer software Products Yahoo News Yahoo Mail Yahoo Finance Yahoo Sports Yahoo Search Yahoo Messenger Yahoo Answers Tumblr Flickr See Yahoo products Revenue Increase billion Operating income Increase million Net income Increase million Total assets Increase billion Total equity Increase billion Employees Subsidiaries Yahoo subsidiaries Website yahoo com Alexa rank Decrease Global March Yahoo Inc is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Sunnyvale California Yahoo was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in January and was incorporated on March Yahoo was one of the pioneers of the early internet era in the s Marissa Mayer a former Google executive Google Employee number and Google s first female Engineer serves as CEO and President of Yahoo It is globally known for its Web portal search engine Yahoo Search and related services including Yahoo Directory Yahoo Mail Yahoo News Yahoo Finance Yahoo Groups Yahoo Answers advertising online mapping video sharing fantasy sports and its social media website It is one of the most popular sites in the United States According to third party web analytics providers Alexa and SimilarWeb Yahoo is the highest read news and media website with over billion views per month being the sixth most visited website globally As of December According to news sources roughly million people visit Yahoo websites every month Yahoo itself claims it attracts more than half a billion consumers every month in more than languages Once the most popular website in the U S Yahoo slowly started to decline since the late s and on July Verizon Communications announced its intent to acquire Yahoo s internet business excluding its stakes in Alibaba Group and Yahoo Japan for billion—the company was once worth over billion Contents hide History Founding Expansion Decline security breaches Verizon purchase Products and services Communication Content Co branded Internet services Mobile services Commerce Small business Advertising GeoPlanet Yahoo Next Yahoo BOSS Yahoo Meme Y Connect Yahoo Accessibility Yahoo Axis Yahoo SearchMonkey Defunct services Twitter slide leak on upcoming changes to Yahoo Privacy Storing personal information and tracking usage Criticism Allegations of sexism against men Management Board of Directors Chief Executive Officers Yahoo International Logos and themes See also References External links History edit Main article History of Yahoo See also Timeline of Yahoo Founding edit Jerry Yang and David Filo the founders of Yahoo In January Yang and Filo were electrical engineering graduate students at Stanford University when they created a website named Jerry and David s guide to the World Wide Web The site was a directory of other websites organized in a hierarchy as opposed to a searchable index of pages In March Jerry and David s Guide to the World Wide Web was renamed Yahoo The yahoo com domain was created on January The word yahoo is a backronym for Yet Another Hierarchically Organized Oracle or Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle The term hierarchical described how the Yahoo database was arranged in layers of subcategories The term oracle was intended to mean source of truth and wisdom and the term officious rather than being related to the word s normal meaning described the many office workers who would use the Yahoo database while surfing from work However Filo and Yang insist they mainly selected the name because they liked the slang definition of a yahoo used by college students in David Filo s native Louisiana in the late s and early s to refer to an unsophisticated rural Southerner rude unsophisticated uncouth This meaning derives from the Yahoo race of fictional beings from Gulliver s Travels Expansion edit Yahoo grew rapidly throughout the s Like many search engines and web directories Yahoo added a web portal By Yahoo was the most popular starting point for web users It also made many high profile acquisitions Its stock price skyrocketed during the dot com bubble Yahoo stocks closing at an all time high of a share on January However after the dot com bubble burst it reached a post bubble low of on September Yahoo headquarters in Yahoo began using Google for search in Over the next four years it developed its own search technologies which it began using in In response to Google s Gmail Yahoo began to offer unlimited email storage in The company struggled through with several large layoffs In February Microsoft Corporation made an unsolicited bid to acquire Yahoo for billion Yahoo formally rejected the bid claiming that it substantially undervalues the company and was not in the interest of its shareholders Three years later Yahoo had a market capitalization of billion Carol Bartz replaced Yang as CEO in January In September she was removed from her position at Yahoo by the company s chairman Roy Bostock and CFO Tim Morse was named as Interim CEO of the company In early after the appointment of Scott Thompson as CEO rumors began to spread about looming layoffs Several key executives such as Chief Product Officer Blake Irving left On April Yahoo announced a cut of jobs or about percent of its workers The cut was expected to save around million annually after the layoffs are completed at end of In an email sent to employees in April Thompson reiterated his view that customers should come first at Yahoo He also completely reorganized the company On May Yahoo issued a press release stating that Thompson was no longer with the company and would immediately be replaced on an interim basis by Ross Levinsohn recently appointed head of Yahoo s new Media group Thompson s total compensation for his day tenure with Yahoo was at least million On July Marissa Mayer was appointed President and CEO of Yahoo effective the following day Yahoo sign at Times Square On May the Yahoo board approved a billion purchase of blogging site Tumblr and the company s CEO and founder David Karp will remain a large shareholder The announcement reportedly signifies a changing trend in the technology industry as large corporations like Yahoo Facebook and Google acquire start up Internet companies that generate low amounts of revenue as a way in which to connect with sizeable fast growing online communities The Wall Street Journal stated that the purchase of Tumblr would satisfy the company s need for a thriving social networking and communications hub On May the company announced the acquisition of Tumblr officially The company also announced plans to open a San Francisco office in July On August Yahoo acquired Rockmelt its staff was retained but all of its existing products were terminated Data collated by comScore during July revealed that more people in the U S visited Yahoo websites during the month in comparison to Google the occasion was the first time that Yahoo outperformed Google since The data did not count mobile usage nor Tumblr In November Yahoo announced that it would acquire the video advertising provider BrightRoll for million On November it was announced that Yahoo had acquired Cooliris Decline security breaches Verizon purchase edit By the fourth quarter of the company s share price had more than doubled since Marissa Mayer took over as president in July however the share price peaked at about in November It did go up to in the mid afternoon of December perhaps on news that the board of directors was meeting to decide on the future of Mayer whether to sell the struggling internet business and whether to continue with the spinoff of its stake in China s Alibaba e commerce site Not all had gone well during Mayer s tenure including the billion acquisition of Tumblr that had yet to prove beneficial and the forays into original video content that led to a million write down Sydney Finkelstein a professor at Dartmouth College s Tuck School of Business told the Washington Post that sometimes the single best thing you can do is sell the company The closing price of Yahoo Inc on December was The Wall Street Journal s Douglas MacMillan reported on February that Yahoo s CEO Marissa Mayer was expected to cut of its workforce On July Verizon Communications announced that it had agreed to purchase Yahoo s core internet business for billion Following the conclusion of the purchase these assets will be merged with AOL to form a new entity known as Oath Yahoo AOL and Huffington Post will continue to operate under their own names under the Oath umbrella The deal excludes Yahoo s stake in Alibaba Group and stake in Yahoo Japan following the completion of the acquisition these assets will be retained under the name Altaba with a new executive team On September Yahoo disclosed a data breach that occurred in late in which information associated with at least million user accounts one of the largest breaches reported to date The United States have indicted four men including two employees of Russia s Federal Security Service FSB for their involvement in the hack On December the company revealed that another separate data breach had occurred in with hackers obtaining sensitive account information including security questions to at least one billion accounts The company stated that hackers had utilized stolen internal software to forge cookies In response to these breaches Bloomberg News reported that Verizon was attempting to re negotiate the deal to reduce the purchase price by million causing a increase in Yahoo stock prices On February Verizon agreed to lower its purchase price for Yahoo by million and share liabilities regarding the investigation into the data breaches Products and services edit Main article List of Yahoo owned sites and services Yahoo operates a portal that provides the latest news entertainment and sports information The portal also gives users access to other Yahoo services like Yahoo Search Yahoo Mail Yahoo Maps Yahoo Finance Yahoo Groups and Yahoo Messenger Communication edit Yahoo provides Internet communication services such as Yahoo Messenger and Yahoo Mail As of May its e mail service would offer unlimited storage Yahoo provided social networking services and user generated content including products such as My Web Yahoo Personals Yahoo ° Delicious Flickr and Yahoo Buzz Yahoo closed Yahoo Buzz MyBlogLog and numerous other products on April Yahoo Photos was closed on September in favor of Flickr On October Yahoo announced that it would discontinue Yahoo ° including bug repairs the company explained that in it would instead establish a universal profile similar to the Yahoo Mash experimental system Content edit Yahoo partners with numerous content providers in products such as Yahoo Sports Yahoo Finance Yahoo Music Yahoo Movies Yahoo Weather Yahoo News Yahoo Answers and Yahoo Games to provide news and related content Yahoo provides a personalization service My Yahoo which enables users to combine their favorite Yahoo features content feeds and information onto a single page On March Yahoo launched Shine a site tailored for women seeking online information and advice between the ages of and Map showing localized versions of Yahoo web portals as of Co branded Internet services edit For more details on this topic see AT T Internet Services § Conversion to AT T Internet Services Yahoo developed partnerships with broadband providers such as AT T Inc via Prodigy BellSouth SBC Verizon Communications Rogers Communications and British Telecom offering a range of free and premium Yahoo content and services to subscribers Mobile services edit Yahoo Mobile offers services for email instant messaging and mobile blogging as well as information services searches and alerts Services for the camera phone include entertainment and ring tones Yahoo introduced its Internet search system called OneSearch for mobile phones on March The results include news headlines images from Flickr business listings local weather and links to other sites Instead of showing only for example popular movies or some critical reviews OneSearch lists local theaters that at the moment are playing the movie along with user ratings and news headlines regarding the movie A zip code or city name is required for OneSearch to start delivering local search results The results of a Web search are listed on a single page and are prioritized into categories As of Yahoo used Novarra s mobile content transcoding service for OneSearch On October Yahoo announced plans to bring video chat to mobile phones via Yahoo Messenger Commerce edit Yahoo offers shopping services such as Yahoo Shopping Yahoo Autos Yahoo Real Estate and Yahoo Travel which enables users to gather relevant information and make commercial transactions and purchases online Yahoo Auctions were discontinued in except for Asia Yahoo Shopping is a price comparison service which uses the Kelkoo price comparison service it acquired in April Small business edit Yahoo provides business services such as Yahoo DomainKeys Yahoo Web Hosting Yahoo Merchant Solutions Yahoo Business Email and Yahoo Store to small business owners and professionals allowing them to build their own online stores using Yahoo s tools citation needed Advertising edit Yahoo Search Marketing provides services such as Sponsored Search Local Advertising and Product Travel Directory Submit that let different businesses advertise their products and services on the Yahoo network Following the closure of a beta version on April the Yahoo Publisher Network was relaunched as an advertising tool that allows online publishers to monetize their websites through the use of site relevant advertisements Yahoo launched its new Internet advertisement sales system on February called Panama It allows advertisers to bid for search terms to trigger their ads on search results pages The system considers bids ad quality clickthrough rates and other factors in ranking ads Through Panama Yahoo aims to provide more relevant search results to users a better overall experience and to increase monetization On April Yahoo announced APT from Yahoo which was originally called AMP from Yahoo an online advertising management platform The platform simplifies advertising sales by unifying buyer and seller markets The service was launched in September In September Yahoo formed an ad selling strategic partnership with of its top competitors AOL and Microsoft But by this was found to be underperforming in market share and revenue as Microsoft simply skimmed off four percent of the search market from Yahoo without growing their combined share The Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival sponsored by Yahoo A Yahoo branded PC keyboard GeoPlanet edit Main article GeoPlanet Yahoo offers cartographic and geographic services via GeoPlanet Yahoo Next edit Main article Yahoo Next Yahoo Next is an incubation ground for future Yahoo technologies currently undergoing testing It contains forums for Yahoo users to give feedback to assist in the development of these future Yahoo technologies Yahoo BOSS edit Main article Yahoo Search BOSS Yahoo Search BOSS is a service that allows developers to build search applications based on Yahoo s search technology Early Partners in the program include Hakia Me dium Delver Daylife and Yebol In early the program switched to a paid model using a cost per query model from to CPM cost per BOSS queries The price as Yahoo explained depends on whether the query is of web image news or other information Yahoo Meme edit Main article Yahoo Meme Yahoo Meme is a beta social service similar to the popular social networking sites Twitter and Jaiku Y Connect edit Y Connect enables individuals to leave comments in online publication boards by using their Yahoo ID instead of having to register with individual publications The Wall Street Journal reported that Yahoo plans to mimic this strategy used by rival Facebook Inc to help drive traffic to its site Yahoo Accessibility edit Yahoo has invested resources to increase and improve access to the Internet for the disabled community through the Yahoo Accessibility Lab Yahoo Axis edit Main article Yahoo Axis Yahoo Axis is a desktop web browser extension and mobile browser for iOS devices created and developed by Yahoo The browser made its public debut on May A copy of the private key used to sign official Yahoo browser extensions for Google Chrome was accidentally leaked in the first public release of the Chrome extension Yahoo SearchMonkey edit Yahoo SearchMonkey often misspelled Search Monkey was a Yahoo service which allowed developers and site owners to use structured data to make Yahoo Search results more useful and visually appealing and drive more relevant traffic to their sites The service was shut down in October along with other Yahoo services as part of the Microsoft and Yahoo search deal The name SearchMonkey is an homage to Greasemonkey Officially the product name has no space and two capital letters Yahoo SearchMonkey was selected as one of the top Semantic Web Products of Defunct services edit Main article List of Yahoo owned sites and services § Closed defunct services Geocities was a popular web hosting service founded in and was one of the first services to offer web pages to the public At one point it was the third most browsed site on the World Wide Web Yahoo purchased GeoCities in and ten years later the web host was closed deleting some seven million web pages A great deal of information was lost but many of those sites and pages were mirrored at the Internet Archive OOcities com and other such databases Yahoo Go a Java based phone application with access to most of Yahoo services was closed on January Yahoo ° was a blogging social networking beta service launched in March by Yahoo and closed on July Yahoo Mash beta was another social service closed after one year of operation prior to leaving beta status Yahoo Photos was shut down on September in favor of integration with Flickr Yahoo Tech was a website that provided product information and setup advice to users Yahoo launched the website in May On March Yahoo closed down the service and redirected users to Yahoo s technology news section Other discontinued services include Farechase My Web Audio Search Pets Live Kickstart Briefcase and Yahoo for Teachers Hotjobs was acquired by and merged with Monster com Yahoo Koprol was an Indonesian geo tagging website that allowed users to share information about locations without the use of a GPS device Koprol was acquired by Yahoo a year following its inception and in million people were utilizing the website with users also based in Singapore the Philippines and Vietnam However eighty percent of users were Indonesian Yahoo officially discontinued Koprol on August because it did not meaningfully drive revenue or engagement Yahoo Mail Classic was announced as to be shut down in April Yahoo made a notice that starting in June Mail Classic and other old versions of Yahoo Mail will be shut down All users of Mail Classic are expected to switch to the new Yahoo Mail use IMAP or switch to another email service In addition April brought the closure of Upcoming Yahoo Deals Yahoo SMS Alerts Yahoo Kids Yahoo Mail and Messenger feature phone J ME In early July Yahoo announced the scheduled closure of the task management service Astrid Yahoo had acquired the company in May and was to discontinue the service on August The team at Astrid has supplied its customers with a data export tool and recommended former competitors such as Wunderlist and Sandglaz Twitter slide leak on upcoming changes to Yahoo edit On December one day after Yahoo announced layoffs of of its workers across their portfolio MyBlogLog founder Eric Marcoullier posted a slide from a Yahoo employee on Twitter The slide was visible during an employee only strategy webcast indicating changes in Yahoo s offerings The following services were in a column under Sunset Yahoo Picks AltaVista MyM AlltheWeb Yahoo Bookmarks Yahoo Buzz del icio us and MyBlogLog Under the Merge column were Upcoming FoxyTunes Yahoo Events Yahoo People Search Sideline and FireEagle other properties were listed that Yahoo was interested in developing into feature sites within the portal to take the place of the Sunset and Merge vacancies including the prior feature services before the new Yahoo Mail was launched were Yahoo Address Book Calendar and Notepad Despite Notepad being listed as a feature service instead of sunset or merge in Yahoo has since taken steps to de emphasize Notepad For example in January Notepad was no longer linked within the new Yahoo mail service although it continued to be linked in the older Classic version Also starting in mid to late January Notepad was no longer searchable citation needed The blog on the del icio us website released a post by Chris Yeh after the slide was leaked in which Yeh stated that Sunset doesn t necessarily mean that Yahoo is closing down the site Yeh further explained that other possibilities—including del icio us leaving Yahoo through sale or spinoff —were still being considered We can only imagine how upsetting the news coverage over the past hours has been to many of you Speaking for our team we were very disappointed by the way that this appeared in the press On April Yahoo s sale of del icio us to Avos was announced Yahoo Buzz was closed down on April without an official announcement from Yahoo MyBlogLog was then discontinued by Yahoo on May Privacy edit Protest against the mass surveillance by the NSA In September Yahoo s transparency report said the company received thousand requests for information about users from governments in the first six months of Over thousand of the requests came from the United States In October The Washington Post reported that the U S National Security Agency intercepted communications between Yahoo s data centers as part of a program named Muscular In late January Yahoo announced on its company blog that it had detected a coordinated effort to hack into possibly millions of Yahoo Mail accounts The company prompted users to reset their passwords but did not elaborate on the scope of the possible breach citing an ongoing federal investigation Storing personal information and tracking usage edit Yahoo Kimo Taiwan Open Hack Day event in Ambox current red svg This section s factual accuracy may be compromised due to out of date information Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information June Working with comScore The New York Times found that Yahoo was able to collect far more data about users than its competitors from its Web sites and advertising network By one measure on average Yahoo had the potential in December to build a profile of records per month about each of its visitors Yahoo retains search requests for a period of months However in response to European regulators Yahoo obfuscates the IP address of users after three months by deleting its last eight bits On March Yahoo announced that it would introduce a Do Not Track feature that summer allowing users to opt out of Web visit tracking and customized advertisements However on April Yahoo announced that it would no longer support the Do Not Track browser setting According to a article in Computerworld Yahoo has a petabyte specially built data warehouse that it uses to analyze the behavior of its half billion Web visitors per month processing billion daily events In contrast the United States Internal Revenue Service IRS database of all United States taxpayers weighs in at only terabytes On September it was reported that data from at least million Yahoo accounts was stolen in In October Reuters reported that in Yahoo created a software to search their customers e mail at the request of NSA or FBI Criticism edit Main article Criticism of Yahoo In Yahoo was taken to court in France by parties seeking to prevent French citizens from purchasing memorabilia relating to the Nazi Party In March Yahoo launched a paid inclusion program whereby commercial websites were guaranteed listings on the Yahoo search engine Yahoo discontinued the program at the end of Yahoo was criticized for providing ads via the Yahoo ad network to companies who display them through spyware and adware Yahoo as well as other search engines cooperated with the Chinese government in censoring search results In April dissident Shi Tao was sentenced to years in prison for providing state secrets to foreign entities as a result of being identified by IP address by Yahoo Human rights organizations and the company s general counsel disputed the extent of Yahoo s foreknowledge of Shi s fate Human rights groups also accuse Yahoo of aiding authorities in the arrest of dissidents Li Zhi and Jiang Lijun In April Yahoo was sued for failing to uphold settlement agreements in this case Yahoo pledged to give support to the families of those arrested and create a relief fund for those persecuted for expressing their views online with Yahoo Human Rights Trust Of the million allotted to this fund million had been used for a townhouse in Washington DC and other purchases In September dissident Wang Xiaoning was convicted of charges of incitement to subvert state power and was sentenced to ten years in prison Yahoo Hong Kong connected Wang s group to a specific Yahoo e mail address Both Xiaoning s wife and the World Organization for Human Rights sued Yahoo under human rights laws on behalf of Wang and Shi As a result of media scrutiny relating to Internet child predators and a lack of significant ad revenues Yahoo s user created chatrooms were closed down in June On May Yahoo s image search was criticized for bringing up sexually explicit images even when SafeSearch was active Yahoo was when a in September owner of Alibaba Group which was a subject of controversy for allowing the sale of shark derived products The company banned the sale of shark fin products on all its e commerce platforms effective January On November Yahoo was criticized by the Electronic Frontier Foundation for sending a DMCA notice to whistle blower website Cryptome for publicly posting details prices and procedures on obtaining private information pertaining to Yahoo s subscribers After some concerns over censorship of private emails regarding a website affiliated with Occupy Wall Street protests were raised Yahoo responded with an apology and explained it as an accident Allegations of sexism against men edit Scott Ard a prominent editorial director fired from Yahoo in has filed a lawsuit accusing Mayer of leading a sexist campaign to purge male employees Ard a male employee stated Mayer encouraged and fostered the use of an employee performance rating system to accommodate management s subjective biases and personal opinions to the detriment of Yahoo s male employees In the suit Ard claimed prior to his firing he had received fully satisfactory performance reviews since starting at the company in as head of editorial programming for Yahoo s home page however he was relieved of his role that was given to a woman who had been recently hired by Megan Lieberman the editor in chief of Yahoo News The lawsuit states Liberman stated that she was terminating Ard because she had not received a requested breakdown of his duties Ard had already provided that very information as requested however and reminded Liberman that he had done so Liberman s excuse for terminating Ard was a pretext A second sexual discrimination lawsuit was filed separately by Gregory Anderson who was fired in alleging the company s performance management system was arbitrary and unfair making it the second sexism lawsuit Yahoo and Meyer has faced in Management edit Board of Directors edit David Filo Co Founder Chief Yahoo and Director Yahoo Inc Sue James Retired Partner Ernst Young LLP Max Levchin Chairman and CEO HVF LLC Marissa Mayer – CEO Yahoo Inc Thomas J McInerney – Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer IAC InterActiveCorp Charles R Schwab Chairman The Charles Schwab Corporation H Lee Scott Jr Retired President and Chief Executive Officer Wal Mart Stores Jane E Shaw Retired Chairman of the Board Intel Corporation Maynard Webb – Chairman Yahoo founder Webb Investment Network and chairman and former CEO of LiveOps Chief Executive Officers edit Marissa Mayer – Ross Levinsohn Interim Scott Thompson Tim Morse Interim – Carol Bartz – Jerry Yang – Terry Semel – Timothy Koogle – Former chief operating officer Henrique de Castro departed from the company in January after Mayer who initially hired him after her appointment as CEO dismissed him De Castro who previously worked for Google and McKinsey Company was employed to revive Yahoo s advertising business Yahoo International edit Yahoo s Bangalore office Yahoo offers a multi lingual interface The site is available in over languages The official directory for all of the Yahoo International sites is world yahoo com The company s international sites are wholly owned by Yahoo with the exception of its Japan and China sites Yahoo holds a minority stake in Yahoo Japan while SoftBank holds YahooXtra in New Zealand which Yahoo have of and belongs to Telecom New Zealand and Yahoo in Australia which is a – agreement between Yahoo and the Seven Network Historically Yahoo entered into joint venture agreements with SoftBank for the major European sites UK France and Germany and well as South Korea and Japan In November Yahoo purchased the minority interests that SoftBank owned in Europe and Korea Yahoo used to hold a stake in Alibaba which manages a web portal in China using the Yahoo brand name Yahoo in the USA does not have direct control over Alibaba which operates as a completely independent company On September following years of negotiations Yahoo agreed to sell a stake back to Alibaba for billion On March Yahoo launched its Romania local service after years of delay due to the financial crisis Yahoo officially entered the MENA region when it acquired Maktoob a pan regional Arabic language hosting and social services online portal on August Since the service is pan regional Yahoo officially became Yahoo Maktoob in the region On December Yahoo Korea shut down all its services and left the country with its previous domain saying in Korean Starting from December Yahoo Korea has ended You can go to the original Yahoo for more Yahoo s information Sooner did that message also disappear leaving with just an abandoned empty search bar powered by Bing On September Yahoo China shut down and was redirected to taobao com and has been being redirected to Yahoo Singapore s search page Logos and themes edit Logo used from to shown purple variant used from red version still used by Yahoo Japan Yahoo logo with the Y moniker – Yahoo sign with address at its headquarters The first logo appeared when the company was founded in —it was red with three icons on each side The logo used on the Yahoo home page formerly consisted of the color red with a black outline and shadow however in May together with a theme redesign the logo was changed to purple without an outline or shadow This change also applied to several international Yahoo home pages In some countries most notably Yahoo of Australia the logo remained red until On occasion the logo is abbreviated Y On August at around midnight EDT Yahoo announced that the final version of the new logo would be revealed on September at a m UTC In the period leading up to the unveiling of the new logo the Days of Change campaign was introduced whereby a variation of the logo was published every day for the days following the announcement The new logo was eventually launched with an accompanying video that showed its digital construction and Mayer published a personalized description of the design process on her Tumblr page Mayer explains So one weekend this summer I rolled up my sleeves and dove into the trenches with our logo design team We spent the majority of Saturday and Sunday designing the logo from start to finish and we had a ton of fun weighing every minute detail We knew we wanted a logo that reflected Yahoo whimsical yet sophisticated Modern and fresh with a nod to our history Having a human touch personal Proud On September Yahoo launched a new version of the My Yahoo personalized homepage The redesign allows users to tailor a homepage with widgets that access features such as email 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Yahoo Korea Jump up ^ Yahoo ceases China news and community services Bbc co uk September Retrieved October Jump up ^ Yahoo Logo Design Logo Design History Logoorange com Retrieved May Jump up ^ Yardney Michael Yahoo Au yahoo com Retrieved October Jump up ^ Y – Yahoo All Acronyms Retrieved May Jump up ^ Swartz Jon August Yahoo is getting a new logo in a month USA Today Retrieved August Jump up ^ Knight Shawn August Yahoo s days of change campaign will end with new logo design TechSpot Retrieved August Jump up ^ Newton Casey September Yahoo reveals its new logo The Verge Vox Media Inc Retrieved September Jump up ^ Mayer Marissa September Geeking Out on the Logo Marissa s Tumblr Yahoo Retrieved September Jump up ^ Perez Sarah September Yahoo Resurrects The Personalized Homepage With My Yahoo Revamp TechCrunch Retrieved September Jump up ^ Edwards Victoria September Things We Learned From Marissa Mayer and Mark Zuckerberg at TechCrunch Disrupt Search Engine Watch Retrieved September External links edit Official website Business data for Yahoo Google Finance Yahoo Finance Bloomberg Reuters SEC filings Yahoo companies grouped at OpenCorporates show v t e Yahoo show v t e Companies of the NASDAQ index Jerry Yang From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia For other people named Jerry Yang see Jerry Yang disambiguation This is a Chinese name the family name is Yang Jerry Yang Jerry Yang jpg Jerry Yang in Native name ??? Born Jerry Chih Yuan Yang November age Taiwan Republic of China Residence Los Altos Hills California United States Alma mater Stanford University Occupation Founding Partner AME Cloud Ventures Net worth Decrease US billion September Spouse s Akiko Yamazaki Jerry Chih Yuan Yang traditional Chinese ??? simplified Chinese ??? pinyin Yáng Zhìyuan Pe?h oe ji iông tì oán born November in Taipei Taiwan is an American Internet entrepreneur and programmer He is the co founder and former CEO of Yahoo Inc Contents hide Early life Career Yahoo years Dealings in China Alibaba Chinese government collaboration controversies Microsoft negotiations Resignation as CEO to departure AME Cloud Ventures Board seats Personal life Philanthropy References External links Early life edit Jerry Yang s signature Yang was born with the name Yang Chih Yuan in Taipei Taiwan on November his mother was a professor of English and drama and his father died when he was two and by then Yang had a brother In his mother moved the family to San Jose California where his grandmother and extended family took care of the boys while his mother taught English to other immigrants After coming to the US Yang took the American name Jerry his mother Lily and his brother Ken He says that he only knew one English word shoe when he came to America but became fluent in English in about three years Yang earned both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Stanford University in four years He met David Filo at Stanford in and the two of them went to Japan in for a six month exchange program during which he met the woman who would become his wife who was there as part of the exchange program Career edit Yang founded Yahoo in served as CEO from to He left Yahoo in He founded a venture capital firm called AME Cloud Ventures and as of serves on several corporate boards According to Rob Solomon a venture capitalist at Accel Partners Yang was a great founder evangelist strategist and mentor having created the blueprint for what is possible on the Internet Yahoo years edit While studying at Stanford in Yang and David Filo co created an Internet website called Jerry and David s Guide to the World Wide Web which consisted of a directory of other websites As it grew in popularity they renamed it Yahoo Inc Yahoo received around unique visitors by the fall of In April Yahoo received a million investment from Sequoia Capital Tim Koogle was hired as CEO and Yang and Filo were each appointed Chief Yahoo Yahoo received a second round of funding in the Fall from Reuters and Softbank It went public in April with employees In Yang was named to the MIT Technology Review TR as one of the top innovators in the world under the age of Terry Semel who replaced Koogle as CEO after the dot com bubble crash served until when the rise of Google led the board to fire him and appoint Yang as interim CEO Dealings in China edit Yang led Yahoo s investment in Alibaba prior to becoming CEO and served as CEO during the time when Yahoo s dealings with the Chinese government became controversial Alibaba edit Yang met Alibaba founder Jack Ma in during Yang s first trip to China Ma a government employed tour guide and former English teacher gave Yang a tour of the Great Wall of China The two hit it off and discussed the growth of the Web Ma created Alibaba several months later A photo of Yang and Ma at the Great Wall still hangs on the wall in Alibaba s Hangzhou office In under Yang s direction but before he took over as CEO in Yahoo purchased a stake in Alibaba for billion plus the assets of Yahoo China valued at million In Yahoo sold a portion of its stake in Alibaba for billion The company made an additional billion in Alibaba s IPO Eric Jackson the founder of hedge fund Ironfire Capital called Yahoo s investment in Alibaba the best investment an American company has ever made in China and stated Jerry deserves enormous credit for that Chinese government collaboration controversies edit In fall a month after the Alibaba investment news broke that Yahoo had cooperated with Chinese authorities in the arrest of Chinese journalist Shi Tao in November Shi had used a Yahoo email address to anonymously notify a pro democracy website in the US that the Chinese government had ordered the Chinese media not to cover the fifteenth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Protests of on June Yahoo provided the Chinese security agencies with the IP addresses of the senders the recipients and the time of the message Shi was subsequently convicted for divulging state secrets abroad Yang justified the action stating To be doing business in China or anywhere else in the world we have to comply with local law s Yang and Yahoo were heavily criticized and Reporters Without Borders called Yahoo a Chinese police informant In April Wang Xiaoning and other journalists brought a civil suit against Yahoo for allegedly aiding and abetting the Chinese government which it was claimed resulted in torture that included beatings and imprisonment In early November Yang faced questions from a Congressional committee with respect to Yahoo s role in the arrests of Tao and other journalists in China During the hearings he apologized to Tao s mother who was also at the hearing A week later Yahoo agreed to settle with affected Chinese dissidents paying them undisclosed compensation Yang stated After meeting with the families it was clear to me what we had to do to make this right for them for Yahoo and for the future That week Yang established the Yahoo Human Rights Fund a fund to provide humanitarian and legal support to online dissidents In February Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that she raised issues about jailed Chinese journalists with her Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi she cited a letter from Jerry Yang requesting her assistance in freeing the jailed dissidents Late in the Laogai Museum opened the museum was run by noted Chinese dissident Harry Wu and showcased China s laogai penal system It was funded by the Yahoo Human Rights Fund Microsoft negotiations edit In February Microsoft made an unsolicited offer to buy Yahoo for billion at the time Yahoo was still struggling to catch up to Google while Microsoft was still seeking an internet strategy The offer was a premium to Yahoo s market value at the time The negotiations were difficult as Yang had no desire to sell Yahoo and would not make a counter offer Once the negotiations ended in failure in May Yahoo s stock price plunged Yang and board chairman Roy Bostock were strongly criticized by investors for their handling of negotiations which later led to several shareholder lawsuits and a proxy fight led by Carl Icahn which was settled in July Yang s response to the Microsoft takeover was to make a commercial search advertising arrangement with Google but they ended negotiation after U S authorities voiced concerns regarding the effect on competition in the market Resignation as CEO to departure edit On November The Wall Street Journal reported Yang would step down as CEO as soon as the company found a replacement He served as CEO until when Yahoo named Carol Bartz as CEO He regained his former position as Chief Yahoo and remained on Yahoo s board of directors In January Yahoo announced that Yang was leaving the company and would be resigning from the board and all other positions at the company The company also announced his resignation from the boards of Yahoo Japan and Alibaba Corp AME Cloud Ventures edit After leaving Yahoo he became a mentor to technology startups and an investor through his firm AME Cloud Ventures AME pronounced ah meh has provided funding to more than startups including Tango Evernote Wattpad and Chinese travel site Shijiebang Ame means rain in Japanese a nod to Yang s interest in cloud computing He re joined the board of Alibaba in Board seats edit Yahoo Cisco Alibaba Group Stanford University Board of Trustees Workday Inc Curbside citation needed Lenovo Group Ltd Observer Personal life edit Yang is married to Akiko Yamazaki a Japanese woman who was raised in Costa Rica whom he met in during a month Stanford exchange program when they were both students there Yamazaki graduated from Stanford University with a degree in industrial engineering and is a director with the Wildlife Conservation Network He currently resides in Los Altos Hills California Philanthropy edit In February Yang and his wife gave million to Stanford University their alma mater million of which went to building the Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building a multi disciplinary research teaching and lab building designed with sustainable architecture principles In late and early the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco exhibited selections from the Chinese calligraphy collection belonging to Yang and his wife He began the collection in the late s it contains about pieces These selections also appeared at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the exhibition Out of Character Decoding Chinese Calligraphy References edit ^ Jump up to a b Jerry Yang Forbes Jump up ^ Jerry Chih Yuan Yang Boardroom Insiders November Retrieved April ^ Jump up to a b Henderson Harry Yang Jerry Chih Yuan Yang A to Z of Computer Scientists Infobase p ^ Jump up to a b c d e f g h i j k l Parmy Olson for Forbes September Finding Alibaba How Jerry Yang Made The Most Lucrative Bet In Silicon Valley History Jump up ^ Pickert Kate November Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang Time Jump up ^ Sherman Josepha Jerry Yang and David Filo chief yahoos of Yahoo Brookfield Conn Twenty First Century Books ISBN ^ Jump up to a b c d Schlender Brent How A Virtuoso Plays The Web Fortune Retrieved Jump up ^ Solomon Rob Yahoo Was the GE of the Internet recode com Recode Retrieved January Jump up ^ Yahoo Inc – Company History yhoo client shareholder com Jump up ^ Hal Plotkin for Metro April MetroActive A Couple of Yahoos Jump up ^ Young Innovators Under Jerry Yang Technology Review Retrieved August ^ Jump up to a b c d e f Brian Womack for Bloomberg News Sept Yahoo s Yang Is Back Playing Alibaba Board Power Broker ^ Jump up to a b Helft Miguel September Jerry Yang The most successful American investor in China Fortune Time Inc Retrieved January Jump up ^ Novellino Teresa October Inside Jerry Yang s wild bet on Alibaba and Jack Ma Upstart Business Journal American City Business Journals Retrieved January ^ Jump up to a b Joseph Kahn for the New York Times September Yahoo Role Documented in Chinese Trial Jump up ^ Reporters Without Borders September Information supplied by Yahoo helped journalist Shi Tao get years in prison Jump up ^ Editors of the Washington Post September Editorial Obeying Orders Jump up ^ Miguel Helft for the New York Times April Chinese Political Prisoner Sues in U S Court Saying Yahoo Helped Identify Dissidents Jump up ^ Yahoo summoned to Washington over Chinese arrests c net news blog October Jump up ^ Boudreau John Lawmaker scolds Yahoo Morally you are pygmies Mercury News Retrieved Jump up ^ Associated Press in the New York Times November Yahoo Criticized in Case of Jailed Dissident Jump up ^ Corey Boles and Scott Morrison for the Wall Street Journal Nov Yahoo Settles Suit Over Jailed Chinese Dissidents Jump up ^ Press Release Yahoo Inc Reaches Settlement On Lawsuit Works To Establish Human Rights Fund PDF Yahoo November Jump up ^ Rice presses China on jailed dissidents New York Times Jump up ^ Fowler Geoffrey A November Yahoo Sponsored Chinese Human Rights Museum Opens in Washington The Wall Street Journal Retrieved December Jump up ^ Yahoo weighs up options Financial Times February ^ Jump up to a b Lohr Steve Microsoft s Failed Yahoo Bid Risks Online Growth New York Times Retrieved Jump up ^ Rob Hof for Bloomberg BusinessWeek TechBeat July Yahoo Settles Proxy Fight With Icahn What s Next Jump up ^ Yang to Step Down as Yahoo CEO The Wall Street Journal November Jump up ^ Yahoo names new chief executive BBC News January Jump up ^ Michael Liedtke Yahoo to Replace Yang as CEO TheStreet com Retrieved permanent dead link Jump up ^ Yahoo announces resignation of Jerry Yang Marketwatch News January Jump up ^ Jerry Yang Is Back And Investing More Than Ever Wall Street Journal March Jump up ^ Jerry Yang s Next Act Startup Investor and Mentor Mashable March Jump up ^ John Chambers for Cisco Blogs September Jerry Yang to Retire from Cisco s Board ^ Jump up to a b Stanford University Press Release February Alumni couple Jerry Yang co founder of Yahoo and Akiko Yamazaki pledge million to alma mater Jump up ^ Profile of Jerry Yang Forbes com Retrieved on Jump up ^ Stanford Report March Y E New building sets sustainability standards for Stanford Jump up ^ Seno Alexandra A October Worthy Characters The Wall Street Journal Retrieved January Jump up ^ Rosenberg Karen June A Calligraphic Answer to I Like This The New York Times Retrieved January External links edit Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jerry Yang Appearances on C SPAN Jerry Yang on Charlie Rose Jerry Yang at the Internet Movie Database Jerry Yang collected news and commentary The New York Times Jerry Yang at Stanford Engineering Heroes page IT Conversations audio interview from the Web conference October Business positions Preceded by Terry Semel Chief Executive Officer of Yahoo – Succeeded by Carol Bartz hide v t e Yahoo Advertising APT from Yahoo BrightRoll Flurry Panama Right Media Search Marketing Development Developer Network BOSS Query Language UI Library Web portal and search engine Auctions Japan Hong Kong Taiwan Autos Celebrity Finance Health Homes Local Movies Music News Search Shine Shopping Sports Time Capsule Travel TV Wallet Communication Answers Groups Mail Rivals Publishing Flickr GeoCities Japan only Polyvore Tumblr Software Messenger versions Toolbar Co branded ISPs AT T BT Frontier Rogers International Yahoo Yahoo Japan Yahoo Kids Yahoo Maktoob Yahoo Indonesia Yahoo China Yahoo Korea Yahoo Philippines Discontinued or sold ° AltaVista Axis Babel Fish Briefcase blo gs Broadcast com Buzz Delicious Dialpad Fire Eagle FoxyTunes Gallery Games GeoCities outside of Japan Go Mobile Jobs JumpCut Kelkoo Kickstart Live Meme Maps Mash Music Jukebox Music Radio Music Unlimited MyBlogLog Next Pipes Photos Podcasts Publisher Network RocketMail Screen SearchMonkey Site Explorer The All Seeing Eye Upcoming Voice Voices WebRing Widgets Corporate Acquisitions Criticism History Timeline David Filo From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia David Filo David Filo jpg David Filo May Born April age Wisconsin United States Residence Palo Alto California U S Alma mater Tulane University Stanford University Occupation Co founder and Chief Yahoo Yahoo Inc Salary One dollar salary Net worth Increase US billion April Spouse s Angela Buenning David Filo born April is an American businessman and the co founder of Yahoo with Jerry Yang His Filo Server Program written in the C programming language was the server side software used to dynamically serve variable web pages called Filo Server Pages on visits to early versions of the Yahoo web site Contents hide Personal life and education Career References External links Personal life and education edit Filo was born in Wisconsin At age six he moved to Moss Bluff Louisiana a suburb of Lake Charles Louisiana He graduated from Sam Houston High School and then earned a B S in computer engineering at Tulane University through the Dean s Honor Scholarship and an M S at Stanford University As of December Filo is estimated to be worth billion ranking him as the th richest person in the world In he gave million to his alma mater Tulane University for use in its School of Engineering Filo is married to photographer and teacher Angela Buenning Filo and his wife launched Yellow Chair Foundation in helped in the launch of Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship in and have endowed professorships in engineering and education In they helped create the K Start Fund which invests in education technology companies Career edit In February he co created with Jerry Yang an Internet website called Jerry and David s Guide to the World Wide Web consisting of a directory of other websites It was renamed Yahoo an exclamation Yahoo became very popular and Filo and Yang realized the business potential and co founded Yahoo Inc Yahoo started off as a web portal with a web directory providing an extensive range of products and services for various online activities It is now one of the leading internet brands and due to partnerships with telecommunications firms has one of the most trafficked networks on the internet References edit David Filo Yahoo management team Jump up ^ peopleandprofiles com Archived January at the Wayback Machine Jump up ^ Yahoo Proxy Statement PDF Retrieved July Jump up ^ David Filo Jump up ^ David Filo Forbes October ^ Jump up to a b Forbes Richest Americans David Filo Forbes March Jump up ^ Another billionaire drops 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exchange Location One Liberty Plaza Broadway New York City New York U S Coordinates Coordinates °N °W Founded February years ago Owner Nasdaq Inc Currency United States dollar No of listings July Market cap US trillion Website Business Nasdaq com Studio The Nasdaq Stock Market Listeni 'næz?dæk is an American stock exchange It is the second largest exchange in the world by market capitalization behind only the New York Stock Exchange The exchange platform is owned by Nasdaq Inc which also owns the Nasdaq Nordic formerly known as OMX and Nasdaq Baltic stock market network and several other US stock and options exchanges Contents hide History Quote availability Trading schedule Market tiers Average annualized growth rate See also References External links History edit When it was founded NASDAQ stood for the acronym of National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations NASDAQ was founded in by the National Association of Securities Dealers NASD which divested itself of NASDAQ in a series of sales in and The Nasdaq Stock Market is owned and operated by Nasdaq Inc the stocks of which were listed on its own stock exchange marketing July under the ticker symbol NDAQ Former logo When the Nasdaq Stock Market began trading on February it was the world s first electronic stock market At first it was merely a quotation system and did not provide a way to perform electronic trades The Nasdaq Stock Market helped lower the spread the difference between the bid price and the ask price of the stock but was unpopular among brokerages which made much of their money on the spread The Nasdaq Stock Market eventually assumed the majority of major trades that had been executed by the over the counter OTC system of trading although there are still many securities traded in this fashion As late as the NASDAQ exchange was still commonly referred to as OTC in media and also in the monthly Stock Guides stock guides and prodecures issued by Standard Poor s Corporation citation needed Over the years the Nasdaq Stock Market became more of a stock market by adding trade and volume reporting and automated trading systems It was also the first stock market in the United States to start trading online highlighting Nasdaq traded companies and closing with the declaration that the Nasdaq Stock Market is the stock market for the next hundred years The Nasdaq Stock Market attracted new growth companies such as Microsoft Apple Cisco Oracle and Dell and helped modernize the IPO Its main index is the NASDAQ Composite which has been published since its inception However its exchange traded fund tracks the large cap NASDAQ index which was introduced in alongside the NASDAQ Financial Index tracks the largest companies in terms of market capitalization In the Nasdaq Stock Market joined with the London Stock Exchange to form the first intercontinental linkage of securities markets The National Association of Securities Dealers spun off the Nasdaq Stock Market in to form a publicly traded company In the status of the Nasdaq Stock Market was changed from a stock market to a licensed national securities exchange In Nasdaq merged with OMX a leading exchange operator in the Nordic countries expanded its global footprint and changed its name to the NASDAQ OMX Group To qualify for listing on the exchange a company must be registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission SEC must have at least three market makers financial firms that act as brokers or dealers for specific securities and must meet minimum requirements for assets capital public shares and shareholders In February in the wake of an announced merger of NYSE Euronext with Deutsche Börse speculation developed that NASDAQ OMX and Intercontinental Exchange ICE could mount a counter bid of their own for NYSE NASDAQ OMX could be when looking to acquire the American exchange s cash equities business ICE the derivatives business At the time NYSE Euronext s market value was billion Nasdaq was valued at billion while ICE was valued at billion Late in the month Nasdaq was reported to be considering asking either ICE or the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to join in what would probably have to be if it proceeded an – billion counterbid The European Association of Securities Dealers Automatic Quotation System EASDAQ was founded as a European equivalent to the Nasdaq Stock Market It was purchased by NASDAQ in and became NASDAQ Europe Operations were shut down however as a result of the burst of the dot com bubble In NASDAQ Europe was revived as Equiduct and is currently when operating under Börse Berlin On June NASDAQ OMX became a founding member of the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative on the eve of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio In November NASDAQ Chief Operating Officer Adena Friedman was promoted to the role of CEO becoming the first woman to run a major exchange in the U S Quote availability edit NASDAQ quotes are available at three levels Level shows the highest bid and lowest ask—inside quote Level shows all public quotes of market makers together with information of market dealers wishing to buy or sell stock and recently executed orders Level is used by the market makers and allows them to enter their quotes and execute orders Trading schedule edit The Nasdaq Stock Market has a pre market session from am to am Eastern a normal trading session from am to pm and a post market session from pm to pm Market tiers edit The Nasdaq Stock Market has three different market tiers Capital Market small cap is an equity market for companies that have relatively small levels of market capitalization Listing requirements for such small cap companies are less stringent than for other Nasdaq markets that list larger companies with significantly higher market capitalization Global Market mid cap is made up of stocks that represent the Nasdaq Global Market The Global Market consists of stocks that meet Nasdaq s strict financial and liquidity requirements and corporate governance standards The Global Market is less exclusive than the Global Select Market Global Select Market NASDAQ GS large cap is a market capitalization weighted index made up of US based and international stocks that represent the Global Select Market Composite The Global Select Market consists of stocks that meet Nasdaq s strict financial and liquidity requirements and corporate governance standards The Global Select Market is more exclusive than the Global Market Every October the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Department reviews the Global Market Composite to determine if any of its stocks have become eligible for listing on the Global Select Market Average annualized growth rate edit As of June the Nasdaq Stock Market had had an average annualized growth rate of since its opening in February Since the end of the recession in June however it has increased by per year See also edit icon New York City portal United States corporate law ACT NASDAQ Directors Desk Economy of New York City NASDAQ NASDAQ futures Nasdaq MarketSite Nasdaq Inc NASDAQ Dubai NASDAQ Private Market List of stock exchanges List of stock exchanges in the Americas List of stock exchange mergers in the Americas References edit Jump up ^ NASDAQ Companies Retrieved March Jump up ^ Monthly Reports World Exchanges org World Federation of Exchanges Archived from the original on August Retrieved June Jump up ^ Nasdaq Nasdaq Business Solutions Services Retrieved October Jump up ^ Frequently Asked Questions NASDAQ com NASDAQ n d Web December Archived February at WebCite Jump up ^ Terrell Ellen History of the American and NASDAQ Stock Exchanges LOC gov Library of Congress Business Reference Services Retrieved April Jump up ^ NASDAQ com Frequently Asked Questions Retrieved October Jump up ^ Gilpin Kenneth N COMPANY NEWS AN ERRATIC QUARTER FOR STOCK MARKETS The New York Times ISSN Retrieved Jump up ^ Walsh Michelle Nasdaq Stock Market Becomes A National Securities Exchange Changes Market Designations Jump up ^ De la Merced Michael J Nasdaq and ICE Hold Talks Over Potential N Y S E Bid The New York Times Dealbook February pm Retrieved February Jump up ^ Fraser Michelle E Nasdaq May Ask CME or ICE for Help in NYSE Counterbid WSJ Says Bloomberg February AM ET Retrieved March Jump up ^ Easdaq Makes A Comeback As Equiduct Archived from the original on February Jump up ^ Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative Exchanges listing over companies commit to promoting sustainability Reuters com Reuters Retrieved May Jump up ^ Nasdaq s New CEO Attributes Her Success to an Eclectic Career Path Fortune Retrieved Jump up ^ Order Book Level Market Data and Depth of Market Daytrading About com Archived from the original on February Jump up ^ NASDAQ Level III Quote Jump up ^ NASDAQ Trading Schedule NASDAQ com Retrieved April Jump up ^ Definition of Nasdaq SmallCap Market now known as Nasdaq Capital Market Investopedia com Retrieved August Jump up ^ Definition of NASDAQ Global Market Composite Investopedia com Retrieved August Jump up ^ Definition of NASDAQ Global Select Market Composite Investopedia com Retrieved August Jump up ^ Pinto Jerald E Henry Elaine Robinson Thomas R Stowe John D Equity Asset Valuation CFA Institute Investment Series ed John Wiley Sons p ISBN Retrieved March NASDAQ GS stands for Nasdaq Global Select Market Jump up ^ Measuring Worth Measures of worth inflation rates saving calculator relative value worth of a dollar worth of a pound purchasing power gold prices GDP history of wages average wage measuringworth com Retrieved October External links edit Wikimedia Commons has media related to NASDAQ New York Stock Exchange From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia This article is about the stock exchange For its parent company see Intercontinental Exchange New York Stock Exchange The NYSE s logo New York Stock Exchange Wall Street jpg The New York Stock Exchange in Type Stock exchange Location New York City New York U S Founded May years ago Owner Intercontinental Exchange Owner Key people Jeffrey Sprecher Chairman Currency United States Dollar No of listings Market cap US trillion Volume US trillion Indices Dow Jones Industrial Average S P NYSE Composite Website nyse com New York Stock Exchange U S National Register of Historic Places U S National Historic Landmark New York Stock Exchange Simon Fieldhouse jpg Front Elevation of the New York Stock Exchange New York Stock Exchange is located in Lower Manhattan New York Stock Exchange Show map of Lower Manhattan Show map of New York Show map of the US Show all Coordinates ° ' ?N ° ' ?WCoordinates ° ' ?N ° ' ?W Built Architect Trowbridge Livingston George B Post Architectural style Classical Revival NRHP Reference Significant dates Added to NRHP June Designated NHL June The New York Stock Exchange abbreviated as NYSE and nicknamed The Big Board is an American stock exchange located at Wall Street Lower Manhattan New York City New York It is by far the world s largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US trillion as of June The average daily trading value was approximately US billion in The NYSE trading floor is located at Wall Street and is composed of rooms used for the facilitation of trading A fifth trading room located at Broad Street was closed in February The main building and the Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in The NYSE is owned by Intercontinental Exchange an American holding company that it also lists NYSE ICE Previously it was part of NYSE Euronext NYX which was formed by the NYSE s merger with Euronext NYSE and Euronext now operate as divisions of Intercontinental Exchange The NYSE has been the subject of several lawsuits regarding fraud or breach of duty and in was sued by its former CEO for breach of contract and defamation Contents hide History Notable events Official holidays and related special circumstances Trading NYSE Composite Index Timeline Merger acquisition and control Opening and closing bells History Notable bell ringers See also References External links History edit See also List of presidents of the New York Stock Exchange The Stock Exchange at – Broad Street in The earliest recorded organization of securities trading in New York among brokers directly dealing with each other can be traced to the Buttonwood Agreement Previously securities exchange had been intermediated by the auctioneers who also conducted more mundane auctions of commodities such as wheat and tobacco On May twenty four brokers signed the Buttonwood Agreement which set a floor commission rate charged to clients and bound the signers to give preference to the other signers in securities sales The earliest securities traded were mostly governmental securities such as War Bonds from the Revolutionary War and First Bank of the United States stock although Bank of New York stock was a non governmental security traded in the early days citation needed The Bank of North America along with the First Bank of the United States and the Bank of New York were the first shares traded on the New York Stock Exchange In the stockbrokers of New York operating under the Buttonwood Agreement instituted new reforms and reorganized After sending a delegation to Philadelphia to observe the organization of their board of brokers restrictions on manipulative trading were adopted as well as formal organs of governance After re forming as the New York Stock and Exchange Board the broker organization began renting out space exclusively for securities trading which previously had been taking place at the Tontine Coffee House Several locations were used between and when the present location was adopted The invention of the electrical telegraph consolidated markets and New York s market rose to dominance over Philadelphia after weathering some market panics better than other alternatives The Open Board of Stock Brokers was established in as a competitor to the NYSE With members the Open Board of Stock Brokers rivaled the NYSE in membership which had because it used a more modern continuous trading system superior to the NYSE s twice daily call sessions The Open Board of Stock Brokers merged with the NYSE in Robert Wright of Bloomberg writes that the merger increased the NYSE s members as well as trading volume as several dozen regional exchanges were also competing with the NYSE for customers Buyers sellers and dealers all wanted to complete transactions as quickly and cheaply as technologically possible and that meant finding the markets with the most trading or the greatest liquidity in today s parlance Minimizing competition was essential to keep a large number of orders flowing and the merger helped the NYSE to maintain its reputation for providing superior liquidity The Civil War greatly stimulated speculative securities trading in New York By membership had to be capped and has been sporadically increased since The latter half of the nineteenth century saw rapid growth in securities trading citation needed Securities trade in the latter nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was prone to panics and crashes Government regulation of securities trading was eventually seen as necessary with arguably the most dramatic changes occurring in the s after a major stock market crash precipitated an economic depression The Stock Exchange Luncheon Club was situated on the seventh floor from until its closure in The main building located at Broad Street between the corners of Wall Street and Exchange Place was designated a National Historic Landmark in as was the Wall Street building The floor of the New York Stock Exchange in The NYSE announced its plans to merge with Archipelago on April in a deal intended to reorganize the NYSE as a publicly traded company NYSE s governing board voted to merge with rival Archipelago on December and became a for profit public company It began trading under the name NYSE Group on March A little over one year later on April the NYSE Group completed its merger with Euronext the European combined stock market thus forming NYSE Euronext the first transatlantic stock exchange Wall Street is the leading US money center for international financial activities and the foremost US location for the conduct of wholesale financial services It comprises a matrix of wholesale financial sectors financial markets financial institutions and financial industry firms Robert The principal sectors are securities industry commercial banking asset management and insurance Prior to the acquisition of NYSE Euronext by the ICE in Marsh Carter was the Chairman of the NYSE and the CEO was Duncan Niederauer Presently when the chairman is Jeffrey Sprecher Notable events edit See also Wall Street Crash of Black Tuesday Friday the th mini crash October mini crash and Economic effects arising from the September attacks The exchange was closed shortly after the beginning of World War I July but it partially re opened on November of that year in order to help the war effort by trading bonds and completely reopened for stock trading in mid December On September a bomb exploded on Wall Street outside the NYSE building killing people and injuring more than The perpetrators were never found The NYSE building and some buildings nearby such as the JP Morgan building still have marks on their façades caused by the bombing The Black Thursday crash of the Exchange on October and the sell off panic which started on Black Tuesday October are often blamed for precipitating the Great Depression In an effort to try to restore investor confidence the Exchange unveiled a fifteen point program aimed to upgrade protection for the investing public on October On October the exchange was registered as a national securities exchange with the U S Securities and Exchange Commission with a president and a thirty three member board On February the non profit corporation was formed and the number of board members was reduced to twenty five One of Abbie Hoffman s well known publicity stunts took place in when he led members of the Yippie movement to the Exchange s gallery The provocateurs hurled fistfuls of dollars toward the trading floor below Some traders booed and some laughed and waved Three months later the stock exchange enclosed the gallery with bulletproof glass Hoffman wrote a decade later We didn t call the press at that time we really had no notion of anything called a media event NYSE s stock exchange traders floor before the introduction of electronic readouts and computer screens On October the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA dropped points a loss in a single day the second biggest one day drop the exchange had experienced Black Monday was followed by Terrible Tuesday a day in which the Exchange s systems did not perform well and some people had difficulty completing their trades Subsequently there was another major drop for the Dow on October —the Mini Crash of The crash was apparently caused by a reaction to a news story of a billion leveraged buyout deal for UAL Corporation the parent company of United Airlines which broke down When the UAL deal fell through it helped trigger the collapse of the junk bond market causing the Dow to fall points or percent Similarly there was a panic in the financial world during the year of the Asian Financial Crisis Like the fall of many foreign markets the Dow suffered a drop in value points on October in what later became known as the Mini Crash but from which the DJIA recovered quickly This was the first time that the circuit breaker rule had operated On January an altercation during filming of the music video for Sleep Now in the Fire which was directed by Michael Moore caused the doors of the exchange to be closed and the band Rage Against the Machine to be escorted from the site by security after band members attempted to gain entry into the exchange In the aftermath of the September attacks the NYSE was closed for trading sessions resuming on Monday September one of the rare times the NYSE was closed for more than one session and only the third time since March On the first day the NYSE suffered a drop in value points after a week it dropped by points An estimated of trillion was lost within five days of trading On May the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted its largest intraday percentage drop since the October crash with a point loss later being called the Flash Crash as the drop occurred in minutes before rebounding The SEC and CFTC published a report on the event although it did not come to a conclusion as to the cause The regulators found no evidence that the fall was caused by erroneous fat finger orders On October the stock exchange was shut down for days due to Hurricane Sandy The last time the stock exchange was closed due to weather for a full two days was on March and in On May the stock exchange was fined million by the Securities and Exchange Commission to settle charges it violated market rules On August Berkshire Hathaway s A Class shares the highest priced shares on the NYSE hit a share for the first time On July technical issues affected the stock exchange halting trading at am ET The NYSE reassured stock traders that the outage was not a result of a cyber breach and the Department of Homeland Security confirmed that there was no sign of malicious activity Trading eventually resumed at pm ET the same day Official holidays and related special circumstances edit The New York Stock Exchange is closed on all federal holidays except Veterans Day including New Year s Day Independence Day and Christmas However certain types of years require the stock exchange to be closed on days that are not federal holidays in observance of the aforementioned three holidays In a Leap year starting on Wednesday or a Common year starting on Thursday the day before Independence Day is given as a full holiday since the stock exchange is always closed on Saturday In a Leap year starting on Thursday or a Common year starting on Friday the day after Independence Day is given as a full holiday since the stock exchange is always closed on Sunday Also in the just aforementioned year types Christmas Eve and New Year s Eve are also given as full holidays In a Leap year starting on Friday or a Common year starting on Saturday the day before Christmas Eve and the day after Christmas are given as full holidays In a Leap year starting on Sunday or a Common year starting on Sunday the day after New Year s Day is given as a full holiday Trading edit The NYSE trading floor in August The New York Stock Exchange sometimes referred to as the Big Board provides a means for buyers and sellers to trade shares of stock in companies registered for public trading The NYSE is open for trading Monday through Friday from am – pm ET with the exception of holidays declared by the Exchange in advance The NYSE trades in a continuous auction format where traders can execute stock transactions on behalf of investors They will gather around the appropriate post where a specialist broker who is employed by a NYSE member firm that is he she is not an employee of the New York Stock Exchange acts as an auctioneer in an open outcry auction market environment to bring buyers and sellers together and to manage the actual auction They do on occasion approximately of the time facilitate the trades by committing their own capital and as a matter of course disseminate information to the crowd that helps to bring buyers and sellers together The auction process moved toward automation in through the use of wireless hand held computers HHC The system enabled traders to receive and execute orders electronically via wireless transmission On September NYSE member Michael Einersen who designed and developed this system executed shares of IBM through this HHC ending a year process of paper transactions and ushering in an era of automated trading As of January all NYSE stocks can be traded via its electronic hybrid market except for a small group of very high priced stocks Customers can now send orders for immediate electronic execution or route orders to the floor for trade in the auction market In the first three months of in excess of of all order volume was delivered to the floor electronically NYSE works with US regulators like the SEC and CFTC to coordinate risk management measures in the electronic trading environment through the implementation of mechanisms like circuit breakers and liquidity replenishment points Until the right to directly trade shares on the exchange was conferred upon owners of the seats The term comes from the fact that up until the s NYSE members sat in chairs to trade In the number of seats was fixed at and this number was increased several times over the years In the number of seats was set at These seats were a sought after commodity as they conferred the ability to directly trade stock on the NYSE and seat holders were commonly referred to as members of the NYSE The Barnes family is the only known lineage to have five generations of NYSE members Winthrop H Barnes admitted Richard W P Barnes admitted Richard S Barnes admitted Robert H Barnes admitted Derek J Barnes admitted Seat prices varied widely over the years generally falling during recessions and rising during economic expansions The most expensive inflation adjusted seat was sold in for which today would be over six million dollars In recent times seats have sold for as high as million in the late s and as low as million in In seat prices shot up to million as the exchange entered into an agreement to merge with Archipelago and became a for profit publicly traded company Seat owners received in cash per seat and shares of the newly formed corporation The NYSE now sells one year licenses to trade directly on the exchange Licenses for floor trading are available for and a license for bond trading is available for as little as as of Neither are resell able but may be transferable during a change of ownership of a corporation holding a trading license Following the Black Monday market crash in NYSE imposed trading curbs to reduce market volatility and massive panic sell offs Following the rule change at the start of each trading day the NYSE sets three circuit breaker levels at levels of Level Level and Level of the average closing price of the S P for the preceding trading day Level and Level declines result in a minute trading halt unless they occur after pm when no trading halts apply A Level decline results in trading being suspended for the remainder of the day The biggest one day decline in the S P since was the drop on October NYSE Composite Index edit In the mid s the NYSE Composite Index NYSE NYA was created with a base value of points equal to the yearly close This was done to reflect the value of all stocks trading at the exchange instead of just the stocks included in the Dow Jones Industrial Average To raise the profile of the composite index in the NYSE set its new base value of points equal to the yearly close Its close at the end of was Timeline edit The NYSE at Christmas time December In NYSE acquires its first traded securities In the constitution of the New York Stock and Exchange Board is adopted it had also been established by the New York brokers as a formal organization In New York Gold Exchange was acquired by the NYSE In Stock tickers were first introduced In the NYSE members in the Consolidated Stock Exchange withdraw from Consolidated over disagreements on exchange trade areas In DJIA first published in The Wall Street Journal In NYSE moves into new quarters at Broad Street In DJIA exceeds on January In Panic of In Trading in bonds In World War I causes the longest exchange shutdown four months two weeks re opening December brings the largest one day percentage drop in the DJIA In Basis of quoting and trading in stocks changed from of par value to dollars In a bomb exploded on Wall Street outside the NYSE building Thirty killed and over injured In central quote system established Black Thursday October and Black Tuesday October signal the end of the Roaring Twenties bull market In trading floor is opened to women In the longest eight year bull market begins In DJIA surpasses its peak in inflation adjusted dollars In DJIA closes above for the first time on March In NYSE begins a composite index of all listed common stocks This is referred to as the Common Stock Index and is transmitted daily The starting point of the index is It is later renamed the NYSE Composite Index In Muriel Siebert becomes the first female member of the New York Stock Exchange In protesters led by Abbie Hoffman throw mostly fake dollar bills at traders from gallery leading to the installation of bullet proof glass In Securities Investor Protection Corporation established In NYSE incorporated and recognized as Not for Profit organization In DJIA closes above for the first time on November In foreign brokers are admitted to NYSE In New York Futures Exchange established In Black Monday October sees the second largest one day DJIA percentage drop in history In DJIA exceeds In DJIA exceeds In real time ticker introduced In DJIA exceeds on March In DJIA peaks at on January first NYSE global index is launched under the ticker NYIID Security after the September attacks In trading in fractions ?n/ ends replaced by decimals increments of see Decimalization September attacks occur causing NYSE to close for four sessions In NYSE Composite Index relaunched and value set equal to points In NYSE and ArcaEx merge creating NYSE Arca and forming the publicly owned for profit NYSE Group Inc in turn NYSE Group merges with Euronext creating the first trans Atlantic stock exchange group DJIA tops on October In US President George W Bush shows up unannounced to the Floor about an hour and a half before a Federal Open Market Committee interest rate decision on January NYSE announces its merger with the American Stock Exchange NYSE Composite closes above on June DJIA exceeds on July and closes at a peak of on October In DJIA loses more than points on September amid fears of bank failures resulting in a permanent prohibition of naked short selling and a three week temporary ban on all short selling of financial stocks in spite of this record volatility continues for the next two months culminating at ½ year market lows In DJIA closes at on March reaching a year low DJIA returns to on October In DJIA closes above highs on March DJIA closes above to end the year In DJIA closes above on July and above on December In DJIA achieved an all time high of on May In DJIA dropped over points to soon after open on August before bouncing back and closing at a drop of over points In DJIA hits an all time high of On Wednesday January the DJIA reaches Merger acquisition and control edit On February NYSE and Deutsche Börse announced their merger to form a new company as yet unnamed wherein Deutsche Börse shareholders will have ownership of the new entity and NYSE Euronext shareholders will have On February the European Commission blocked the merger of NYSE with Deutsche Börse after commissioner Joaquin Almunia stated that the merger would have led to a near monopoly in European financial derivatives worldwide Instead Deutsche Börse and NYSE will have to sell either their Eurex derivatives or LIFFE shares in order to not create a monopoly On February NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Börse agreed to scrap the merger In April Intercontinental Exchange ICE an American futures exchange and NASDAQ OMX Group had together made an unsolicited proposal to buy NYSE Euronext for approximately US a deal in which NASDAQ would have taken control of the stock exchanges NYSE Euronext rejected this offer twice but it was finally terminated after the United States Department of Justice indicated their intention to block the deal due to antitrust concerns In December ICE had proposed to buy NYSE Euronext in a stock swap with a valuation of billion NYSE Euronext shareholders would receive either in cash or in cash and approximately a sixth of a share of ICE The chairman and CEO of ICE Jeffrey Sprecher will retain those positions but four members of the NYSE board of directors will be added to the ICE board Opening and closing bells edit U S Secretary of Commerce Donald L Evans rings the opening bell at the NYSE on April Former chairman Jack Womack is also in this picture NASA astronauts Scott Altman and Mike Massimino ring the closing bell The NYSE s opening and closing bells mark the beginning and the end of each trading day The opening bell is rung at am ET to mark the start of the day s trading session At pm ET the closing bell is rung and trading for the day stops There are bells located in each of the four main sections of the NYSE that all ring at the same time once a button is pressed There are three buttons that control the bells located on the control panel behind the podium which overlooks the trading floor The main bell which is rung at the beginning and end of the trading day is controlled by a green button The second button colored orange activates a single stroke bell that is used to signal a moment of silence A third red button controls a backup bell which is used in case the main bell fails to ring History edit The signal to start and stop trading was not always a bell The original signal was a gavel which is still in use today along with the bell but during the late s the NYSE decided to switch the gavel for a gong to signal the day s beginning and end After the NYSE changed to its present location at Broad Street in the gong was switched to the bell format that is currently being used A common sight today is the highly publicized events in which a celebrity or executive from a corporation stands behind the NYSE podium and pushes the button that signals the bells to ring Many consider the act of ringing the bells to be quite an honor and a symbol of a lifetime of achievement Furthermore due to the amount of coverage that the opening closing bells receive many companies coordinate new product launches and other marketing related events to start on the same day as when the company s representatives ring the bell This daily tradition wasn t always this highly publicized either In fact it was only in that the NYSE began having special guests ring the bells on a regular basis Prior to that ringing the bells was usually the responsibility of the exchange s floor managers Notable bell ringers edit Many of the people who ring the bell are business executives whose companies trade on the exchange However there have also been many famous people from outside the world of business that have rung the bell Athletes such as Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees and Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps entertainers such as rapper Snoop Dogg singer and actress Liza Minnelli and members of the band Kiss and politicians such as Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani and President of South Africa Nelson Mandela have all had the honor of ringing the bell Two United Nations Secretaries General have also rung the bell On April Secretary General Kofi Annan rang the opening bell to launch the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment On July Secretary General Ban Ki moon rang the closing bell to celebrate the NYSE joining the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative In addition there have been many bell ringers who are famous for heroic deeds such as members of the New York police and fire departments following the events of members of the United States Armed Forces serving overseas and participants in various charitable organizations There have also been several fictional characters that have rung the bell including Mickey Mouse the Pink Panther Mr Potato Head the Aflac Duck and Darth Vader See also edit icon New York City portal New York Stock Exchange listed stocks – A B C D E F G H I J 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point in time of the shares outstanding of a publicly traded company being equal to the share price at that point of time times the number of shares outstanding As outstanding stock is bought and sold in public markets capitalization could be used as an indicator of public opinion of a company s net worth and is a determining factor in some forms of stock valuation Market capitalization is used by the investment community in ranking the size of companies as opposed to sales or total asset figures It is also used in ranking the relative size of stock exchanges being a measure of the sum of the market capitalizations of all companies listed on each stock exchange See List of stock exchanges In performing such rankings the market capitalizations are calculated at some significant date such as June or December The total capitalization of stock markets or economic regions may be compared with other economic indicators The total market capitalization of all publicly traded companies in the world was US trillion in January and rose as high as US trillion in May before dropping below US trillion in August and slightly above US trillion in September In and global market capitalization was US trillion and US trillion respectively Contents hide Calculation Market cap terms Related measures See also References External links Calculation edit Market cap is given by the formula textstyle MC N times P textstyle MC N times P where MC is the market capitalization N is the number of shares outstanding and P is the closing price per share For example if some company has million shares outstanding and the closing price per share is its market cap is then million If the closing price per share rises to the market cap becomes million If it drops to per share the market cap falls to million This is in contrast to mercantile pricing where purchase price average price and sale price may differ due to transaction costs Market cap terms edit Traditionally companies were divided into large cap mid cap and small cap The terms mega cap and micro cap have also since come into common use and nano cap is sometimes heard Different numbers are used by different indexes there is no official definition of or full consensus agreement about the exact cutoff values The cutoffs may be defined as percentiles rather than in nominal dollars The definitions expressed in nominal dollars need to be adjusted over decades due to inflation population change and overall market valuation for example billion was a large market cap in but it is not very large now and market caps are likely to be different country to country Related measures edit Market cap reflects only the equity value of a company It is important to note that a firm s choice of capital structure has a significant impact on how the total value of a company is allocated between equity and debt A more comprehensive measure is enterprise value EV which gives effect to outstanding debt preferred stock and other factors For insurance firms a value called the embedded value EV has been used See also edit List of finance topics List of corporations by market capitalization Market price Market trend Middle market company Public float Shares authorized Treasury stock References edit Jump up ^ Market highlights for first half year PDF World Federation of Exchanges Retrieved May ^ Jump up to a b Market Capitalization Definition Retrieved April Jump up ^ Financial Times Lexicon Retrieved February Jump up ^ Global stock values top trln industry data Reuters ^ Jump up to a b WFE Report Generator including report for Domestic Market Capitalization World Federation of Exchanges Jump up ^ WFE Full Year Statistics World Federation of Exchanges Jump up ^ Mega Cap Definition Retrieved April Jump up ^ Micro Cap Definition Retrieved April Jump up ^ Definition of Market Capitalization External links edit Look up market capitalization in Wiktionary the free dictionary How to Value Assets – from the Washington State U S government web site Year end market capitalization by country – World Bank – Equity and Bond Capitalizations G – Equity and bond capitalization for the G Comparative Explanation – Share Count Authorized Outstanding And Float Market cap filter for global public companies Free look up of current market capitalization Historical market caps of S P companies Market capitalization of listed companies of GDP statistics by country hide v t e Financial markets Types of markets Primary market Secondary market Third market Fourth market Types of stocks Common stock Golden share Preferred stock Restricted stock Tracking stock Share capital Authorised capital Issued shares Shares outstanding Treasury stock Net worth From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia For other uses see Net Worth disambiguation Net worth is the value of all the non financial and financial assets owned by an institutional unit or sector minus the value of all its outstanding liabilities Thus net worth can refer to companies individuals or governments It can also refer to economic sectors such as the sector of financial corporations or to entire countries Contents hide Companies Individuals Governments Countries References External links Companies edit Net worth in business is also referred to as own equity It is generally based on the value of all assets and liabilities at the carrying value which is the value as expressed on the financial statements To the extent items on the balance sheet do not express their true market value the net worth will also be inaccurate On reading the balance sheet if the accumulated losses exceed the shareholder s equity net worth becomes negative Net worth in this formulation does not express the market value of a firm a firm may be worth more or less if sold with a going concern Individuals edit For individuals net worth or wealth refers to an individual s net economic position the value of the individual s assets minus liabilities Examples of assets that an individual would factor into their net worth include retirement accounts other investments home s and vehicles Liabilities include both secured debt such as a home mortgage or vehicle loan and unsecured debt such as consumer debt or personal loans Typically intangible assets such as educational degrees are not factored into net worth even though such assets positively contribute to one s overall financial position For a deceased individual net worth can be used for the value of their estate when in probate Individuals with considerable net worth are listed as High net worth individuals Governments edit Balance sheets that include all assets and liabilities can also be constructed for governments Compared with government debt a government s net worth is an alternative measure of the government s financial strength Countries edit A country s net worth is calculated as the sum of the net worth of all companies and individuals resident in this country plus the government s net worth As for the United States this measure is referred to as the financial position References edit Jump up ^ System of National Accounts published by the European Commission the International Monetary Fund the Organisation for Economic Co operation and Development the United Nations and the World Bank p section External links edit http www bankrate com calculators smart spending personal net worth calculator aspx ixzz uYPfXc y http www investing com news economy news u s household net worth rises to record trillion http www nytimes com magazine Worth t html Celebrity Net Worth Financial market From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia It has been suggested that Financial system be merged into this article Discuss Proposed since July Finance Philippine stock market board jpg Markets hide Bond Commodity Derivatives Foreign exchange Money Over the counter Private equity Real estate Spot Stock Participants Investor institutional Retail Speculator Instruments show Corporate show Personal show Public show Banks and banking show Regulation Standards show Economic history show v t e A financial market is a market in which people trade financial securities commodities and other fungible items of value at low transaction costs and at prices that reflect supply and demand Securities include stocks and bonds and commodities include precious metals or agricultural products In economics typically the term market means the aggregate of possible buyers and sellers of a certain good or service and the transactions between them The term market is sometimes used for what are more strictly exchanges organizations that facilitate the trade in financial securities e g a stock exchange or commodity exchange This may be a physical location like the NYSE BSE LSE JSE or an electronic system like NASDAQ Much trading of stocks takes place on an exchange still corporate actions merger spinoff are outside an exchange while any two companies or people for whatever reason may agree to sell stock from the one to the other without using an exchange Trading of currencies and bonds is largely on a bilateral basis although some bonds trade on a stock exchange and people are building electronic systems for these as well similar to stock exchanges Contents hide Types of financial markets Raising capital Lenders Individuals Doubles Companies Borrowers Derivative products Analysis of financial markets Financial market slang Role in the economy Functions of financial markets Components of financial market Based on market levels Based on security types See also Notes References External links Types of financial markets edit Within the financial sector the term financial markets is often used to refer just to the markets that are used to raise finance for long term finance the Capital markets for short term finance the Money markets Another common use of the term is as a catchall for all the markets in the financial sector as per examples in the breakdown below Capital markets which to consist of Stock markets which provide financing through the issuance of shares or common stock and enable the subsequent trading thereof Bond markets which provide financing through the issuance of bonds and enable the subsequent trading thereof Commodity markets which facilitate the trading of commodities Money markets which provide short term debt financing and investment Derivatives markets which provide instruments for the management of financial risk Futures markets which provide standardized forward contracts for trading products at some future date see also forward market Foreign exchange markets which facilitate the trading of foreign exchange Spot market Interbank lending market The capital markets may also be divided into primary markets and secondary markets Newly formed issued securities are bought or sold in primary markets such as during initial public offerings Secondary markets allow investors to buy and sell existing securities The transactions in primary markets exist between issuers and investors while secondary market transactions exist among investors Liquidity is a crucial aspect of securities that are traded in secondary markets Liquidity refers to the ease with which a security can be sold without a loss of value Securities with an active secondary market mean that there are many buyers and sellers at a given point in time Investors benefit from liquid securities because they can sell their assets whenever they want an illiquid security may force the seller to get rid of their asset at a large discount Raising capital edit Financial markets attract funds from investors and channel them to corporations—they thus allow corporations to finance their operations and achieve growth Money markets allow firms to borrow funds on a short term basis while capital markets allow corporations to gain long term funding to support expansion known as maturity transformation Without financial markets borrowers would have difficulty finding lenders themselves Intermediaries such as banks Investment Banks and Boutique Investment Banks can help in this process Banks take deposits from those who have money to save They can then lend money from this pool of deposited money to those who seek to borrow Banks popularly lend money in the form of loans and mortgages More complex transactions than a simple bank deposit require markets where lenders and their agents can meet borrowers and their agents and where existing borrowing or lending commitments can be sold on to other parties A good example of a financial market is a stock exchange A company can raise money by selling shares to investors and its existing shares can be bought or sold The following table illustrates where financial markets fit in the relationship between lenders and borrowers Relationship between lenders and borrowers Lenders Financial Intermediaries Financial Markets Borrowers Individuals Companies Banks Insurance Companies Pension Funds Mutual Funds Interbank Stock Exchange Money Market Bond Market Foreign Exchange Individuals Companies Central Government Municipalities Public Corporations Lenders edit The lender temporarily gives money to somebody else on the condition of getting back the principal amount together with some interest profit or charge Individuals Doubles edit Many individuals are not aware that they are lenders but almost everybody does lend money in many ways A person lends money when he or she Puts money in a savings account at a bank Contributes to a pension plan Pays premiums to an insurance company Invests in government bonds Companies edit Companies tend to be lenders of capital When companies have surplus cash that is not needed for a short period of time they may seek to make money from their cash surplus by lending it via short term markets called money markets Alternatively such companies may decide to return the cash surplus to their shareholders e g via a share repurchase or dividend payment Borrowers edit Individuals borrow money via bankers loans for short term needs or longer term mortgages to help finance a house purchase Companies borrow money to aid short term or long term cash flows They also borrow to fund modernization or future business expansion Governments often find their spending requirements exceed their tax revenues To make up this difference they need to borrow Governments also borrow on behalf of nationalized industries municipalities local authorities and other public sector bodies In the UK the total borrowing requirement is often referred to as the Public sector net cash requirement PSNCR Governments borrow by issuing bonds In the UK the government also borrows from individuals by offering bank accounts and Premium Bonds Government debt seems to be permanent Indeed the debt seemingly expands rather than being paid off One strategy used by governments to reduce the value of the debt is to influence inflation Municipalities and local authorities may borrow in their own name as well as receiving funding from national governments In the UK this would cover an authority like Hampshire County Council Public Corporations typically include nationalized industries These may include the postal services railway companies and utility companies Many borrowers have difficulty raising money locally They need to borrow internationally with the aid of Foreign exchange markets Borrowers having similar needs can form into a group of borrowers They can also take an organizational form like Mutual Funds They can provide mortgage on weight basis The main advantage is that this lowers the cost of their borrowings Derivative products edit During the s and s a major growth sector in financial markets was the trade in so called derivative products or derivatives for short In the financial markets stock prices bond prices currency rates interest rates and dividends go up and down creating risk Derivative products are financial products which are used to control risk or paradoxically exploit risk It is also called financial economics Derivative products or instruments help the issuers to gain an unusual profit from issuing the instruments For using the help of these products a contract has to be made Derivative contracts are mainly types Future Forward Option Swap Seemingly the most obvious buyers and sellers of currency are importers and exporters of goods While this may have been true in the distant past when when international trade created the demand for currency markets importers and exporters now represent only of foreign exchange dealing according to the Bank for International Settlements The picture of foreign currency transactions today shows Banks Institutions Speculators Government spending for example military bases abroad Importers Exporters Tourists Analysis of financial markets edit See Statistical analysis of financial markets statistical finance Much effort has gone into the study of financial markets and how prices vary with time Charles Dow one of the founders of Dow Jones Company and The Wall Street Journal enunciated a set of ideas on the subject which are now called Dow theory This is the basis of the so called technical analysis method of attempting to predict future changes One of the tenets of technical analysis is that market trends give an indication of the future at least in the short term The claims of the technical analysts are disputed by many academics who claim that the evidence points rather to the random walk hypothesis which states that the next change is not correlated to the last change The role of human psychology in price variations also plays a significant factor Large amounts of volatility often indicate the presence of strong emotional factors playing into the price Fear can cause excessive drops in price and greed can create bubbles In recent years the rise of algorithmic and high frequency program trading has seen the adoption of momentum ultra short term moving average and other similar strategies which are based on technical as opposed to fundamental or theoretical concepts of market Behaviour The scale of changes in price over some unit of time is called the volatility It was discovered by Benoît Mandelbrot that changes in prices do not follow a Gaussian distribution but are rather modeled better by Lévy stable distributions The scale of change or volatility depends on the length of the time unit to a power a bit more than Large changes up or down are more likely than what one would calculate using a Gaussian distribution with an estimated standard deviation Financial market slang edit Poison pill when a company issues more shares to prevent being bought out by another company thereby increasing the number of outstanding shares to be bought by the hostile company making the bid to establish majority Bips meaning bps or basis points A basis point is a financial unit of measurement used to describe the magnitude of percent change in a variable One basis point is the equivalent of one hundredth of a percent For example if a stock price were to rise bit s it means it would increase Quant a quantitative analyst with advanced training in mathematics and statistical methods Rocket scientist a financial consultant at the zenith of mathematical and computer programming skill They are able to invent derivatives of high complexity and construct sophisticated pricing models They generally handle the most advanced computing techniques adopted by the financial markets since the early s Typically they are physicists and engineers by training IPO stands for initial public offering which is the process a new private company goes through to go public or become a publicly traded company on some index White Knight a friendly party in a takeover bid Used to describe a party that buys the shares of one organization to help prevent against a hostile takeover of that organization by another party Round tripping Smurfing a deliberate structuring of payments or transactions to conceal it from regulators or other parties a type of money laundering that is often illegal Spread the difference between the highest bid and the lowest offer Pip smallest price move that a given exchange rate makes based on market convention Pegging when a country wants to obtain price stability it can use pegging to fix their exchange rate relative to another currency Role in the economy edit One of the important sustainability requisite for the accelerated development of an economy is the existence of a dynamic financial market A financial market helps the economy in the following manner Saving mobilization Obtaining funds from the savers or surplus units such as household individuals business firms public sector units central government state governments etc is an important role played by financial markets Investment Financial markets play a crucial role in arranging to invest funds thus collected in those units which are in need of the same National Growth An important role played by financial market is that they contribute to a nation s growth by ensuring unfettered flow of surplus funds to deficit units Flow of funds for productive purposes is also made possible Entrepreneurship growth Financial market contribute to the development of the entrepreneurial claw by making available the necessary financial resources Industrial development The different components of financial markets help an accelerated growth of industrial and economic development of a country thus contributing to raising the standard of living and the society of well being Functions of financial markets edit Intermediary functions The intermediary functions of financial markets include the following Transfer of resources Financial markets facilitate the transfer of real economic resources from lenders to ultimate borrowers Enhancing income Financial markets allow lenders to earn interest or dividend on their surplus invisible funds thus contributing to the enhancement of the individual and the national income Productive usage Financial markets allow for the productive use of the funds borrowed The enhancing the income and the gross national production Capital formation Financial markets provide a channel through which new savings flow to aid capital formation of a country Price determination Financial markets allow for the determination of price of the traded financial assets through the interaction of buyers and sellers They provide a sign for the allocation of funds in the economy based on the demand and to the supply through the mechanism called price discovery process Sale mechanism Financial markets provide a mechanism for selling of a financial asset by an investor so as to offer the benefit of marketability and liquidity of such assets Information The activities of the participants in the financial market result in the generation and the consequent dissemination of information to the various segments of the market So as to reduce the cost of transaction of financial assets Financial Functions Providing the borrower with funds so as to enable them to carry out their investment plans Providing the lenders with earning assets so as to enable them to earn wealth by deploying the assets in production debentures Providing liquidity in the market so as to facilitate trading of funds Providing liquidity to commercial bank Facilitating credit creation Promoting savings Promoting investment Facilitating balanced economic growth Improving trading floors Components of financial market edit Based on market levels edit Primary market Primary market is a market for new issues or new financial claims Hence it s also called new issue market The primary market deals with those securities which are issued to the public for the first time Secondary market It s a market for secondary sale of securities In other words securities which have already passed through the new issue market are traded in this market Generally such securities are quoted in the stock exchange and it provides a continuous and regular market for buying and selling of securities Simply put primary market is the market where the newly started company issued shares to the public for the first time through IPO initial public offering Secondary market is the market where the second hand securities are sold securitCommodity Marketies Based on security types edit Money market Money market is a market for dealing with financial assets and securities which have a maturity period of up to one year In other words it s a market for purely short term funds Capital market A capital market is a market for financial assets which have a long or indefinite maturity Generally it deals with long term securities which have a maturity period of above one year Capital market may be further divided into a industrial securities market b Govt securities market and c long term loans market Equity markets A market where ownership of securities are issued and subscribed is known as equity market An example of a secondary equity market for shares is the Bombay stock exchange Debt market The market where funds are borrowed and lent is known as debt market Arrangements are made in such a way that the borrowers agree to pay the lender the original amount of the loan plus some specified amount of interest Derivative markets A market where financial instruments are derived and traded based on an underlying asset such as commodities or stocks Financial service market A market that comprises participants such as commercial banks that provide various financial services like ATM Credit cards Credit rating stock broking etc is known as financial service market Individuals and firms use financial services markets to purchase services that enhance the working of debt and equity markets Depository markets A depository market consists of depository institutions that accept deposit from individuals and firms and uses these funds to participate in the debt market by giving loans or purchasing other debt instruments such as treasure bills Non depository market Non depository market carry out various functions in financial markets ranging from financial intermediary to selling insurance etc The various constituency in non depositary markets are mutual funds insurance companies pension funds brokerage firms etc See also edit Finance capitalism Financial services Financial instrument Financial market efficiency Brownian Model of Financial Markets Investment theory Quantitative behavioral finance Mathematical finance Stock investor Financial Market Theory of Development Transaction cost From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia It has been suggested that Search cost be merged into this article Discuss Proposed since December In economics and related disciplines a transaction cost is a cost incurred in making an economic exchange of some sort or in other words the cost of participating in a market In Transaction Costs Institutions and Economic Performance Douglass C North argues that Institutions understood as the set of rules in a society are key in the determination of transaction costs In this sense institutions that facilitate low transaction costs boost economic growth Transaction costs can be divided into three broad categories Search and information costs are costs such as in determining that the required good is available on the market which has the lowest price etc Bargaining costs are the costs required to come to an acceptable agreement with the other party to the transaction drawing up an appropriate contract and so on In game theory this is analyzed for instance in the game of chicken On asset markets and in market microstructure the transaction cost is some function of the distance between the bid and ask Policing and enforcement costs are the costs of making sure the other party sticks to the terms of the contract and taking appropriate action often through the legal system if this turns out not to be the case For example the buyer of a used car faces a variety of different transaction costs The search costs are the costs of finding a car and determining the car s condition The bargaining costs are the costs of negotiating a price with the seller The policing and enforcement costs are the costs of ensuring that the seller delivers the car in the promised condition Contents hide History of development Examples Differences from neoclassical microeconomics See also Notes References External links History of development edit The pool shows institutions and market as a possible form of organization to coordinate economic transactions When the external transaction costs are higher than the internal transaction costs the company will grow If the internal transaction costs are higher than the external transaction costs the company will be downsized by outsourcing for example The idea that transactions form the basis of an economic thinking was introduced by the institutional economist John R Commons He said that These individual actions are really trans actions instead of either individual behavior or the exchange of commodities It is this shift from commodities and individuals to transactions and working rules of collective action that marks the transition from the classical and hedonic schools to the institutional schools of economic thinking The shift is a change in the ultimate unit of economic investigation The classic and hedonic economists with their communistic and anarchistic offshoots founded their theories on the relation of man to nature but institutionalism is a relation of man to man The smallest unit of the classic economists was a commodity produced by labor The smallest unit of the hedonic economists was the same or similar commodity enjoyed by ultimate consumers One was the objective side the other the subjective side of the same relation between the individual and the forces of nature The outcome in either case was the materialistic metaphor of an automatic equilibrium analogous to the waves of the ocean but personified as seeking their level But the smallest unit of the institutional economists is a unit of activity – a transaction with its participants Transactions intervene between the labor of the classic economists and the pleasures of the hedonic economists simply because it is society that controls access to the forces of nature and transactions are not the exchange of commodities but the alienation and acquisition between individuals of the rights of property and liberty created by society which must therefore be negotiated between the parties concerned before labor can produce or consumers can consume or commodities be physically exchanged —?John R Commons Institutional Economics American Economic Review Vol pp The term transaction cost is frequently thought to have been coined by Ronald Coase who used it to develop a theoretical framework for predicting when certain economic tasks would be performed by firms and when they would be performed on the market However the term is actually absent from his early work up to the s While he did not coin the specific term Coase indeed discussed costs of using the price mechanism in his paper The Nature of the Firm where he first discusses the concept of transaction costs and refers to the Costs of Market Transactions in his seminal work The Problem of Social Cost The term Transaction Costs itself can instead be traced back to the monetary economics literature of the s and does not appear to have been consciously coined by any particular individual Arguably transaction cost reasoning became most widely known through Oliver E Williamson s Transaction Cost Economics Today transaction cost economics is used to explain a number of different behaviours Often this involves considering as transactions not only the obvious cases of buying and selling but also day to day emotional interactions informal gift exchanges etc Oliver E Williamson was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics According to Williamson the determinants of transaction costs are frequency specificity uncertainty limited rationality and opportunistic behavior At least two definitions of the phrase transaction cost are commonly used in literature Transaction costs have been broadly defined by Steven N S Cheung as any costs that are not conceivable in a Robinson Crusoe economy —in other words any costs that arise due to the existence of institutions For Cheung if the term transaction costs were not already so popular in economics literatures they should more properly be called institutional costs But many economists seem to restrict the definition to exclude costs internal to an organization The latter definition parallels Coase s early analysis of costs of the price mechanism and the origins of the term as a market trading fee Starting with the broad definition many economists then ask what kind of institutions firms markets franchises etc minimize the transaction costs of producing and distributing a particular good or service Often these relationships are categorized by the kind of contract involved This approach sometimes goes under the rubric of New Institutional Economics Examples edit A supplier may bid in a very competitive environment with a customer to build a widget However to make the widget the supplier will be required to build specialized machinery which cannot be easily redeployed to make other products Once the contract is awarded to the supplier the relationship between customer and supplier changes from a competitive environment to a monopoly monopsony relationship known as a bilateral monopoly This means that the customer has greater leverage over the supplier such as when price cuts occur To avoid these potential costs hostages may be swapped to avoid this event These hostages could include partial ownership in the widget factory revenue sharing might be another way Car companies and their suppliers often fit into this category with the car companies forcing price cuts on their suppliers Defense suppliers and the military appear to have the opposite problem with cost overruns occurring quite often Technologies like enterprise resource planning ERP can provide technical support for these strategies Differences from neoclassical microeconomics edit Williamson argues in The Mechanisms of Governance that Transaction Cost Economics TCE differs from neoclassical microeconomics in the following six points Behavioral assumptions whereas neoclassical theory assumes hyperrationality and ignores most of the hazards related to opportunism TCE assumes bounded rationality Unit of analysis whereas neoclassical theory is concerned with composite goods and services TCE analyzes the transaction itself Governance structure whereas neoclassical theory describes the firm as a production function a technological construction TCE describes it as a governance structure an organizational construction Problematic property rights and contracts whereas neoclassical theory often assumes that property rights are clearly defined and the cost of enforcing those rights by the means of courts is negligible TCE treats property rights and contracts as problematic Discrete structural analysis whereas neoclassical theory uses continuous marginal modes of analysis in order to achieve second order economizing adjusting margins TCE analyzes the basic structures of the firm and its governance in order to achieve first order economizing improving the basic governance structure Remediableness whereas neoclassical theory recognizes profit maximization or cost minimization as criteria of efficiency TCE insists that there is no optimal solution and that all alternatives are flawed thus bounding optimal efficiency to the solution with no superior alternative and whose implementation produces net gains See also edit Diseconomy of scale Economic anthropology Herbert A Simon Market impact cost Market maker Property rights economics Switching costs Theory of the firm Transaction cost analysis Notes edit Jump up ^ Buy side Use TCA to Measure Execution Performance FIXGlobal June Jump up ^ North Douglass C Transaction costs institutions and economic performance San Francisco CA ICS Press Jump up ^ Dahlman Carl J The Problem of Externality Journal of Law and Economics – doi ISSN These then represent the first approximation to a workable concept of transaction costs search and information costs bargaining and decision costs policing and enforcement costs Jump up ^ Robert Kissell and Morton Glantz Optimal Trading Strategies AMACOM pp Jump up ^ Special Issue of Journal of Retailing in Honor of The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel to Oliver E Williamson Volume Issue Pages September Edited by Arne Nygaard and Robert Dahlstrom Jump up ^ Steven N S Cheung On the New Institutional Economics Contract Economics Jump up ^ L Werin and H Wijkander eds Basil Blackwell pp Jump up ^ Harold Demsetz Ownership and the Externality Problem In T L Anderson and F S McChesney eds Property Rights Cooperation Conflict and Law Princeton N J Princeton University Press References edit North Douglass C Transaction costs institutions and economic performance San Francisco CA ICS Press Cheung Steven N S Economic organization and transaction costs The New Palgrave A Dictionary of Economics v – Commons J R Institutional Economics American Economic Review – Retrieved February Douma Sytse Schreuder Hein Economic Approaches to Organizations th ed London Pearson ISBN Klaes M transaction costs history of The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics nd Edition Abstract Niehans Jürg Transaction costs The New Palgrave A Dictionary of Economics v pp – Pierre Schlag The Problem of Transaction Costs Southern California Law Review Coase Ronald The Nature of the Firm Economica – doi j tb x Coase Ronald The Problem of Social Cost Journal of Law and Economics – doi Williamson Oliver E The Economics of Organization The Transaction Cost Approach The American Journal of 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economics marginal cost is the change in the opportunity cost that arises when the quantity produced is incremented by one unit that is it is the cost of producing one more unit of a good In general terms marginal cost at each level of production includes any additional costs required to produce the next unit For example if producing additional vehicles requires building a new factory the marginal cost of the extra vehicles includes the cost of the new factory In practice this analysis is segregated into short and long run cases so that over the longest run all costs become marginal At each level of production and time period being considered marginal costs include all costs that vary with the level of production whereas other costs that do not vary with production are considered fixed The graph is plotted with Price Cost and Revenue on the Y axis and Quantity on the X axis If the good being produced is infinitely divisible the size of a marginal cost will change with volume so a non linear and non proportional cost function includes the following variable terms dependent on volume constant terms independent on volume and occurring with the respective lot size jump fix cost increase or decrease dependent on steps of volume increase In practice the above definition of marginal cost as the change in total cost as a result of an increase in output of one unit is inconsistent with the differential definition of marginal cost for virtually all non linear functions This is as the definition finds the tangent to the total cost curve at the point q which assumes that costs increase at the same rate as they were at q A new definition may be useful for marginal unit cost MUC using the current definition of the change in total cost as a result of an increase of one unit of output defined as TC q TC q and re defining marginal cost to be the change in total as a result of an infinitesimally small increase in q which is consistent with its use in economic literature and can be calculated differentially If the cost function is differentiable joining the marginal cost is the cost of the next unit produced referring to the basic volume displaystyle text Marginal Cost MC frac dC dQ text Marginal Cost MC frac dC dQ If the cost function is not differentiable the marginal cost can be expressed as follows displaystyle MC frac Delta C Delta Q MC frac Delta C Delta Q A number of other factors can affect marginal cost and its applicability to real world problems Some of these may be considered market failures These may include information asymmetries the presence of negative or positive externalities transaction costs price discrimination and others Contents hide Cost functions and relationship to average cost Economies of scale Perfectly competitive supply curve Decisions taken based on marginal costs Relationship to fixed costs Externalities Negative externalities of production Positive externalities of production Social costs See also References Cost functions and relationship to average cost edit In the simplest case the total cost function and its derivative are expressed as follows where Q represents the production quantity VC represents variable costs FC represents fixed costs and TC represents total costs Since by definition fixed costs do not vary with production quantity it drops out of the equation when it is differentiated The important conclusion is that marginal cost is not related to fixed costs This can be compared with average total cost or ATC which is the total cost divided by the number of units produced and does include fixed costs displaystyle ATC frac C Delta C Q ATC frac C Delta C Q For discrete calculation without calculus marginal cost equals the change in total or variable cost that comes with each additional unit produced In contrast incremental cost is the composition of total cost from the surrogate of contributions where any increment is determined by the contribution of the cost factors not necessarily by single units For instance suppose the total cost of making shoe is and the total cost of making shoes is The marginal cost of producing the second shoe is – Marginal cost is not the cost of producing the next or last unit As Silberberg and Suen note the cost of the last unit is the same as the cost of the first unit and every other unit In the short run increasing production requires using more of the variable input — conventionally assumed to be labor Adding more labor to a fixed capital stock reduces the marginal product of labor because of the diminishing marginal returns This reduction in productivity is not limited to the additional labor needed to produce the marginal unit – the productivity of every unit of labor is reduced Thus the costs of producing the marginal unit of output has two components the cost associated with producing the marginal unit and the increase in average costs for all units produced due to the damage to the entire productive process ?AC ?q q The first component is the per unit or average cost The second unit is the small increase in costs due to the law of diminishing marginal returns which increases the costs of all units of sold Marginal costs can also be expressed as the cost per unit of labor divided by the marginal product of labor displaystyle MC frac Delta VC Delta Q MC frac Delta VC Delta Q displaystyle Delta VC w Delta L Delta VC w Delta L displaystyle MC frac w Delta L Delta Q MC frac w Delta L Delta Q Because displaystyle frac Delta L Delta Q frac Delta L Delta Q is the change in quantity of labor that affects a one unit change in output this implies that this equals displaystyle frac MPL frac MPL where MPL is ratio of increase in the quantity produced per unit increase in labour i e ?Q ?L Therefore displaystyle MC frac w MPL MC frac w MPL Since the wage rate is assumed constant marginal cost and marginal product of labor have an inverse relationship—if marginal cost is increasing decreasing the marginal product of labor is decreasing increasing Economies of scale edit Economies of scale is a concept that applies to the long run a span of time in which all inputs can be varied by the firm so that there are no fixed inputs or fixed costs Production may be subject to economies of scale or diseconomies of scale Economies of scale are said to exist if an additional unit of output can be produced for less than the average of all previous units— that is if long run marginal cost is below long run average cost so the latter is falling Conversely there may be levels of production where marginal cost is higher than average cost and average cost is an increasing function of output For this generic case minimum average cost occurs at the point where average cost and marginal cost are equal when plotted the marginal cost curve intersects the average cost curve from below this point will not be at the mimum for marginal cost if fixed costs are greater than Perfectly competitive supply curve edit The portion of the marginal cost curve above its intersection with the average variable cost curve is the supply curve for a firm operating in a perfectly competitive market the portion of the MC curve below its intersection with the AVC curve is not part of the supply curve because a firm would not operate at price below the shut down point This is not true for firms operating in other market structures For example while a monopoly has an MC curve it does not have a supply curve In a perfectly competitive market a supply curve shows the quantity a seller s willing and able to supply at each price – for each price there is a unique quantity that would be supplied The one to one relationship simply is absent in the case of a monopoly With a monopoly there could be an infinite number of prices associated with a given quantity It all depends on the shape and position of the demand curve and its accompanying marginal revenue curve Decisions taken based on marginal costs edit In perfectly competitive markets firms decide the quantity to be produced based on marginal costs and sale price If the sale price is higher than the marginal cost then they supply the unit and sell it If the marginal cost is higher than the price it would not be profitable to produce it So the production will be carried out until the marginal cost is equal to the sale price In other words firms refuse to sell if the marginal cost is greater than the market price Relationship to fixed costs edit Marginal costs are not affected by changes in fixed cost Marginal costs can be expressed as ?C q /?Q Since fixed costs do not vary with depend on changes in quantity MC is ?VC/?Q Thus if fixed cost were to double the cost of MC would not be affected and consequently the profit maximizing quantity and price would not change This can be illustrated by graphing the short run total cost curve and the short run variable cost curve The shape of the curves are identical Each curve initially increases at a decreasing rate reaches an inflection point then increases at an increasing rate The only difference between the curves is that the SRVC curve begins from the origin while the SRTC curve originates on the y axis The distance of the origin of the SRTC above the origin represents the fixed cost – the vertical distance between the curves This distance remains constant as the quantity produced Q increases MC is the slope of the SRVC curve A change in fixed cost would be reflected by a change in the vertical distance between the SRTC and SRVC curve Any such change would have no effect on the shape of the SRVC curve and therefore its slope at any point – MC Externalities edit Externalities are costs or benefits that are not borne by the parties to the economic transaction A producer may for example pollute the environment and others may bear those costs A consumer may consume a good which produces benefits for society such as education because the individual does not receive all of the benefits he may consume less than efficiency would suggest Alternatively an individual may be a smoker or alcoholic and impose costs on others In these cases production or consumption of the good in question may differ from the optimum level Negative externalities of production edit Negative Externalities of Production Much of the time private and social costs do not diverge from one another but at times social costs may be either greater or less than private costs When marginal social costs of production are greater than that of the private cost function we see the occurrence of a negative externality of production Productive processes that result in pollution are a textbook example of production that creates negative externalities Such externalities are a result of firms externalising their costs onto a third party in order to reduce their own total cost As a result of externalising such costs we see that members of society will be negatively affected by such behavior of the firm In this case we see that an increased cost of production on society creates a social cost curve that depicts a greater cost than the private cost curve In an equilibrium state we see that markets creating negative externalities of production will overproduce that good As a result the socially optimal production level would be lower than that observed Positive externalities of production edit Positive Externalities of Production When marginal social costs of production are less than that of the private cost function we see the occurrence of a positive externality of production Production of public goods are a textbook example of production that create positive externalities An example of such a public good which creates a divergence in social and private costs includes the production of education It is often seen that education is a positive for any whole society as well as a positive for those directly involved in the market Examining the relevant diagram we see that such production creates a social cost curve that is less than that of the private curve In an equilibrium state we see that markets creating positive externalities of production will under produce that good As a result the socially optimal production level would be greater than that observed Social costs edit Main article Social cost Of great importance in the theory of marginal cost is the distinction between the marginal private and social costs The marginal private cost shows the cost associated to the firm in question It is the marginal private cost that is used by business decision makers in their profit maximization goals Marginal social cost is similar to private cost in that it includes the cost of private enterprise but also any other cost or offsetting benefit to society to parties having no direct association with purchase or sale of the product It incorporates all negative and positive externalities of both production and consumption Examples might include a social cost from air pollution affecting third parties or a social benefit from flu shots protecting others from infection See also edit Average cost Break even analysis Cost Cost curve Cost Volume Profit Analysis Cost sharing mechanism Economic surplus Marginal concepts Marginal factor cost Opportunity cost From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia Economics Supply demand right shift demand svg A supply and demand diagram illustrating the effects of an increase in demand Index Outline Category History Types Classification History of economics Economic history academic study Schools of economics Microeconomics Macroeconomics Methodology Heterodox economics JEL classification codes Concepts Theory Techniques Econometrics Economic growth Economic system Experimental economics Mathematical economics Game theory Post scarcity Market National accounting By application Agricultural Behavioral Business Computational Cultural Demographic Development Digitization Ecological Education Environmental Evolutionary Expeditionary Geography Health Industrial organization Information International Knowledge Labour Law Managerial Monetary Financial Natural resource Organizational Personnel Public Welfare economics Regional Rural Service Urban Welfare Lists Economists Publications journals Emblem money svg Business and economics portal v t e In microeconomic theory the opportunity cost also known as alternative cost is the value not a benefit of the choice of a best alternative cost while making a decision A choice needs to be made between several mutually exclusive alternatives assuming the best choice is made it is the cost incurred by not enjoying the benefit that would have been had by taking the second best available choice The New Oxford American Dictionary defines it as the loss of potential gain from other alternatives when one alternative is chosen Opportunity cost is a key concept in economics and has been described as expressing the basic relationship between scarcity and choice The notion of opportunity cost plays a crucial part in attempts to ensure that scarce resources are used efficiently Thus opportunity costs are not restricted to monetary or financial costs the real cost of output forgone lost time pleasure or any other benefit that provides utility should also be considered an opportunity cost Contents hide History Opportunity costs in production Explicit costs Implicit costs Evaluation Example See also References External links History edit The term was coined in by Austrian economist Friedrich von Wieser in his book Theorie der gesellschaftlichen Wirtschaft The idea had been anticipated by previous writers including Benjamin Franklin and Frédéric Bastiat Franklin coined the phrase Time is Money and spelt out the associated opportunity cost reasoning in his Advice to a Young Tradesman Remember that Time is Money He that can earn Ten Shillings a Day by his Labour and goes abroad or sits idle one half of that Day tho he spends but Sixpence during his Diversion or Idleness ought not to reckon That the only Expence he has really spent or rather thrown away Five Shillings besides Bastiat s essay What Is Seen and What Is Not Seen used opportunity cost reasoning in his critique of the broken window fallacy and of what he saw as spurious arguments for public expenditure Opportunity costs in production edit Explicit costs edit Explicit costs are opportunity costs that involve direct monetary payment by producers The explicit opportunity cost of the factors of production not already owned by a producer is the price that the producer has to pay for them For instance if a firm spends on electrical power consume its explicit opportunity cost is This cash expenditure represents a lost opportunity to purchase something else with the Implicit costs edit Implicit costs also called implied imputed or notional costs are the opportunity costs that are not reflected in cash outflow but implied by the failure of the firm to allocate its existing owned resources or factors of production to the best alternative use For example a manufacturer has previously purchased tons of steel and the machinery to produce a widget The implicit part of the opportunity cost of producing the widget is the revenue lost by not selling the steel and not renting out the machinery instead of using them for production One example of opportunity cost is in the evaluation of foreign to the US buyers and their allocation of cash assets in real estate or other types of investment vehicles With the recent downturn circa June July of the Chinese stock market more and more Chinese investors from Hong Kong and Taiwan are turning to the United States as an alternative vessel for their investment dollars the opportunity cost of leaving their money in the Chinese stock market or Chinese real estate market is too high relative to yields available in the US real estate market Evaluation edit Note that opportunity cost is not the sum of the available alternatives when those alternatives are in turn mutually exclusive to each other It is the next best alternative given up selecting the best option The opportunity cost of a city s decision to build the hospital on its vacant land is the loss of the land for a sporting center or the inability to use the land for a parking lot or the money the city could have made by selling the land Use for any one of those purposes precludes all the others If someone loses the opportunity to earn money that is part of the opportunity cost If someone chooses to spend money that money could be used to purchase other goods and services so the spent money is part of the opportunity cost as well Add the value of the next best alternatives and you have the total opportunity cost If you miss work to go to a concert your opportunity cost is the money you would have earned if you went to work plus the cost of the concert Example edit Question Suppose you have a free ticket to a concert by Band X The ticket has no resale value On the night of the concert your next best alternative entertainment is a performance by Band Y for which the tickets cost You like Band Y and would usually be willing to pay for a ticket to see them What is the opportunity cost of using your free ticket and seeing Band X instead of Band Y Answer The benefit you forgo that is the value to you is the benefit of seeing Band Y less the ticket cost of See also edit icon Economics portal Budget constraint Economic value added Fear of missing out Opportunity cost of capital Parable of the broken window Production possibility frontier There Ain t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch Time management Trade off Best alternative to a negotiated agreement References edit Jump up ^ Opportunity Cost Investopedia Retrieved Jump up ^ James M Buchanan Opportunity cost The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online Second ed Retrieved Jump up ^ Opportunity Cost Economics A–Z The Economist Retrieved Jump up ^ Friedrich von Wieser A Ford Hinrichs translator ed Social Economics PDF New York Adelphi 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renamed in the late th century primarily due to Alfred Marshall from political economy to economics as a shorter term for economic science at a time when it became more open to rigorous thinking and made increased use of mathematics which helped support efforts to have it accepted as a science and as a separate discipline outside of political science and other social sciences The ultimate goal of economics is to improve the living conditions of people in their everyday life Economics focuses on the behaviour and interactions of economic agents and how economies work Consistent with this focus textbooks often distinguish between microeconomics and macroeconomics Microeconomics examines the behaviour of basic elements in the economy including individual agents and markets their interactions and the outcomes of interactions Individual agents may include for example households firms buyers and sellers Macroeconomics analyzes the entire economy meaning aggregated production consumption savings and investment and issues affecting it including unemployment of resources labour capital and land inflation economic growth and the public policies that address these issues monetary fiscal and other policies Other broad distinctions within economics include those between positive economics describing what is and normative economics advocating what ought to be between economic theory and applied economics between rational and behavioural economics and between mainstream economics and heterodox economics Economic analysis can be applied throughout society in business finance health care and government Economic analyses is sometimes also applied to such diverse subjects as crime education the family law politics religion social institutions war science and the environment Countries by real GDP growth rate in Countries in red were in recession Contents hide Definitions Microeconomics Markets Production cost and efficiency Specialization Supply and demand Firms Uncertainty and game theory Market failure Public sector Macroeconomics Growth Business cycle Unemployment Inflation and monetary policy Fiscal policy International economics Practice Theory Empirical investigation Profession Related subjects History Classical political economy Marxism Neoclassical economics Keynesian economics Chicago school of economics Other schools and approaches Agreements Criticisms General criticisms Criticisms of assumptions See also References Further reading External links Definitions edit A map of world economies by size of GDP nominal in USD World Bank There are a variety of modern definitions of economics some reflect evolving views of the subject or different views among economists Scottish philosopher Adam Smith defined what was then called political economy as an inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations in particular as a branch of the science of a statesman or legislator with the twofold objectives of providing a plentiful revenue or subsistence for the people and to supply the state or commonwealth with a revenue for the publick services J B Say distinguishing the subject from its public policy uses defines it as the science of production distribution and consumption of wealth On the satirical side Thomas Carlyle coined the dismal science as an epithet for classical economics in this context commonly linked to the pessimistic analysis of Malthus John Stuart Mill defines the subject in a social context as The science which traces the laws of such of the phenomena of society as arise from the combined operations of mankind for the production of wealth in so far as those phenomena are not modified by the pursuit of any other object Alfred Marshall provides a still widely cited definition in his textbook Principles of Economics that extends analysis beyond wealth and from the societal to the microeconomic level Economics is a study of man in the ordinary business of life It enquires how he gets his income and how he uses it Thus it is on the one side the study of wealth and on the other and more important side a part of the study of man Lionel Robbins developed implications of what has been termed p erhaps the most commonly accepted current definition of the subject Economics is a science which studies human behaviour as a relationship between ends and scarce means which have alternative uses Robbins describes the definition as not classificatory in pick ing out certain kinds of behaviour but rather analytical in focus ing attention on a particular aspect of behaviour the form imposed by the influence of scarcity He affirmed that previous economists have usually centred their studies on the analysis of wealth how wealth is created production distributed and consumed and how wealth can grow But he said that economics can be used to study other things such as war that are outside its usual focus This is because war has as the goal winning it as a sought after end generates both cost and benefits and resources human life and other costs are used to attain the goal If the war is not winnable or if the expected costs outweigh the benefits the deciding actors assuming they are rational may never go to war a decision but rather explore other alternatives We cannot define economics as the science that studies wealth war crime education and any other field economic analysis can be applied to but as the science that studies a particular common aspect of each of those subjects they all use scarce resources to attain a sought after end Some subsequent comments criticized the definition as overly broad in failing to limit its subject matter to analysis of markets From the s however such comments abated as the economic theory of maximizing behaviour and rational choice modelling expanded the domain of the subject to areas previously treated in other fields There are other criticisms as well such as in scarcity not accounting for the macroeconomics of high unemployment Gary Becker a contributor to the expansion of economics into new areas describes the approach he favours as combin ing the assumptions of maximizing behaviour stable preferences and market equilibrium used relentlessly and unflinchingly One commentary characterizes the remark as making economics an approach rather than a subject matter but with great specificity as to the choice process and the type of social interaction that such analysis involves The same source reviews a range of definitions included in principles of economics textbooks and concludes that the lack of agreement need not affect the subject matter that the texts treat Among economists more generally it argues that a particular definition presented may reflect the direction toward which the author believes economics is evolving or should evolve Microeconomics edit Main article Microeconomics Markets edit Main article Markets A vegetable vendor in a marketplace Economists study trade production and consumption decisions such as those that occur in a traditional marketplace Two men sit at computer monitors with financial information In Virtual Markets buyer and seller are not present and trade via intermediates and electronic information Pictured São Paulo Stock Exchange Brazil Microeconomics examines how entities forming a market structure interact within a market to create a market system These entities include private and public players with various classifications typically operating under scarcity of tradable units and government regulation The item traded may be a tangible product such as apples or a service such as repair services legal counsel or entertainment In theory in a free market the aggregates sum of of quantity demanded by buyers and quantity supplied by sellers will be equal and reach economic equilibrium over time in reaction to price changes in practice various issues may prevent equilibrium and any equilibrium reached may not necessarily be morally equitable For example if the supply of healthcare services is limited by external factors the equilibrium price may be unaffordable for many who desire it but cannot pay for it Various market structures exist In perfectly competitive markets no participants are large enough to have the market power to set the price of a homogeneous product In other words every participant is a price taker as no participant influences the price of a product In the real world markets often experience imperfect competition Forms include monopoly in which there is only one seller of a good duopoly in which there are only two sellers of a good oligopoly in which there are few sellers of a good monopolistic competition in which there are many sellers producing highly differentiated goods monopsony in which there is only one buyer of a good and oligopsony in which there are few buyers of a good Unlike perfect competition imperfect competition invariably means market power is unequally distributed Firms under imperfect competition have the potential to be price makers which means that by holding a disproportionately high share of market power they can influence the prices of their products Microeconomics studies individual markets by simplifying the economic system by assuming that activity in the market being analysed does not affect other markets This method of analysis is known as partial equilibrium analysis supply and demand This method aggregates the sum of all activity in only one market General equilibrium theory studies various markets and their behaviour It aggregates the sum of all activity across all markets This method studies both changes in markets and their interactions leading towards equilibrium Production cost and efficiency edit Main articles Production theory basics Opportunity cost Economic efficiency and Production–possibility frontier In microeconomics production is the conversion of inputs into outputs It is an economic process that uses inputs to create a commodity or a service for exchange or direct use Production is a flow and thus a rate of output per period of time Distinctions include such production alternatives as for consumption food haircuts etc vs investment goods new tractors buildings roads etc public goods national defence smallpox vaccinations etc or private goods new computers bananas etc and guns vs butter Opportunity cost refers to the economic cost of production the value of the next best opportunity foregone Choices must be made between desirable yet mutually exclusive actions It has been described as expressing the basic relationship between scarcity and choice For example if a baker uses a sack of flour to make pretzels one morning then the baker cannot use either the flour or the morning to make bagels instead Part of the cost of making pretzels is that neither the flour nor the morning are available any longer for use in some other way The opportunity cost of an activity is an element in ensuring that scarce resources are used efficiently such that the cost is weighed against the value of that activity in deciding on more or less of it Opportunity costs are not restricted to monetary or financial costs but could be measured by the real cost of output forgone leisure or anything else that provides the alternative benefit utility Inputs used in the production process include such primary factors of production as labour services capital durable produced goods used in production such as an existing factory and land including natural resources Other inputs may include intermediate goods used in production of final goods such as the steel in a new car Economic efficiency describes how well a system generates desired output with a given set of inputs and available technology Efficiency is improved if more output is generated without changing inputs or in other words the amount of waste is reduced A widely accepted general standard is Pareto efficiency which is reached when no further change can make someone better off without making someone else worse off An example production–possibility frontier with illustrative points marked The production–possibility frontier PPF is an expository figure for representing scarcity cost and efficiency In the simplest case an economy can produce just two goods say guns and butter The PPF is a table or graph as at the right showing the different quantity combinations of the two goods producible with a given technology and total factor inputs which limit feasible total output Each point on the curve shows potential total output for the economy which is the maximum feasible output of one good given a feasible output quantity of the other good Scarcity is represented in the figure by people being willing but unable in the aggregate to consume beyond the PPF such as at X and by the negative slope of the curve If production of one good increases along the curve production of the other good decreases an inverse relationship This is because increasing output of one good requires transferring inputs to it from production of the other good decreasing the latter The slope of the curve at a point on it gives the trade off between the two goods It measures what an additional unit of one good costs in units forgone of the other good an example of a real opportunity cost Thus if one more Gun costs units of butter the opportunity cost of one Gun is Butter Along the PPF scarcity implies that choosing more of one good in the aggregate entails doing with less of the other good Still in a market economy movement along the curve may indicate that the choice of the increased output is anticipated to be worth the cost to the agents By construction each point on the curve shows productive efficiency in maximizing output for given total inputs A point inside the curve as at A is feasible but represents production inefficiency wasteful use of inputs in that output of one or both goods could increase by moving in a northeast direction to a point on the curve Examples cited of such inefficiency include high unemployment during a business cycle recession or economic organization of a country that discourages full use of resources Being on the curve might still not fully satisfy allocative efficiency also called Pareto efficiency if it does not produce a mix of goods that consumers prefer over other points Much applied economics in public policy is concerned with determining how the efficiency of an economy can be improved Recognizing the reality of scarcity and then figuring out how to organize society for the most efficient use of resources has been described as the essence of economics where the subject makes its unique contribution Specialization edit Main articles Division of labour Comparative advantage and Gains from trade A map showing the main trade routes for goods within late medieval Europe Specialization is considered key to economic efficiency based on theoretical and empirical considerations Different individuals or nations may have different real opportunity costs of production say from differences in stocks of human capital per worker or capital labour ratios According to theory this may give a comparative advantage in production of goods that make more intensive use of the relatively more abundant thus relatively cheaper input Even if one region has an absolute advantage as to the ratio of its outputs to inputs in every type of output it may still specialize in the output in which it has a comparative advantage and thereby gain from trading with a region that lacks any absolute advantage but has a comparative advantage in producing something else It has been observed that a high volume of trade occurs among regions even with access to a similar technology and mix of factor inputs including high income countries This has led to investigation of economies of scale and agglomeration to explain specialization in similar but differentiated product lines to the overall benefit of respective trading parties or regions The general theory of specialization applies to trade among individuals farms manufacturers service providers and economies Among each of these production systems there may be a corresponding division of labour with different work groups specializing or correspondingly different types of capital equipment and differentiated land uses An example that combines features above is a country that specializes in the production of high tech knowledge products as developed countries do and trades with developing nations for goods produced in factories where labour is relatively cheap and plentiful resulting in different in opportunity costs of production More total output and utility thereby results from specializing in production and trading than if each country produced its own high tech and low tech products Theory and observation set out the conditions such that market prices of outputs and productive inputs select an allocation of factor inputs by comparative advantage so that relatively low cost inputs go to producing low cost outputs In the process aggregate output may increase as a by product or by design Such specialization of production creates opportunities for gains from trade whereby resource owners benefit from trade in the sale of one type of output for other more highly valued goods A measure of gains from trade is the increased income levels that trade may facilitate Supply and demand edit Main article Supply and demand A graph depicting Quantity on the X axis and Price on the Y axis The supply and demand model describes how prices vary as a result of a balance between product availability and demand The graph depicts an increase that is right shift in demand from D to D along with the consequent increase in price and quantity required to reach a new equilibrium point on the supply curve S Prices and quantities have been described as the most directly observable attributes of goods produced and exchanged in a market economy The theory of supply and demand is an organizing principle for explaining how prices coordinate the amounts produced and consumed In microeconomics it applies to price and output determination for a market with perfect competition which includes the condition of no buyers or sellers large enough to have price setting power For a given market of a commodity demand is the relation of the quantity that all buyers would be prepared to purchase at each unit price of the good Demand is often represented by a table or a graph showing price and quantity demanded as in the figure Demand theory describes individual consumers as rationally choosing the most preferred quantity of each good given income prices tastes etc A term for this is constrained utility maximization with income and wealth as the constraints on demand Here utility refers to the hypothesized relation of each individual consumer for ranking different commodity bundles as more or less preferred The law of demand states that in general price and quantity demanded in a given market are inversely related That is the higher the price of a product the less of it people would be prepared to buy other things unchanged As the price of a commodity falls consumers move toward it from relatively more expensive goods the substitution effect In addition purchasing power from the price decline increases ability to buy the income effect Other factors can change demand for example an increase in income will shift the demand curve for a normal good outward relative to the origin as in the figure All determinants are predominantly taken as constant factors of demand and supply Supply is the relation between the price of a good and the quantity available for sale at that price It may be represented as a table or graph relating price and quantity supplied Producers for example business firms are hypothesized to be profit maximizers meaning that they attempt to produce and supply the amount of goods that will bring them the highest profit Supply is typically represented as a function relating price and quantity if other factors are unchanged That is the higher the price at which the good can be sold the more of it producers will supply as in the figure The higher price makes it profitable to increase production Just as on the demand side the position of the supply can shift say from a change in the price of a productive input or a technical improvement The Law of Supply states that in general a rise in price leads to an expansion in supply and a fall in price leads to a contraction in supply Here as well the determinants of supply such as price of substitutes cost of production technology applied and various factors inputs of production are all taken to be constant for a specific time period of evaluation of supply Market equilibrium occurs where quantity supplied equals quantity demanded the intersection of the supply and demand curves in the figure above At a price below equilibrium there is a shortage of quantity supplied compared to quantity demanded This is posited to bid the price up At a price above equilibrium there is a surplus of quantity supplied compared to quantity demanded This pushes the price down The model of supply and demand predicts that for given supply and demand curves price and quantity will stabilize at the price that makes quantity supplied equal to quantity demanded Similarly demand and supply theory predicts a new price quantity combination from a shift in demand as to the figure or in supply For a given quantity of a consumer good the point on the demand curve indicates the value or marginal utility to consumers for that unit It measures what the consumer would be prepared to pay for that unit The corresponding point on the supply curve measures marginal cost the increase in total cost to the supplier for the corresponding unit of the good The price in equilibrium is determined by supply and demand In a perfectly competitive market supply and demand equate marginal cost and marginal utility at equilibrium On the supply side of the market some factors of production are described as relatively variable in the short run which affects the cost of changing output levels Their usage rates can be changed easily such as electrical power raw material inputs and over time and temp work Other inputs are relatively fixed such as plant and equipment and key personnel In the long run all inputs may be adjusted by management These distinctions translate to differences in the elasticity responsiveness of the supply curve in the short and long runs and corresponding differences in the price quantity change from a shift on the supply or demand side of the market Marginalist theory such as above describes the consumers as attempting to reach most preferred positions subject to income and wealth constraints while producers attempt to maximize profits subject to their own constraints including demand for goods produced technology and the price of inputs For the consumer that point comes where marginal utility of a good net of price reaches zero leaving no net gain from further consumption increases Analogously the producer compares marginal revenue identical to price for the perfect competitor against the marginal cost of a good with marginal profit the difference At the point where marginal profit reaches zero further increases in production of the good stop For movement to market equilibrium and for changes in equilibrium price and quantity also change at the margin more or less of something rather than necessarily all or nothing Other applications of demand and supply include the distribution of income among the factors of production including labour and capital through factor markets In a competitive labour market for example the quantity of labour employed and the price of labour the wage rate depends on the demand for labour from employers for production and supply of labour from potential workers Labour economics examines the interaction of workers and employers through such markets to explain patterns and changes of wages and other labour income labour mobility and un employment productivity through human capital and related public policy issues Demand and supply analysis is used to explain the behaviour of perfectly competitive markets but as a standard of comparison it can be extended to any type of market It can also be generalized to explain variables across the economy for example total output estimated as real GDP and the general price level as studied in macroeconomics Tracing the qualitative and quantitative effects of variables that change supply and demand whether in the short or long run is a standard exercise in applied economics Economic theory may also specify conditions such that supply and demand through the market is an efficient mechanism for allocating resources Firms edit Main articles Theory of the firm Industrial organization Business economics and Managerial economics People frequently do not trade directly on markets Instead on the supply side they may work in and produce through firms The most obvious kinds of firms are corporations partnerships and trusts According to Ronald Coase people begin to organize their production in firms when the costs of doing business becomes lower than doing it on the market Firms combine labour and capital and can achieve far greater economies of scale when the average cost per unit declines as more units are produced than individual market trading In perfectly competitive markets studied in the theory of supply and demand there are many producers none of which significantly influence price Industrial organization generalizes from that special case to study the strategic behaviour of firms that do have significant control of price It considers the structure of such markets and their interactions Common market structures studied besides perfect competition include monopolistic competition various forms of oligopoly and monopoly Managerial economics applies microeconomic analysis to specific decisions in business firms or other management units It draws heavily from quantitative methods such as operations research and programming and from statistical methods such as regression analysis in the absence of certainty and perfect knowledge A unifying theme is the attempt to optimize business decisions including unit cost minimization and profit maximization given the firm s objectives and constraints imposed by technology and market conditions Uncertainty and game theory edit Main articles Information economics Game theory and Financial economics Uncertainty in economics is an unknown prospect of gain or loss whether quantifiable as risk or not Without it household behaviour would be unaffected by uncertain employment and income prospects financial and capital markets would reduce to exchange of a single instrument in each market period and there would be no communications industry Given its different forms there are various ways of representing uncertainty and modelling economic agents responses to it Game theory is a branch of applied mathematics that considers strategic interactions between agents one kind of uncertainty It provides a mathematical foundation of industrial organization discussed above to model different types of firm behaviour for example in an oligopolistic industry few sellers but equally applicable to wage negotiations bargaining contract design and any situation where individual agents are few enough to have perceptible effects on each other As a method heavily used in behavioural economics it postulates that agents choose strategies to maximize their payoffs given the strategies of other agents with at least partially conflicting interests In this it generalizes maximization approaches developed to analyse market actors such as in the supply and demand model and allows for incomplete information of actors The field dates from the classic Theory of Games and Economic Behavior by John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern It has significant applications seemingly outside of economics in such diverse subjects as formulation of nuclear strategies ethics political science and evolutionary biology Risk aversion may stimulate activity that in well functioning markets smooths out risk and communicates information about risk as in markets for insurance commodity futures contracts and financial instruments Financial economics or simply finance describes the allocation of financial resources It also analyses the pricing of financial instruments the financial structure of companies the efficiency and fragility of financial markets financial crises and related government policy or regulation Some market organizations may give rise to inefficiencies associated with uncertainty Based on George Akerlof s Market for Lemons article the paradigm example is of a dodgy second hand car market Customers without knowledge of whether a car is a lemon depress its price below what a quality second hand car would be Information asymmetry arises here if the seller has more relevant information than the buyer but no incentive to disclose it Related problems in insurance are adverse selection such that those at most risk are most likely to insure say reckless drivers and moral hazard such that insurance results in riskier behaviour say more reckless driving Both problems may raise insurance costs and reduce efficiency by driving otherwise willing transactors from the market incomplete markets Moreover attempting to reduce one problem say adverse selection by mandating insurance may add to another say moral hazard Information economics which studies such problems has relevance in subjects such as insurance contract law mechanism design monetary economics and health care Applied subjects include market and legal remedies to spread or reduce risk such as warranties government mandated partial insurance restructuring or bankruptcy law inspection and regulation for quality and information disclosure Market failure edit Main articles Market failure Government failure Information economics Environmental economics and Agricultural economics A smokestack releasing smoke Pollution can be a simple example of market failure If costs of production are not borne by producers but are by the environment accident victims or others then prices are distorted The term market failure encompasses several problems which may undermine standard economic assumptions Although economists categorize market failures differently the following categories emerge in the main texts Information asymmetries and incomplete markets may result in economic inefficiency but also a possibility of improving efficiency through market legal and regulatory remedies as discussed above Natural monopoly or the overlapping concepts of practical and technical monopoly is an extreme case of failure of competition as a restraint on producers Extreme economies of scale are one possible cause Public goods are goods which are undersupplied in a typical market The defining features are that people can consume public goods without having to pay for them and that more than one person can consume the good at the same time Externalities occur where there are significant social costs or benefits from production or consumption that are not reflected in market prices For example air pollution may generate a negative externality and education may generate a positive externality less crime etc Governments often tax and otherwise restrict the sale of goods that have negative externalities and subsidize or otherwise promote the purchase of goods that have positive externalities in an effort to correct the price distortions caused by these externalities Elementary demand and supply theory predicts equilibrium but not the speed of adjustment for changes of equilibrium due to a shift in demand or supply In many areas some form of price stickiness is postulated to account for quantities rather than prices adjusting in the short run to changes on the demand side or the supply side This includes standard analysis of the business cycle in macroeconomics Analysis often revolves around causes of such price stickiness and their implications for reaching a hypothesized long run equilibrium Examples of such price stickiness in particular markets include wage rates in labour markets and posted prices in markets deviating from perfect competition A woman takes samples of water from a river Environmental scientist sampling water Some specialized fields of economics deal in market failure more than others The economics of the public sector is one example Much environmental economics concerns externalities or public bads Policy options include regulations that reflect cost benefit analysis or market solutions that change incentives such as emission fees or redefinition of property rights Public sector edit Main articles Economics of the public sector and Public finance See also Welfare economics Public finance is the field of economics that deals with budgeting the revenues and expenditures of a public sector entity usually government The subject addresses such matters as tax incidence who really pays a particular tax cost benefit analysis of government programmes effects on economic efficiency and income distribution of different kinds of spending and taxes and fiscal politics The latter an aspect of public choice theory models public sector behaviour analogously to microeconomics involving interactions of self interested voters politicians and bureaucrats Much of economics is positive seeking to describe and predict economic phenomena Normative economics seeks to identify what economies ought to be like Welfare economics is a normative branch of economics that uses microeconomic techniques to simultaneously determine the allocative efficiency within an economy and the income distribution associated with it It attempts to measure social welfare by examining the economic activities of the individuals that comprise society Macroeconomics edit The circulation of money in an economy in a macroeconomic model Main article Macroeconomics Macroeconomics examines the economy as a whole to explain broad aggregates and their interactions top down that is using a simplified form of general equilibrium theory Such aggregates include national income and output the unemployment rate and price inflation and subaggregates like total consumption and investment spending and their components It also studies effects of monetary policy and fiscal policy Since at least the s macroeconomics has been characterized by further integration as to micro based modelling of sectors including rationality of players efficient use of market information and imperfect competition This has addressed a long standing concern about inconsistent developments of the same subject Macroeconomic analysis also considers factors affecting the long term level and growth of national income Such factors include capital accumulation technological change and labour force growth Growth edit Main article Economic growth Growth economics studies factors that explain economic growth – the increase in output per capita of a country over a long period of time The same factors are used to explain differences in the level of output per capita between countries in particular why some countries grow faster than others and whether countries converge at the same rates of growth Much studied factors include the rate of investment population growth and technological change These are represented in theoretical and empirical forms as in the neoclassical and endogenous growth models and in growth accounting Business cycle edit Main article Business cycle See also Circular flow of income Aggregate supply Aggregate demand and Unemployment A basic illustration of economic business cycles The economics of a depression were the spur for the creation of macroeconomics as a separate discipline field of study During the Great Depression of the s John Maynard Keynes authored a book entitled The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money outlining the key theories of Keynesian economics Keynes contended that aggregate demand for goods might be insufficient during economic downturns leading to unnecessarily high unemployment and losses of potential output He therefore advocated active policy responses by the public sector including monetary policy actions by the central bank and fiscal policy actions by the government to stabilize output over the business cycle Thus a central conclusion of Keynesian economics is that in some situations no strong automatic mechanism moves output and employment towards full employment levels John Hicks IS LM model has been the most influential interpretation of The General Theory Over the years understanding of the business cycle has branched into various research programmes mostly related to or distinct from Keynesianism The neoclassical synthesis refers to the reconciliation of Keynesian economics with neoclassical economics stating that Keynesianism is correct in the short run but qualified by neoclassical like considerations in the intermediate and long run New classical macroeconomics as distinct from the Keynesian view of the business cycle posits market clearing with imperfect information It includes Friedman s permanent income hypothesis on consumption and rational expectations theory led by Robert Lucas and real business cycle theory In contrast the new Keynesian approach retains the rational expectations assumption however it assumes a variety of market failures In particular New Keynesians assume prices and wages are sticky which means they do not adjust instantaneously to changes in economic conditions Thus the new classicals assume that prices and wages adjust automatically to attain full employment whereas the new Keynesians see full employment as being automatically achieved only in the long run and hence government and central bank policies are needed because the long run may be very long Unemployment edit Main article Unemployment The percentage of the US population employed – The amount of unemployment in an economy is measured by the unemployment rate the percentage of workers without jobs in the labour force The labour force only includes workers actively looking for jobs People who are retired pursuing education or discouraged from seeking work by a lack of job prospects are excluded from the labour force Unemployment can be generally broken down into several types that are related to different causes Classical models of unemployment occurs when wages are too high for employers to be willing to hire more workers Wages may be too high because of minimum wage laws or union activity Consistent with classical unemployment frictional unemployment occurs when appropriate job vacancies exist for a worker but the length of time needed to search for and find the job leads to a period of unemployment Structural unemployment covers a variety of possible causes of unemployment including a mismatch between workers skills and the skills required for open jobs Large amounts of structural unemployment can occur when an economy is transitioning industries and workers find their previous set of skills are no longer in demand Structural unemployment is similar to frictional unemployment since both reflect the problem of matching workers with job vacancies but structural unemployment covers the time needed to acquire new skills not just the short term search process While some types of unemployment may occur regardless of the condition of the economy cyclical unemployment occurs when growth stagnates Okun s law represents the empirical relationship between unemployment and economic growth The original version of Okun s law states that a increase in output would lead to a decrease in unemployment Inflation and monetary policy edit Main articles Inflation and Monetary policy See also Money Quantity theory of money Monetary policy and History of money Money is a means of final payment for goods in most price system economies and the unit of account in which prices are typically stated An apt statement by Francis Amasa Walker a well known economist is Money is what money does citation needed Money has a general acceptability a relative consistency in value divisibility durability portability elastic in supply and survives with mass public confidence It includes currency held by the nonbank public and checkable deposits It has been described as a social convention like language useful to one largely because it is useful to others As a medium of exchange money facilitates trade It is essentially a measure of value and more importantly a store of value being a basis for credit creation Its economic function can be contrasted with barter non monetary exchange Given a diverse array of produced goods and specialized producers barter may entail a hard to locate double coincidence of wants as to what is exchanged say apples and a book Money can reduce the transaction cost of exchange because of its ready acceptability Then it is less costly for the seller to accept money in exchange rather than what the buyer produces At the level of an economy theory and evidence are consistent with a positive relationship running from the total money supply to the nominal value of total output and to the general price level For this reason management of the money supply is a key aspect of monetary policy Fiscal policy edit Main articles Fiscal policy and Government spending Governments implement fiscal policy that influence macroeconomic conditions by adjusting spending and taxation policies to alter aggregate demand When aggregate demand falls below the potential output of the economy there is an output gap where some productive capacity is left unemployed Governments increase spending and cut taxes to boost aggregate demand Resources that have been idled can be used by the government For example unemployed home builders can be hired to expand highways Tax cuts allow consumers to increase their spending which boosts aggregate demand Both tax cuts and spending have multiplier effects where the initial increase in demand from the policy percolates through the economy and generates additional economic activity The effects of fiscal policy can be limited by crowding out When there is no output gap the economy is producing at full capacity and there are no excess productive resources If the government increases spending in this situation the government use resources that otherwise would have been used by the private sector so there is no increase in overall output Some economists think that crowding out is always an issue while others do not think it is a major issue when output is depressed Sceptics of fiscal policy also make the argument of Ricardian equivalence They argue that an increase in debt will have to be paid for with future tax increases which will cause people to reduce their consumption and save money to pay for the future tax increase Under Ricardian equivalence any boost in demand from fiscal policy will be offset by the increased savings rate intended to pay for future higher taxes International economics edit Main articles International economics and Economic system List of countries by GDP PPP per capita in International trade studies determinants of goods and services flows across international boundaries It also concerns the size and distribution of gains from trade Policy applications include estimating the effects of changing tariff rates and trade quotas International finance is a macroeconomic field which examines the flow of capital across international borders and the effects of these movements on exchange rates Increased trade in goods services and capital between countries is a major effect of contemporary globalization The distinct field of development economics examines economic aspects of the economic development process in relatively low income countries focusing on structural change poverty and economic growth Approaches in development economics frequently incorporate social and political factors Economic systems is the branch of economics that studies the methods and institutions by which societies determine the ownership direction and allocation of economic resources An economic system of a society is the unit of analysis Among contemporary systems at different ends of the organizational spectrum are socialist systems and capitalist systems in which most production occurs in respectively state run and private enterprises In between are mixed economies A common element is the interaction of economic and political influences broadly described as political economy Comparative economic systems studies the relative performance and behaviour of different economies or systems The U S Export Import Bank defines a Marxist Lenninist state as having a centrally planned economy They are now rare examples can still be seen in Cuba North Korea and Laos needs update Practice edit Main articles Economic methodology Mathematical economics and Schools of economics Contemporary economics uses mathematics Economists draw on the tools of calculus linear algebra statistics game theory and computer science Professional economists are expected to be familiar with these tools while a minority specialize in econometrics and mathematical methods Theory edit Mainstream economic theory relies upon a priori quantitative economic models which employ a variety of concepts Theory typically proceeds with an assumption of ceteris paribus which means holding constant explanatory variables other than the one under consideration When creating theories the objective is to find ones which are at least as simple in information requirements more precise in predictions and more fruitful in generating additional research than prior theories In microeconomics principal concepts include supply and demand marginalism rational choice theory opportunity cost budget constraints utility and the theory of the firm Early macroeconomic models focused on modeling the relationships between aggregate variables but as the relationships appeared to change over time macroeconomists including new Keynesians reformulated their models in microfoundations The aforementioned microeconomic concepts play a major part in macroeconomic models – for instance in monetary theory the quantity theory of money predicts that increases in the money supply increase inflation and inflation is assumed to be influenced by rational expectations In development economics slower growth in developed nations has been sometimes predicted because of the declining marginal returns of investment and capital and this has been observed in the Four Asian Tigers Sometimes an economic hypothesis is only qualitative not quantitative Expositions of economic reasoning often use two dimensional graphs to illustrate theoretical relationships At a higher level of generality Paul Samuelson s treatise Foundations of Economic Analysis used mathematical methods to represent the theory particularly as to maximizing behavioural relations of agents reaching equilibrium The book focused on examining the class of statements called operationally meaningful theorems in economics which are theorems that can conceivably be refuted by empirical data Empirical investigation edit Main articles Econometrics and Experimental economics Economic theories are frequently tested empirically largely through the use of econometrics using economic data The controlled experiments common to the physical sciences are difficult and uncommon in economics and instead broad data is observationally studied this type of testing is typically regarded as less rigorous than controlled experimentation and the conclusions typically more tentative However the field of experimental economics is growing and increasing use is being made of natural experiments Statistical methods such as regression analysis are common Practitioners use such methods to estimate the size economic significance and statistical significance signal strength of the hypothesized relation s and to adjust for noise from other variables By such means a hypothesis may gain acceptance although in a probabilistic rather than certain sense Acceptance is dependent upon the falsifiable hypothesis surviving tests Use of commonly accepted methods need not produce a final conclusion or even a consensus on a particular question given different tests data sets and prior beliefs Criticism based on professional standards and non replicability of results serve as further checks against bias errors and over generalization although much economic research has been accused of being non replicable and prestigious journals have been accused of not facilitating replication through the provision of the code and data Like theories uses of test statistics are themselves open to critical analysis although critical commentary on papers in economics in prestigious journals such as the American Economic Review has declined precipitously in the past years This has been attributed to journals incentives to maximize citations in order to rank higher on the Social Science Citation Index SSCI In applied economics input output models employing linear programming methods are quite common Large amounts of data are run through computer programs to analyse the impact of certain policies IMPLAN is one well known example Experimental economics has promoted the use of scientifically controlled experiments This has reduced long noted distinction of economics from natural sciences allowed direct tests of what were previously taken as axioms In some cases these have found that the axioms are not entirely correct for example the ultimatum game has revealed that people reject unequal offers In behavioural economics psychologist Daniel Kahneman won the Nobel Prize in economics in for his and Amos Tversky s empirical discovery of several cognitive biases and heuristics Similar empirical testing occurs in neuroeconomics Another example is the assumption of narrowly selfish preferences versus a model that tests for selfish altruistic and cooperative preferences These techniques have led some to argue that economics is a genuine science Profession edit Main article Economist The professionalization of economics reflected in the growth of graduate programmes on the subject has been described as the main change in economics since around Most major universities and many colleges have a major school or department in which academic degrees are awarded in the subject whether in the liberal arts business or for professional study In the private sector professional economists are employed as consultants and in industry including banking and finance Economists also work for various government departments and agencies for example the national Treasury Central Bank or Bureau of Statistics The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences commonly known as the Nobel Prize in Economics is a prize awarded to economists each year for outstanding intellectual contributions in the field Related subjects edit Main articles Law and Economics Natural resource economics Philosophy and economics and Political economy Economics is one social science among several and has fields bordering on other areas including economic geography economic history public choice energy economics cultural economics family economics and institutional economics Law and economics or economic analysis of law is an approach to legal theory that applies methods of economics to law It includes the use of economic concepts to explain the effects of legal rules to assess which legal rules are economically efficient and to predict what the legal rules will be A seminal article by Ronald Coase published in suggested that well defined property rights could overcome the problems of externalities Political economy is the interdisciplinary study that combines economics law and political science in explaining how political institutions the political environment and the economic system capitalist socialist mixed influence each other It studies questions such as how monopoly rent seeking behaviour and externalities should impact government policy Historians have employed political economy to explore the ways in the past that persons and groups with common economic interests have used politics to effect changes beneficial to their interests Energy economics is a broad scientific subject area which includes topics related to energy supply and energy demand Georgescu Roegen reintroduced the concept of entropy in relation to economics and energy from thermodynamics as distinguished from what he viewed as the mechanistic foundation of neoclassical economics drawn from Newtonian physics His work contributed significantly to thermoeconomics and to ecological economics He also did foundational work which later developed into evolutionary economics The sociological subfield of economic sociology arose primarily through the work of Émile Durkheim Max Weber and Georg Simmel as an approach to analysing the effects of economic phenomena in relation to the overarching social paradigm i e modernity Classic works include Max Weber s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism and Georg Simmel s The Philosophy of Money More recently the works of Mark Granovetter Peter Hedstrom and Richard Swedberg have been influential in this field History edit Main articles History of economic thought and History of macroeconomic thought Economic writings date from earlier Mesopotamian Greek Roman Indian subcontinent Chinese Persian and Arab civilizations Notable writers from Antiquity through to the Renaissance include Aristotle Xenophon Chanakya also known as Kautilya Qin Shi Huang Thomas Aquinas and Ibn Khaldun Joseph Schumpeter described Aquinas as coming nearer than any other group to being the founders of scientific economics as to monetary interest and value theory within a natural law perspective not in citation given A seaport with a ship arriving A painting of a French seaport during the heyday of mercantilism Two groups later called mercantilists and physiocrats more directly influenced the subsequent development of the subject Both groups were associated with the rise of economic nationalism and modern capitalism in Europe Mercantilism was an economic doctrine that flourished from the th to th century in a prolific pamphlet literature whether of merchants or statesmen It held that a nation s wealth depended on its accumulation of gold and silver Nations without access to mines could obtain gold and silver from trade only by selling goods abroad and restricting imports other than of gold and silver The doctrine called for importing cheap raw materials to be used in manufacturing goods which could be exported and for state regulation to impose protective tariffs on foreign manufactured goods and prohibit manufacturing in the colonies Physiocrats a group of th century French thinkers and writers developed the idea of the economy as a circular flow of income and output Physiocrats believed that only agricultural production generated a clear surplus over cost so that agriculture was the basis of all wealth Thus they opposed the mercantilist policy of promoting manufacturing and trade at the expense of agriculture including import tariffs Physiocrats advocated replacing administratively costly tax collections with a single tax on income of land owners In reaction against copious mercantilist trade regulations the physiocrats advocated a policy of laissez faire which called for minimal government intervention in the economy Adam Smith – was an early economic theorist Smith was harshly critical of the mercantilists but described the physiocratic system with all its imperfections as perhaps the purest approximation to the truth that has yet been published on the subject Classical political economy edit Main article Classical economics A man facing the right The publication of Adam Smith s The Wealth of Nations in is considered to be the first formalisation of economic thought The publication of Adam Smith s The Wealth of Nations in has been described as the effective birth of economics as a separate discipline The book identified land labour and capital as the three factors of production and the major contributors to a nation s wealth as distinct from the Physiocratic idea that only agriculture was productive Smith discusses potential benefits of specialization by division of labour including increased labour productivity and gains from trade whether between town and country or across countries His theorem that the division of labor is limited by the extent of the market has been described as the core of a theory of the functions of firm and industry and a fundamental principle of economic organization To Smith has also been ascribed the most important substantive proposition in all of economics and foundation of resource allocation theory – that under competition resource owners of labour land and capital seek their most profitable uses resulting in an equal rate of return for all uses in equilibrium adjusted for apparent differences arising from such factors as training and unemployment In an argument that includes one of the most famous passages in all economics Smith represents every individual as trying to employ any capital they might command for their own advantage not that of the society and for the sake of profit which is necessary at some level for employing capital in domestic industry and positively related to the value of produce In this He generally indeed neither intends to promote the public interest nor knows how much he is promoting it By preferring the support of domestic to that of foreign industry he intends only his own security and by directing that industry in such a manner as its produce may be of the greatest value he intends only his own gain and he is in this as in many other cases led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention Nor is it always the worse for the society that it was no part of it By pursuing his own interest he frequently promotes that of the society more effectually than when he really intends to promote it The Rev Thomas Robert Malthus used the concept of diminishing returns to explain low living standards Human population he argued tended to increase geometrically outstripping the production of food which increased arithmetically The force of a rapidly growing population against a limited amount of land meant diminishing returns to labour The result he claimed was chronically low wages which prevented the standard of living for most of the population from rising above the subsistence level Economist Julian Lincoln Simon has criticized Malthus s conclusions While Adam Smith emphasized the production of income David Ricardo focused on the distribution of income among landowners workers and capitalists Ricardo saw an inherent conflict between landowners on the one hand and labour and capital on the other He posited that the growth of population and capital pressing against a fixed supply of land pushes up rents and holds down wages and profits Ricardo was the first to state and prove the principle of comparative advantage according to which each country should specialize in producing and exporting goods in that it has a lower relative cost of production rather relying only on its own production It has been termed a fundamental analytical explanation for gains from trade Coming at the end of the Classical tradition John Stuart Mill parted company with the earlier classical economists on the inevitability of the distribution of income produced by the market system Mill pointed to a distinct difference between the market s two roles allocation of resources and distribution of income The market might be efficient in allocating resources but not in distributing income he wrote making it necessary for society to intervene Value theory was important in classical theory Smith wrote that the real price of every thing is the toil and trouble of acquiring it as influenced by its scarcity Smith maintained that with rent and profit other costs besides wages also enter the price of a commodity Other classical economists presented variations on Smith termed the labour theory of value Classical economics focused on the tendency of any market economy to settle in a final stationary state made up of a constant stock of physical wealth capital and a constant population size Marxism edit Main article Marxian economics A man facing the viewer The Marxist school of economic thought comes from the work of German economist Karl Marx Marxist later Marxian economics descends from classical economics It derives from the work of Karl Marx The first volume of Marx s major work Das Kapital was published in German in In it Marx focused on the labour theory of value and the theory of surplus value which he believed explained the exploitation of labour by capital The labour theory of value held that the value of an exchanged commodity was determined by the labour that went into its production and the theory of surplus value demonstrated how the workers only got paid a proportion of the value their work had created Neoclassical economics edit Main article Neoclassical economics At the dawn as a social science economics was defined and discussed at length as the study of production distribution and consumption of wealth by Jean Baptiste Say in his Treatise on Political Economy or The Production Distribution and Consumption of Wealth These three items are considered by the science only in relation to the increase or diminution of wealth and not in reference to their processes of execution Say s definition has prevailed up to our time saved by substituting the word wealth for goods and services meaning that wealth may include non material objects as well One hundred and thirty years later Lionel Robbins noticed that this definition no longer sufficed because many economists were making theoretical and philosophical inroads in other areas of human activity In his Essay on the Nature and Significance of Economic Science he proposed a definition of economics as a study of a particular aspect of human behaviour the one that falls under the influence of scarcity which forces people to choose allocate scarce resources to competing ends and economize seeking the greatest welfare while avoiding the wasting of scarce resources For Robbins the insufficiency was solved and his definition allows us to proclaim with an easy conscience education economics safety and security economics health economics war economics and of course production distribution and consumption economics as valid subjects of the economic science Citing Robbins Economics is the science which studies human behavior as a relationship between ends and scarce means which have alternative uses After discussing it for decades Robbins definition became widely accepted by mainstream economists and it has opened way into current textbooks Although far from unanimous most mainstream economists would accept some version of Robbins definition even though many have raised serious objections to the scope and method of economics emanating from that definition Due to the lack of strong consensus and that production distribution and consumption of goods and services is the prime area of study of economics the old definition still stands in many quarters A body of theory later termed neoclassical economics or marginalism formed from about to The term economics was popularized by such neoclassical economists as Alfred Marshall as a concise synonym for economic science and a substitute for the earlier political economy This corresponded to the influence on the subject of mathematical methods used in the natural sciences Neoclassical economics systematized supply and demand as joint determinants of price and quantity in market equilibrium affecting both the allocation of output and the distribution of income It dispensed with the labour theory of value inherited from classical economics in favour of a marginal utility theory of value on the demand side and a more general theory of costs on the supply side In the th century neoclassical theorists moved away from an earlier notion suggesting that total utility for a society could be measured in favour of ordinal utility which hypothesizes merely behaviour based relations across persons In microeconomics neoclassical economics represents incentives and costs as playing a pervasive role in shaping decision making An immediate example of this is the consumer theory of individual demand which isolates how prices as costs and income affect quantity demanded In macroeconomics it is reflected in an early and lasting neoclassical synthesis with Keynesian macroeconomics Neoclassical economics is occasionally referred as orthodox economics whether by its critics or sympathizers Modern mainstream economics builds on neoclassical economics but with many refinements that either supplement or generalize earlier analysis such as econometrics game theory analysis of market failure and imperfect competition and the neoclassical model of economic growth for analysing long run variables affecting national income Neoclassical economics studies the behaviour of individuals households and organizations called economic actors players or agents when they manage or use scarce resources which have alternative uses to achieve desired ends Agents are assumed to act rationally have multiple desirable ends in sight limited resources to obtain these ends a set of stable preferences a definite overall guiding objective and the capability of making a choice There exists an economic problem subject to study by economic science when a decision choice is made by one or more resource controlling players to attain the best possible outcome under bounded rational conditions In other words resource controlling agents maximize value subject to the constraints imposed by the information the agents have their cognitive limitations and the finite amount of time they have to make and execute a decision Economic science centres on the activities of the economic agents that comprise society They are the focus of economic analysis An approach to understanding these processes through the study of agent behaviour under scarcity may go as follows The continuous interplay exchange or trade done by economic actors in all markets sets the prices for all goods and services which in turn make the rational managing of scarce resources possible At the same time the decisions choices made by the same actors while they are pursuing their own interest determine the level of output production consumption savings and investment in an economy as well as the remuneration distribution paid to the owners of labour in the form of wages capital in the form of profits and land in the form of rent Each period as if they were in a giant feedback system economic players influence the pricing processes and the economy and are in turn influenced by them until a steady state equilibrium of all variables involved is reached or until an external shock throws the system toward a new equilibrium point Because of the autonomous actions of rational interacting agents the economy is a complex adaptive system Keynesian economics edit Main articles Keynesian economics and Post Keynesian economics John Maynard Keynes right was a key theorist in economics Keynesian economics derives from John Maynard Keynes in particular his book The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money which ushered in contemporary macroeconomics as a distinct field The book focused on determinants of national income in the short run when prices are relatively inflexible Keynes attempted to explain in broad theoretical detail why high labour market unemployment might not be self correcting due to low effective demand and why even price flexibility and monetary policy might be unavailing The term revolutionary has been applied to the book in its impact on economic analysis Keynesian economics has two successors Post Keynesian economics also concentrates on macroeconomic rigidities and adjustment processes Research on micro foundations for their models is represented as based on real life practices rather than simple optimizing models It is generally associated with the University of Cambridge and the work of Joan Robinson New Keynesian economics is also associated with developments in the Keynesian fashion Within this group researchers tend to share with other economists the emphasis on models employing micro foundations and optimizing behaviour but with a narrower focus on standard Keynesian themes such as price and wage rigidity These are usually made to be endogenous features of the models rather than simply assumed as in older Keynesian style ones Chicago school of economics edit Main article Chicago school economics The Chicago School of economics is best known for its free market advocacy and monetarist ideas According to Milton Friedman and monetarists market economies are inherently stable if the money supply does not greatly expand or contract Ben Bernanke former Chairman of the Federal Reserve is among the economists today generally accepting Friedman s analysis of the causes of the Great Depression Milton Friedman effectively took many of the basic principles set forth by Adam Smith and the classical economists and modernized them One example of this is his article in the September issue of The New York Times Magazine where he claims that the social responsibility of business should be to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits through open and free competition without deception or fraud Other schools and approaches edit Main article Schools of economics Other well known schools or trends of thought referring to a particular style of economics practised at and disseminated from well defined groups of academicians that have become known worldwide include the Austrian School the Freiburg School the School of Lausanne post Keynesian economics and the Stockholm school Contemporary mainstream economics is sometimes separated into the Saltwater approach of those universities along the Eastern and Western coasts of the US and the Freshwater or Chicago school approach Within macroeconomics there is in general order of their appearance in the literature classical economics Keynesian economics the neoclassical synthesis post Keynesian economics monetarism new classical economics and supply side economics Alternative developments include ecological economics constitutional economics institutional economics evolutionary economics dependency theory structuralist economics world systems theory econophysics feminist economics and biophysical economics Agreements edit Unbalanced scales svg This article may be unbalanced towards certain viewpoints Please improve the article by adding information on neglected viewpoints or discuss the issue on the talk page February According to various random and anonymous surveys of members of the American Economic Association economists have agreement about the following propositions by percentage A ceiling on rents reduces the quantity and quality of housing available agree Tariffs and import quotas usually reduce general economic welfare agree Flexible and floating exchange rates offer an effective international monetary arrangement agree Fiscal policy e g tax cut and or government expenditure increase has a significant stimulative impact on a less than fully employed economy agree The United States should not restrict employers from outsourcing work to foreign countries agree Economic growth in developed countries like the United States leads to greater levels of well being agree The United States should eliminate agricultural subsidies agree An appropriately designed fiscal policy can increase the long run rate of capital formation agree Local and state governments should eliminate subsidies to professional sports franchises agree If the federal budget is to be balanced it should be done over the business cycle rather than yearly agree The gap between Social Security funds and expenditures will become unsustainably large within the next fifty years if current policies remain unchanged agree Cash payments increase the welfare of recipients to a greater degree than do transfers in kind of equal cash value agree A large federal budget deficit has an adverse effect on the economy agree The redistribution of income in the United States is a legitimate role for the government agree Inflation is caused primarily by too much growth in the money supply agree The United States should not ban genetically modified crops agree A minimum wage increases unemployment among young and unskilled workers agree The government should restructure the welfare system along the lines of a negative income tax agree Effluent taxes and marketable pollution permits represent a better approach to pollution control than imposition of pollution ceilings agree Government subsidies on ethanol in the United States should be reduced or eliminated agree Criticisms edit General criticisms edit The dismal science is a derogatory alternative name for economics devised by the Victorian historian Thomas Carlyle in the th century It is often stated that Carlyle gave economics the nickname the dismal science as a response to the late th century writings of The Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus who grimly predicted that starvation would result as projected population growth exceeded the rate of increase in the food supply However the actual phrase was coined by Carlyle in the context of a debate with John Stuart Mill on slavery in which Carlyle argued for slavery while Mill opposed it Some economists like John Stuart Mill or Léon Walras have maintained that the production of wealth should not be tied to its distribution In The Wealth of Nations Adam Smith addressed many issues that are currently also the subject of debate and dispute Smith repeatedly attacks groups of politically aligned individuals who attempt to use their collective influence to manipulate a government into doing their bidding In Smith s day these were referred to as factions but are now more commonly called special interests a term which can comprise international bankers corporate conglomerations outright oligopolies monopolies trade unions and other groups Economics per se as a social science is independent of the political acts of any government or other decision making organization however many policymakers or individuals holding highly ranked positions that can influence other people s lives are known for arbitrarily using a plethora of economic concepts and rhetoric as vehicles to legitimize agendas and value systems and do not limit their remarks to matters relevant to their responsibilities The close relation of economic theory and practice with politics is a focus of contention that may shade or distort the most unpretentious original tenets of economics and is often confused with specific social agendas and value systems Notwithstanding economics legitimately has a role in informing government policy It is indeed in some ways an outgrowth of the older field of political economy Some academic economic journals are currently focusing increased efforts on gauging the consensus of economists regarding certain policy issues in hopes of effecting a more informed political environment Currently there exists a low approval rate from professional economists regarding many public policies Policy issues featured in a recent survey of American Economic Association economists include trade restrictions social insurance for those put out of work by international competition genetically modified foods curbside recycling health insurance several questions medical malpractice barriers to entering the medical profession organ donations unhealthy foods mortgage deductions taxing internet sales Wal Mart casinos ethanol subsidies and inflation targeting In Steady State Economics leading ecological economist and steady state theorist Herman Daly argues that there exist logical inconsistencies between the emphasis placed on economic growth and the limited availability of natural resources Issues like central bank independence central bank policies and rhetoric in central bank governors discourse or the premises of macroeconomic policies monetary and fiscal policy of the state are focus of contention and criticism Deirdre McCloskey has argued that many empirical economic studies are poorly reported and she and Stephen Ziliak argue that although her critique has been well received practice has not improved This latter contention is controversial A International Monetary Fund study looked at consensus forecasts the forecasts of large groups of economists that were made in advance of different national recessions in the s in of the cases the economists did not predict the contraction a year in advance On those rare occasions when economists did successfully predict recessions they significantly underestimated their severity Criticisms of assumptions edit Economics has been subject to criticism that it relies on unrealistic unverifiable or highly simplified assumptions in some cases because these assumptions simplify the proofs of desired conclusions Examples of such assumptions include perfect information profit maximization and rational choices The field of information economics includes both mathematical economical research and also behavioural economics akin to studies in behavioural psychology Nevertheless prominent mainstream economists such as Keynes and Joskow have observed that much of economics is conceptual rather than quantitative and difficult to model and formalize quantitatively In a discussion on oligopoly research Paul Joskow pointed out in that in practice serious students of actual economies tended to use informal models based upon qualitative factors specific to particular industries Joskow had a strong feeling that the important work in oligopoly was done through informal observations while formal models were trotted out ex post He argued that formal models were largely not important in the empirical work either and that the fundamental factor behind the theory of the firm behaviour was neglected In recent years feminist critiques of neoclassical economic models gained prominence leading to the formation of feminist economics Contrary to common conceptions of economics as a positive and objective science feminist economists call attention to the social construction of economics and highlight the ways in which its models and methods reflect masculine preferences Primary criticisms focus on failures to account for the selfish nature of actors homo economicus exogenous tastes the impossibility of utility comparisons the exclusion of unpaid work and the exclusion of class and gender considerations Feminist economics developed to address these concerns and the field now includes critical examinations of many areas of economics including paid and unpaid work economic epistemology and history globalization household economics and the care economy In Marilyn Waring published the book If Women Counted in which she argues that the discipline of economics ignores women s unpaid work and the value of nature according to Julie A Nelson If Women Counted showed exactly how the unpaid work traditionally done by women has been made invisible within national accounting systems and issued a wake up call to issues of ecological sustainability Bjørnholt and McKay argue that the financial crisis of – and the response to it revealed a crisis of ideas in mainstream economics and within the economics profession and call for a reshaping of both the economy economic theory and the economics profession They argue that such a reshaping should include new advances within feminist economics that take as their starting point the socially responsible sensible and accountable subject in creating an economy and economic theories that fully acknowledge care for each other as well as the planet Philip Mirowski observes that The imperatives of the orthodox research programme of economic science leave little room for maneuver and less room for originality These mandates Appropriate as many mathematical techniques and metaphorical expressions from contemporary respectable science primarily physics as possible Preserve to the maximum extent possible the attendant nineteenth century overtones of natural order Deny strenuously that neoclassical theory slavishly imitates physics Above all prevent all rival research programmes from encroaching by ridiculing all external attempts to appropriate twentieth century physics models All theorizing is in this way held hostage to nineteenth century concepts of energy In a series of peer reviewed journal and conference papers and books published over a period of several decades John McMurtry has provided extensive criticism of what he terms the unexamined assumptions and implications of economics and their consequent cost to people s lives Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Michael Perelman are two additional scholars who criticized conventional or mainstream economics Taleb opposes most economic theorizing which in his view suffers acutely from the problem of overuse of Plato s Theory of Forms and calls for cancellation of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics saying that the damage from economic theories can be devastating Michael Perelman provides extensive criticism of economics and its assumptions in all his books and especially his books published from to date papers and interviews Despite 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basic assumptions about micro level behavior Contents hide Assumptions and definitions Topics Demand supply and equilibrium Measurement of elasticities Consumer demand theory Theory of production Costs of production Perfect competition Monopoly Oligopoly Market structure Game theory Labour economics Welfare economics Economics of information Opportunity cost Applied References Further reading External links Assumptions and definitions edit Microeconomic theory typically begins with the study of a single rational and utility maximizing individual To economists rationality means an individual possesses stable preferences that are both complete and transitive The technical assumption that preference relations are continuous is needed to ensure the existence of a utility function Although microeconomic theory can continue without this assumption it would make comparative statics impossible since there is no guarantee that the resulting utility function would be differentiable Microeconomic theory progresses by defining a competitive budget set which is a subset of the consumption set It is at this point that economists make the technical assumption that preferences are locally non satiated Without the assumption of LNS local non satiation there is no guarantee that a rational individual would maximize utility With the necessary tools and assumptions in place the utility maximization problem UMP is developed The utility maximization problem is the heart of consumer theory The utility maximization problem attempts to explain the action axiom by imposing rationality axioms on consumer preferences and then mathematically modeling and analyzing the consequences The utility maximization problem serves not only as the mathematical foundation of consumer theory but as a metaphysical explanation of it as well That is the utility maximization problem is used by economists to not only explain what or how individuals make choices but why individuals make choices as well The utility maximization problem is a constrained optimization problem in which an individual seeks to maximize utility subject to a budget constraint Economists use the extreme value theorem to guarantee that a solution to the utility maximization problem exists That is since the budget constraint is both bounded and closed a solution to the utility maximization problem exists Economists call the solution to the utility maximization problem a Walrasian demand function or correspondence The utility maximization problem has so far been developed by taking consumer tastes i e consumer utility as the primitive However an alternative way to develop microeconomic theory is by taking consumer choice as the primitive This model of microeconomic theory is referred to as Revealed preference theory The supply and demand model describes how prices vary as a result of a balance between product availability at each price supply and the desires of those with purchasing power at each price demand The graph depicts a right shift in demand from D to D along with the consequent increase in price and quantity required to reach a new market clearing equilibrium point on the supply curve S The theory of supply and demand usually assumes that markets are perfectly competitive This implies that there are many buyers and sellers in the market and none of them have the capacity to significantly influence prices of goods and services In many real life transactions the assumption fails because some individual buyers or sellers have the ability to influence prices Quite often a sophisticated analysis is required to understand the demand supply equation of a good model However the theory works well in situations meeting these assumptions Mainstream economics does not assume a priori that markets are preferable to other forms of social organization In fact much analysis is devoted to cases where market failures lead to resource allocation that is suboptimal and creates deadweight loss A classic example of suboptimal resource allocation is that of a public good In such cases economists may attempt to find policies that avoid waste either directly by government control indirectly by regulation that induces market participants to act in a manner consistent with optimal welfare or by creating missing markets to enable efficient trading where none had previously existed This is studied in the field of collective action and public choice theory Optimal welfare usually takes on a Paretian norm which is a mathematical application of the Kaldor–Hicks method This can diverge from the Utilitarian goal of maximizing utility because it does not consider the distribution of goods between people Market failure in positive economics microeconomics is limited in implications without mixing the belief of the economist and their theory The demand for various commodities by individuals is generally thought of as the outcome of a utility maximizing process with each individual trying to maximize their own utility under a budget constraint and a given consumption set Topics edit The study of microeconomics involves several key areas Demand supply and equilibrium edit Main article Supply and demand Supply and demand is an economic model of price determination in a perfectly competitive market It concludes that in a perfectly competitive market with no externalities per unit taxes or price controls the unit price for a particular good is the price at which the quantity demanded by consumers equals the quantity supplied by producers This price results in a stable economic equilibrium Measurement of elasticities edit Main article Elasticity economics Elasticity is the measurement of how responsive an economic variable is to a change in another variable Elasticity can be quantified as the ratio of the percentage change in one variable to the percentage change in another variable when the later variable has a causal influence on the former It is a tool for measuring the responsiveness of a variable or of the function that determines it to changes in causative variables in unitless ways Frequently used elasticities include price elasticity of demand price elasticity of supply income elasticity of demand elasticity of substitution between factors of production and elasticity of intertemporal substitution Consumer demand theory edit Main article Consumer choice Consumer demand theory relates preferences for the consumption of both goods and services to the consumption expenditures ultimately this relationship between preferences and consumption expenditures is used to relate preferences to consumer demand curves The link between personal preferences consumption and the demand curve is one of the most closely studied relations in economics It is a way of analyzing how consumers may achieve equilibrium between preferences and expenditures by maximizing utility subject to consumer budget constraints Theory of production edit Main article Production theory Production theory is the study of production or the economic process of converting inputs into outputs Production uses resources to create a good or service that is suitable for use gift giving in a gift economy or exchange in a market economy This can include manufacturing storing shipping and packaging Some economists define production broadly as all economic activity other than consumption They see every commercial activity other than the final purchase as some form of production Costs of production edit Main article Cost of production theory of value The cost of production theory of value states that the price of an object or condition is determined by the sum of the cost of the resources that went into making it The cost can comprise any of the factors of production labour capital land Technology can be viewed either as a form of fixed capital ex plant or circulating capital ex intermediate goods Perfect competition edit Main article Perfect competition Perfect competition describes markets such that no participants are large enough to have the market power to set the price of a homogeneous product A good example would be that of digital marketplaces such as eBay on which many different sellers sell similar products to many different buyers Benefits of Perfect Competition All the knowledge such as price and information pertaining goods is equally dispersed among all buyers and sellers As there are no barriers to enter into the market monopoly does not usually occur As all goods and products are same advertisement is not required and it helps save the advertisement cost Monopoly edit Main article monopoly A monopoly from Greek monos µ???? alone or single polein p??e?? to sell exists when a single company is the only supplier of a particular commodity Benefits of Monopoly Market Prices in monopoly market are stable as there is only one firm and so there is no competition Due to the absence of competition there are high profits and leads to high number of sales monopoly firms tend to receive super profits from their operations Monopoly firms also offers services effectively and efficiently citation needed Oligopoly edit Main article Oligopoly An oligopoly is a market form in which a market or industry is dominated by a small number of sellers oligopolists Oligopolies can create the incentive for firms to engage in collusion and form cartels that reduce competition leading to higher prices for consumers and less overall market output Benefits of oligopoly market As there is less competition in the firm it tends to have massive profit It is also able to easily compare prices forces these companies to keep their prices in competition with the other companies involved in the market Each company scrambles to come out with latest and greatest thing in order to sway consumers to go with their company over a different one Market structure edit The market structure can have several types of interacting market systems Different forms of markets are a feature of capitalism and advocates of socialism often criticize markets and aim to substitute markets with economic planning to varying degrees Competition is the regulatory mechanism of the market system Monopolistic competition also called competitive market where there is a large number of firms each having a small proportion of the market share and slightly differentiated products Oligopoly in which a market is run by a small number of firms that together control the majority of the market share Duopoly a special case of an oligopoly with two firms Game theory tends to govern duopoly and oligopoly behavior Monopsony when there is only one buyer in a market Oligopsony a market where many sellers can be present but meet only a few buyers Monopoly where there is only one provider of a product or service Natural monopoly a monopoly in which economies of scale cause efficiency to increase continuously with the size of the firm A firm is a natural monopoly if it is able to serve the entire market demand at a lower cost than any combination of two or more smaller more specialized firms Perfect competition a theoretical market structure that features no barriers to entry an unlimited number of producers and consumers and a perfectly elastic demand curve Examples of markets include but are not limited to commodity markets insurance markets bond markets energy markets flea markets debt markets stock markets online auctions media exchange markets real estate market Game theory edit Main article Game theory Game theory is a major method used in mathematical economics and business for modeling competing behaviors of interacting agents The term game here implies the study of any strategic interaction between people Applications include a wide array of economic phenomena and approaches such as auctions bargaining mergers acquisitions pricing fair division duopolies oligopolies social network formation agent based computational economics general equilibrium mechanism design and voting systems and across such broad areas as experimental economics behavioral economics information economics industrial organization and political economy Labour economics edit Main article Labour economics Labour economics seeks to understand the functioning and dynamics of the markets for wage labour Labour markets function through the interaction of workers and employers Labour economics looks at the suppliers of labour services workers the demands of labour services employers and attempts to understand the resulting pattern of wages employment and income In economics labour is a measure of the work done by human beings It is conventionally contrasted with such other factors of production as land and capital There are theories which have developed a concept called human capital referring to the skills that workers possess not necessarily their actual work although there are also counter posing macro economic system theories that think human capital is a contradiction in terms Welfare economics edit Main article Welfare economics Welfare economics is a branch of economics that uses microeconomics techniques to evaluate well being from allocation of productive factors as to desirability and economic efficiency within an economy often relative to competitive general equilibrium It analyzes social welfare however measured in terms of economic activities of the individuals that compose the theoretical society considered Accordingly individuals with associated economic activities are the basic units for aggregating to social welfare whether of a group a community or a society and there is no social welfare apart from the welfare associated with its individual units Economics of information edit Main article Information economics Information economics or the economics of information is a branch of microeconomic theory that studies how information and information systems affect an economy and economic decisions Information has special characteristics It is easy to create but hard to trust It is easy to spread but hard to control It influences many decisions These special characteristics as compared with other types of goods complicate many standard economic theories Opportunity cost edit Main article Opportunity cost Opportunity cost of an activity or goods is equal to the best next alternative uses forgone Although opportunity cost can be hard to quantify the effect of opportunity cost is universal and very real on the individual level In fact this principle applies to all decisions not just economic ones Opportunity cost is one way to measure the cost of something Rather than merely identifying and adding the costs of a project one may also identify the next best alternative way to spend the same amount of money The forgone profit of this next best alternative is the opportunity cost of the original choice A common example is a farmer that chooses to farm their land rather than rent it to neighbors wherein the opportunity cost is the forgone profit from renting In this case the farmer may expect to generate more profit alone This kind of reasoning is a very important part of the calculation of discount rates in discounted cash flow investment valuation methodologies Similarly the opportunity cost of attending university is the lost wages a student could have earned in the workforce rather than the cost of tuition books and other requisite items whose sum makes up the total cost of attendance Note that opportunity cost is not the sum of the available alternatives but rather the benefit of the single best alternative Possible opportunity costs of a city s decision to build a hospital on its vacant land are the loss of the land for a sporting center or the inability to use the land for a parking lot or the money that could have been made from selling the land or the loss of any of the various other possible uses — but not all of these in aggregate The true opportunity cost would be the forgone profit of the most lucrative of those listed One question that arises here is how to determine a money value for each alternative to facilitate comparison and assess opportunity cost which may be more or less difficult depending on the things we are trying to compare For example many decisions involve environmental impacts whose monetary value is difficult to assess because of scientific uncertainty Valuing a human life or the economic impact of an Arctic oil spill involves making subjective choices with ethical implications It is imperative to understand that no decision on allocating time is free No matter what one chooses to do they are always giving something up in return An example of opportunity cost is deciding between going to a concert and doing homework If one decides to go the concert then they are giving up valuable time to study but if they choose to do homework then the cost is giving up the concert Any decision in allocating capital is likewise there is an opportunity cost of capital or a hurdle rate defined as the expected rate one could get by investing in similar projects on the open market Opportunity cost is vital in understanding microeconomics and decisions that are made Applied edit United States Capitol Building meeting place of the United States Congress where many tax laws are passed which directly impact economic welfare This is studied in the subject of public economics Applied microeconomics includes a range of specialized areas of study many of which draw on methods from other fields Industrial organization examines topics such as the entry and exit of firms innovation and the role of trademarks Labor economics examines wages employment and labor market dynamics Financial economics examines topics such as the structure of optimal portfolios the rate of return to capital econometric analysis of security returns and corporate financial behavior Public economics examines the design of government tax and expenditure policies and economic effects of these policies e g social insurance programs Political economy examines the role of political institutions in determining policy outcomes Health economics examines the organization of health care systems including the role of the health care workforce and health insurance programs Education economics examines the organization of education provision and its implication for efficiency and equity including the effects of education on productivity Urban economics which examines the challenges faced by cities such as sprawl air and water pollution traffic congestion and poverty draws on the fields of urban geography and sociology Law and economics applies microeconomic principles to the selection and enforcement of competing legal regimes and their relative efficiencies Economic history examines the evolution of the economy and economic institutions using methods and techniques from the fields of economics history geography sociology psychology and political science References edit Jump up ^ Marchant Mary A Snell William M 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Description and chapter preview links Further reading edit Bade Robin Michael Parkin Foundations of Microeconomics Addison Wesley Paperback st Edition Bouman John Principles of Microeconomics – free fully comprehensive Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics texts Columbia Maryland Colander David Microeconomics McGraw Hill Paperback th Edition Dunne Timothy J Bradford Jensen Mark J Roberts Producer Dynamics New Evidence from Micro Data University of Chicago Press ISBN Eaton B Curtis Eaton Diane F and Douglas W Allen Microeconomics Prentice Hall th Edition Frank Robert H Microeconomics and Behavior McGraw Hill Irwin th Edition Friedman Milton Price Theory Aldine Transaction Hagendorf Klaus Labour Values and the Theory of the Firm Part I The Competitive Firm Paris EURODOS Harnerger Arnold C Microeconomics In David R Henderson ed Concise Encyclopedia of Economics nd ed Indianapolis Library of Economics and Liberty ISBN OCLC Hicks John R Value and Capital Clarendon Press nd ed Hirshleifer Jack Glazer Amihai and Hirshleifer David Price theory and applications Decisions markets and information Cambridge University Press th Edition Jehle Geoffrey A and Philip J Reny Advanced Microeconomic Theory Addison Wesley Paperback nd Edition Katz Michael L and Harvey S Rosen Microeconomics McGraw Hill Irwin rd Edition Kreps David M A Course in Microeconomic Theory Princeton University Press Landsburg Steven Price Theory and Applications South Western College Pub th Edition Mankiw N Gregory Principles of Microeconomics South Western Pub nd Edition Mas Colell Andreu Whinston Michael D and Jerry R Green Microeconomic Theory Oxford University Press US McGuigan James R Moyer R Charles and Frederick H Harris Managerial Economics Applications Strategy and Tactics South Western Educational Publishing th Edition Nicholson Walter Microeconomic Theory Basic Principles and Extensions South Western College Pub th Edition Perloff Jeffrey M Microeconomics Pearson – Addison Wesley th Edition Perloff Jeffrey M Microeconomics Theory and Applications with Calculus Pearson – Addison Wesley st Edition Pindyck Robert S and Daniel L Rubinfeld Microeconomics Prentice Hall th Edition Ruffin Roy J and Paul R Gregory Principles of Microeconomics Addison Wesley th Edition Varian Hal R microeconomics The New Palgrave A Dictionary of Economics v pp – Varian Hal R Intermediate Microeconomics A Modern Approach W W Norton Company th Edition Varian Hal R Microeconomic Analysis W W Norton Company rd Edition External links edit Wikibooks has a book on the topic of Microeconomics Library resources about Microeconomics Economic problem From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia This article needs additional citations for verification Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed December Learn how and when to remove this template message The economic problem – sometimes called the basic or central economic problem – asserts that an economy s finite resources are insufficient to satisfy all human wants and needs It assumes that human wants are unlimited but the means to satisfy human wants are scarce Three questions arise from this What to produce What and how much will you produce This question lies with selecting the type of supply and the quantity of the supply focusing on efficiency e g What should I produce more laptops or tablets How to produce Capital goods or consumer goods How do you produce this This question deals with the assets and procedures used while making the product also focusing on efficiency e g Should I hire more workers or do I invest in more machinery For whom to produce To whom and how will you distribute the goods and For whom will you produce this for arises from this question This question deals with distributing goods that have been produced focusing on efficiency and equity e g Do I give more dividends to stock holders or do I increase worker wages Economics revolve around these fundamental economic problems Contents hide Overview Needs and wants Four parts of the problem Problem of allocation of resources The problem of all economic efficiency The problem of full employment of resources The problem of economic growth See also References Overview edit The economic problem is most simply explained by the question How do we satisfy unlimited wants with limited resources The premise of the economic problem model is that wants are constant and infinite due to constantly changing demands often closely related to changing demographics of the population but resources in the world to satisfy human wants are always limited to the amount of natural or human resources available The economic problem—and methods to curb it—revolve around the idea of choice in prioritizing which wants can be fulfilled and what to produce for the economy Opportunity cost is the loss in terms of potential benefit had another action been taken We make choices every day We have to as we have limited resources but so many wants We therefore must decide which wants to satisfy and which not to All choices involve giving something up This leads to opportunity cost This problem of what to give up exists not only for consumers like us but for governments and businesses too Needs and wants edit Needs are material items people need for survival such as food clothing housing and water Until the Industrial Revolution the vast majority of the world s population struggled for access to basic human needs Wants are effective desires for a particular product or for something that can only be obtained by working for it While the fundamental needs of survival are key in the function of the economy wants are the driving force that stimulates demand for goods and services To curb the economic problem economists must classify the nature and different wants of consumers as well as prioritize wants and organize production to satisfy as many wants as possible An assumption often made in mainstream neoclassical economics and methods that try to solve the economic problem is that humans inherently pursue their self interest and that the market mechanism best satisfies the various wants different individuals might have These wants are often divided into individual wants which depend on the individual s preferences and purchasing power parity and collective wants which are the wants of entire groups of people Things such as food and clothing can be classified as either wants or needs depending on what type and how often a good is requested Four parts of the problem edit The economic problem can be divided into different parts which are given below Problem of allocation of resources edit The problem of allocation of resources arises due to the scarcity of resources and refers to the question of which wants should be satisfied and which should be left unsatisfied In other words what to produce and how much to produce More production of a good implies more resources required for the production of that good and resources are scarce These two facts together mean that if a society decides to increase production of some good it has to withdraw some resources from the production of other goods In other words more production of a desired commodity can be made possible only by reducing the quantity of resources used in the production of other goods The problem of allocation deals with the question of whether to produce capital goods or consumer goods If the community decides to produce capital goods resources must be withdrawn from the production of consumer goods In the long run however investment in capital goods augments the production of consumer goods Thus both capital and consumer goods are important The problem is determining the optimal production ratio between the two The problem of all economic efficiency edit Resources are scarce and it is important to use them as efficiently as possible Thus it is essential to know if the production and distribution of national product made by an economy is maximally efficient The production becomes efficient only if the productive resources are utilized in such a way that any reallocation does not produce more of one good without reducing the output of any other good In other words efficient distribution means that redistributing goods cannot make anyone better off without making someone else worse off See Pareto efficiency The inefficiencies of production and distribution exist in all types of economies The welfare of the people can be increased if these inefficiencies are ruled out Some cost must be incurred to remove these inefficiencies If the cost of removing these inefficiencies of production and distribution is more than the gain then it is not worthwhile to remove them The problem of full employment of resources edit In view of the scarce resources the question of whether all available resources are fully utilized is an important one A community should achieve maximum satisfaction by using the scarce resources in the best possible manner—not wasting resources or using them inefficiently There are two types of employment of resources Labour intensive Capital intensive Economic growth From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia Gross domestic product real growth rates – and – in selected countries Rate of change of Gross domestic product world and Organisation for Economic Co operation and Development since Economics Supply demand right shift demand svg A supply and demand diagram illustrating the effects of an increase in demand Index Outline Category History Types Classification History of economics Economic history academic study Schools of economics Microeconomics Macroeconomics Methodology Heterodox economics JEL classification codes Concepts Theory Techniques Econometrics Economic growth Economic system Experimental economics Mathematical economics Game theory Post scarcity Market National accounting By application Agricultural Behavioral Business 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eliminate the distorting effect of inflation on the price of goods produced Measurement of economic growth uses national income accounting Since economic growth is measured as the annual percent change of gross domestic product GDP it has all the advantages and drawbacks of that measure The rate of economic growth refers to the geometric annual rate of growth in GDP between the first and the last year over a period of time Implicitly this growth rate is the trend in the average level of GDP over the period which implicitly ignores the fluctuations in the GDP around this trend An increase in economic growth caused by more efficient use of inputs such as labor productivity physical capital energy or materials is referred to as intensive growth GDP growth caused only by increases in the amount of inputs available for use increased population new territory is called extensive growth Contents hide Measuring economic growth Determinants of per capita GDP growth Productivity Historical sources of productivity growth Intensity hours worked Demographic changes Other factors affecting growth Political institutions property rights and rule of law Capital New products and services Growth phases and sector shares Theories and models Classical growth theory Solow Swan model Endogenous growth theory Unified growth theory The big push Schumpeterian growth Institutions and growth Human capital and growth Energy consumption and growth Importance of long run growth Quality of life Business cycle Income equality Equitable growth Environmental and physical constraints Environmental impacts Global warming Resource substitution Declining resource quality Physical constraints See also References Further reading External links Articles and lectures Data Measuring economic growth edit Main article Gross domestic product The economic growth rate is calculated from data on GDP estimated by countries´statistical agencies The rate of growth of GDP capita is calculated from data on GDP and people for the initial and final periods included in the analysis Determinants of per capita GDP growth edit In national income accounting per capita output can be calculated using the following factors output per unit of labor input labor productivity hours worked intensity the percentage of the working age population actually working participation rate and the proportion of the working age population to the total population demography The rate of change of GDP population is the sum of the rates of change of these four variables plus their cross products Productivity edit Increases in labor productivity the ratio of the value of output to labor input have historically been the most important source of real per capita economic growth In a famous estimate MIT Professor Robert Solow concluded that technological progress has accounted for percent of the long term rise in U S per capita income with increased investment in capital explaining only the remaining percent Note There are various measures of productivity The term used here applies to a broad measure of productivity By contrast Total factor productivity TFP growth measures the change in total output relative to the change in capital and labor inputs Many of the cited references use TFP Increases in productivity lower the real cost of goods Over the th century the real price of many goods fell by over Historical sources of productivity growth edit Main article Productivity improving technologies economic history Economic growth has traditionally been attributed to the accumulation of human and physical capital and the increase in productivity arising from technological innovation Before industrialization technological progress resulted in an increase in the population which was kept in check by food supply and other resources which acted to limit per capita income a condition known as the Malthusian trap The rapid economic growth that occurred during the Industrial Revolution was remarkable because it was in excess of population growth providing an escape from the Malthusian trap Countries that industrialized eventually saw their population growth slow down a phenomenon known as the demographic transition Increases in productivity are the major factor responsible for per capita economic growth – this has been especially evident since the mid th century Most of the economic growth in the th century was due to increased output per unit of labor materials energy and land less input per widget The balance of the growth in output has come from using more inputs Both of these changes increase output The increased output included more of the same goods produced previously and new goods and services During the Industrial Revolution mechanization began to replace hand methods in manufacturing and new processes streamlined production of chemicals iron steel and other products Machine tools made the economical production of metal parts possible so that parts could be interchangeable See Interchangeable parts During the Second Industrial Revolution a major factor of productivity growth was the substitution of inanimate power for human and animal labor Also there was a great increase in power as steam powered electricity generation and internal combustion supplanted limited wind and water power Since that replacement the great expansion of total power was driven by continuous improvements in energy conversion efficiency Other major historical sources of productivity were automation transportation infrastructures canals railroads and highways new materials steel and power which includes steam and internal combustion engines and electricity Other productivity improvements included mechanized agriculture and scientific agriculture including chemical fertilizers and livestock and poultry management and the Green Revolution Interchangeable parts made with machine tools powered by electric motors evolved into mass production which is universally used today Productivity lowered the cost of most items in terms of work time required to purchase Real food prices fell due to improvements in transportation and trade mechanized agriculture fertilizers scientific farming and the Green Revolution Great sources of productivity improvement in the late th century were railroads steam ships horse pulled reapers and combine harvesters and steam powered factories The invention of processes for making cheap steel were important for many forms of mechanization and transportation By the late th century both prices and weekly work hours fell because less labor materials and energy were required to produce and transport goods However real wages rose allowing workers to improve their diet buy consumer goods and afford better housing Mass production of the s created overproduction which was arguably one of several causes of the Great Depression of the s Following the Great Depression economic growth resumed aided in part by increased demand for existing goods and services such as automobiles telephones radios electricity and household appliances New goods and services included television air conditioning and commercial aviation after creating enough new demand to stabilize the work week The building of highway infrastructures also contributed to post World War II growth as did capital investments in manufacturing and chemical industries The post World War II economy also benefited from the discovery of vast amounts of oil around the world particularly in the Middle East By John W Kendrick s estimate three quarters of increase in U S per capita GDP from to was due to increased productivity Economic growth in the United States slowed down after In contrast growth in Asia has been strong since then starting with Japan and spreading to Korea China the Indian subcontinent and other parts of Asia In South Korea had a lower per capita GDP than Ghana and by it was times as high as Ghana s The Japanese economic growth has slackened considerably since the late s Productivity in the United States grew at an increasing rate throughout the th century and was most rapid in the early to middle decades of the th century US productivity growth spiked towards the end of the century in – due to an acceleration in the rate of technological innovation known as Moore s law After U S productivity growth returned to the low levels of – Intensity hours worked edit The work week declined considerably over the th century By the s the average work week in the U S was hours but the work week was reduced to hours after which overtime premium was applied as part of the National Industrial Recovery Act of Demographic changes edit Demographic factors may influence growth by changing the employment to population ratio and the labor force participation rate Industrialization creates a demographic transition in which birth rates decline and the average age of the population increases Women with fewer children and better access market employment tend to join the labor force in higher percentages There is a reduced demand for child labor and children spend more years in school The increase in the percentage of women in the labor force in the U S contributed to economic growth as did the entrance of the baby boomers into the work force See Spending wave Other factors affecting growth edit Political institutions property rights and rule of law edit See also Great Divergence § Property rights Great Divergence § Efficiency of markets and state intervention and Great Divergence § State prohibition of new technology As institutions influence behavior and incentives in real life they forge the success or failure of nations In economics and economic history the transition to capitalism from earlier economic systems was enabled by the adoption of government policies that facilitated commerce and gave individuals more personal and economic freedom These included new laws favorable to the establishment of business including contract law and laws providing for the protection of private property and the abolishment of anti usury laws When property rights are less certain transaction costs can increase hindering economic development Enforcement of contractual rights is necessary for economic development because it determines the rate and direction of investments When the rule of law is absent or weak the enforcement of property rights depends on threats of violence which causes bias against new firms because they can not demonstrate reliability to their customers Much of this literature was built on the success story of the British state that after the Glorious Revolution of combined high fiscal capacity with constraints on the power of the king generating some respect for the rule of law However others have questioned that this institutional formula is not so easily replicable elsewhere as a change in the Constitution –and the type of institutions created by that change –does not necessarily create a change in political power if the economic powers of that society are not aligned with the new set of rule of law institutions In England a dramatic increase in the state s fiscal capacity followed the creation of constraints on the crown but elsewhere in Europe increases in state capacity happened before major rule of law reforms There are many different ways through which states achieved state fiscal capacity and this different capacity accelerated or hindered their economic development Thanks to the underlying homogeneity of its land and people England was able to achieve a unified legal and fiscal system since the Middle Ages that enabled it to substantially increase the taxes it raised after On the other hand the French experience of state building faced much stronger resistance from local feudal powers keeping it legally and fiscally fragmented until the French Revolution despite significant increases in state capacity during the seventeenth century Furthermore Prussia and the Habsburg empire –much more heterogeneous states than England –were able to increase state capacity during the eighteenth century without constraining the powers of the executive Nevertheless it is unlikely that a country will generate institutions that respect property rights and the rule of law without having had first intermediate fiscal and political institutions that create incentives for elites to support them Many of these intermediate level institutions relied on informal private order arrangements that combined with public order institutions associated with states to lay the foundations of modern rule of law states In many poor and developing countries much land and housing is held outside the formal or legal property ownership registration system In many urban areas the poor invade private or government land to build their houses so they do not hold title to these properties Much unregistered property is held in informal form through various property associations and other arrangements Reasons for extra legal ownership include excessive bureaucratic red tape in buying property and building In some countries it can take over steps and up to years to build on government land Other causes of extra legal property are failures to notarize transaction documents or having documents notarized but failing to have them recorded with the official agency Not having clear legal title to property limits its potential to be used as collateral to secure loans depriving many poor countries one of their most important potential sources of capital Unregistered businesses and lack of accepted accounting methods are other factors that limit potential capital Businesses and individuals participating in unreported business activity and owners of unregistered property face costs such as bribes and pay offs that offset much of any taxes avoided Democracy Does Cause Growth according to Acemoglu et al Specifically democracy increases future GDP by encouraging investment increasing schooling inducing economic reforms improving public goods provision and reducing social unrest Capital edit Capital in economics ordinarily refers to physical capital which consists of structures and equipment used in business machinery factory equipment computers and office equipment construction equipment business vehicles etc Up to a point increases in the amount of capital per worker are an important cause of economic output growth Capital is subject to diminishing returns because of the amount that can be effectively invested and because of the growing burden of depreciation In the development of economic theory the distribution of income was considered to be between labor and the owners of land and capital In recent decades there have been several Asian countries with high rates of economic growth driven by capital investment New products and services edit Another major cause of economic growth is the introduction of new products and services and the improvement of existing products New products create demand which is necessary to offset the decline in employment that occurs through labor saving technology Growth phases and sector shares edit Main article Rostow s stages of growth Economic growth in the U S and other developed countries went through phases that affected growth through changes in the labor force participation rate and the relative sizes of economic sectors The transition from an agricultural economy to manufacturing increased the size of the sector with high output per hour the high productivity manufacturing sector while reducing the size of the sector with lower output per hour the lower productivity agricultural sector Eventually high productivity growth in manufacturing reduced the sector size as prices fell and employment shrank relative to other sectors The service and government sectors where output per hour and productivity growth is low saw increases in their shares of the economy and employment during the s The public sector has since contracted while the service economy expanded in the s Theories and models edit Classical growth theory edit In classical Ricardian economics the theory of production and the theory of growth are based on the theory or law of variable proportions whereby increasing either of the factors of production labor or capital while holding the other constant and assuming no technological change will increase output but at a diminishing rate that eventually will approach zero These concepts have their origins in Thomas Malthus s theorizing about agriculture Malthus s examples included the number of seeds harvested relative to the number of seeds planted capital on a plot of land and the size of the harvest from a plot of land versus the number of workers employed See Diminishing returns Criticisms of classical growth theory are that technology an important factor in economic growth is held constant and that economies of scale are ignored Natural rate of growth According to Prof Harrod Natural growth rate which is the maximum rate of growth allowed by the increase of variables like population growth technological improvement growth in natural resources In fact Natural growth rate is the highest attainable growth rate which would bring about the fullest possible employment of the resources existing in the economy Solow Swan model edit This section is about a neoclassical growth model It is not to be confused with Steady state economy Robert Solow and Trevor Swan developed what eventually became the main model used in growth economics in the s This model assumes that there are diminishing returns to capital and labor Capital accumulates through investment but its level or stock continually decreases due to depreciation Due to the diminishing returns to capital with increases in capital worker and absent technological progress economic output worker eventually reaches a point where capital per worker and economic output worker remain constant because annual investment in capital equals annual depreciation This condition is called the steady state In the Solow Swan model if productivity increases through technological progress then output worker increases even when the economy is in the steady state If productivity increases at a constant rate output worker also increases at a related steady state rate As a consequence growth in the model can occur either by increasing the share of GDP invested or through technological progress But at whatever share of GDP invested capital worker eventually converges on the steady state leaving the growth rate of output worker determined only by the rate of technological progress As a consequence with world technology available to all and progressing at a constant rate all countries have the same steady state rate of growth Each country has a different level of GDP worker determined by the share of GDP it invests but all countries have the same rate of economic growth Implicitly in this model rich countries are those that have invested a high share of GDP for a long time Poor countries can become rich by increasing the share of GDP they invest One important prediction of the model mostly borne out by the data is that of conditional convergence the idea that poor countries will grow faster and catch up with rich countries as long as they have similar investment and saving rates and access to the same technology The Solow Swan model is considered an exogenous growth model because it does not explain why countries invest different shares of GDP in capital nor why technology improves over time Instead the rate of investment and the rate of technological progress are exogenous The value of the model is that it predicts the pattern of economic growth once these two rates are specified Its failure to explain the determinants of these rates is one of its limitations Although the rate of investment in the model is exogenous under certain conditions the model implicitly predicts convergence in the rates of investment across countries In a global economy with a global financial capital market financial capital flows to the countries with the highest return on investment In the Solow Swan model countries with less capital worker poor countries have a higher return on investment due to the diminishing returns to capital As a consequence capital worker and output worker in a global financial capital market should converge to the same level in all countries Since historically financial capital has not flowed to the countries with less capital worker the basic Solow Swan model has a conceptual flaw Beginning in the s this flaw has been addressed by adding additional variables to the model that can explain why some countries are less productive than others and therefore do not attract flows of global financial capital even though they have less physical capital worker Endogenous growth theory edit Main article Endogenous growth theory Growth theory advanced again with theories of economist Paul Romer and Robert Lucas Jr in the late s and early s Unsatisfied with the assumption of exogenous technological progress in the Solow Swan model economists worked to endogenize technology in the s They developed the endogenous growth theory that includes a mathematical explanation of technological advancement This model also incorporated a new concept of human capital the skills and knowledge that make workers productive Unlike physical capital human capital has increasing rates of return Research done in this area has focused on what increases human capital e g education or technological change e g innovation Unified growth theory edit Unified growth theory was developed by Oded Galor and his co authors to address the inability of endogenous growth theory to explain key empirical regularities in the growth processes of individual economies and the world economy as a whole Endogenous growth theory was satisfied with accounting for empirical regularities in the growth process of developed economies over the last hundred years As a consequence it was not able to explain the qualitatively different empirical regularities that characterized the growth process over longer time horizons in both developed and less developed economies Unified growth theories are endogenous growth theories that are consistent with the entire process of development and in particular the transition from the epoch of Malthusian stagnation that had characterized most of the process of development to the contemporary era of sustained economic growth The big push edit One popular theory in the s was the Big Push which suggested that countries needed to jump from one stage of development to another through a virtuous cycle in which large investments in infrastructure and education coupled with private investments would move the economy to a more productive stage breaking free from economic paradigms appropriate to a lower productivity stage The idea was revived and formulated rigorously in the late s by Kevin Murphy Andrei Shleifer and Robert Vishny Schumpeterian growth edit Schumpeterian growth is an economic theory named after the th century Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter The approach explains growth as a consequence of innovation and a process of creative destruction that captures the dual nature of technological progress in terms of creation entrepreneurs introduce new products or processes in the hope that they will enjoy temporary monopoly like profits as they capture markets In doing so they make old technologies or products obsolete This can be seen as an annulment of previous technologies which makes them obsolete and destroys the rents generated by previous innovations Aghion A major model that illustrates Schumpeterian growth is the Aghion Howitt model Institutions and growth edit According to Acemoglu Simon Johnson and James Robinson the positive correlation between high income and cold climate is a by product of history Europeans adopted very different colonization policies in different colonies with different associated institutions In places where these colonizers faced high mortality rates e g due to the presence of tropical diseases they could not settle permanently and they were thus more likely to establish extractive institutions which persisted after independence in places where they could settle permanently e g those with temperate climates they established institutions with this objective in mind and modeled them after those in their European homelands In these neo Europes better institutions in turn produced better development outcomes Thus although other economists focus on the identity or type of legal system of the colonizers to explain institutions these authors look at the environmental conditions in the colonies to explain institutions For instance former colonies have inherited corrupt governments and geo political boundaries set by the colonizers that are not properly placed regarding the geographical locations of different ethnic groups creating internal disputes and conflicts that hinder development In another example societies that emerged in colonies without solid native populations established better property rights and incentives for long term investment than those where native populations were large Human capital and growth edit Many theoretical and empirical analyses of economic growth attribute a major role to a country s level of human capital defined as the skills of the population or the work force Human capital has been included in both neoclassical and endogenous growth models A country s level of human capital is difficult to measure since it is created at home at school and on the job Economists have attempted to measure human capital using numerous proxies including the population s level of literacy its level of numeracy its level of book production capita its average level of formal schooling its average test score on international tests and its cumulative depreciated investment in formal schooling The most commonly used measure of human capital is the level average years of school attainment in a country building upon the data development of Robert Barro and Jong Wha Lee This measure is widely used because Barro and Lee provide data for numerous countries in five year intervals for a long period of time One problem with the schooling attainment measure is that the amount of human capital acquired in a year of schooling is not the same at all levels of schooling and is not the same in all countries This measure also presumes that human capital is only developed in formal schooling contrary to the extensive evidence that families neighborhoods peers and health also contribute to the development of human capital Despite these potential limitations Theodore Breton has shown that this measure can represent human capital in log linear growth models because across countries GDP adult has a log linear relationship to average years of schooling which is consistent with the log linear relationship between workers personal incomes and years of schooling in the Mincer model Eric Hanushek and Dennis Kimko introduced measures of students mathematics and science skills from international assessments into growth analysis They found that this measure of human capital was very significantly related to economic growth Eric Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann have extended this analysis Theodore Breton shows that the correlation between economic growth and students average test scores in Hanushek and Woessmann s analyses is actually due to the relationship in countries with less than eight years of schooling He shows that economic growth is not correlated with average scores in more educated countries Hanushek and Woessmann further investigate whether the relationship of knowledge capital to economic growth is causal They show that the level of students cognitive skills can explain the slow growth in Latin America and the rapid growth in East Asia Energy consumption and growth edit For more details on Energy efficiency see Productivity improving technologies historical § Energy efficiency Energy economic theories hold that rates of energy consumption and energy efficiency are linked causally to economic growth A fixed relationship between historical rates of global energy consumption and the historical accumulation of global economic wealth has been observed Increases in energy efficiency were a portion of the increase in Total factor productivity Some of the most technologically important innovations in history involved increases in energy efficiency These include the great improvements in efficiency of conversion of heat to work the reuse of heat the reduction in friction and the transmission of power especially through electrification Electricity consumption and economic growth are strongly correlated Per capita electric consumption correlates almost perfectly with economic development Importance of long run growth edit Over long periods of time even small rates of growth such as a annual increase have large effects For example the United Kingdom experienced a average annual increase in its inflation adjusted GDP between and In the GDP was million pounds It grew to million pounds by A growth rate that averaged over years resulted in a fold increase in GDP by The large impact of a relatively small growth rate over a long period of time is due to the power of exponential growth The rule of a mathematical result states that if something grows at the rate of x per year then its level will double every x years For example a growth rate of per annum leads to a doubling of the GDP within years whilst a growth rate of per year leads to a doubling of GDP within years Thus a small difference in economic growth rates between countries can result in very different standards of living for their populations if this small difference continues for many years Quality of life edit One theory that relates economic growth with quality of life is the Threshold Hypothesis which states that economic growth up to a point brings with it an increase in quality of life But at that point – called the threshold point – further economic growth can bring with it a deterioration in quality of life This results in an upside down U shaped curve where the vertex of the curve represents the level of growth that should be targeted Happiness has been shown to increase with a higher GDP per capita at least up to a level of per person Economic growth has the indirect potential to alleviate poverty as a result of a simultaneous increase in employment opportunities and increased labor productivity A study by researchers at the Overseas Development Institute ODI of countries that experienced growth found that in cases poverty was alleviated In some instances quality of life factors such as healthcare outcomes and educational attainment as well as social and political liberties do not improve as economic growth occurs dubious – discuss Productivity increases do not always lead to increased wages as can be seen in the United States where the gap between productivity and wages has been rising since the s Business cycle edit For more details on this topic see Business cycle Economists distinguish between short run economic changes in production and long run economic growth Short run variation in economic growth is termed the business cycle Generally economists attribute the ups and downs in the business cycle to fluctuations in aggregate demand In contrast economic growth is concerned with the long run trend in production due to structural causes such as technological growth and factor accumulation Income equality edit Unbalanced scales svg The neutrality of this section is disputed Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page Please do not remove this message until conditions to do so are met September Learn how and when to remove this template message For more details on this topic see Economic inequality Some theories developed in the s suggested possible avenues through which inequality may have a positive effect on economic development Savings by the wealthy if these increase with inequality were thought to offset reduced consumer demand Later analysis such as the political economy approach developed by Alesina and Rodrik and Persson and Tabellini stressed the negative impacts of inequality on economic development inequality generates a pressure to adopt redistributive policies that have an adverse effect on investment and economic growth However empirical tests of an extended version of Alesina and Rodrik s model by Li and Zou found that income inequality is positively and most of the time significantly associated with economic growth The credit market imperfection approach developed by Galor and Zeira argued that inequality in the presence of credit market imperfections has a long lasting detrimental effect on human capital formation and economic development A study by Perotti showed that in accordance with the credit market imperfection approach inequality is associated with lower level of human capital formation education experience apprenticeship and higher level of fertility while lower level of human capital is associated with lower growth and lower levels of economic growth In contrast his examination of the political economy channel found no support for the political economy mechanism A review in the Journal of Economic Literature stated that high inequality lowers growth perhaps because it increases social and political instability however changes in the degree of inequality have a relatively minor effect on growth Research by Harvard economist Robert Barro found that there is little overall relation between income inequality and rates of growth and investment According to Barro high levels of inequality reduce growth in relatively poor countries but encourage growth in richer countries Princeton economist Roland Benabou s research shows that inequality does not matter per se to growth but inequality in the relative distribution of earnings and political power does matter According to Andrew Berg and Jonathan Ostry of the International Monetary Fund inequality in wealth and income is negatively correlated with subsequent economic growth Likewise economists Dierk Herzer and Sebastian Vollmer found that increased income inequality reduces economic growth but growth itself also increases income inequality in the long run In French economist Thomas Piketty postulated that in periods when the average annual rate on return on investment in capital r exceeds the average annual growth in economic output g the rate of inequality will increase According to Piketty this is the case because wealth that is already held or inherited which is expected to grow at the rate r will grow at a rate faster than wealth accumulated through labor which is more closely tied to g An advocate of reducing inequality levels Piketty suggests levying a global wealth tax in order to reduce the divergence in wealth caused by inequality Equitable growth edit Main article Inclusive growth While acknowledging the central role economic growth can potentially play in human development poverty reduction and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals it is becoming widely understood amongst the development community that special efforts must be made to ensure poorer sections of society are able to participate in economic growth The effect of economic growth on poverty reduction – the growth elasticity of poverty – can depend on the existing level of inequality For instance with low inequality a country with a growth rate of per head and of its population living in poverty can halve poverty in ten years but a country with high inequality would take nearly years to achieve the same reduction In the words of the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki Moon While economic growth is necessary it is not sufficient for progress on reducing poverty Environmental and physical constraints edit Although resource depletion in the past has been addressed by technological advances and substitution citation needed dubious – discuss emergent environmental and physical constraints may limit economic growth Environmental impacts edit See also The Limits to Growth Forest in Indonesia being cut for palm oil plantation Critics such as the Club of Rome argue that a narrow view of economic growth combined with globalization is creating a scenario where we could see a systemic collapse of our planet s natural resources Concerns about negative environmental effects of growth have prompted some people to advocate lower levels of growth or the abandoning of growth altogether In academia concepts like uneconomic growth steady state economy and degrowth have been developed in order to achieve this In politics green parties embrace the Global Greens Charter recognising that the dogma of economic growth at any cost and the excessive and wasteful use of natural resources without considering Earth s carrying capacity are causing extreme deterioration in the environment and a massive extinction of species Those more optimistic about the environmental impacts of growth believe that though localized environmental effects may occur large scale ecological effects are minor The argument as stated by commentator Julian Lincoln Simon states that if these global scale ecological effects exist human ingenuity will find ways to adapt to them Global warming edit See also Economics of global warming Up to the present there is a close correlation between economic growth and the rate of carbon dioxide emissions across nations although there is also a considerable divergence in carbon intensity carbon emissions per GDP Up to the present there is also a direct relation between global economic wealth and the rate of global emissions The Stern Review notes that the prediction that Under business as usual global emissions will be sufficient to propel greenhouse gas concentrations to over ppm CO by and over – ppm by the end of this century is robust to a wide range of changes in model assumptions The scientific consensus is that planetary ecosystem functioning without incurring dangerous risks requires stabilization at – ppm As a consequence growth oriented environmental economists propose government intervention into switching sources of energy production favouring wind solar hydroelectric and nuclear This would largely confine use of fossil fuels to either domestic cooking needs such as for kerosene burners or where carbon capture and storage technology can be cost effective and reliable The Stern Review published by the United Kingdom Government in concluded that an investment of of GDP later changed to would be sufficient to avoid the worst effects of climate change and that failure to do so could risk climate related costs equal to of GDP Because carbon capture and storage is as yet widely unproven and its long term effectiveness such as in containing carbon dioxide leaks unknown and because of current costs of alternative fuels these policy responses largely rest on faith of technological change British conservative politician and journalist Nigel Lawson has deemed carbon emission trading an inefficient system of rationing Instead he favours carbon taxes to make full use of the efficiency of the market However in order to avoid the migration of energy intensive industries the whole world should impose such a tax not just Britain Lawson pointed out There is no point in taking the lead if nobody follows suit Resource substitution edit See also Energy returned on energy invested and Substitute good Many earlier predictions of resource depletion such as Thomas Malthus predictions about approaching famines in Europe The Population Bomb and the Simon–Ehrlich wager have not materialized Diminished production of most resources has not occurred so far one reason being that advancements in technology and science have allowed some previously unavailable resources to be produced In some cases substitution of more abundant materials such as plastics for cast metals lowered growth of usage for some metals In the case of the limited resource of land famine was relieved firstly by the revolution in transportation caused by railroads and steam ships and later by the Green Revolution and chemical fertilizers especially the Haber process for ammonia synthesis Declining resource quality edit See also Mining and Peak minerals Resource quality is composed of a variety of factors including ore grades location altitude above or below sea level proximity to railroads highways water supply and climate These factors affect the capital and operating cost of extracting resources In the case of minerals lower grades of mineral resources are being extracted requiring higher inputs of capital and energy for both extraction and processing Copper ore grades have declined significantly over the last century Another example is natural gas from shale and other low permeability rock which can be developed with much higher inputs of energy capital and materials than conventional gas in previous decades Offshore oil and gas has exponentially increasing cost as water depth increases Physical constraints edit Some physical scientists like Al Bartlett regard continuous economic growth as unsustainable Several factors may constrain economic growth – for example finite peaked or depleted resources In the The Limits to Growth study modeled limitations to infinite growth originally ridiculed these models have been validated and updated Malthusians such as William R Catton Jr are skeptical of technological advances that improve resource availability Such advances and increases in efficiency they suggest merely accelerate the drawing down of finite resources Catton claims that increasing rates of resource extraction are stealing ravenously from the future See also edit Degrowth Economic development 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Nell Edward J eds Beyond the Steady State Essays in the Revival of Growth Theory edited with London UK Jones Charles I Introduction to Economic Growth nd ed W W Norton Company New York N Y Lucas Robert E Jr The Industrial Revolution Past and Future Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Annual Report online edition Schumpeter Jospeph A The Theory of Economic Development reprint Transaction Publishers Weil David N Economic Growth nd ed Addison Wesley External links edit Articles and lectures edit Economic growth Encyclopædia Britannic Encyclopædia Britannica Online November Beyond Classical and Keynesian Macroeconomic Policy Paul Romer s plain English explanation of endogenous growth theory CEPR Economics Seminar Series Two seminars on the importance of growth with economists Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot On global economic history by Jan Luiten van Zanden Explores the idea of the inevitability of the Industrial Revolution The Economist Has No Clothes – essay by Robert Nadeau in Scientific American on the basic assumptions behind current economic theory World Growth Institute An organization dedicated to helping the developing world realize its full potential via economic growth Why Does Growth Keep Slowing Down St Louis Federal Reserve Bank Data edit Angus Maddison s Historical Dataseries – Series for almost all countries on GDP Population and GDP per capita from the year up to OECD Economic growth statistics multinational data sets easy to use data set showing gdp per capita and population by country and region to Updated regularly show v t e Economics Measures of national income and output From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia A variety of measures of national income and output are used in economics to estimate total economic activity in a country or region including gross domestic product GDP gross national product GNP net national income NNI and adjusted national income NNI adjusted for natural resource depletion All are specially concerned with counting the total amount of goods and services produced within some the economy and by different sectors The boundary is usually defined by geography or citizenship and may also restrict the goods and services that are counted For instance some measures count only goods services that are exchanged for money excluding bartered goods while other measures may attempt to include bartered goods by imputing monetary values to them Contents hide National accounts Market value Methods of measuring national income Output Expenditure Gross domestic product and gross national product National income and welfare Difficulties in measurement of national income Conceptual difficulties Practical difficulties See also References Bibliography External links National accounts edit Main article National accounts Arriving at a figure for the total production of goods and services in a large region like a country entails a large amount of data collection and calculation Although some attempts were made to estimate national incomes as long ago as the th century the systematic keeping of national accounts of which these figures are a part only began in the s in the United States and some European countries The impetus for that major statistical effort was the Great Depression and the rise of Keynesian economics which prescribed a greater role for the government in managing an economy and made it necessary for governments to obtain accurate information so that their interventions into the economy could proceed as well informed as possible Market value edit Main article Market value In order to count a good or service it is necessary to assign value to it The value that the measures of national income and output assign to a good or service is its market value – the price it fetches when bought or sold The actual usefulness of a product its use value is not measured – assuming the use value to be any different from its market value Three strategies have been used to obtain the market values of all the goods and services produced the product or output method the expenditure method and the income method The product method looks at the economy on an industry by industry basis The total output of the economy is the sum of the outputs of every industry However since an output of one industry may be used by another industry and become part of the output of that second industry to avoid counting the item twice we use not the value output by each industry but the value added that is the difference between the value of what it puts out and what it takes in The total value produced by the economy is the sum of the values added by every industry The expenditure method is based on the idea that all products are bought by somebody or some organisation Therefore we sum up the total amount of money people and organisations spend in buying things This amount must equal the value of everything produced Usually expenditures by private individuals expenditures by businesses and expenditures by government are calculated separately and then summed to give the total expenditure Also a correction term must be introduced to account for imports and exports outside the boundary The income method works by summing the incomes of all producers within the boundary Since what they are paid is just the market value of their product their total income must be the total value of the product Wages proprietor s incomes and corporate profits are the major subdivisions of income Methods of measuring national income edit Output edit The output approach focuses on finding the total output of a nation by directly finding the total value of all goods and services a nation produces Because of the complication of the multiple stages in the production of a good or service only the final value of a good or service is included in the total output This avoids an issue often called double counting wherein the total value of a good is included several times in national output by counting it repeatedly in several stages of production In the example of meat production the value of the good from the farm may be then from the butchers and then from the supermarket The value that should be included in final national output should be not the sum of all those numbers The values added at each stage of production over the previous stage are respectively and Their sum gives an alternative way of calculating the value of final output Formulae GDP gross domestic product at market price value of output in an economy in the particular year intermediate consumption at factor cost GDP at market price depreciation NFIA net factor income from abroad net indirect taxes NDP at factor cost Compensation of employees Net interest Rental royalty income Profit of incorporated and unincorporated NDP at factor cost Expenditure edit The expenditure approach is basically an output accounting method It focuses on finding the total output of a nation by finding the total amount of money spent This is acceptable to economists because like income the total value of all goods is equal to the total amount of money spent on goods The basic formula for domestic output takes all the different areas in which money is spent within the region and then combines them to find the total output displaystyle mathrm GDP C G I left mathrm X M right mathrm GDP C G I left mathrm X M right Where C household consumption expenditures personal consumption expenditures I gross private domestic investment G government consumption and gross investment expenditures X gross exports of goods and services M gross imports of goods and services Note X M is often written as XN or less commonly as NX both stand for net exports The names of the measures consist of one of the words Gross or Net followed by one of the words National or Domestic followed by one of the words Product Income or Expenditure All of these terms can be explained separately Gross means total product regardless of the use to which it is subsequently put Net means Gross minus the amount that must be used to offset depreciation – ie wear and tear or obsolescence of the nation s fixed capital assets Net gives an indication of how much product is actually available for consumption or new investment Domestic means the boundary is geographical we are counting all goods and services produced within the country s borders regardless of by whom National means the boundary is defined by citizenship nationality We count all goods and services produced by the nationals of the country or businesses owned by them regardless of where that production physically takes place The output of a French owned cotton factory in Senegal counts as part of the Domestic figures for Senegal but the National figures of France Product Income and Expenditure refer to the three counting methodologies explained earlier the product income and expenditure approaches However the terms are used loosely Product is the general term often used when any of the three approaches was actually used Sometimes the word Product is used and then some additional symbol or phrase to indicate the methodology so for instance we get Gross Domestic Product by income GDP income GDP I and similar constructions Income specifically means that the income approach was used Expenditure specifically means that the expenditure approach was used Note that all three counting methods should in theory give the same final figure However in practice minor differences are obtained from the three methods for several reasons including changes in inventory levels and errors in the statistics One problem for instance is that goods in inventory have been produced therefore included in Product but not yet sold therefore not yet included in Expenditure Similar timing issues can also cause a slight discrepancy between the value of goods produced Product and the payments to the factors that produced the goods Income particularly if inputs are purchased on credit and also because wages are collected often after a period of production Gross domestic product and gross national product edit Main articles GDP and GNP Gross domestic product GDP is defined as the value of all final goods and services produced in a country in year Gross National Product GNP is defined as the market value of all goods and services produced in one year by labour and property supplied by the residents of a country As an example the table below shows some GDP and GNP and NNI data for the United States National income and output Billions of dollars Period Ending Gross national product Net U S income receipts from rest of the world U S income receipts U S income payments Gross domestic product Private consumption of fixed capital Government consumption of fixed capital Statistical discrepancy National Income NDP Net domestic product is defined as gross domestic product GDP minus depreciation of capital similar to NNP GDP per capita Gross domestic product per capita is the mean value of the output produced per person which is also the mean income National income and welfare edit GDP per capita per person is often used as a measure of a person s welfare Countries with higher GDP may be more likely to also score high on other measures of welfare such as life expectancy However there are serious limitations to the usefulness of GDP as a measure of welfare Measures of GDP typically exclude unpaid economic activity most importantly domestic work such as childcare This leads to distortions for example a paid nanny s income contributes to GDP but an unpaid parent s time spent caring for children will not even though they are both carrying out the same economic activity GDP takes no account of the inputs used to produce the output For example if everyone worked for twice the number of hours then GDP might roughly double but this does not necessarily mean that workers are better off as they would have less leisure time Similarly the impact of economic activity on the environment is not measured in calculating GDP Comparison of GDP from one country to another may be distorted by movements in exchange rates Measuring national income at purchasing power parity may overcome this problem at the risk of overvaluing basic goods and services for example subsistence farming GDP does not measure factors that affect quality of life such as the quality of the environment as distinct from the input value and security from crime This leads to distortions for example spending on cleaning up an oil spill is included in GDP but the negative impact of the spill on well being e g loss of clean beaches is not measured GDP is the mean average wealth rather than median middle point wealth Countries with a skewed income distribution may have a relatively high per capita GDP while the majority of its citizens have a relatively low level of income due to concentration of wealth in the hands of a small fraction of the population See Gini coefficient Because of this other measures of welfare such as the Human Development Index HDI Index of Sustainable Economic Welfare ISEW Genuine Progress Indicator GPI gross national happiness GNH and sustainable national income SNI are used Difficulties in measurement of national income edit There are many difficulties when it comes to measuring national income however these can be grouped into conceptual difficulties and practical difficulties Conceptual difficulties edit Inclusion of Services There has been some debate about whether to include services in the counting of national income and if it counts as output Marxian economists are of the belief that services should be excluded from national income most other economists though are in agreement that services should be included Identifying Intermediate Goods The basic concept of national income is to only include final goods intermediate goods are never included but in reality it is very hard to draw a clear cut line as to what intermediate goods are Many goods can be justified as intermediate as well as final goods depending on their use Identifying Factor Incomes Separating factor incomes and non factor incomes is also a huge problem Factor incomes are those paid in exchange for factor services like wages rent interest etc Non factor are sale of shares selling old cars property etc but these are made to look like factor incomes and hence are mistakenly included in national income Services of Housewives and other similar services National income includes those goods and services for which payment has been made but there are scores of jobs for which money as such is not paid also there are jobs which people do themselves like maintain the gardens etc so if they hired someone else to do this for them then national income would increase the argument then is why are these acts not accounted for now but the bigger issue would be how to keep a track of these activities and include them in national income Practical difficulties edit Unreported Illegal Income Sometimes people don t provide all the right information about their incomes to evade taxes so this obviously causes disparities in the counting of national income Non Monetized Sector In many developing nations there is this issue that goods and services are traded through barter i e without any money Such goods and services should be included in accounting of national income but the absence of data makes this inclusion difficult See also edit Capital formation Chained volume series Compensation of employees European System of Accounts Green National Product Gross National Product Gross domestic product Gross national happiness GNH Gross national income in the European Union Gross output Input output model Intermediate consumption National accounts National Income and Product Accounts Net output Penn World Table Savings identity United Nations System of National Accounts UNSNA Wealth economics References edit Jump up ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics Concepts Sources and Methods Chap Economic concepts and the national accounts Production The production boundary Retrieved November Jump up ^ E g William Petty Gregory King and in France Boisguillebert and Vauban Australia s National Accounts Concepts Sources and Methods Chapter heading Brief history of economic accounts retrieved November Jump up ^ Australian Council of Trade Unions APHEDA Glossary accessed November Jump up ^ United States of the United States p retrieved November Jump up ^ U S Federal Reserve the link appears to be dead as of late Jump up ^ Penn State Glossary Bibliography edit Australian Bureau of Statistics Australian National Accounts Concepts Sources and Methods This fairly large document has a wealth of information on the meaning of the national income and output measures and how they are obtained External links edit Library resources about National income Investment From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia Redirected from Investments This article is about investment in finance For investment in macroeconomics see Investment macroeconomics For other uses see Investment disambiguation Invest redirects here For the term in meteorology see Invest meteorology This article needs additional citations for verification Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed February Learn how and when to remove this template message To invest is to allocate money or sometimes another resource such as time in the expectation of some benefit in the future In finance the benefit from investment is called a return The return may consist of capital gain or investment income including dividends interest rental income etc or a combination of the two The projected economic return is the appropriately discounted value of the future returns The historic return comprises the actual capital gain or loss or income or both over a period of time Investment generally results in acquiring an asset also called an investment If the asset is available at a price worth investing it is normally expected either to generate income or to appreciate in value so that it can be sold at a higher price or both Investors generally expect higher returns from riskier investments Financial assets range from low risk low return investments such as high grade government bonds to those with higher risk and higher expected commensurate reward such as emerging markets stock investments Investors particularly novices are often advised to adopt an investment strategy and diversify their portfolio Diversification has the statistical effect of reducing overall risk Contents hide Related terms Famous investors Intermediaries and collective investments History Value investment Free cash flow and capital structure EBITDA Capital gains taxes Types of financial investment See also References External links Related terms edit Investment differs from arbitrage in which profit is generated without investing capital or bearing risk An investor may bear a risk of loss of some or all of their capital invested whereas in saving such as in a bank deposit the risk of loss in nominal value is normally remote Note that if the currency of a savings account differs from the account holder s home currency then there is the risk that the exchange rate between the two currencies will move unfavorably so that the value in the account holder s home currency of the savings account decreases Speculation involves a level of risk which is greater than most investors would generally consider justified by the expected return An alternative characterization of speculation is its short term opportunistic nature Famous investors edit Investors famous for their success include Warren Buffett In March Forbes magazine Warren Buffett ranked number in their Forbes list Buffett has advised in numerous articles and interviews that a good investment strategy is long term and choosing the right assets to invest in requires due diligence Edward O Thorp was a highly successful hedge fund manager in the s and s who spoke of a similar approach The investment principles of both of these investors have points in common with the Kelly criterion for money management Numerous interactive calculators which use the Kelly criterion can be found online Intermediaries and collective investments edit Investments are often made indirectly through intermediary financial institutions These intermediaries include pension funds banks and insurance companies They may pool money received from a number of individual end investors into funds such as investment trusts unit trusts SICAVs etc to make large scale investments Each individual investor holds an indirect or direct claim on the assets purchased subject to charges levied by the intermediary which may be large and varied Approaches to investment sometimes referred to in marketing of collective investments include dollar cost averaging and market timing History edit The Code of Hammurabi around BC provided a legal framework for investment establishing a means for the pledge of collateral by codifying debtor and creditor rights in regard to pledged land Punishments for breaking financial obligations were not as severe as those for crimes involving injury or death In the early s purchasers of stocks bonds and other securities were described in media academia and commerce as speculators By the s the term investment had come to denote the more conservative end of the securities spectrum while speculation was applied by financial brokers and their advertising agencies to higher risk securities much in vogue at that time Since the last half of the th century the terms speculation and speculator have specifically referred to higher risk ventures Value investment edit Main article value investing A value investor buys undervalued securities and sells overvalued ones To identify undervalued securities a value investor uses analysis of the financial reports of the issuer to evaluate the security Value investors employ accounting ratios such as earnings per share and sales growth to identify securities trading at prices below their worth Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham are notable examples of value investors Graham and Dodd s seminal work Security Analysis was written in the wake of the Wall Street Crash of The price to earnings ratio P E or earnings multiple is a particularly significant and recognized fundamental ratio with a function of dividing the share price of stock by its earnings per share This will provide the value representing the sum investors are prepared to expend for each dollar of company earnings This ratio is an important aspect due to its capacity as measurement for the comparison of valuations of various companies A stock with a lower P E ratio will cost less per share than one with a higher P E taking into account the same level of financial performance therefore it essentially means a low P E is the preferred option An instance in which the price to earnings ratio has a lesser significance is when companies in different industries are compared An example although it is reasonable for a telecommunications stock to show a P E in the low teens in the case of hi tech stock a P E in the s range is not unusual When making comparisons the P E ratio can give you a refined view of a particular stock valuation For investors paying for each dollar of a company s earnings the P E ratio is a significant indicator but the price to book ratio P B is also a reliable indication of how much investors are willing to spend on each dollar of company assets In the process of the P B ratio the share price of a stock is divided by its net assets any intangibles such as goodwill are not taken into account It is a crucial factor of the price to book ratio due to it indicating the actual payment for tangible assets and not the more difficult valuation of intangibles Accordingly the P B could be considered a comparatively conservative metric Free cash flow and capital structure edit Free cash flow measures the cash a company generates which is available to its debt and equity investors after allowing for reinvestment in working capital and capital expenditure High and rising free cash flow therefore tend to make a company more attractive to investors The debt to equity ratio is an indicator of capital structure A high proportion of debt reflected in a high debt to equity ratio tends to make a company s earnings free cash flow and ultimately the returns to its investors more risky or volatile Investors compare a company s debt to equity ratio with those of other companies in the same industry and examine trends in debt to equity ratios and free cash flow EBITDA edit A popular valuation metric is Earnings Before Interest Tax Depreciation and Amortization EBITDA with application for example to valuing unlisted companies and mergers and acquisitions For an attractive investment for example a company competing in a high growth industry an investor might expect a significant acquisition premium above book value or current market value which values the company at several times the most recent EBITDA A private equity fund for example may buy a target company for a multiple of its historical or forecasted EBITDA perhaps as much as or times In certain cases an EBITDA may be sacrificed by a company in order for the pursuance of future growth a strategy frequently used by corporate giants such as Amazon Google and Microsoft among others This is a business decision that can impact negatively on buyout offers founded on EBITDA and can be the cause of many negotiations failing It may be recognized as a valuation breach with many investors maintaining that sellers are too demanding while buyers are regarded as failing to realize the long term potential of expenditure or acquisitions Capital gains taxes edit Globe icon The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view of the subject You may improve this article discuss the issue on the talk page January Learn how and when to remove this template message The amount to pay in taxes for long term investments investments that span over a year long term and short term investments such as those that are below a year are different The long term investments range from Zero to twenty percent for capital gains and they are regulated by what tax bracket you are in for income taxes For the zero to fifteen percent income tax bracket you could qualify for the zero percent long term capital gains rate The next bracket is the fifteen to twenty percent income tax bracket where you are set at fifteen percent capital gains tax for long term investments The next bracket is between twenty and percent and that leads to a twenty percent capital gains tax however with these numbers you should add percent for the health care surtax The short term capital gains tax is also related to your total taxable income and is taxed at the same rate as your income and ranges from ten to percent Types of financial investment edit Types of financial investments include Alternative investments Traditional investments Interested investment See also edit Asset Capital accumulation Capital gains tax Diversification finance Foreign direct investment Fundamental Analysis Fundamental Analysis Software Hedge fund List of countries by gross fixed investment as percentage of GDP List of economics topics Market sentiment Mortgage investment corporation Rate of return Risk Socially responsible investing Specialized investment fund Technical Analysis Time value of money References edit Jump up ^ Editor Forbes Warren Buffett Forbes Magazine Retrieved March Jump up ^ Thorp Edward Kelly Capital Growth Investment Criterion World Scientific ISBN Jump up ^ The Kelly Formula Growth Optimized Money Management Seeking Alpha Healthy Wealthy Wise Project Jump up ^ Jacques Ryan Kelly Calculator Investment Tool Retrieved October Jump up ^ The Code of Hammurabi The Avalon Project Documents in Law History and Diplomacy Jump up ^ Price Earnings Ratio P E Ratio Investopedia Jump up ^ What is EBITDA Jump up ^ Guide to Short term vs Long term Capital Gains Taxes Brokerage Accounts etc Intuit Turbo Tax Turbo Tax Retrieved November External links edit Wikiquote has quotations related to Investment Competition From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia For other uses see Competition disambiguation Competitors redirects here For the Sergey Lukyanenko novel see Competitors novel Competition in sports A selection of images showing some of the sporting events that are classed as athletics competitions Competition is in general a contest or rivalry between two or more entities organisms animals individuals economic groups or social groups etc for territory a niche for scarce resources goods for mates for prestige recognition for awards for group or social status or for leadership and profit It arises whenever at least two parties strive for a goal which cannot be shared where one s gain is the other s loss a zero sum game Competition occurs naturally between living organisms which co exist in the same environment For example animals compete over water supplies food mates and other biological resources Humans usually compete for food and mates though when these needs are met deep rivalries often arise over the pursuit of wealth power prestige and fame Competition is often considered to be the opposite of cooperation however in the real world mixtures of cooperation and competition are the norm Optimal strategies to achieve goals are studied in the branch of mathematics known as games theory Competition is also a major tenet of market economies and business It is often associated with business competition as most companies are in competition with at least one other firm over the same group of customers Also competition inside a company is usually stimulated with the larger purpose of meeting and reaching higher quality of services or improved products that the company may produce or develop Contents hide Consequences Biology and ecology Game theory Economics and business Interstate Law Trade Politics Sports Education Literature Consumer competitions games of luck or skill Study Competitiveness Hypercompetitiveness Philosophies Marx Freud Gandhi See also References Consequences edit Competition can have both beneficial and detrimental effects Many evolutionary biologists view inter species and intra species competition as the driving force of adaptation and ultimately of evolution However some biologists disagree citing competition as a driving force only on a small scale and citing the larger scale drivers of evolution to be abiotic factors termed Room to Roam Richard Dawkins prefers to think of evolution in terms of competition between single genes which have the welfare of the organism in mind only insofar as that welfare furthers their own selfish drives for replication termed the selfish gene Some social Darwinists claim that competition also serves as a mechanism for determining the best suited group politically economically and ecologically Positively competition may serve as a form of recreation or a challenge provided that it is non hostile On the negative side competition can cause injury and loss to the organisms involved and drain valuable resources and energy In the human species competition can be expensive on many levels not only in lives lost to war physical injuries and damaged psychological well beings but also in the health effects from everyday civilian life caused by work stress long work hours abusive working relationships and poor working conditions that detract from the enjoyment of life even as such competition results in financial gain for the owners Biology and ecology edit Main article Competition biology Competition within between and among species is one of the most important forces in biology especially in the field of ecology Competition between members of a species intraspecific for resources such as food water territory and sunlight may result in an increase in the frequency of a variant of the species best suited for survival and reproduction until its fixation within a population However competition among resources also has a strong tendency for diversification between members of the same species resulting in coexistence of competitive and non competitive strategies or cycles between low and high competitiveness Third parties within a species often favour highly competitive strategies leading to species extinction when environmental conditions are harsh evolutionary suicide Competition is also present between species interspecific When resources are limited several species may depend on these resources Thus each of the species competes with the others to gain access to the resources As a result species less suited to compete for the resources may die out unless they adapt by character dislocation for instance According to evolutionary theory this competition within and between species for resources plays a significant role in natural selection At shorter time scales competition is also one of the most important factors controlling diversity in ecological communities but at larger scales expansion and contraction of ecological space is a much more larger factor than competition This is illustrated by living plant communities where asymmetric competition and competitive dominance frequently occur Game theory edit Main article Game theory Game theory is the study of mathematical models of conflict and cooperation between intelligent rational decision makers Game theory is mainly used in economics political science and psychology as well as logic computer science biology and poker Originally it mainly addressed zero sum games in which one person s gains result in losses for the other participants Game theory is a major method used in mathematical economics and business for modeling competing behaviors of interacting agents Applications include a wide array of economic phenomena and approaches such as auctions bargaining mergers acquisitions pricing fair division duopolies oligopolies social network formation agent based computational economics general equilibrium mechanism design and voting systems and across such broad areas as experimental economics behavioral economics information economics industrial organization and political economy This research usually focuses on particular sets of strategies known as solution concepts or equilibria A common assumption is that players act rationally In non cooperative games the most famous of these is the Nash equilibrium A set of strategies is a Nash equilibrium if each represents a best response to the other strategies If all the players are playing the strategies in a Nash equilibrium they have no unilateral incentive to deviate since their strategy is the best they can do given what others are doing Economics and business edit Main article Competition economics Merriam Webster defines competition in business as the effort of two or more parties acting independently to secure the business of a third party by offering the most favorable terms It was described by Adam Smith in The Wealth of Nations and later economists as allocating productive resources to their most highly valued uses and encouraging efficiency Later microeconomic theory distinguished between perfect competition and imperfect competition concluding that no system of resource allocation is more efficient than perfect competition Competition according to the theory causes commercial firms to develop new products services and technologies which would give consumers greater selection and better products The greater selection typically causes lower prices for the products compared to what the price would be if there was no competition monopoly or little competition oligopoly However competition may also lead to wasted duplicated effort and to increased costs and prices in some circumstances For example the intense competition for the small number of top jobs in music and movie acting leads many aspiring musicians and actors to make substantial investments in training which are not recouped because only a fraction become successful Critics have also argued that competition can be destabilizing particularly competition between certain financial institutions Experts have also questioned the constructiveness of competition in profitability It has been argued that competition oriented objectives are counterproductive to raising revenues and profitability because they limit the options of strategies for firms as well as their ability to offer innovative responses to changes in the market In addition the strong desire to defeat rival firms with competitive prices has the strong possibility of causing price wars Three levels of economic competition have been classified The most narrow form is direct competition also called category competition or brand competition where products which perform the same function compete against each other For example one brand of pick up trucks competes with several other brands of pick up trucks Sometimes two companies are rivals and one adds new products to their line which leads to the other company distributing the same new things and in this manner they compete The next form is substitute or indirect competition where products which are close substitutes for one another compete For example butter competes with margarine mayonnaise and other various sauces and spreads The broadest form of competition is typically called budget competition Included in this category is anything on which the consumer might want to spend their available money For example a family which has available may choose to spend it on many different items which can all be seen as competing with each other for the family s expenditure This form of competition is also sometimes described as a competition of share of wallet In addition companies also compete for financing on the capital markets equity or debt in order to generate the necessary cash for their operations An investor typically will consider alternative investment opportunities given his risk profile and not only look at companies just competing on product direct competitors Enlarging the investment universe to include indirect competitors leads to a broader peer universe of comparable indirectly competing companies Competition does not necessarily have to be between companies For example business writers sometimes refer to internal competition This is competition within companies The idea was first introduced by Alfred Sloan at General Motors in the s Sloan deliberately created areas of overlap between divisions of the company so that each division would be competing with the other divisions For example the Chevy division would compete with the Pontiac division for some market segments The competing brands by the same company allowed parts to be designed by one division and shared by several divisions for example parts designed by Chevy would also be used by Pontiac Also in Procter Gamble initiated a deliberate system of internal brand versus brand rivalry The company was organized around different brands with each brand allocated resources including a dedicated group of employees willing to champion the brand Each brand manager was given responsibility for the success or failure of the brand and compensated accordingly Finally most businesses also encourage competition between individual employees An example of this is a contest between sales representatives The sales representative with the highest sales or the best improvement in sales over a period of time would gain benefits from the employer This is also known as intra brand competition Shalev and Asbjornsen also found that success i e the saving resulted of reverse auctions correlated most closely with competition The literature widely supported the importance of competition as the primary driver of reverse auctions success Their findings appear to support that argument as competition correlated strongly with the reverse auction success as well as with the number of bidders It should also be noted that business and economic competition in most countries is often limited or restricted Competition often is subject to legal restrictions For example competition may be legally prohibited as in the case with a government monopoly or a government granted monopoly Tariffs subsidies or other protectionist measures may also be instituted by government in order to prevent or reduce competition Depending on the respective economic policy pure competition is to a greater or lesser extent regulated by competition policy and competition law Another component of these activities is the discovery process with instances of higher government regulations typically leading to less competitive businesses being launched Interstate edit See also Race to the bottom Competition between countries is quite subtle to detect but is quite evident in the world economy Countries compete to provide the best possible business environment for multinational corporations Such competition is evident by the policies undertaken by these countries to educate the future workforce For example East Asian economies such as Singapore Japan and South Korea tend to emphasize education by allocating a large portion of the budget to this sector and by implementing programmes such as gifted education Law edit Main article Competition law The Department of Justice building in Washington D C is home to the influential antitrust enforcers of U S competition laws Competition law known in the United States as antitrust law has three main functions First it prohibits agreements aimed to restrict free trading between business entities and their customers For example a cartel of sports shops who together fix football jersey prices higher than normal is illegal Second competition law can ban the existence or abusive behaviour of a firm dominating the market One case in point could be a software company who through its monopoly on computer platforms makes consumers use its media player Third to preserve competitive markets the law supervises the mergers and acquisitions of very large corporations Competition authorities could for instance require that a large packaging company give plastic bottle licenses to competitors before taking over a major PET producer In this case as in all three competition law aims to protect the welfare of consumers by ensuring business must compete for its share of the market economy In recent decades competition law has also been sold as good medicine to provide better public services traditionally funded by tax payers and administered by democratically accountable governments Hence competition law is closely connected with the law on deregulation of access to markets providing state aids and subsidies the privatisation of state owned assets and the use of independent sector regulators such as the United Kingdom telecommunications watchdog Ofcom Behind the practice lies the theory which over the last fifty years has been dominated by neo classical economics Markets are seen as the most efficient method of allocating resources although sometimes they fail and regulation becomes necessary to protect the ideal market model Behind the theory lies the history reaching back further than the Roman Empire The business practices of market traders guilds and governments have always been subject to scrutiny and sometimes severe sanctions Since the twentieth century competition law has become global The two largest most organised and influential systems of competition regulation are United States antitrust law and European Community competition law The respective national authorities the U S Department of Justice DOJ and the Federal Trade Commission FTC in the United States and the European Commission s Competition Directorate General DGCOMP have formed international support and enforcement networks Competition law is growing in importance every day which warrants for its careful study Trade edit Competition is also found in trade For nations as well as firms it is important to understand trade dynamics in order to market their goods and services effectively in international markets Balance of trade can be considered a crude but widely used proxy for international competitiveness across levels country industry or even firm Research data hints that exporting firms have a higher survival rate and achieve greater employment growth compared with non exporters Using a simple concept to measure heights that firms can climb may help improve execution of strategies International competitiveness can be measured on several criteria but few are as flexible and versatile to be applied across levels as Trade Competitiveness Index TCI Politics edit Competition is also found in politics In democracies an election is a competition for an elected office In other words two or more candidates strive and compete against one another to attain a position of power The winner gains the seat of the elected office for a predefined period of time towards the end of which another election is usually held to determine the next holder of the office In addition there is inevitable competition inside a government Because several offices are appointed potential candidates compete against the others in order to gain the particular office Departments may also compete for a limited amount of resources such as for funding Finally where there are party systems elected leaders of different parties will ultimately compete against the other parties for laws funding and power Finally competition also exists between governments Each country or nationality struggles for world dominance power or military strength For example the United States competed against the Soviet Union in the Cold War for world power and the two also struggled over the different types of government in these cases representative democracy and communism The result of this type of competition often leads to worldwide tensions and may sometimes erupt into warfare Sports edit The United States Olympic Committee s headquarters in Colorado Springs Colorado The Olympic Games are regarded as the international pinnacle of sports competition While some sports and games such as fishing or hiking have been viewed as primarily recreational most sports are considered competitive The majority involve competition between two or more persons sometimes using horses or cars For example in a game of basketball two teams compete against one another to determine who can score the most points When there is no set reward for the winning team many players gain a sense of pride In addition extrinsic rewards may also be given Athletes besides competing against other humans also compete against nature in sports such as whitewater kayaking or mountaineering where the goal is to reach a destination with only natural barriers impeding the process A regularly scheduled for instance annual competition meant to determine the best competitor of that cycle is called a championship Baseball a competitive sport Competitive sports are governed by codified rules agreed upon by the participants Violating these rules is considered to be unfair competition Thus sports provide artificial not natural competition for example competing for control of a ball or defending territory on a playing field is not an innate biological factor in humans Athletes in sports such as gymnastics and competitive diving compete against each other in order to come closest to a conceptual ideal of a perfect performance which incorporates measurable criteria and standards which are translated into numerical ratings and scores by appointed judges Sports competition is generally broken down into three categories individual sports such as archery dual sports such as doubles tennis and team sports competition such as cricket or football While most sports competitions are recreation there exist several major and minor professional sports leagues throughout the world The Olympic Games held every four years is usually regarded as the international pinnacle of sports competition Education edit Competition is a major factor in education On a global scale national education systems intending to bring out the best in the next generation encourage competitiveness among students through scholarships Countries such as England and Singapore have special education programmes which cater for specialist students prompting charges of academic elitism Upon receipt of their academic results students tend to compare their grades to see who is better In severe cases the pressure to perform in some countries is so high that it can result in stigmatization of intellectually deficient students or even suicide as a consequence of failing the exams Japan being a prime example see Education in Japan This has resulted in critical re evaluation of examinations as a whole by educationalists citation needed Critics of competition as a motivating factor in education systems such as Alfie Kohn assert that competition actually has a net negative influence on the achievement levels of students and that it turns all of us into losers Kohn Economist Richard Layard has commented on the harmful effects stating people feel that they are under a great deal of pressure They feel that their main objective in life is to do better than other people That is certainly what young people are being taught in school every day And it s not a good basis for a society Literature edit Literary competitions such as contests sponsored by literary journals publishing houses and theaters have increasingly become a means for aspiring writers to gain recognition Awards for fiction include those sponsored by the Missouri Review Boston Review Indiana Review North American Review and Southwest Review The Albee Award sponsored by the Yale Drama Series is among the most prestigious playwriting awards citation needed Consumer competitions games of luck or skill edit Further information Game of chance In Australia New Zealand and the United Kingdom competitions or lottos are the equivalent of what are commonly known as sweepstakes in the United States The correct technical name for Australian consumer competitions is a trade promotion lottery or lottos Competition or trade promotion lottery entrants enter to win a prize or prizes hence many entrants are all in competition or competing for a limited number of prizes A trade promotion lottery or competition is a free entry lottery run to promote goods or services supplied by a business An example is where you purchase goods or services and then given the chance to enter into the lottery and possibly win a prize A trade promotion lottery can be called a lotto competition contest sweepstake or giveaway Such competitions can be games of luck randomly drawn or skill judged on an entry question or submission or possibly a combination of both People that enjoy entering competitions are known as compers Many compers attend annual national conventions In over members of the online competitions community of lottos com au from around Australia met on the Gold Coast Queensland to discuss competitions Study edit Competition has been studied in several fields including psychology sociology and anthropology Social psychologists for instance study the nature of competition They investigate the natural urge of competition and its circumstances They also study group dynamics to detect how competition emerges and what its effects are Sociologists meanwhile study the effects of competition on society as a whole In addition anthropologists study the history and prehistory of competition in various cultures They also investigate how competition manifested itself in various cultural settings in the past and how competition has developed over time Competitiveness edit Main article Competitiveness Many philosophers and psychologists have identified a trait in most living organisms which can drive the particular organism to compete This trait called competitiveness is viewed as an innate biological trait citation needed which coexists along with the urge for survival Competitiveness or the inclination to compete though has become synonymous with aggressiveness and ambition in the English language More advanced civilizations integrate aggressiveness and competitiveness into their interactions as a way to distribute resources and adapt Many plants compete with neighboring ones for sunlight However Stephen Jay Gould and others have argued that as one ascends the evolutionary hierarchy competitiveness the survival instinct becomes less innate and more a learned behavior citation needed The same could be said for co operation in humans at least both co operation and competition are considered learned behaviors citation needed because the human species learns to adapt to environmental pressures Consequently if survival requires competitive behaviors the individual will compete and if survival requires co operative behaviors the individual will co operate In the case of humans therefore aggressiveness may be an innate characteristic but a person need not be competitive at the same time for instance when scaling a cliff On the other hand humans seem also to have a nurturing instinct to protect newborns and the weak While that does not necessitate co operative behavior it does help citation needed The term also applies to econometrics Here it is a comparative measure of the ability and performance of a firm or sub sector to sell and produce supply goods and or services in a given market The two academic bodies of thought on the assessment of competitiveness are the Structure Conduct Performance Paradigm and the more contemporary New Empirical Industrial Organisation model Predicting changes in the competitiveness of business sectors is becoming an integral and explicit step in public policymaking Within capitalist economic systems the drive of enterprises is to maintain and improve their own competitiveness Hypercompetitiveness edit The tendency toward extreme unhealthy competition has been termed hypercompetitiveness This concept originated in Karen Horney s theories on neurosis specifically the highly aggressive personality type which is characterized as moving against people In her view some people have a need to compete and win at all costs as a means of maintaining their self worth These individuals are likely to turn any activity into a competition and they will feel threatened if they find themselves losing Researchers have found that men and women who score high on the trait of hypercompetitiveness are more narcissistic and less psychologically healthy than those who score low on the trait Hypercompetitive individuals generally believe that winning isn t everything it s the only thing citation needed Philosophies edit Margaret Heffernan s study A Bigger Prize examines the perils and disadvantages of competition in for example biology families sport education commerce and the Soviet Union Marx edit Karl Marx insisted that the capitalist system fosters competition and egoism in all its members and thoroughly undermines all genuine forms of community It promotes a climate of competitive egoism and individualism with competition for jobs and competition between employees Marx said competition between workers exceeds that demonstrated by company owners He also points out that competition separates individuals from one another and while concentration of workers and development of better communication alleviate this they are not a decision Freud edit Sigmund Freud explained competition as a primal dilemma in which all infants find themselves The infant competes with other family members for the attention and affection of the parent of the opposite sex or the primary caregiving parent During this time a boy develops a deep fear that the father the son s prime rival will punish him for these feelings of desire for the mother by castrating him Girls develop penis envy towards all males The girl s envy is rooted in the biologic fact that without a penis she cannot sexually possess mother as the infantile id demands resultantly the girl redirects her desire for sexual union upon father in competitive rivalry with her mother This constellation of feelings is known as Oedipus Complex after the Greek Mythology figure who accidentally killed his father and married his mother This is associated with the phallic stage of childhood development where intense primal emotions of competitive rivalry with usually the parent of the same sex are rampant and create a crisis that must be negotiated successfully for healthy psychological development to proceed Unresolved Oedipus complex competitiveness issues can lead to lifelong neuroses manifesting in various ways related to an overdetermined relationship to competition Gandhi edit Gandhi speaks of egoistic competition For him such qualities glorified and or left unbridled can lead to violence conflict discord and destructiveness For Gandhi competition comes from the ego and therefore society must be based on mutual love cooperation and sacrifice for the well being of humanity In the society desired by Gandhi each individual will cooperate and serve for the welfare of others and people will share each other s joys sorrows and achievements as a norm of a social life For him in a non violent society competition does not have a place and this should become realized with more people making the personal choice to have fewer tendencies toward egoism and selfishness See also edit Look up competition or competitor in Wiktionary the free dictionary Wikiquote has quotations related to Competition Asymmetric competition Biological interaction Competition regulator Competitor analysis Conflict of interest 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of business cycles Economic indicators include various indices earnings reports and economic summaries Examples unemployment rate quits rate quit rate in U S English housing starts consumer price index a measure for inflation consumer leverage ratio industrial production bankruptcies gross domestic product broadband internet penetration retail sales stock market prices money supply changes The leading business cycle dating committee in the United States of America is the National Bureau of Economic Research private The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact finding agency for the U S government in the field of labor economics and statistics Other producers of economic indicators includes the United States Census Bureau and United States Bureau of Economic Analysis Contents hide Classification by timing Leading indicators Lagging indicators Coincident indicators By direction Local indicators See also References External links Classification by timing edit Equities as leading GDP as coincident and business credit as lagging indicator Economic indicators can be classified into three categories according to their usual timing in relation to the business cycle leading indicators lagging indicators and coincident indicators Leading indicators edit Leading indicators are indicators that usually but not always change before the economy as a whole changes They are therefore useful as short term predictors of the economy Stock market returns are a leading indicator the stock market usually begins to decline before the economy as a whole declines and usually begins to improve before the general economy begins to recover from a slump Other leading indicators include the index of consumer expectations building permits and the money supply The Conference Board publishes a composite Leading Economic Index consisting of ten indicators designed to predict activity in the U S economy six to nine months in future Components of the Conference Board s Leading Economic Indicators Index Average weekly hours manufacturing — Adjustments to the working hours of existing employees are usually made in advance of new hires or layoffs which is why the measure of average weekly hours is a leading indicator for changes in unemployment Average weekly jobless claims for unemployment insurance — The CB reverses the value of this component from positive to negative because a positive reading indicates a loss in jobs The initial jobless claims data is more sensitive to business conditions than other measures of unemployment and as such leads the monthly unemployment data released by the U S Department of Labor Manufacturers new orders for consumer goods materials — This component is considered a leading indicator because increases in new orders for consumer goods and materials usually mean positive changes in actual production The new orders decrease inventory and contribute to unfilled orders a precursor to future revenue Vendor performance slower deliveries diffusion index — This component measures the time it takes to deliver orders to industrial companies Vendor performance leads the business cycle because an increase in delivery time can indicate rising demand for manufacturing supplies Vendor performance is measured by a monthly survey from the National Association of Purchasing Managers NAPM This diffusion index measures one half of the respondents reporting no change and all respondents reporting slower deliveries Manufacturers new orders for non defense capital goods — As stated above new orders lead the business cycle because increases in orders usually mean positive changes in actual production and perhaps rising demand This measure is the producer s counterpart of new orders for consumer goods materials component Building permits for new private housing units The Standard Poor s stock index — The S P is considered a leading indicator because changes in stock prices reflect investor s expectations for the future of the economy and interest rates Corporate equities as leading indicator with respect to GDP Money Supply M — The money supply measures demand deposits traveler s checks savings deposits currency money market accounts and small denomination time deposits Here M is adjusted for inflation by means of the deflator published by the federal government in the GDP report Bank lending a factor contributing to account deposits usually declines when inflation increases faster than the money supply which can make economic expansion more difficult Thus an increase in demand deposits will indicate expectations that inflation will rise resulting in a decrease in bank lending and an increase in savings Interest rate spread year Treasury vs Federal Funds target — The interest rate spread is often referred to as the yield curve and implies the expected direction of short medium and long term interest rates Changes in the yield curve have been the most accurate predictors of downturns in the economic cycle This is particularly true when the curve becomes inverted that is when the longer term returns are expected to be less than the short rates Index of consumer expectations — This is the only component of the leading indicators that is based solely on expectations This component leads the business cycle because consumer expectations can indicate future consumer spending or tightening The data for this component comes from the University of Michigan s Survey Research Center and is released once a month Lagging indicators edit Lagging indicators are indicators that usually change after the economy as a whole does Typically the lag is a few quarters of a year The unemployment rate is a lagging indicator employment tends to increase two or three quarters after an upturn in the general economy citation needed In finance Bollinger bands are one of various lagging indicators in frequent use In a performance measuring system profit earned by a business is a lagging indicator as it reflects a historical performance similarly improved customer satisfaction is the result of initiatives taken in the past citation needed The Index of Lagging Indicators is published monthly by The Conference Board a non governmental organization which determines the value of the index from seven components The Index tends to follow changes in the overall economy The components on the Conference Board s index are The average duration of unemployment inverted The value of outstanding commercial and industrial loans The change in the Consumer Price Index for services The change in labour cost per unit of output The ratio of manufacturing and trade inventories to sales The ratio of consumer credit outstanding to personal income The average prime rate charged by banks Federal Funds Rate in the USA lagging behind capacity utilization in manufacturing Coincident indicators edit Coincident indicators change at approximately the same time as the whole economy thereby providing information about the current state of 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