ECON 1B Summer 2017 Article Economic Analysis & Presentation Objective:

. apply fundamental economic tools to analyze and evaluate current events.

ii. continue to improve your writing, teamwork, and presentations skills.

Instructions:

Part I: Written Assignment

Prepare a (three – six pages long, typewritten and double spaced, with standard font and margins) written microeconomics analysis of an article (news, journal, research publication) of your choice. Your written report should include the following:

1) a short initial summary of the article’s main points

2) economic analysis: use economic tools (concepts/theories/models) to analyze the article i. You can use graphs for your analysis

3) your reaction to the article

i. Do you agree/disagree (or neither)? Did all your group members have the same reaction? ii. If the article involves a change in policy, you should discuss the fairness issue.

iii. Any other comments/opinions you would like to include.

4) work cited

Suggested Sources:

The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The London Times

The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe

Los Angeles Times, Business Week

The Economist, Time, Forbes, Money, U.S. News and World Report Blogs:

Krugman.blogs.nytimes.com Gregmankiw.blogspot.com

Online Submission (due on day of presentation) – Wednesday, June 26th

Submit Written Assignment (only one group member submits the assignment with the names of all group

members):

 This submission will use Turnitin (plagiarism-checking software).

Note: Provide the link of the article under comments

Part II: Group Presentation

As a group, you will be presenting your article economic analysis in class.

 Format (PowerPoint, Prezi, Poster, Bulletin, Video, Role Playing, etc…)  Groups of four – five

 Each group member is required to present

 Time: 5 – 10 minutes

 

only need #3 your reaction to the article and 3slides of ppt.

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