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29 Sep 2010

Environmental Economics: global warming

Essay - 14 pages - Economy general

This essay is about the climate change and the direct and indirect effect on our environment, not only caused by human activities. The increased concentration of the greenhouse gases which include carbon-di-oxide and others, over the last 150 years has dramatically progressed. This fact, caused...

29 Sep 2010

Cradle-to-cradle design

Dissertation - 45 pages - Economy general

Faced with the increasing damage inflicted on the planet by industrial development, environmentalists have traditionally argued that we need to put a halt on economic growth. This approach has neither been realistic nor efficient. Fortunately, a new way of thinking has emerged with respect to the...

29 Sep 2010

Comparison between the US and Japanese banking systems

Dissertation - 11 pages - Economy general

The Japanese and the Americans have different perceptions of time. This difference exists as part of their culture and the values they advocate. The cultural, political and historical background consequently leads to two different banking forms: the bank-based and the market-based systems. Until...

29 Sep 2010

Comparison between the ports of Antwerp, Le Havre and Rotterdam (2005)

Thesis - 35 pages - Economy general

Le Havre harbor is simple in meaning and it represents a harbor. Le Havre Harbor occupies a predominant position in the European terrain. In fact, Le Havre is believed to be ?The European Door'. A door through which trade is facilitated globally. Le Havre is articulated by complex and...

29 Sep 2010

In order to promote the wealth of nations, what should be the relationship between the visible hand of the state and the invisible hand of the market?

Essay - 8 pages - Economy general

The decline of social democracy in Europe during the last decade is one of the examples which seem to show that there is no other global alternative for a state regulation under the market in the globalisation context. The predominance of the market in a political economy is not recent. ...

29 Sep 2010

eBay : Company profile and strategy

Case study - 6 pages - Economy general

With the advent of the new technologies, the distribution network has been completely reframed. The introduction of the Internet has revolutionized the consumer behavior. Indeed, electronic commerce has flourished over the last 5 years and the companies cannot afford to ignore such a development....

29 Sep 2010

Internet Marketing Strategy Expedia.com and its main competitor Travelocity

Case study - 15 pages - Economy general

Taking a vacation has become increasingly easy as it is convenient to go online and book holidays. Probably more convenient than visiting a brick-and-mortar travel agency. The number of people booking holidays online is increasing as more and more people are becoming computer-literate,...

29 Sep 2010

Pros and cons for the UK to join the Single currency

Essay - 4 pages - Economy general

For many people, in favour of the EMU and the sceptics of EMU alike, the single currency points is inescapably part of the political union. Looking at past history, monetary unions linking independent states of dissimilar size and power (like that of Belgium and Luxembourg today) have not been...

29 Sep 2010

Garten (Jeffrey E.), the Big Ten

Essay - 5 pages - Economy general

Jeffrey E. Garten is a Washington executive who entered the Clinton administration in the summer of 1993 as the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade. During his tenure, he decided to launch the Big Emerging Markets' project ('BEMs' project). This project flagged of with...

29 Sep 2010

Globalization and employment

Essay - 5 pages - Economy general

Globalization is one of the most controversial topics in today's world. Globalization raises fears and apprehensions and the most prominent one that stands out is the growing power of multinational firms that bestows them with the right to retract jobs whenever and wherever they want....

29 Sep 2010

The future of financial centres in the European Union

Essay - 4 pages - Economy general

The working of European Union was expected to be similar to the United States of America. Theorists believed that Europe will have a financial hub similiar to the Wall Street in the United Sates and questioned the future of the European Union. Establishing inter-market deals among the European...

29 Sep 2010

The European System of Central Banks

Case study - 4 pages - Economy general

The European System of Central Banks (ESCB) is composed of the European Central Bank (ECB) and the National Central Banks (NCB's) of all 15 EU Member States. The "Eurosystem" is the term used to refer to the ECB and the NCBs of the Member States who have euro as their national currency. The...

26 Aug 2010

Avoiding and preventing financial crises

Thesis - 4 pages - Economy general

Better safe than sorry is an old adage that few can argue with. Rather than suffer the disastrous consequences of financial crises, it would be better to prevent their occurrence, thus preventing the formation of bubbles and slowing their spread. Schumpeter considered the economy as a cyclical...

25 Aug 2010

The recurrence of financial crises

Thesis - 5 pages - Economy general

Financial crises have multiplied in the 1990s successively affecting the so-called emerging countries. The crisis experienced by Mexico in 1994, Asia in 1997, Russia in 1998 and Brazil in 1998 and 1999 are still fresh in the memory of economists and people in these countries. The impact of all...

25 Aug 2010

The 1929 crisis in Latin America

Thesis - 5 pages - Economy general

Herbert Hoover, when assuming the office of the President of the United States, said in March 1929: "I have no fear for the future, it shines with hope." Unfortunately, Thursday, October 24, 1929 is also called the "Black Thursday", the world economy plunged into the chaos as Wall Street,...

24 Aug 2010

A comparison of today's economic crisis to the Great Depression of 1929-1939

Thesis - 2 pages - Economy general

Today we are faced with an economic crisis that has affected the United States of America and reached out to shake economies the world over. Stock markets, nationally and internationally have hit all-time lows. The housing market, banks and other financial lending institutions, the Big Three car...

29 Jul 2010

Analysis of the Indian economic sector

Thesis - 3 pages - Economy general

India is slowly emerging to be the next economic superpower of the world. It is often regarded as the other Asian giant, and has shown consistent growth in terms of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the years. This growth has been fuelled by enormous economic progress which allowed it to...

13 Jul 2010

Weaker euro - Impact of trade on the US

Thesis - 4 pages - Economy general

The 2010 Euro crisis, also known as the Aegean Contagion developed early this year in some countries in Europe including Greece, Spain and Portugal. The crisis was caused by the inability of these countries to repay their debts. This led to a crisis of confidence between the countries concerned...

13 Jul 2010

A contrast of the Japanese and the US economy

Thesis - 5 pages - Economy general

This article presents a comparative study of the world's two most contrasting economies- the United States and Japan. There are many common grounds between the two nations as well as a wide range of differences. Of course, the United States commands a more significant presence among the world...

12 Jul 2010

The concept of economic rationality and its place in the economic crisis

Thesis - 5 pages - Economy general

Economic rationality is talked about when the behavior of individuals corresponds to their interests. Agents are expected to act in a way that maximizes their well-being. This well-being is often calculated with a utility function that takes into account the income and leisure time. The...

12 Jul 2010

The economic growth and social imbalances in developed countries

Thesis - 6 pages - Economy general

Since August 2007, world economy has had to face the turmoil caused by the financial crisis. The global economy entered a major turning point when it significantly slowed down in 2008. In July 2008, the IMF still prognosticated 3.9% global growth for 2009 and 1.4% in developed countries. It now...

12 Jul 2010

Globalization and the international economy

Thesis - 4 pages - Economy general

In today's highly competitive world, the recognition and the acknowledgement of one of the most influential economic movements of the twenty first century is ever more important. Globalization, the name of the significant economic phenomenon, both defines and represents the very movement that...

28 Jun 2010

Brazil - The crisis and forecasts

Thesis - 4 pages - Economy general

The two main issues which have dominated the EU and Brazil were "a new world governance" to collaborate between rich and poor countries and the rejection of protectionism. The summit meeting convened to develop an effective and strategic plan was attended by Mr. Sarkozy,...

28 Jun 2010

The economic failure of German reunification in 1991 and its current situation

Thesis - 5 pages - Economy general

The progress of the new states in Germany appears impressive, especially when compared to their original status with respect to the development of infrastructure such as power grids, roads, transport, etc. After the unification of western and eastern Germany under ...

28 Jun 2010

Key economic concepts

Thesis - 7 pages - Economy general

Non-market production covers the goods and services household members produce for their own consumption by combining their unpaid labour and the goods and services they acquire on the market. The price evaluation of such products is difficult, because the value add at home is hard to assess....

21 Jun 2010

Should Bulgaria concentrate on nuclear power as its main future energy source?

Thesis - 6 pages - Economy general

Bulgaria has been using commercial nuclear energy since 1974. 35 per cent of the electricity in the country is generated by two nuclear reactors. The Government plans the construction of a new nuclear plant in order the energy needs of the country to be met. This raises the question if...

21 Jun 2010

Managing hotel occupancy in times of economic and financial crisis: Region Bulgaria

Tutorials/exercises - 24 pages - Economy general

This student dissertation addresses managing hotel occupancy in Bulgaria during the financial and economic crisis. Bulgarian hospitality industry is among the sectors which were severely affected by the global financial and economic crisis. This paper analyses the current condition of the...

21 Jun 2010

The global economic crisis and its impact on economy of Finland: The case of Nokia corporation

Thesis - 7 pages - Economy general

The global economy is experiencing the impact of an unprecedented economic downturn which began in the United States and spread all over the world. This paper provides an overview of the impact of the global crisis on the economy of Finland in 2008 and 2009. The course work analysis the...

21 Jun 2010

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

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...