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ECON 457 International Trade: About your Region Specific Case Study Spring 2021

Built for Dr. Mostashari by Dan Maynard, Business Librarian

Guidelines for this assignment

Region Specific Case Study Research Paper & Group Presentation (100 points/10% of your final grade). The region for this semester is South America. Select one of these sovereign countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay. Note: You may not select Venezuela, Columbia, or French Guiana (France).

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 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.

Schedule

Region Specific Case Study Research Paper & Group Presentation (100 points/10% of your final grade).

Case Study Research Paper

  1. Country selection & team roster. Select from: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay. Note: You may not select Venezuela, Columbia, or French Guiana (France).Due to Dr. Mostashari via Blackboard Tuesday 2/9 at 9:30 am
  2. Draft 1 - Outline of your paper to include: title page, executive summary page (label with no content), body with labels and headings, references page (showing recommended sources), completed tables 1&2, and completed figures 1&2. Due Tuesday 3/2 at 12 noon (upload MS Word doc on Bb. Single Attempt. Only MS Word docs will be scored)
  3. Draft 2 Revision of Draft 1 of your paper to include: title page; executive summary page (label with no content); body with text, labels, headings, and in-text citations; references page (showing recommended sources and additional sources), completed tables 1&2, and completed figures 1&2. Due Tuesday 3/23 at 12 noon (upload MS Word doc on Bb. Single Attempt. Only MS Word docs will be scored)
  4. Final Draft of your Paper. Due Tuesday 4/13 at 12 noon. Bring hard copy to class. Upload MS Word doc on Bb. Single Attempt. Only MS Word docs will be scored.
  5. Group presentation TBD

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Adapted from U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. (n.d.). Political South America (References tab: Regional and world maps). The World Factbook. Author. Retrieved July 1, 2020 from https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/attachments/images/large/south_america-political.jpg?1561570931

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