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ECON 457 International Trade: About your Region Specific Case Study Spring 2022

Built for Dr. Mostashari by Dan Maynard, Business Librarian

Guidelines for this assignment

Regional Case Study Research Paper & Group Presentation (100 points/10% of your final grade). This is a five page paper, plus a title page, an executive summary, references page, a table of major economic indicators, a table of major trading partners, a figure comprised of a photograph of your group and a figure comprised of a map of your country showing its contiguous neighbors.

The background material and the content of your table of major economic indicators should be based on the Europa World Year Book. Your map should be adapted from the World Factbook. All recommended sources are identified and described in the LibGuide.

The region for this semester is the Middle East. Select one of these countries: Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, or the United Arab Emirate (UAE). All of these countries are listed on the Big Mac Index.

WK5: Country selection & team roster with photo (this will become Figure 1 of your paper) due Tuesday, February 8. 

WK6: Orientation Region Specific Case Study Research Paper Tuesday, TBD. Includes two group pre-class assignments found at the Virtual Library content area. Due by 12 noon, Monday TBD

WK8: Draft 1 of your paper is due NLT 11:59 PM on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Include: A completed Title Page, show recommended labels and headings, show text of the introduction and Background sections with in-text citations, show a references page, show a completed Table 1, Table 2, and a Fgure1 and a Figure 2. Show the document in the order of manuscript pages. (upload assignment as an MS Word doc on Bb, other formats will not be scored) (upload assignment as an MS Word doc on Bb, other formats will not be scored)

WK11: Draft 2 of your paper is due NLT 11:59 PM on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Treat this as a final draft, including a completed Executive Summary.. (upload assignment as an MS Word doc on Bb, other formats will not be scored)

WK15: Final Paper & Turnitin is due NLT class on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. Bring hard copy to class and upload as an MS Word doc on Bb, single submission, other formats will not be scored..

The text of your paper should use the recommended sources, supplemented with your assigned readings, the classroom lectures and discussions, and your own thoughts.

Format your paper in APA style using the template provided in the LibGuide. Format your paper, and document your sources in APA style based on the APA publications manual (seventh edition). Guidance on APA style is provided in the LibGuide.

Your Group Presentation should be informed by your Case Study Research Paper. For example, groups will often present slides using charts constructed from the data in their table to illustrate a point.


Adapted from World Factbook

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