Project #46095 - Economics Paper

Project Descriptions

Case Study

Select a news article dated within the previous two months and analyze the issue using the economic concepts and theory learned in this class. Include at least one graph developed in our course. Possible concepts include:

·         Taxes and consumer or producer surplus

·         Demand, supply, and equilibrium price of a particular product

·         Elasticity on a particular product

·         Perfect competition and imperfect competition, such as monopolies

·         Labor market, wages, and income inequality

·         Poverty and public policy

 

The paper needs to be 3 - 5 double-spaced pages in length.  Please have at least 3 reputable references (e.g. Journal articles) in addition to the textbook.

Evaluation Rubrics

An evaluation rubric is available for the case study/project assignment. The evaluation rubric outlines the specific requirements and elements of the assignment. It is suggested that the rubric be used as a guideline for the content, preparation, and completion of the assignment.

The rubric will be used for the evaluation and grading of the final project.

 

Completeness(10%)

Incomplete in most respects, the paper is unworthy of credit

Incomplete in most respects; does not reflect requirements

Incomplete in many respects; reflects few requirements

Complete in most respects; reflects most requirements

Complete in all respects; reflects all requirements

Understanding(20%)

Demonstrates an inadequate understanding of the topic(s) and issue(s), is unworthy of credit

Demonstrates an inadequate understanding of the topic(s) and issue(s)

Demonstrates an acceptable understanding of the topic(s) and issue(s)

Demonstrates an accomplished understanding of the topic(s) and issue(s)

Demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of the topic(s) and issue(s)

Analysis, evaluation, andrecommendations(40%)

The analysis, evaluation, and recommendations of the issues are unworthy of credit

Presents an incomplete analysis of the issues identified. Makes little or no connection between the issues identified and the strategic concepts studied in the reading. Supports diagnosis and opinions with few reasons and little evidence; argument is one-sided and not objective. Presents realistic or appropriate recommendations with little, if any, support from the information presented and concepts from the reading

Presents a superficial analysis of some of the issues identified; omits necessary financial calculations. Makes appropriate but somewhat vague connections between the issues and concepts studied in the reading; demonstrates limited command of the strategic concepts and analytical tools studied. Supports diagnosis and opinions with limited reasons and evidence; presents a somewhat one-sided argument. Presents realistic or appropriate recommendations supported by the information presented and concepts from the reading

Presents a thorough analysis of most issues identified; includes most necessary financial calculations. Makes appropriate connections between the issues identified and the strategic concepts studied in the reading; demonstrates good command of the strategic concepts and analytical tools studied. Supports diagnosis and opinions with reasons and evidence; presents a fairly balanced view; interpretation is both reasonable and objective. Presents specific, realistic, and appropriate recommendations supported by the information presented and concepts from the reading.

Presents an insightful and thorough analysis of all issues identified; includes all necessary financial calculations. Makes appropriate and powerful connections between the issues identified and the strategic concepts studied in the reading; demonstrates complete command of the strategic concepts and analytical tools studied. Supports diagnosis and opinions with strong arguments and evidence; presents a balanced and critical view; interpretation is both reasonable and objective.Presents detailed, realistic, and appropriate recommendations clearly supported by the information presented and concepts from the reading

Research (10%)

Combination of grammar, spelling and punctuation errors that is unworthy of credit

Supplements case study, if at all, with incomplete research and documentation

Supplements case study with limited research into the present situation of the company; provides limited documentation of sources consulted

Supplements case study with relevant research into the present situation of the company; documents all sources of information

Supplements case study with relevant and extensive research into the present situation of the company; clearly and thoroughly documents all sources of information

WritingMechanics (10%)

Writing is unfocused, rambling, or contains serious errors; does not contain detail and relevant data and information; poorly organized, that is unworthy of credit

Writing is unfocused, rambling, or contains serious errors; lacks detail and relevant data and information; poorly organized

Writing lacks clarity or conciseness and contains numerous errors; gives insufficient detail and relevant data and information; lacks organization

Writing is accomplished in terms of clarity and conciseness and contains only a few errors; includes sufficient details and relevant data and information; well-organized

Writing demonstrates a sophisticated clarity, conciseness, and correctness; includes thorough details and relevant data and information; extremely well-organized

APA guidelines(10%)

Does not use APA guidelines

Reflects poor knowledge of APA guidelines

Reflects incomplete knowledge of APA guidelines

Uses APA guidelines with minor violations to cite sources

Uses APA guidelines accurately and consistently to cite sources

 

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Due By (Pacific Time) 11/12/2014 12:00 am
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