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30 Sep 2009

The French energy market

Thesis - 8 pages - Economy general

On July 2007 started the last step of the opening up of the energy market in France, i.e., of the electricity and gas markets. This process started in 1996 when the European Union decided to open up its market and liberalize it, in order to create one single market without monopoly. It was a big...

29 Sep 2009

Business cycles in France

Thesis - 8 pages - Economy general

The INSEE released one of the most concerning figures about the French economic environment: the opinion of the households has never been so low since 1987. In fact, tightening credit conditions, higher oil and primary goods prices, and the American financial crisis are undermining the mood of...

29 Sep 2009

Exporting products from United Kingdom to Russian market

Thesis - 5 pages - Economy general

We are a British company specialized in luxurious umbrellas. Our turnover was of £845,000 in 2007. Nowadays we export our products in all of Western Europe; our biggest customers are France and Italy. Our firm is now a big company and it is carrying on to growth. We wish to extend our market and...

25 Sep 2009

The world monetary situation: A fresh look

Thesis - 7 pages - Economy general

Peaceful heat of exhausted dog-days fluttered around the Federal Reserve Board building on C Street, Washington, DC. It was noon and time for another monthly open-to-the- public “brown bag” seminar. Experience must have taught the organizers not to expect mobs thirsting for detailed...

25 Sep 2009

A revamping of the Australian economy

Thesis - 7 pages - Economy general

Amidst a national economic crisis, many people seem to overlook the fact that several other countries throughout the world are also having problems with their economy. Among these is Australia, a country most people forget about other than their occasional dinner at the “Outback”, but...

23 Sep 2009

The world as a Polder

Thesis - 2 pages - Economy general

Globalization is a two-sided coin. It seems that for every problem it solves, it creates a new one. On the other hand, for many of the problems it creates, it can enable a solution. To call globalization a positive force for the environment because it can fix the problems that globalization...

17 Sep 2009

A brief overview of the Indian marine industry

Thesis - 4 pages - Economy general

Among India's total marine product exports constitute a segment, which has been growing rapidly. Marine products export is contributing a significant share in increasing India's foreign exchange resources. Till the end of 1960, export of Indian marine products mainly consisted of dried...

04 Sep 2009

A 'Realty' Check: The real estate scenario

Thesis - 16 pages - Economy general

We all know how volatile the real estate market is yet we all are lured by the real estate market in some way or the other. Either we enter the real estate market as a buyer or as a seller or may be as an investor and in some cases with the intent of making it big in this sector. However, most of...

04 Sep 2009

The economic condition of Africa

Thesis - 5 pages - Economy general

Africa, from what I've learned, seems to be a place of change, some for the better and some for the worse. With this change comes a lot of political turmoil and with that turmoil and the promise of riches at the expense of their country comes corruption. One country with which I've had a lot of...

24 Aug 2009

Economic development in Nigeria: The role of agriculture, FDI and trade relations with China, India and the USA

Case study - 15 pages - Economy general

Nigeria is one of the countries in Africa which have a large economy. It is also one of the most populated countries in Africa with the highest number of labor. The country is well endowed with mineral resources compared to other countries in Africa. It is the largest oil producer in Africa and...

11 Aug 2009

Integrating law and economics

Case study - 11 pages - Economy general

The subjects of both law and economics are two very dissimilar things, however, when used together, can be quite effective. The integration of the two also would be beneficial in meeting certain political, social, and cultural objectives. Combining both law and economics would be...

11 Aug 2009

Critical review of free trade debates

Thesis - 5 pages - Economy general

George Grantham, a professor of economics at McGill University, used examples from manorial England to show that the Ricardian concept of comparative advantage through free trade was not applicable during the pre-industrial period. According to the author, the English economy was...

10 Aug 2009

Rise of the corporate state

Case study - 7 pages - Economy general

Our history has been marked by intense and often violent class struggles, and the government has played a partisan role in these conflicts, mostly on the side of big business. In 1845 in New York, Baltimore, New Orleans, St. Louis and other urban areas, the richest 1% owned the biggest...

29 Jul 2009

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario: Economic development in the 21st Century

Thesis - 5 pages - Economy general

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, is located on the St. Marys River in Ontario, Canada, across from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, in the United States [Figure 1]. With a population of 74,945 [Statistics Canada, 2009], it is the third largest city in Northern Ontario after Sudbury and Thunder Bay....

29 Jul 2009

Satisfying demand: W. S. Jevons and the law of diminishing marginal utility

Thesis - 5 pages - Economy general

W. S. Jevons' The Theory of Political Economy marks the shift from classical to the development of neo-classical economic theory in the nineteenth century. Classical political economy originated in the eighteenth century as an expansion of moral philosophy, uniting observation of facts...

29 Jul 2009

Keynesian economics: The transition to the Washington consensus

Thesis - 5 pages - Economy general

Recent political events concerning the international economic downturn have revived the discussion of Keynesian economic theory due to the apparent failure of free market neo-liberalism. On 26 September, 2008, French President Nicolas Sarkozy remarked that “we must rethink the financial...

14 Jul 2009

Global cities in crisis: Mumbai and the housing crisis

Thesis - 3 pages - Economy general

When it comes to examining global city regions, it is clear that elites within the city have to deal with two processes at the same time: globalization and continuing devolution of the state. These are trends that create opportunities and challenges. Global cities are complicated...

14 Jul 2009

Economic profile: Kamloops, British Columbia

Thesis - 5 pages - Economy general

Kamloops, British Columbia is an interesting city when it comes to social economic development. This is true because the community is one that draws on many different industrial sectors to drive its economy: agriculture, mining, forestry, manufacturing, transportation, tourism and high...

13 Jul 2009

Labor market inequality in Canada

Thesis - 4 pages - Economy general

When Canada was conceived it was in the early stages of the industrial era, it was an economy that was still a manufacturing based society, it was based on an abundant work force and viable transportation infrastructure. As the nation grew though, it developed into a post-industrial society that...

13 Jul 2009

Reasons for small business success and failure: Reflections of a literature review

Thesis - 4 pages - Economy general

Within all major economies, the role of the small business is significant; as such it is important to understand the factors associated with why some small businesses fail and why others are successful. For the purposes of this paper we will assume that a small business is a for-profit enterprise...

13 Jul 2009

Globalization's winners and losers

Thesis - 3 pages - Economy general

Globalization has been good to North Americans over the past few decades. As Fishlow and Parker argue, “Television sets, microwaves, automobiles, and computers have become less expensive and more reliable,” a reality that speaks to the greater fact that our collective quality of life...

13 Jul 2009

The global auto industry: Dire on some fronts; Better on others

Thesis - 4 pages - Economy general

The auto industry, especially in North America and Europe, seems to have nothing but bad news these days. Whether the subject is government bailouts, downsizing, labor relations, job losses, bankruptcy, mergers, or the price of gasoline, it appears to be one depressing piece of news after the...

15 Jun 2009

The rich dad & poor debt: An Indian perspective

Thesis - 10 pages - Economy general

Today the world is facing heat due to sub-prime crisis. All the developed countries and developing countries have caught recessionary fever. Even the powerful economy of china has also felt ‘D' factor (downturn in the economic activities). The epicenter of the crisis is U.S.A. It is all...

15 Jun 2009

Indian economy and how it has managed the global crisis

Thesis - 11 pages - Economy general

“Money which is the source of unlimited benefits, becomes the cause of calamity and unhappiness if not controlled” - Robert Shan The above quotation by Robert Shan exactly describes the reason of current global financial crisis. The current global financial crises are the...

15 Jun 2009

Global crisis and its impact on the Indian economy

Thesis - 5 pages - Economy general

After a long spell of growth, the Indian economy is experiencing a downturn. Industrial growth is faltering, inflation remains at high levees, the current account deficit is widening, foreign exchange reserves are depleting and the rupee is depreciating, these features can related to the current...

15 Jun 2009

Effect of global crisis on the Indian economy

Thesis - 8 pages - Economy general

India a fastest developing country, also not excluded from the list of affected economies from the global crisis. Before 3-4 months everything was all right even our growth rate was reflecting the story of our growth, but suddenly major developed country so called super power nation U.S trapped...

15 Jun 2009

Disinvestment of equity shares in public sector undertaking

Thesis - 5 pages - Economy general

Public sector undertakings (PSUs) are companies established by the central government under the Companies Act or as statutory corporations under specific statues of parliament. PSUs were established in the early 1950s for rapid industrial and economic growth, to create necessary infrastructure,...

10 Jun 2009

The Abu Sayyaf holds the raging Philippines' economy captive

Thesis - 5 pages - Economy general

The Philippines finds itself in Southeast Asia, in a wondrous archipelago of seven thousand islands in the Western Pacific. It began as a Spanish colony but was ceded first by the Spanish to the Americans, and subsequently by the Americans to the Japanese; it eventually achieved independence on...

07 Jun 2009

A study on the origin and effect of the industrial revolution in England

Thesis - 12 pages - Economy general

The Industrial Revolution refers to the first breakthrough from a rural handicraft economy to a urban machine driven manufacturing economy that took place in England around 1780 C.E., and which, in the course of the next one hundred years, spread and established itself over much of Europe and...

30 May 2009

The impact of Al Qaeda's attacks on the financial sector

Thesis - 5 pages - Economy general

“Five-and-a-half years ago, 19 terrorists hijacked four airplanes and changed the course of history. Just as we underestimated Al Qaeda then, we risk repeating the same mistake now.” (Hoffman 2007, 44). First, the question itself merits a two or so sentences - it is interesting by...

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