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06 Jun 2014
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The key problems of urbanization :Suggestions and solutions which would form part of sustainable development

Essay - 4 pages - Economy general

It is now a universal fact that living standards depend upon a perfect harmony between humans and their social environment, for example, the function of medical care, education systems, as well as social pension systems. Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, cities have been growing...

13 Jan 2014
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The economy of Portugal

Case study - 18 pages - Economy general

Portugal joined EU in the 1986 and since then has remodeled its economy in more than one way. Portugal's economy was mostly based on production of agricultural products, where about two thirds of the country was employed in this sector. After joining the EU Portugal has diversified its economy...

13 Dec 2013
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The foundation of classical economics

Case study - 5 pages - Economy general

Adam Smith is one of the most influential individuals to have ever lived. His insights and new ideas into the discipline of economics have cemented his place in history as one of the greatest economists of all time. Smith was born in Kirkclady Scotland in 1723, he attended Glasgow University and...

13 Dec 2013
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Spain economy: An empirical analysis

Case study - 5 pages - Economy general

Spain is one of the largest economies in Europe with a GDP over 1.3 trillion USD. They experienced an economic boom in the early 2000's as most industrialized nations did. However, with an increasing trade deficit, looming of the housing bubble about to burst and the worldwide financial crisis in...

10 Dec 2013
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Labor Supply and Earned Income Tax Credit

Case study - 4 pages - Economy general

Poverty has long been an economic and political issue in the United States of America. Throughout the last century, several anti-poverty programs have been established. One of the most principal of these programs is the earned income tax credit, or EITC for short. The program has an...

16 Aug 2013
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Economics is the study of the allocation of scarce resources amongst unlimited and conflicting end uses

Case study - 2 pages - Economy general

In this world that we live in, there exists a problem due to the conflict between the scarcity of resources and the unlimited wants of the people. Economics is concerned with dealing with this problem, as efficiently as possible. Why, then, are resources scarce? The problem of scarcity arises due...

29 Nov 2012
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Economics: Taxes and subsidies

Case study - 3 pages - Economy general

There are two types of tax systems that work simultaneously in an economy. These two systems are called direct and indirect taxation. Both of these systems have different effects on the economy in terms of an incentive or disincentive. Direct taxation is levied on the income of people. They pay...

23 Aug 2012
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'There can be little doubt that price is the most essential element in marketing mix'. Discuss, with reference to appropriate business examples.

Case study - 3 pages - Economy general

As today's marketing becoming more complex than decades, entrepreneurs desire to seek a useful tool to make their product distinguish from others, in other words, to design a successful marketing campaign. Marketing mix is one of the essential approaches to make business strategy. Capon (2009)...

20 Aug 2012
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The invalidity and critics to Pritchett's theory of 'Divergence: Big time'

Case study - 3 pages - Economy general

The agenda of the recent G20 summit in Seoul, Korea, focused on economic recovery, sustainable world growth, and development, reveals that globalization and its effects are at the heart of the most important international debates. While world leaders are concerned with managing the future effects...

26 Feb 2012
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South Africa - An investment-friendly economy

Thesis - 7 pages - Economy general

This paper is devoted to one of the most advanced, broad-based and productive economy in Africa. This paper is about trying to understand how the Republic of South Africa became "one of the most advanced and productive economies" in Africa. We will pay attention to foreign direct investment and...

12 Dec 2011
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Economic stimulus packages and bail outs

Essay - 3 pages - Economy general

One of the largest and most frightening problems associated with the economic stimulus packages and the bail outs is the idea that the government is simply ignoring the powers and limits the Constitution applies to it. This can be a frightening scenario because the Constitution was put into place...

12 Sep 2011
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Which extension is possible for Europe and and with what consequences?

Thesis - 18 pages - Economy general

"A day will come when all the nations of the continent will merge strictly in a superior unity and will constitute the European brotherhood" it will have been necessary more than a century so that this premonitory speech of Victor Hugo pronounced in 1849, pass from utopia to the reality. The...

25 Aug 2011
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Optimum Currency Areas and the Euro-Zone: An Analysis of how the Euro-Zone can become an Optimum Currency Area

Thesis - 4 pages - Economy general

In the following paper, we make use of one of the chapters of our textbook, which focuses on Optimum Currency Areas in relation to Europe. After perusing the information thus provided, we found related articles that would provide us with significant information that would allow us to compile an...

22 Aug 2011
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John Kennith Galbraith: The Last of the Institutionalists

Essay - 2 pages - Economy general

John Kenneth Galbraith is a very radical economist whose biggest impact took place during the 1950s as the rebound of the Second World War left the United States penniless. Born in Canada but practices in the U.S., John Kenneth Galbraith is one of the most influential economists the United Sates...

22 Aug 2011
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Globalization and its impact: Case of Africa

Case study - 11 pages - Economy general

As defined by the Merriam-Webster English language dictionary, globalization is “the tendency of investment funds and businesses to move beyond domestic and national markets to other markets around the globe and thereby increase the inter-connectivity of different markets.”...

20 Jul 2011
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Economic Unrest in France: A Twentieth-Century analysis

Thesis - 10 pages - Economy general

The French Revolution of 1789 is perhaps one of the most well-known and significant revolutions in modern history. The Revolution was not only influential in its establishment of a new regime in France, but, to quote Scott W. Haine, “Not only did the French Revolution produce modern...

29 Jun 2011
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Economic reform in China and Russia: A Comparison

Essay - 4 pages - Economy general

When economic reforms first began in China and Russia, regime stability, when classified as a product of political legitimacy, has, overall, seen only marginal change. Though they are now classified as illiberal democracies, and have opened up economically—China more so than Russia —...

27 Jun 2011
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Cost realism analysis

Essay - 3 pages - Economy general

Cost realism analysis is the process of evaluating the methodology by the offeror to estimate the proposed cost and is done by using information other than cost or pricing data (Cole, 2001). This technique is useful in selecting the offeror that best fits the awards of the contract. It is done...

24 Jun 2011
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Monetary Policy: Efficient Markets Hypothesis

Case study - 15 pages - Economy general

The efficient markets hypothesis does not constitute a good approximation to reality, and is often violated to a substantial degree in financial markets. The efficient markets hypothesis states that the price of every stock equals the value of the stock, so no stock is a better buy than any...

06 Jun 2011
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India's impact on the world economy

Thesis - 8 pages - Economy general

The emergence of China and India as major economic players has had an important impact on the last 20 years of globalization, and it is now leading to important structural changes in the balance of power between countries by challenging the domination of the Triad: The United States, the European...

27 Apr 2011
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South Korea: An Electronics Industry

Thesis - 6 pages - Economy general

On what competitive advantages did South Korea lean to build a successful model of economic development? What factors can make South Korea particularly attractive as a market and as a base for value-added activities? After the war which led to the division of the peninsula and Korea in 1953,...

21 Mar 2011
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Globalization, Economic Growth and Social Acceptance: The Case for the Olympics in China

Thesis - 5 pages - Economy general

In 2008, China was poised upon the brink of world domination. Set to host the Summer Olympic Games in its capital Beijing, China would come off from this two week-long event as a victorious host and dominant world power, or as a failed, backward, socially regressive society, still ill prepared...

20 Mar 2011
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Proposals to face the Euro crisis

Thesis - 4 pages - Economy general

During a certain period, the funny abbreviation “PIIGS” was to be found everywhere in the news; this referred to Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, Spain, the five European “sick men”, endangering the survival of the Eurozone itself. While their situation still remains...

14 Mar 2011
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Competitive Advantage of Wine Industry in France

Thesis - 10 pages - Economy general

According to Michael Porter, any economic analysis should consider non-quantifiable data. He criticizes the lack of comprehensiveness from the the majority of today's economists regarding the evaluation of competitiveness of industries (Porter, 1990). The Diamond Model of Michael Porter for...

03 Mar 2011
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"History of Capitalism" (part 4 to part 7) by Michel Beaud (2000)

Book review - 35 pages - Economy general

Capitalism is a logic based on the production of goods. It became prominent in Britain along with Europe and the United States during the "early industrial" era from 1770 to 1860: Textiles, machinery, railways and arms. But capitalism in its historical movement, also concerns the capitalist...

03 Mar 2011
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The instability of the international financial system and the proposals for reform proposals

Dissertation - 193 pages - Economy general

In 1997, an earthquake hit Asian stock exchanges, the shock wave reached Russia a year later, and then Latin America, including Brazil in 1999. To the world, these crises have been a succession of real and financial shocks of exceptional magnitude. Far from having exogenous origins, this global...

03 Mar 2011
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The Tobin Tax: relevance or utopia?

Essay - 5 pages - Economy general

In 1972, when the world was plagued by monetary upheavals, the economist James Tobin submitted a proposal to tax currency transactions, which would enable governments to regain their independent macroeconomic policy, at a conference at Princeton University. The main objective of such a tax is to...

03 Mar 2011
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Danone joint venture and rupture of Danone and Wahaha

Case study - 6 pages - Economy general

An international joint venture (it is most often) is a separate legal organizational entity in which at least two partners participate economically, geographically and legally independently of each other. The joint venture may be formed entirely on a new basis, or be the result of the merger of...

03 Mar 2011
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Simulation of international business - the virtual launch of IBM Malaysia

Market study - 35 pages - Economy general

The aim of this project is to study the context of an international business case. This simulation allows all to acquire knowledge of the many stages involved in performing such an undertaking from the implementation of a real file to a virtual launch of a product on the market. The company...

03 Mar 2011
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The current financial crisis compared with the 1929 crisis

Essay - 10 pages - Economy general

The growing number of newspapers and magazines citing similarities between the 1929 crisis and the current crisis raises questions about the relevance of these comparisons. Since the 1930s, the world has experienced other crises, but the magnitude that one is now experiencing, explains the key...