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Ec102 Written Project Ec102 Written Project
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Overview 20 percent of your grade in this course is based on creating a written project. During the semester I have discussed important macroeconomic issues and problems faced by the USA. Your goal is to analyze the important macroeconomic issues and problems faced by another country. You will produce a report that shows the results of
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HUGE GOAL You go find the facts (Positive Statements). The closer to the primary source the better. You interpret the facts (Make the Normative Decisions). We do NOT want to see you rehashing other people’s positive and normative statements.
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Do Not There is no need to read or summarize journal articles, books, research reports, newspapers or other case studies. Do Go find some raw data Understand the data Then use the skills you have learned in macroeconomics to analyze your country.
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What Country Do I Research? 1. Go to class web site 1. Pick “Course Information” 1. Scan “Country Assignments” for your name. NO you can not do a different country. Goal is to get you to do a country you likely know nothing about. Not a place where you are an expert
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Two Parts to Project Explain to the reader what is happening to the three key parts of the macro economy. GDP / Economic Growth CPI / Price Changes (Inflation-Deflation) Unemployment / Labor Market Explain to the reader one or two other interesting or important macroeconomic factors impacting the country. Examples are: Exchange rate changes - War Immigration - Trade Population changes - Energy Shocks
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Past Top Project Titles A Macroeconomic Safari Through Zimbabwe Economic Growth in the Seychelles GDP and the Hidden Economy of Columbia Savings, Stability and Success in Singapore Chile: The Latin Tiger China: The Next Economic World Power The Constant Plague: Russia’s inflation and deflation of the Ruble
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