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21 Jun 2010
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The global economic crisis and its impact on the German economy: The case of Strabag AG

Thesis - 7 pages - Economy general

The world economy is going through a very difficult period. The global economic crisis which began in the USA with the collapse of the sub-prime mortgage market, spread to the rest of the world. After the US, Europe was the first to experience the negative impact of the crisis. This paper...

18 Jun 2010
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The development of emerging markets over the past 20 years

Thesis - 7 pages - Economy general

In 2007, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in emerging countries was over 50% of global GDP. Today, the world is divided into four categories of countries: rich countries, those with average income and rapid growth, those with average income and slow growth, and poor countries. Emerging markets...

18 Jun 2010
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The economic development of the world since 1945

Thesis - 8 pages - Economy general

Since 1945, the world has experienced a period of growth which, although slowed down since 1973, has nevertheless continued until today. However, the size, pace and character of this growth has changed over a period of time and is different for different countries. What factors explain...

18 Jun 2010
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The future of China in a global context

Thesis - 4 pages - Economy general

The People's Republic of China, more commonly known as China is over 9.6 million square kilometers and accounts for more than one fifth of the global population. China is also a demographic giant as this country has more than 1.3 billion people. Beijing, the capital of china,...

18 Jun 2010
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Two centuries of economic growth: Europe chasing the American frontier (Robert J Gordon)

Thesis - 6 pages - Economy general

This paper deals with the gap between the economic developments of the United States with respect to the main Western European Countries in the last two centuries. In the mid-nineteenth century, Europe and the U.S. had similar GDP and productivity levels. However, over a period of time...

18 Jun 2010
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Mankiw's ten principles of economics

Thesis - 4 pages - Economy general

Economic principles refer to the ideas that govern the “principles of economic life”. According to Harvard Professor N. Gregory Mankiw, these principles may be consolidated under 10 heads and refers to how the economy works and what factors influence the economic decisions of people....

16 Jun 2010
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Dooms day in Europe

Thesis - 4 pages - Economy general

The advent of globalization has significantly reduced the international trade barriers. However, we have fallen prey to a host of other related issues as well. One major issue is the recent financial crisis which was triggered off by the stock market crash of January 21, 2008. It started off with...

16 Jun 2010
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An overview of the World Bank

Thesis - 6 pages - Economy general

In April 2007, a scandal broke out around the president of the World Bank, Paul Wolfowitz. He had granted a salary increase of nearly 50% in 2005 to his girlfriend, Shaha Ali Riza. This salary hike was double the amount allowed under the employee guidelines. Beyond the depravity of the character,...

16 Jun 2010
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Free trade in the global scenario

Thesis - 6 pages - Economy general

After the English Economist David Ricardo proposed the theory of comparative advantages, economists were confident of the superiority of free trade that they called it a 'law'. However, for the last twenty years, free trade has been questioned. This questioning trend has its roots...

16 Jun 2010
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The need to protect the U.S. banking sector

Thesis - 5 pages - Economy general

The Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD,) presented its analysis of the American financial crisis in the summer of 2008 as “The turmoil faced by the financial markets is increasingly showing signs of calming down. “ Contrary to this optimistic forecast,...

14 May 2010
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The housing market and the real estate industry in the United Kingdom

Thesis - 5 pages - Economy general

The housing market today stands out as the sorted out scope of business venture which caters to the needs of a variety of customers, whose participation is been increasing over a period of time with big players dominating the market. Housing is one of the most basic necessities and such a...

03 May 2010
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American business in the age of the modern corporation: Government, infrastructure and the corporation

Thesis - 4 pages - Economy general

When analyzing the history of the American corporation, it is tempting to believe that the cause of the rapid rise of large, hierarchical corporation, in a highly concentrated industry is over determined. Historians have advanced theories that explain this “corporate revolution” as...

07 Apr 2010
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Box-Jenkins vs. artificial neural networks in predicting commodity prices forecasting the export prices of Thai rice

Essay - 8 pages - Economy general

International commodity prices are determined by supply and demand, and to a large extent, governmental interventions through trade barriers and subsidies. Forecasting rice prices has always been a great challenge to researchers because determinants of supply and demand such as agricultural and...

06 Apr 2010
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ICT and economic development: Analyzing Thailand's path to the information economy

Tutorials/exercises - 13 pages - Economy general

This analysis of the development of Thailand's information economy places particular emphasis on its ICT and social infrastructure development. Drawing upon lessons learned from similar development trajectories in Ireland, China, and India we develop a set of guidelines for Thailand to consider...

25 Mar 2010
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Canada as a global leader to lessen the gap between wealthy and poor nations

Thesis - 3 pages - Economy general

In 2006 there were malnourished people living in eighty countries around the globe. During this same period, as the world experiences its greatest wealth ever in history, 40 000 people, daily, die from hunger. With such a staggering disparity the world can no longer question if inequality...

24 Mar 2010
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Changes in principal macroeconomic variables over the course of a business cycle and the attempts of the government to control the fluctuations in pursuit of macroeconomic objectives

Thesis - 3 pages - Economy general

An upturn takes place after a recession and is almost like the recovery stage after the slide. Inflation is at a low level and growth in GDP is beginning start again. Interest rates are low which means there is more borrowing in the economy which means more money for businesses to invest...

24 Mar 2010
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Common-pool resources in Bolivia

Thesis - 2 pages - Economy general

The age of neoliberalism has posed a threat to the development of communal organization and the success of common-pool resources. The “tragedy of the commons” is the presumed fate of common-pool resources, in which they are either privatized or appropriated by the national government...

24 Feb 2010
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Analytic paper on the current state of economic development and its system of governance in Somalia

Thesis - 5 pages - Economy general

Somalia's recent history has been mired in protracted civil wars resulting in a corrupt and fragmented distribution of governance and power, with a lack of basic governance at central level. As a result, the insecurity and political fragmentation is extremely high and “the nationwide level...

24 Feb 2010
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Transition to free market economies - A study of Poland, Hungary and the Ukraine

Thesis - 17 pages - Economy general

The end of the Cold War reshaped the international political and socio-economic framework. Appurtenant to the fall of the Soviet Union's stronghold and control in Eastern European states was the move from planned economies to transition economies. However, whilst a central aim of these states was...

16 Feb 2010
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Food and economy of the Aztec people

Thesis - 6 pages - Economy general

The Aztec are a complex and fascinating people that inhabited Mesoamerica during the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. Despite their lack of formal script and official currency, a significant amount of information has been obtained through their artifacts and from foreign accounts of their...

15 Feb 2010
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Trade off between the economic benefits as opposed to the ethical and environmental problems of increasing international trade

Thesis - 12 pages - Economy general

The concept of ethics, social responsibility and accountability in business is inherently complex and has fuelled polarized debate as to the parameters of its role in practice. Furthermore, this has been compounded by the integration of the globalization phenomenon into international business;...

04 Jan 2010
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Lessons from subprime meltdown

Thesis - 6 pages - Economy general

The sub-prime market emerged in the United States during the 1990's on account of a prolonged period of low interest rates during the Alan Greenspan regime. Many institutions offered home loans to borrowers who were unable to get the best rates from lenders, either due to their incomplete credit...

24 Nov 2009
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An analysis of the importance of the existence of limited liability companies in the 21st century

Thesis - 11 pages - Economy general

It is the aim of this paper to analyze the importance of the existence of limited liability companies in the 21st century, as a means of fostering entrepreneurial spirit, and to argue that while the above aim is regarded as essential in the market economy, there is invariably a need for a clear...

24 Nov 2009
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Encouraging companies: The British government way

Thesis - 4 pages - Economy general

British Trade International (BTI) is the body that brings together the work of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in support of international trade and investment. It helps British business to become more internationally competitive and...

24 Nov 2009
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A report on how an outbreak of disease can affect the tourism industry

Thesis - 7 pages - Economy general

FMD is a viral disease affecting cloven-hoofed animals such as cattle and sheep. It is considered one of the most infectious animal diseases spreading by direct or indirect contact with infected animals. It is not a fatal disease (most recover within two weeks) and poses no threat...

30 Oct 2009
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Foreign direct investment (FDI) as an attractive option for companies

Thesis - 4 pages - Economy general

Companies choose to venture into international markets since they want to maximize returns for their shareholders. Entry in foreign markets could prove to be a risky proposition. Foreign direct investment has many benefits. It enables the parent company to establish its operations in foreign...

27 Oct 2009
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Globalization: Its impact on economies

Thesis - 7 pages - Economy general

Globalization has made the world smaller. Trade barriers have fallen yet the full effects of globalization are yet to be visible especially in the developing countries. Globalization has also increased the risk appetite which has resulted in financial meltdown in previous decades. ...

27 Oct 2009
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Title: Impact of oil price rise on economy: A case study of Europe

Thesis - 3 pages - Economy general

The economies of Western Europe faced teething problems which was further aggravated by the price rise in oil in 1973. Europe, which experienced decline in economic growth throughout 1960s, had barely recovered when the oil price started to rise. The steps taken by government proved ineffective...

27 Oct 2009
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The U.S. economic crisis and possible solutions

Thesis - 10 pages - Economy general

The U.S. economic cycle was due to many factors that had roots for over a decade. Much of what has been seen was due to the high levels of confidence built over the years as a result of healthy and fast growing economy, and to the improper steps taken by many of the financial institutions...

27 Oct 2009
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A study on the slowdown in the US real estates and its impact

Thesis - 6 pages - Economy general

Recession in US has affected the other countries also along with it. US is the leading trader with many countries. Hence if the us economy slows down it would ultimately affect the other countries also. To get in further details it's important to know the meaning of recession. Recession...