As a sample workforce activity, assume your employer has asked you to develop an economic analysis and a set of policy recommendations. To complete this activity, select a news article dated within the previous two months.
Clearly summarize the issue presented in the article
Use critical thinking to analyze the issue using economic concepts and theory learned in our class
Present two policy recommendations based on this issue
Use additional references to back up your arguments
Include at least one graph developed in the course. Charts and tables are also encouraged.
Use clear and effective writing in your presentation.
Possible concepts include:
taxes and consumer or producer surplus (Week 4)
demand, supply, and equilibrium price of a particular product (Week 2)
elasticity on a particular product (Week 3)
perfect competition and imperfect competition, such as monopolies (Weeks 6-8)
labor market, wages, and income inequality (Week 8)
poverty and public policy (Week 8)
pricing and competition in the high tech sector (Google, Apple, Microsoft, Cell phone providers)