My topic is "What are the chances of a graduate to find a highly paid job?"
Your short analytical paper needs to include the following:
- An explanation of the problem or issue.
- Possible causes of the problem or issue from a supply and demand perspective (labor supply and demand, aggregate supply and demand, product and service supply and demand).
- The significance of the problem or issue (i.e., does it lead to economic fluctuations? If so, how?).
- The costs and/or benefits of the problem to society.
- Explanation of possible solutions to the problem or issue.
- The expected short-term and long-term implication toward possible solutions to US and international economic institutions.
- How the two problems are related (if they are).
Your final research paper should be a between 5-6 pages. It should have an introduction (containing a thesis) and a conclusion. You must correctly cite your sources using APA format. Write about the problem or issue as if you are explaining it to someone who has never taken an economics class. Be sure to explain the key concepts and terminology of both microeconomics and macroeconomics within your paper. Be sure and include graphs to illustrate key ideas if relevant.
- One analytical research paper due in Week 8.
The Project 1 - Analytical Research Paper Grading Rubric will be used to evaluate your assignment. Refer to the rubric for important assignment details.
- Survey of Econ textbook
- Library Resources click. This will take you to your home page so that you can select Library Services.
- Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): If you are not familiar with APA formatting, this is a great site to give you some basics. I recommend the workshop and the PowerPoint.
- APA Style: This is also a good site for the reference.
This assignment supports the following outcomes:
- Recognize and utilize the vocabulary, terms and theories essential to the discipline of Economics.
- Describe the differences between macroeconomics and microeconomics.
- Explain supply and demand.
- Explain factors that impact economic fluctuations.
- List the major U.S. and International economic institutions and their roles in the economy.
- Evaluate how knowledge, skills, and attitudes learned in this course apply to their chosen careers