Prepare a 3-4 page type-written double-spaced paper on a current macroeconomic topic that is pertinent to class material. This can be chosen from the textbook, newspapers, magazines, or current economics periodicals. Students will be expected to analyze and evaluate the issue or topic and provide recommendations. Here are some sample topics:
– The impact of drug legalization on the economy
– Using economics, how would you fix the homeless problem in California?
– Is the bullet train viable in California?
– How do interest rates affect consumers and their purchasing patterns
– How could the “Great Recession” have been prevented?
– Countries that do not believe in comparative advantage
– How could the Federal Government reduce the national debt?
– If you were the President of the U.S. what would you do to improve the economy?
– Which presidential candidate will have the most profound impact on the economy?
Length – 3 to 4 pages in length, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins. Any paper that deviates from these requirements will be penalized (this does not include the title page and the table of contents). Arial or New Times Roman (12 pt) will be the only acceptable fonts. Use headings within the report when appropriate. A table of contents page is necessary. Plan the paper carefully so as to develop an organized and non-redundant report. It should be organized and assembled as a continuous report and should not appear to be several independent segments bound together. You must have a minimum of five sources. Please cite your sources using MLA or APA Format
Pick a current economic topic that relates to the material we have covered or will cover in this course. You will research and find an article that covers the topic you have chosen. You can use an article online or offline from any reputable source. You will write up a review of the article and integrate course concepts into your review. Please make sure you both summarize the article and discuss how it relates to the course. Complete this essay in a Microsoft Word document in APA format. Please note that a minimum of 700 words for your essay is required.
Macroeconomics and the Recession
There are linkages between the microeconomic decisions made by managers and the macroeconomic environment. There are numerous examples from the current recession of company layoffs at the micro level, directly influenced by the decline in economic activity at the macro level. For this assignment, research this linkage. How did the recession impact businesses/managers at the macro and micro levels? Please incorporate economic concepts and terminologies. You may use the lay offs that happened in the oil and gas industry / firms in Singapore in 2016 for the discussion.
Select a country in the Global South that has been in the news recently.(South Sudan)
•Describe the country’s stage of economic development.
•Is the country trying to establish a market economy? If so, identify the policy or policies the country is pursuing to achieve it. If not, explain why not.
•What are your predictions for the future of the country over the next 5 to 10 years? Justify your answers.
Use the text and the information you get from the Internet to complete this group-assignment. Attach at least three of your internet search printout behind your typed paper (Double space; 12 point Times New Roman font with I inch margin all around, APA-American Psychological Association or MLA-Modem Language Association style). The organization of the term paper should reveal professionalism. Your printout must support the information in your paper. The length of the paper should not exceed 10 pages without attachments appendix. In your write-up/discussion, try to relate as many concepts as possible that you have learnt in this course considering the modem age of globalization with differential culture, ethical values, and political, economic and legal systems. Correct grammar and spelling are important consideration. All the references and websites visited should be clearly mentioned in the Reference List for verification if necessary. International trade data/information can be collected from United Nations and/or any other governmental sources such as Department of Commerce visiting their websites. United Nations Statistics Division- Commodity Trade Statistics Database (COMTRADL) website is: http://comtrade.un.org/db/
Go to the internet and find a news article that discusses which direction interest rates are heading, summarize key points and post in the Discussions area. Cite your work, use APA
Describe the functions of the Federal Reserve District Banks and identify how the money supply is controlled by the Federal Reserve System. You must site any source used to obtain the answer in APA
Analyze the importance of the Fed for the United States economy. How important is the Fed to help stabilize the direction of the economy? please cite reference APA Format
Discuss Web 2.0 and its characteristics and the fundamental concepts and benefits of social commerce (social media, social marketing, social capital, social media marketing, and social commerce).