ECF5921 Semester 2 Research Assignment

ECF5921 Semester 2

Research Assignment

 

Value: 20%.  For a good mark, address all the points.

Word Count: 2000 words +/-  10%

Format: A well-written story in any format of your choice, particularly essay or report, with a logical link between all the points.

Referencing: a proper referencing in any format.

 

Consider any real industry/company in any country producing a tradable good or service.

 

  • Who owns the industry/company – private or public interest, domestic or international interest?
  • What kind of product is produced: homogenous or differentiated?
  • Is the producer price maker, or price taker?
  • Is the product intended for international and domestic market, of just for export?
  • If it is sold in the domestic market, is there a competing import?
  • Is there a protection tariff in domestic and/or international market?
  • Is this industry/product subject to trade-diverting or trade-creating custom union?
  • Is the trade/investment policy with regard to this industry/product adequate?
  • If you were a policy maker, what kind of trade policy with regard to this product would you develop and implement domestically?
  • If you were the Minister of Trade, what would you undertake to negotiate with the foreign trading partners with regard to this product?

ECF5921 Semester 2

Research Assignment marking guide–assessment criteria

 

Due date and time:  , teaching week 10.

Value: 20%. Marking out of 20 marks.

Word Count: 2000 words +/-  10%

Format: A well-written story in any format of student’s choice, particularly essay or report, with a logical link between all the points.

Referencing: a proper referencing in any format.

 

Marking guide – assessment criteria

Choice and brief description of a relevant industry/company in any country producing a tradable good or service. – 4 marks.

Good logical concise independent writing and keeping within the word limit – 4 marks (any evidence of plagiarism or insufficiently independent work cause overall P grade or less)

Relevant bibliography actively referred to from the body of essay. 2 marks (No bibliography will cause not more than overall P grade)

Addressing the following questions – 1 mark each

  1. Who owns the industry/company – private or public interest, domestic or international interest?
  2. What kind of product is produced: homogenous or differentiated?
  3. Is the producer price maker, or price taker?
  4. Is the product intended for international and domestic market, of just for export?
  5. If it is sold in the domestic market, is there a competing import?
  6. Is there a protection tariff in domestic and/or international market?
  7. Is this industry/product subject to trade-diverting or trade-creating custom union?
  8. Is the trade/investment policy with regard to this industry/product adequate?
  9. If you were a policy maker, what kind of trade policy with regard to this product would you develop and implement domestically?
  10. If you were the Minister of Trade, what would you undertake to negotiate with the foreign trading partners with regard to this product?