Microeconomic Paper

1st article:

Using the WSJ online or other reputable online sources find, read, and analyze a current-article based upon concepts and theory embodied in Chapters 1-3.  Reflect how the chosen article informs, illustrates and/or enlarges on one or more economic topics discussed in class or online for the designated chapters. Write a 200-300-word reflective analysis of your selected article utilizing proper economic vocabulary (underline specific terms/words) and concepts. Use appropriate APA guidelines for each article analysis.  Submit each article reflection and analysis + article URL to Canvas for grading (See Rubric for Articles in Canvas).

Chapters 1-3, Possible article topics include one or more of the following: Opportunity costs, scarcity, the market system, the circular flow of economics, demand, supply, market equilibrium, changing demand and supply, shortages, surpluses, elasticity of demand and elasticity of supply, and many other important topics.

 

2ed article:

Using the WSJ online or other reputable online sources find, read, and analyze a current-article based upon concepts and theory embodied in Chapters 4-6.  Reflect how the chosen article informs, illustrates and/or enlarges on one or more economic topics discussed in class or online for the designated chapters. Write a 200-300-word reflective analysis of your selected article utilizing proper economic vocabulary (underline specific terms/words) and concepts. Use appropriate APA guidelines for each article analysis.  Submit each article reflection and analysis + article URL to Canvas for grading (See Rubric for Articles in Canvas).

Chapters 4-6, Possible article topics include: Market Failures, Public Goods, Externalities, Diminishing Marginal Utility, Business Costs and Diminishing Marginal Product, Economies of Scale, etc.

 

3rd article:

Using the WSJ online or other reputable online sources find, read, and analyze a current-article based upon concepts and theory embodied in Chapters 7-10.  Reflect how the chosen article informs, illustrates and/or enlarges on one or more economic topics discussed in class or online for the designated chapters. Write a 200-300-word reflective analysis of your selected article utilizing proper economic vocabulary (underline specific terms/words) and concepts. Use appropriate APA guidelines for each article analysis.  Submit each article reflection and analysis + article URL to Canvas for grading (See Rubric for Articles in Canvas).

Chapters 7-10, Possible article topics include: Perfectly competitive markets and firms, monopolistic behavior of firms seen today, costs/benefits of monopoly power, managing natural monopolies, monopolistic competitive firms in the retail environment, the benefits and costs of advertising, collusive behavior of oligopoly, barriers to entry today, price gouging, waste, innovation, etc.

 

4th article:

Using the WSJ online or other reputable online sources find, read, and analyze a current-article based upon concepts and theory embodied in Chapters 11-12.  Reflect how the chosen article informs, illustrates and/or enlarges on one or more economic topics discussed in class or online for the designated chapters. Write a 200-300-word reflective analysis of your selected article utilizing proper economic vocabulary (underline specific terms/words) and concepts. Use appropriate APA guidelines for each article analysis.  Submit each article reflection and analysis + article URL to Canvas for grading (See Rubric for Articles in Canvas).

Chapters 11-12, Possible article topics include: Private market solutions to poverty, Government solutions to income inequality, education and skills, minimum wage, labor union benefits, labor union abuses, marginal revenue product, monopsony power, etc.

 

5th article:

Using the WSJ online or other reputable online sources find, read, and analyze a current-article based upon concepts and theory embodied in all or several of the Chapters studied this Semester.  Reflect how the chosen article informs, illustrates and/or enlarges on one or more economic topics discussed in class or online for the designated chapters. Write a 200-300-word reflective analysis of your selected article utilizing proper economic vocabulary (underline specific terms/words) and concepts. Use appropriate APA guidelines for each article analysis.  Submit each article reflection and analysis + article URL to Canvas for grading (See Rubric for Articles in Canvas).

 

 

 

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Uses specific analogies, facts, reasons, and details from experience and/or course materials to explain and support ideas.

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Makes mistakes in grammar, mechanics, and spelling Makes errors in citation (APA). Uses wordy or awkward language.

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Makes many mistakes in grammar, mechanics, and spelling. Many errors in citation (APA) or no use of citation. Uses very wordy or awkward language.

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