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28 May 2008

Microeconomics: United States Economics

Thesis - 5 pages - Economy general

Most people I know have iPods, drive high-horsepower automobiles with complex inner workings, and pay little attention to newspaper articles regarding oil, stocks, and debt. First off, nobody wants to think about the avalanche amount of debt that's accumulating and what it can do to an economy...

27 May 2008

Nationalist Yearnings and the Modernization of China and Japan: The Importance of Economic Changes in Society to Revolution and Imperialism

Essay - 4 pages - Economy general

Western nations like Portugal or England did not simply encroach upon China's territory in the name of some abstract imperialist ideal. They had strong economic interest in the area, especially in keeping the tea trade alive. When diplomacy failed to win over the Chinese, military...

27 May 2008

First Steps Towards Success: The First National Convention

Essay - 3 pages - Economy general

Following the Revolution, drastic measures needed to be taken to insure America's survival and success if it was to truly become a rich and orderly nation after departure from British rule. The Articles of Confederation had been formulated and processed, yet proved not wholly productive,...

21 May 2008

International Institutions and Trade Liberalization: What has been the role of international institutions in promoting trade liberalization, and how successful have they been?

Essay - 3 pages - Economy general

When we look at the issue of trade liberalization and we question which international institutions have promoted it, we must ask what exactly is an international institution. In the formal sense, they are seen as “an organization established by multiple national governments, usually to...

19 May 2008

How Globalized are Cities in the Developing World?

Tutorials/exercises - 7 pages - Economy general

Asking ‘how globalized' a city is quite a loaded question; to determine or quantify the degree of globalization within a city is quite a arduous task. Globalization isn't measurable in neat increments; it isn't a static characteristic nor does it comprise static components. Diverse cities...

24 Apr 2008

The dependencia Theory And Its Impact on Latin America

Case study - 5 pages - Economy general

Latin America is one of the most troubled and interesting areas of the world. It has constantly been plagued by political, economic, and social hardships. For years outsiders have looked at Latin America and pondered why this region has not developed “normally”; in other words, like the...

23 Apr 2008

Book Review on Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

Book review - 5 pages - Economy general

According to Weber, industrial capitalism emerged in the west though the convergence of a number of key factors. Capitalism itself had existed in areas of the world prior to the west and had even shared some of the same key factors. For instance, capitalist enterprises were found to have...

23 Apr 2008

Examining the Causal Factors and Societal Ramifications of the Celtic Tiger Phenomenon

Essay - 5 pages - Economy general

When one examines the historic past of Ireland it is evident that this once colonial appendage of Brittan has had its fair share of despair. Within just over a hundred years Ireland as a whole has suffered through numerous crises including two famines, oil crisis, religious conflict and economic...

20 Apr 2008

The High Price of Consumerism

Essay - 4 pages - Economy general

“Education is not a preparation for the future, it is the future itself,” Read my bold shopping bag from the University Store. It was the first week of school, and nearly every fresh student was proudly sporting one of these bags, oblivious to the notion that their education is...

09 Apr 2008

Societal Evolution: The Industrial Revolution

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Economy general

As a complex network of intricate biological systems, the human body is indeed quite an intriguing aspect of nature. The origin of this elaborate design is an area of hot debate; however, as of late, increasing support has been given to biological-evolutionary theory. According to this theory, it...

08 Apr 2008

World Debt : A problem that has been a matter of global worry

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Economy general

A problem that has been a matter of global worry for the last decade is the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank's strangle hold on the growth and economic development of developing countries. The IMF and World Bank are supported by developed countries and continue to be supported by...

08 Apr 2008

Will Debt Relief Address the Needs of Highly Indebted Countries?

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Economy general

A question that has plagued economists, social scientists and political scientists for the last several years is solution to the staggering debt in underdeveloped countries. Depending on their background they will argue the need for greater institutions, the removal of corrupt governments, or...

07 Feb 2008

Global Governance and Economic Development

Case study - 11 pages - Economy general

According to common perception among economists, the idea of institutional economics started with Ronald Coarse's article, “The Nature of the Firm” (1937) where the concepts of transaction costs and economic analysis were first introduced (Coarse, 1998, p. 71). Since then, the field...

20 Apr 2007

Discuss the shift away from the conglomerate form in the advanced industrial countries, and its persistence in most emerging markets performance?

Essay - 5 pages - Economy general

Western business strategies are often held as models for emerging countries. Despite General Electric being the largest worldwide conglomerate, such success stories have become rather rare nowadays in the United States and Europe, although this is not true in Japan for cultural and historical...

20 Apr 2007

The results of the "Lisbon agenda" - the attempt to make Europe the world's most successful knowledge-based economy - are generally thought to have been disappointing. What steps should be taken by the European Union, and by national governments

Essay - 5 pages - Economy general

In March 2000, the Lisbon Strategy was launched to overcome a series of weaknesses in the European economy: long-term structural unemployment, a poor employment rate, and under-development of the service sector. In an often-quoted sentence, it has therefore assigned the EU “a new strategic...

28 Feb 2007

Discuss the main factors that determine product prices in the UK

Essay - 3 pages - Economy general

Predicting firms' behaviour and reactions to events is central for recent microeconomics. Economists have indeed put forward many theories to analyse firms' behaviour, main decisions of economic interest relate to outputs, investment, technology and above all prices which is the object of this...

22 Feb 2007

Why is technology so difficult to implement and manage?

Essay - 8 pages - Economy general

No one can deny the impact of technology as a source of competitive advantage for a firm. The introduction of a new technology or the development and the commercialization of a new product/ service are due to increase business benefits: it allows costs savings, improves the productivity...

19 Feb 2007

Globalization in Russia: The challenge of the transition to the world economy

Essay - 12 pages - Economy general

Fifteen years ago, the Soviet Union was a socialist authoritative country, tightly isolated from capitalist countries. Nowadays, its direct heir, Russia, is one of the most quickly growing markets of the world, strongly open on the global economy. During the 1990s, Russia underwent an...

23 Jan 2007

To what extent is Richard Branson, the English Tycoon, a very influential person in the British political life?

Essay - 11 pages - Economy general

Richard Branson is Britain's best-known entrepreneur. This self-made man started his first company at the age of 17 and succeeded in building an empire. Worth £3 billion and believed to be the ninth-richest man in the UK, the 56-year-old founder of the Virgin empire inspired a generation of...

02 Jan 2007

Why Globalization Works by Martin Wolf

Essay - 3 pages - Economy general

Martin Wolf, a British economist and prominent journalist at the Financial Times, is an ardent defender of globalization, i.e. of global economic integration through free trade. His book aims to demonstrate that globalization makes the world better off and that the problem is not that there is...

11 Dec 2006

Development economics - Sharecropping

Essay - 6 pages - Economy general

In sharecropping contracts with cost sharing, why is the cost share borne by the tenant equal to the output share accruing to him? Sharecropping is an arrangement or system of farming, prevalent in many Less Developed Countries in which a tenant works on land which he does not own, giving...

27 Nov 2006

Why is China so competitive? Measuring and explaining China's competitiveness

Essay - 36 pages - Economy general

In the first part of our paper we will present the theoretical background of the international trade. We will begin with the description of the evolution of the comparative advantage theories, and then continue with the competitive advantage theory. On this point it is important to mention that...

29 Aug 2006

Is the Washington consensus dead ?

Essay - 10 pages - Economy general

“The Washington Consensus has been dead for years,” said the World Bank President James D. Wolfensohn at the opening of a conference on ‘Scaling up Poverty Reduction' in Shanghai on 25 May, 2004. “It's been replaced by all sorts of other consensuses. But today we're...

21 Aug 2006

The economic results of the 2004 enlargement of the European Union

Essay - 15 pages - Economy general

Two years ago, the European Union was joined by 10 new members whose 8 were former communist countries (plus Malta and Cyprus). The fifth enlargement has been the most ambitious in the history of the European Union. It was the largest ever in terms of number of countries (10) and population (75...

27 Jul 2006

The political influence on organization decision making towards corporate social responsability: a socio economic approach

Essay - 30 pages - Economy general

This research will look at the political influence on organization decision making towards social responsibility. To do so, a combination of social and economic theories will be used. In chapter three, the political field and the political actors in this research...

27 Jul 2006

Knowledge, growth without scale effects, and the product life cycle

Dissertation - 260 pages - Economy general

For several reasons, knowledge cannot be treated like any other commodity. One of these reasons is the nonrivalrous nature of knowledge, which means that one person's use of certain knowledge does not diminish another person's use of the same knowledge (at the same time). This important property...

22 Jan 2005

The current situation of small scale coffee production in Latin America

Thesis - 7 pages - Economy general

Recently, the global coffee market has fallen into a profound crisis. Prices paid to coffee producers in real dollar terms, have fallen to a hundred year low. Many families have been forced to abandon traditional farming. There is consequently an important wave of unemployment in the farming...