Economics for Global Decision Makers- Make My Economics Assignment
Description and Due Date
The Individual Report is due Sunday WEEK 10 by 10pm AEST under the link under “Assessments” on the GB540 portal page.
The Individual Report will be made available in Week 5 and will be based on a case study
It needs to be presented in line with the “Report Structure” file uploaded on the portal under assessments. Students need to reference at least 3 academic sources using a reference list and Harvard in text referencing. A guide on referencing is available on the portal.
The report will be put through turnitin and any plagiarism will be traced and penalised. Students who are caught for plagiarism will be put on the national plagiarism register and will face penalties.
The report needs to make a clear recommendation and demonstrate the use of judgement and analysis of real life economic managerial issue with reference to economic theory.
The purpose of this assignment is to provide you with an opportunity to research and analyse two trading partners of Australia.
Assume that you work for a company that is planning to move its factory to one of the two biggest international markets of the company in late-2015. Assume that your factory would need to employ semi-skilled labour and is highly labour intensive. The output of the production will then be sold in that country with the intention that at least 80% of net profit generated from sales will be repatriate back to Australia. Your CEO has requested that you present a report to the Board of Directors, comparing the two countries and recommend which country would present a lower risk for such a plan to work in that country.
Present a report of approximately 1000-1500 words recommending which of the two countries is conducive for such a plan. You should address the following issues in your report:
1. The nature of trade and status of relationships of the two countries with Australia. Is there an existing free trade agreement? If yes, what does it covers?
2. Your assessment of the exchange rate between Australia and the two countries you are considering and any predictions you have about movements in these exchange rates over the next 6 months- 1 year. Support these predictions with your own research and economic models of demand and supply.
You can chose any of the below two countries/cities/regions to compare.
• China and India
• Thailand and Malaysia
• South Korea and Vietnam
• Colombia and PNG
• Hong Kong and Sri Lanka
This Assignment relates to Topics 5-6 of the course. You are expected to do your own research.