pick a current (“hot”, widely discussed) economic event that relates to the material. Make sure to choose a topic from MICROeconomics, not MACROeconomics. You can’t use price discrimination OR the division of labor as your concepts of interest.
Research and find a NEWS ARTICLE that covers the event you have chosen. You can use an article online or offline from any reputable source. Make sure to provide a reference and a full link to this article in your paper.
Then, supplement it with another 2-3 sources that relate to the same econ concept as your main news article of choice.
Do not choose Wikipedia, Investopedia, and other similar online resources as your articles for the paper.
Write a review of the article and integrate course concepts into your review.
Your paper should be structured as follows:
Cover page (add the title of the paper, your name, the course name, instructor’s name, the school’s name, and the date)
Introduction (discuss which topic you chose and why it interested you)
A Brief Summary of the Chosen Article
Discussion of How This Article Relates to the Topic Discussed in the Class (this should be the largest part of your paper).
Make sure to break your paper down into sections and title each of the sections of your paper.
Do NOT include an abstract since it is mostly used in serious research papers, publishable papers, dissertations, etc. rather than in short student papers.
Please note that the best practice in academia is to use at least 3 sources in each of your essays. Such sources as Wikipedia, Investopedia, Study.com, etc., should NOT be used in your paper because they are not peer-reviewed and, therefore, might not be accurate or credible enough.
Complete your essay in a Microsoft Word document in APA, 7th Edition format.
Please note that a minimum of 700 words (excluding the cover page and references) for your essay is required.
Identify and describe the current state of the health care industry or a particular segment of the healthcare industry. You will want to supplement this reading with research from a newspaper or newsmagazine or from a reputable online source that deals with U.S. Healthcare.
For this week your post should:
List the pros and cons related to the current system in place in the United States along with a short explanation of health insurance and how it relates to this debate.
Apply either supply and demand analysis or elasticity analysis or the examination of market structures.
Develop your own solution to this social issue, but you must understand and explain the economic costs of your decision.
Hint: You may want to compare healthcare systems in other countries.
This week should be a continuation of week 1. Now that you have selected a country and know basic socio-demographic and socio-economic information about it, during week 2, you need to relate it to this week’s material. In particular, we will use the United States – the world’s largest economy – as the comparative. You compare your country to the United States on each of the economic variables listed below.
GDP and GDP Per Capita: compare these values for your country with those for the United States, keep the year used as close as possible (the same year is preferred, if available), be specific about the currency in which the numbers are expressed – you should be able to obtain all values in US Dollars. If the values are in Purchasing Power Parity (PPP), do note that – most likely they will be in PPP.
Using the data you collected for question 1, compare the standard of living of your country to that of the United States (remember that by definition, GDP Per Capita is the universal measure of standard of living, but you may also include other variables if you wish).
What is the most recent inflation rate and does it compare to the inflation rate for the same year in the United States?
What is the most recent rate of growth of the country and how does it compare to the economic growth rate for the same year in the United States?
What explains the recent economic growth, or lack of growth in your country?
The country I chose is Austria
Write a paper on the following;
• Discuss the relevance of technology (or technology issues) to the shaping of “globalization”?
• In so doing, please address issues pertaining to “technology” in general, and then illustrate with reference to a specific “technology” of your choice
The purpose of this mid-term is to:
• Demonstrate your grasp of globalization issues at this point in time
• Show your understanding of the role of technology in globalization to date and its potential for future global transformation
• Objective is to outline critical assessment of the above question & support with evidence & data
How to do it?
• Maximum length of 4 pages
• Feel free to draw from materials across various weeks & use additional sources of information
• Ensure that sources used are widely known, independent and reliable (such as national newspapers, UN agencies, governments offices) & quote sources in accordance with academic standards
• Finally, please make sure that the first and last paragraphs of your essays are coherent and related to each other
Your research questions will consist of a brief discussion of the importance of your question and the existing knowledge in that area followed by your question. This should be about 1 – 2 paragraphs. Example Rough Draft: While altruism is a greatly studied topic in multiple fields including Experimental Economics, Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, and others, there are gaps in the literature on the subject. In my review of the literature, I have found plentiful examples of the effects of an increased income of the participants going into the experiment. Two primary examples of this are Hoffman’s 2011 analysis of the effects of higher income in the Holocaust, and Chowdhury, et al.’s analysis in which they varied the show-up fee before conducting dictator games. Despite this, there appears to little scientific study on the impact of increases in the amount of money available to be split. This is an important factor to consider due to its impact on how much charitable giving can be relied upon to fill gaps in public spending. As such, my experiment will attempt to answer this question: Does altruism display a positive or negative correlation with an increasing pool of money to be divided?
1. Each of your written synthesis and analysis reports should be a maximum of two pages in length
2. Using size-12 font.1. Use sub-headings to provide structure to the report.
3. Make sure you check the spelling and grammar in your report before submission.
4. Make sure each report has a clear introduction and conclusion.
The assessment of your case synthesis and analysis will be based on:
Content of the report in terms of key points form the case study (30%).
2. Quality of the analysis (30%).
3. Structure of the report in terms of coherence of flow, ordering, etc. (20%).
4. Quality of written communication, including spelling and grammar (20%
MBA 6400 Case 2
4-5 pages of text, double spaced, not including Cover page and References page. Investment Banking U.S. based investment banks have undergone what many would consider substantive changes in the last decade, over the period 2008 to 2019. This period coincides with the Great Recession, which was a significant driver of changes to investment bank business and characteristics. Such changes include wider fluctuations in mergers and acquisitions, reduced initial public offering underwriting, reductions in staffing, and associated impact on investment bank balance sheets, followed by an economic expansion. For this case study, address the following items: 1.Identify one of the top ten investments banks as of 2019. Get the annual reports for 2008 and 2019. Include both reports as part of your submission, along with your Word document and Excel spreadsheet.
2.Provide a concise descriiption of the bank’s core competency with examples of recent activities or transactions. Be sure to provide specific $ data on the magnitude of the bank’s recent activities.
3.How has the size of your selected investment bank changed from 2008-2019? Use $valuations to illustrate the change. In which investment bank functions did their overall business increase and/or decrease? Only use these two years; do not do intermediate years.
a.Prepare a balance sheet analysis of the bank, comparing 2008 balance sheet Totals values to the 2019 balance sheet Totals values. Be sure to include the following items in Excel: $change and % change in Total assets, Total liabilities, and Total equity positions over this period. Annual Report20082019$Change%ChangeTotal Assets$###$###$#####%Total Liabilities$###$###$#####%Total Equity$###$###$#####%
b.Expand the above table with the past and current leverage position (Totals D/E ratio (Total Liabilities/Total Equity)) of the investment bank, $change and % change over this period. c.Expand the above table with $change and %change comparisons of book value (per share) to market value (closing common stock price of the year) of the bank, 2008 to 2019. This is to compare:
i2008 book value to 2019 book value,
ii2008 market value to 2019 market value,
iii2008 book value to 2008 market value,
iv2019 book value to 2019 market value. If your bank does not already have the info in the annual report, then get the market values from the closing stock price of the year. https://finance.yahoo.com/ > Company symbol > Historical Data d.Describe and discuss all of item 4-Balance Sheet in your Word document.
5.Refer to the following article and address the question in detail iArticle: Edelmann, C., & Hunt, P. (2017). How the Great Recession Changed Banking. Harvard Business Review Digital Articles, 2–9
iiQuestion: Compare the financial analysis completed in item #3 above to the main points in the article, including changes in B/S valuation.
6.Answer the following questions for a fictitious public offering, and show all calculations:
a.An investment bank offers underwriters an IPO of up to 19m shares for ABC Company at a price of $12.80 per share. Show the $ return to the investment bank under both scenarios:
iThe 19m shares sell at $13.50 per share.
iiWhat happens if the IPO price is overstated and the shares sell for $12.25 per share?
Your task for this assignment is to retrieve data and prepare a brief report on
disparities between provinces or urban areas in some indicator (or indicators) related to
welfare. Your written report should consist of 4-6 pages of double-spaced text, plus
graphs and references. More details are provided below. I recommend that you use
Excel to do calculations and prepare graphs.
Strategies adopted by the transportation industry after the covid-19 pandemic.
Part 3: Conduct of Firms and Strategies Prevalent in the Industry
Pricing practices and strategies
Role and importance of non-price strategies
Degree and types of product differentiation
Other competitive strategies such as cost leadership or niche marketing
Merger and acquisition activity
Part 4: Firm and Industry Performance
Measures of profit (i.e., the actual values for firms in your industry for net profit, net profit margin, ROA, and ROE, but could also include gross profit, gross profit margin, operating profit, and operating profit margin)
Comparative profit measures possibly from other industries
Other relevant measures of industry performance such as stock price
ECON 2540 Political Economy I: Production and Distribution Assignment I
-Answer any TWO of the following questions in 250 words each
-When writing your response, please mention the serial number of the question attempted-Write in clear sentences
-To organise your responses, write in short paragraphs of 2-3 sentences each
-If a question has two parts, each should be discussed in equivalent depth
-DO NOT COPY YOUR RESPONSES FROM THE TEXTBOOK, FROM RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET, OR FROM ANOTHER STUDENT. THIS CONSTITUTES PLAGIARISM.
-If you draw your response from a particular source, such as the textbook, be sure to cite the text and the page numbers in the response, and in a reference list at the end of your assignment.
-You can take a look at the Rubric for a sample question and responseAssignment
1.Describe the Surplus Product in relation to the Total and Necessary Product. How does the existence of a Surplus Product create conflict?
2.Contrast the Surplus Approach and the Neoclassical approach to Economics.
3.Briefly describe the core features of Feudalism and contrast them with the core features of Capitalism. What are some similarities and differences between the two economic systems?
4.What are some ways of increasing the surplus product in any economic system? Which of these can benefit more than one class, and how?