Two Economic Reports will be developed during the course according to the following format. Each Report is worth 100 points. A substantial article or two related smaller articles from publications such as Business Week, Forbes, Fortune, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, economic journals, etc. should be read and analyzed. The economic reports reflect current events that relate to the course. Some examples of economic reports that we have seen it the past are: Cash for Clunkers, Southwest Airlines no fee baggage, Incentive programs at Chesapeake, and reports about Google’s work environment. A typed, double spaced report (approx 3-5 pages in length) should then be prepared according to the following format:
I. Summary - a brief synopsis, in your words, of each article (40 points).
II. Economic Significance - discuss how the article(s) relate(s) to our study of economics and the appropriate economic concepts that can be applied (10 points).
III. Conclusion - discuss application of information in the article(s) to the student’s professional and/or personal life (15 points).
IV. References(s) - Author, Title, Publication, Publication Date, Page(s) (5 points).
V. A 3-5 minute presentation should be prepared. The presentation should be professional and include visual aids (PowerPoint preferred). Ask for questions and/or comments at the end of the presentation (30 points).
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