Essentially the structure of the case study is the same as the Tutorial Portfolio and your group presentation of the case. It should cover:
* The Key Issue
* Key Stakeholders
* Economic Theories
* Solutions and Alternate Recommendations
The last section allows you the opportunity to use the knowledge you have gained in this course to discuss your opinion of how things could be done differently or changed to make things better.
If you feel it is appropriate to include diagrams, supply & demand curves or other figures please feel free to do so (you should feel the need to do this – hopefully you used some in your presentation). However, remember that if you include graphs or similar figures you MUST REFER TO THEM in the body of your assignment. Do not just simply add them and think we know why you included them!!
Purpose of Assignment
The purpose of this assignment is to explore how economic theory can be applied to the real world. You will be required to analyse a real life situation by looking at a number of news articles and reports that are tailored to the general public. These articles and reports are drawn from mainstream media sources and you are required to look at the economic theory as it applies to this issue.
“This assignment requires students to integrate the theoretical knowledge they gain from lectures and tutorials with a practical business case study.
Students must critically analyse the case study with reference to relevant economic theory as well as the practical application of this theory in a business environment.
This assessment is to be presented as a written informal report.”
Case Study Topics
For students enrolled in BECO001 there are five (5) different case studies for this assignment. You will be allocated a case in your BABC001 class. The case topics are:
Case Study #1 – Alcopops Tax
Case Study # 2 – Rock Lobster Import Ban
Case Study #3 – Holden Subsidy
Case Study #4 – Minimum Wage
Case Study #5 – Milk Price War
What is required?
Analyse the media reports provided and prepare a written report which addresses the following issues (and others you may think are appropriate):
• Outline of the main issues of the case
• Draw out any relevant economic theories in the case study
• Discuss these economics theories as they apply to the case study
• Use graphs, tables, charts to illustrate this theory
• Discuss the effectiveness of any economic theories being put in place
• Discuss potential solutions to any issues that may arise
• Explore alternate actions (if appropriate) that could be taken to address any adverse outcomes of any economic theory applied
What format should the written report be?
Your tutor will discuss the format they wish to see in terms of your final report.
The format should be similar to the format of your tutorial portfolio report. You should address the following questions in your written analysis of this media report.
What is the main issue presented in the media report?
• Discuss what has actually happened
• Highlight the reason for the issue being raised
• Outline what possible impacts this change could have.
Who are the key stakeholders that are impacted by the issue outlined in the report?
• Include a discussion of all groups that may be impacted by the issue raised in this report
• Highlight what you believe the main impacts will be and outline who you believe will be impacted most.
What economic theories can be drawn from this media report?
• List and discuss what economic theories you can find in this article.
• Provide a brief outline of the theory you are highlighting
• Provide evidence from the article to support these theories. Remember there may be more than one theory to discuss.
Are there any other issues in the article that you believe to be relevant?
• This could involve a discussion of alternate action that you believe should be taken?
• If you had the ability to affect the situation what would you do?
Students are required to provide a report examining the differences in technique of novice, intermediate and expert athletes for a skill elected by the student. Examples of suitable skills my be: a serve in tennis, gaol kick in soccer, AFL, rugby, or union, flick in hockey etc.
Headings for this report will include:
In your report, you must include the following sections (and headings):
- Introduction: Address basic concepts related to skill definitions and athlete ability distinctions.
- Skills and expertise in sport: Expand upon introduction. Provide clear information regarding the difference in athlete level ability and the specific skill aspects of your chosen skill related to ability level.
- Skill level comparison: Using images of athletes performing your selected skill at a specific point in time, compare the ability of each athlete and the consequences of these differences in the execution of the skill.
- Discussion/ Conclusion: Applications and summary of findings.
- References: list all the academic texts you used; see student handbook for APA referencing guidelines.
- NB: Use size 11 Arial or times new roman font, double space, page numbers, title and contents page.
Analyze and annotate/ summarize the reports relating to 18th amendment in Pakistan.
The reports/sources/research annotated for this purpose should elucidate the post 18th amendment scenario, specifically the devolution to provinces with particular emphasis on education, health and local bodies.
￼￼Outline the type of immune defences that might be operating (i.e. innate and/or adaptive immune responses). (2 marks)
Topic 3: The War – Infection and Transmission of Disease
How does the pathogen enter the body, cause disease and how is it transmitted?
Topic 4: The Casualty – Clinical Manifestations
What is the outcome (clinical features) of the infection? (1.5 marks)
Topic 5: The Victory – Diagnosis and Control
How is the disease diagnosed? What strategies exist (if any) to control the infection?
Referencing: (Harvard style) (1.5 marks)
You must ensure that any references or materials that you have used to write your article
are cited appropriately within the text AND in a bibliography at the end of the document. (i). You should cite a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 research articles;
(ii). You can search for papers using PubMed at the NCBI (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/);
(iii). The format for the in-text citations and Bibliography section should conform to the style prescribed in the ‘Instructions to Authors’ from a journal appropriate for the discipline area of your chosen topic;
- The journal’s ‘Instructions to Authors’ should provide all of the necessary detail. If in doubt, consult recently published articles within the journal and Endnote.
(iv). Web links are only permitted where the material in question cannot be identified or sourced from conventional published material and should not constitute the sole source of information.
There were several different reasons listed in the lecture for workforce shortages. List the top three reasons you believe there is a shortage and write a 500-750-word essay detailing your reasons. Remember to specifically address the following in your reasoning:
1. Consider some short-term solutions.
2. Consider some long-term solutions.
3. Identify a special interest group or government agency that would help you write policy to solve the problem.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located on the Student Success Center. An abstract is required.
Submit your essay to Turnitin. Upon receipt of the Turnitin report, revise your original work to a final draft if necessary.
This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.
A vital part of almost every report contains statements concerning its problem. Evaluate and explain the significance of report problems whose introductions could require coverage of methods of collecting data, historical background, and limitations.
2. Describe the techniques employed when showing quantitative differences between Bar and Pie Charts.
3. What are the ethical considerations in using power and politics?
4. What is the team leader’s personal role in developing an effective team?
Write a 4-6 page paper in which you:
1. Follow the five steps of persuasion: establishing credibility, acknowledging the audience’s position, constructing a rationale, transplanting root elements, and asking for a response.
2. Clearly define your position and supporting evidence, including the results of your survey.
3. Include all the necessary “evidence” for the reader to reach the expected conclusion in each argument in the paper (whether the overriding argument or one contained in an individual paragraph)
4. Ensure that each argument in the paper (whether the overriding argument or one contained in an individual paragraph) is valid and free from both formal and informal fallacies.
5. Include at least four (4) references (sources). At least one (1) of your sources must be obtained from the collection of databases accessible from the Learning Resources Center Web page.
The paper should follow guidelines for clear and effectively organized writing:
• The paper is well-organized, and every explanation is both complete and easy to understand.
• Include an introductory paragraph and concluding paragraph for the paper.
• Main ideas should be addressed in body paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting sentences.
• Adhere to standard rules of English grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
• The paper should be checked for spelling and grammatical errors.
Your assignment must:
• Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
1. On a separate sheet (not part of the paper), identify the premises and conclusion of each of the arguments in your paper. Most papers will have one overriding argument and then several smaller arguments which “prove” the truth of the premises you are making in the larger argument.
2. Look at each of the arguments you have located in your paper. Carefully study them to see if there are any informal fallacies. If there are any fallacies, note the name of the fallacy beneath your identified arguments. Explain why each is a fallacy.
3. Carefully examine each of your arguments again. Even if there isn’t an informal fallacy present, is each of the individual arguments valid? Do the premises provide enough evidence to support the conclusion? If you are not sure, try rewriting each argument as categorical syllogism and then test for validity. Under each argument, identify whether it is valid or invalid.
4. Explain to your instructor how you intend to change these arguments in your paper in order to be certain that they are free from fallacies and are perfectly valid.
5. Once you have completed these tasks, continue editing and revising your paper in order to eliminate the problems that you have just noted and to make it more persuasive.
The self-evaluation should be at least one (1) page, 250 words minimum. The evaluation should be typed. APA format is not required for the assignment. Include your name and date.
Your self-evaluation will be assessed based on development and completeness in response to the questions.
Chapter one Learning goals excises
1. How can using personal financial planning tools help you improve your financial situation?
Describe changes you can make in at least three areas.
2. Use Worksheet 1.1. Fill out Worksheet 1.1, “Summary of Personal Financial Goals,” with
goals reflecting your current situation and your expected life situation in 5 and 10 years.
Discuss the reasons for the changes in your goals and how you’ll need to adapt your financial plans as a result.
3. Recommend three financial goals and related activities for someone in each of the following circumstances:
a. Senior in college
b. 32-year-old computer programmer who plans to earn an MBA degree
c. Couple in their 30s with two children, ages 5 and 9
d. Divorced 42-year-old man with a 15-year-old child and a 80-year-old father who is ill
4. Explain the life cycle of financial plans and their role in achieving your financial goals.
5. Summarize current and projected trends in the economy with regard to GDP growth,
unemployment, and inflation. How should you use this information to make personal
financial and career planning decisions?
6. Evaluate the impact of age, education, and geographic location on personal income.
7. Assume that you graduated from college with a major in finance and took a job with a
large bank. After 3 years, you are laid off when the company downsizes. Describe the
steps you’d take to “repackage” yourself for another field.
1. Tim Roberts is preparing his balance sheet and income and expense statement for the
year ending June 30, 2012. He is having difficulty classifying six items and asks for your
help. Which, if any, of the following transactions are assets, liabilities, income, or expense
a. Tim rents a house for $925 a month.
b. On June 21, 2012, Tim bought diamond earrings for his wife and charged them using his
Visa card. The earrings cost $700, but he hasn’t yet received the bill.
c. Tim borrowed $2,500 from his parents last fall, but so far he has made no payments
d. Tim makes monthly payments of $120 on an installment loan; about half of it is interest,
and the balance is repayment of principal. He has 20 payments left, totaling $2,400.
e. Tim paid $2,900 in taxes during the year and is due a tax refund of $450, which he hasn’t
f. Tim invested $1,600 in some common stock.
2. Nancy and Bill Thompson are preparing their 2013 cash budget. Help the Thompsons
reconcile the following differences, giving reasons to support your answers.
a. Their only source of income is Bill’s salary, which amounts to $5,000 a month before
taxes. Nancy wants to show the $5,000 as their monthly income, whereas Bill argues that
his take-home pay of $3,917 is the correct value to show.
b. Nancy wants to make a provision for fun money, an idea that Bill cannot understand. He
asks, “Why do we need fun money when everything is provided for in the budget?”
3. Use future or present value techniques to solve the following problems.
a. If you inherited $25,000 today and invested all of it in a security that paid a 7% rate of
return, how much would you have in 25 years?
b. If the average new home costs $210,000 today, how much will it cost in 10 years if the
price increases by 5% each year?
c. You think that in 15 years it will cost $214,000 to provide your child with a 4-year college
education. Will you have enough if you take $75,000 today and invest it for the next 15
years at 5%?
d. If you can earn 5%, how much will you have to save each year if you want to retire in 35
years with $1 million?
4. Simon Fellows wishes to have $400,000 in a retirement fund 20 years from now. He can
create the retirement fund by making a single lump-sum deposit today.
a. If upon retirement in 20 years Simon plans to invest $400,000 in a fund that earns 5%,
what is the maximum annual withdrawal he can make over the following 15 years?
b. How much would Simon need to have on deposit at retirement in order to withdraw
$35,000 annually over the 15 years if the retirement fund earns 8%?
c. To achieve his annual withdrawal goal of $35,000 calculated in part b, how much more
than the amount calcul