Short Paper Assignment

Short Paper Assignment - Short Paper Assignment Purpose:...

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Short Paper Assignment Purpose : The purpose of this assignment is to give you the opportunity to apply your classroom knowledge of managerial economics to “real world” events in business and industry. Overview : You are to select an article (or series of articles) on a topic of interest in the area of business and industry. You will then write a short paper providing an economic analysis of the topic. Finding an Article : It is your responsibility to find an article to analyze. You must have your article approved by me before you start your paper . (This is to ensure that the article you have selected will enable you to satisfactorily complete the assignment.) The topic of your article can be anything related to business and industry, however, your article should have a microeconomic focus . Topics that will work well include (but are not limited to) pricing, costs, strategy, legal or anti-trust issues, technology, executive compensation, pensions, organization and restructuring. Possible sources include (but are not limited to) the business pages of newspapers, periodicals, and on-line sources. Please see me if you are having difficulty choosing an article. Requirements : Your paper should be two to five pages long (double-spaced). I am chiefly concerned with your economic analysis of the article, but proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling are expected. Your analysis should also be presented in a well- organized fashion. You must also provide a section in which you cite all sources used. (Any accepted style of citing sources may be used.) You should also turn in a copy of your article with your paper or provide an electronic link to your article. Suggestions: A good paper will (i) summarize the main points of the article, (ii) use an economic model (or models) to analyze the events described in the article, (iii) justify the model used for analysis, (iv) discuss limitations of the chosen economic model in explaining the events described in the article and (v) comment on the broader impact of the events described in the article. (This broad impact might be how events described in
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