Cameroon GCE A/L Economics Past papers from 2016 to 2019

Cameroon GCE A/L Economics Past papers from 2016 to 2019Cameroon GCE A/L Economics Past papers from 2016 to 2019

Cameroon GCE A/L Economics Past papers from 2016 to 2019


What do you understand by the statement, “In a market, people’s decision act as votes?” (4 marks)

  1. Which economic term is used to describe the role the consumer plays in determining what to produce in a market economy? (2 marks)
  2. Enumerate four disadvantages of a market economy. (4 marks)
  3. Briefly explain what is meant by the what, how and for whom questions in the passage (2 + 2 + 2 marks)
  4. Due to the high level of domestic inflation, a government decides to protect the lower-income groups by setting maximum retail prices for certain essential foodstuffs. The existing equilibrium price of such foodstuff is 1,500 FCFA per unit (a) With the use of a diagram, illustrate and state the effect on the market for this commodity if the maximum price is set at:
    1,500 FCFA
    1,300 FCFA
  5. What other name is given to the maximum price? (6 marks)

  6. List four consequences for maximum price legislation. (2 marks)
  7. State one strategy the government can use to make the implementation of this policy effective. (2 marks)
  8. Define the terms black market price. Illustrate it on the diagram in a) above. (4 marks)
  9. Identify two areas of economic activity where the government can apply this price control legislation (2 marks)
  10. TRADE UNIONS AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.”A number of workers have their wages and salaries influenced by some kind of collective bargaining procedure. The individual worker is in a weak bargaining position in relation to his/her employer; the main purpose of a trade union is to remove this weakness by forcing the employer(s) to negotiate with representatives of the whole or a proportion of the labour force. Unions also provide a channel of communication between workers and employer(s)…”
    Source: Stanlake’s Introductory Economics by S.J Grant, 7th Edition, page 172.

  11. Define:(i) Collective bargaining (2 marks)
    (ii) A trade union (2 marks)
    (b) State any two advantages for a worker belonging to a trade union (2 marks)
    (c) (i) Enumerate four factors that can weaken the powers of a trade union (4 marks)
    (ii) State four bases of higher wage claims by trade unions (4 marks)
    (d) (i) List any methods of wage payment (2 marks)
    (ii) Give four reasons why two cleaners in the same firm may earn different wages. (4 marks)

  12. The table below gives information on the tax system of a given country. Personal income (FCFA)
    Personal income tax (FCFA)
    ART (%) MRT (%)
    0 0 / /
    40.000 600 1.5 1.5
    60.000 2.000 3.3 7
    120.000 8000
    200.000 18.000300.000 35000
    500.000 80.000
    (a) Define
    (i) The average tax rate (ART) (2 marks)
    (ii) the marginal tax rate (MRT) (2 marks)
    (b) Complete the table above (8 marks)
    (c) Which tax system is represented by (b) above? Justify your answer (4 marks)
    (d) State four reasons why the government imposes taxes (4 marks)

  13. In a given hypothetical economy, the following values obtain (figure in million FCFA)
    Investment = 520
    Government spending = 800
    Consumption = 80% of disposable income
    Exports = 600
    Imports = 20% of income
    Income tax = 50% of income
    There are no indirect taxes

  14. Which type of economy is implied by the above statistics? (2 marks)
  15. Calculate the equilibrium level of income (4 marks)
  16. (i) Determine the total value of leakage for this economy. (2 marks)
    (ii) What is the country’s balance of payment situation? (3 marks)
    d. (i) What is the value of the multiplier in this economy? (4 marks)
    (ii) State two factors that influence the value of the multiplier (2 marks)
    e. If the government wishes to increase national income by 1,200 million FCFA by how much should it increase its own spending (3 marks)

Cameroon GCE A/L Economics Past papers from 2016 to 2019

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