Macroeconomics essay: Focus on price formation, the issues of economic growth, inflation, and unemployment and their relationship to the business cycle.
After you have selected a topic find one, two, or more articles on that topic. (At least two is preferable and makes for a stronger essay). Articles that appear in economic journals are valuable sources of research as they have rich bibliographies. You may also search for articles in periodicals such as Businessweek, The Economist, Fortune, or others. Good newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor are also good sources for current event articles. The essays should summarize the articles and relate them to the material learned in class. The basic idea of this exercise is to allow you to read, think and write on a topic of your choice that relates to material you have been learning in class. Note: Supply and demand are basic economic principles that should NOT be used for this essay.
After you have identified your topic of interest and selected the articles you are going to review, follow these guidelines. The essays are not research papers. They ask you to read articles related to Macroeconomics, summarize the content of the articles, and link them to the material you have been learning in class. Each essay should have a minimum of 1,000 words and should not exceed 1,500 words. It should be completed in .doc, docx or .rtf format using MLA or APA format.
Your essay should have the following sections:
- INTRODUCTION. The introduction states the reason(s) why your topic deserves consideration. In other words, why is your topic relevant and why is it of interest to the the public?
- SUMMARY OF RESEARCHED ARTICLES Each article should be summarized separately. At the beginning of each summary, please state the author, the title, the source of the article, and the date it was published. Do not start a new page with each summary. Also, consider that the articles you select must have a common theme or topic. They can’t be randomly selected articles on Macroeconomics.
- TEXTBOOK CONNECTION. Search through your textbook and obtain all information that relates to your topic. Show how the articles supported or contradicted information in your textbook.
- EVALUATION AND CONCLUSION. In this section you should state and assess the topic. How does this topic relate to your life now and in the future? How does this topic affect you or a particular business or industry?