ECON 430: Case Study Paper
15% of Total Grade
Due: Tuesday, end of Week 5
The purpose of this assignment is to provide students with an opportunity to develop a short case study and analysis of an issue related to money and banking using concepts and theories learned in class.
Select an article on an economic topic from a major newspaper or business journal (e.g., The Economist, Wall Street Journal, New York Times) dated within the previous two months and analyze the issue using the economic concepts and theory learned in class. Possible topics include:
Raising interest rates
The paper should begin with a concise summary paragraph that (1) states the problem/issue/topic you have selected and (2) summarizes your position on the topic, anticipating your conclusion. The remainder of the paper should explain and support your position.
Your paper should include:
A narrative of up to 3 pages (not including title page, reference list, or appendices).
A title page
A reference list (using APA format) with at least three sources, and
At least one graph and/or table
In addition, at the conclusion of your paper please include a brief statement reflecting on what you feel you have learned from the assignment and how that learning may be applied to your life or work going forward.
Please use APA format in-text citations for all facts and figures in the body of your paper and proof your paper for grammar and spelling.