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26 Feb 2012

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...

12 Sep 2011

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

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...

20 Jul 2011

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...

06 Jun 2011

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

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...

21 Mar 2011

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...

20 Mar 2011

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

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...

04 Feb 2011

An anthropological enquiry on real estate in Baltimore, Maryland

Thesis - 6 pages - Economy general

Over the last one hundred years, the city of Baltimore has gone through immense changes in the real estate industry. Throughout this passage of time, the city has been characterized as encompassing mixed income neighborhoods that hasattempted to make housing available to all. Thus, Baltimore was...

27 Jan 2011

Steel market development during the period 2005-2009

Thesis - 4 pages - Economy general

As stated in UNCTAD 2005, steel is an alloy of iron and carbon contains less than 2% carbon and 1% manganese along with some small amounts of silicon, phosphorous, sulfur and oxygen. Steel can be created via two basic routes: from raw materials consisting of iron ore,...

17 Jan 2011

The downfall of Lehman Brothers and its relation with the 2008 financial crisis

Thesis - 15 pages - Economy general

In this report, we will study the financial crisis experienced by the Lehman Brothers and its subsequent collapse in 2008. Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. was a global financial-services firm, and one of the most important primary dealers in the U.S. with respect to treasury securities and...

13 Jan 2011

Labor unrest in China: Joining multiple perspectives to predict a possible future

Thesis - 3 pages - Economy general

The current labor situation in China is complex and needs not one, but multiple perspectives to adequately address different aspects of the increasingly diverse workforce. First, William Hurst's article 'Understanding Contentious Collective Action by Laid-Off Chinese Workers',...

13 Jan 2011

China's economical and ethical rise in the African continent

Thesis - 9 pages - Economy general

The paper is based on the theme of an article that emphasizes on China's role in Africa. We first learn about the contents of the article and then state the status quo of the collaboration between the country and the continent. After description, we will go through a critical thinking section...

10 Jan 2011

How to do business in China - The author's view

Thesis - 6 pages - Economy general

The Chinese population is immense, their history is very long and their culture is one of the most complex in the world. China is really a unique country for many reasons. First, we can notice a huge gap between urban and rural areas. China is so vast so there are a lot of cultural and economic...

10 Jan 2011

Global Governance

Thesis - 4 pages - Economy general

The aftermath of the Second World War gave birth to the Bretton Woods Institutions. They determined the broad outlines of the international financial system and two organizations intended to work for the economic reconstruction of countries affected by war: IBRD and IMF. But before all that, it...

10 Jan 2011

The place of the BRICSAM countries in international business

Thesis - 3 pages - Economy general

The four major emerging countries of the BRIC, which aim to gain influence on the world stage, met for the first time at a summit in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on June 16, 2009. This is a report of the famous investment bank Goldman Sachs 'Dreaming with BRICs: The Path to 2050', published in...

10 Jan 2011

The Euro and the Recent Economic Crisis

Thesis - 2 pages - Economy general

In 1960, the European Economic Community (EEC) decided to establish a single currency for all the nations that are a part of it. The Barre Plan embodied the same idea in 1969 and the Werner Plan wanted to establish the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) of Europe in 1970. The idea of a single...

10 Jan 2011

Economy of Morocco

Thesis - 10 pages - Economy general

Morocco is a country of 29 million people with low-middle income, and gross domestic product per capita, estimated in 2001 to be 1190 U.S. dollars. Agriculture occupies an important place in the economy, with a share of GDP which has increased by about 15% over the last twenty years, and employs...

10 Jan 2011

Will China be the economic power of the 21st century?

Thesis - 15 pages - Economy general

It all began in 1980 after Deng Xiaoping came to power and China had moved gradually from being one of the poorest countries in the world to what is commonly called the "world's factory".Taking advantage of abundant and cheap labor, many companies decided to settle down in this country and...

10 Jan 2011

The division of labor and the extension of markets according to Adam Smith

Thesis - 7 pages - Economy general

Adam Smith was the founder of political economy and with his book 'Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations' in 1776, he laid the foundations of liberal school. Moreover, Adam Smith was strongly influenced by French encyclopedists such as Diderot and D'Alembert and...

10 Jan 2011

Comparison of the monetary policies of the American Federal fund (EDF) and the European Central bank (BCE)

Thesis - 7 pages - Economy general

Interest rates of the Fed are currently at an all-time low. The rates of the European Central Bank are at their lowest levels in history and on April 2, 2009, there was a further decline with a reduction to 1%.Indeed, monetary policy is an important instrument of control, and along with fiscal...

10 Jan 2011

Creation of SMEs in Morocco

Thesis - 51 pages - Economy general

Unemployment has reached alarming levels and proportions in Morocco. Every year, more and more working people are being affected by this problem. The Moroccan labor force totals to about 10,347,000. Women constitute about 27.6% of the total work force. Of the 10,347,000, only about 8,977,000 are...

10 Jan 2011

Competition in the financial markets of New York and London since 1944

Thesis - 5 pages - Economy general

In the global economy, international financial markets play a major role, and provide substantial benefits to the economy of their countries. They are a challenge both nationally and globally, and many economists and historians have sought to create hierarchies for these places. Above all, a...

10 Jan 2011

Is the World Trade Organization (WTO) in crisis?

Thesis - 4 pages - Economy general

The World Trade Organization succeeded the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in 1995. It aims to dismantle trade barriers and harmonize trade rules to allow all states to benefit from global trade and promote their growth. While at first the advent of the WTO was accompanied by a wave...

10 Jan 2011

The functioning of the Central European Bank and the American Federal fund

Thesis - 3 pages - Economy general

The European Central Bank and the US Federal Reserve: These are two institutions that operate the two most important monetary policies in the world: the euro and the dollar. An essential function of a Central Bank is to regulate the evolution of money supply and interest rates, but one must not...

10 Jan 2011

Keynesian theories regarding unemployment

Thesis - 4 pages - Economy general

According to Samuelson, "Keynes's influence on the course of the economic analysis was the most significant event of economics in the 20th century." In his seminal work, 'The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money (1936)', we learn just by reading the title, that Keynes...

10 Jan 2011

The subprime crisis in the United States and its impact on the European financial markets

Thesis - 91 pages - Economy general

It was in February 2007 that the current financial market crisis was revealed to the United States. Institutions specializing in subprime loans announced their first losses and provisions. The financial experts compiled several scenarios. Was this a temporary crisis that would correct the...

10 Jan 2011

Cognac in China

Thesis - 3 pages - Economy general

Today, the consumption of cognac in China is booming. Between 2006 and 2007, this market had increased by 74.2% in China and is now the 4th largest market in terms of global consumption. However, it remains a product which is synonymous with luxury, and therefore is priced at a premium rate....

10 Jan 2011

Economic Growth and Development of Space in Singapore (2004)

Thesis - 5 pages - Economy general

The world in which we live is constantly changing, whether it is the movement of people from place to place, activities or, more virtual capital. These movements are combined with changes in the environment in which they operate. This combination led governments to adapt as things kept changing....