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ECON Week 5 Primary Report
  • From Economics, International Economics
  • Due on 02 May, 2019 05:55:00
  • Asked On 30 Apr, 2019 09:00:51
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Choose a country in South America; Find the GDP/GNI per capita ranking for your chosen country and then do independent research to craft a portrait of its economic state, some analysis of the influences on its relative prosperity, or lack thereof, and give a sense of its future economic prospects. Write a 2-3 page report on your chosen subject nation.


***Notes to Tutor***

APA format, 12 font, Times New Roman, 2-3 pages (cover & reference pages dont count but are needed)

Readings of the week are provided, so you have an understanding what was covered during this week but it not needed for the report.

Required Readings:

  • Diversity Amid Globalization: Chapter 4 (Latin America)
  • Miller, M. (2001, July). The poor man's capitalist.New York Times Magazine. (Library link) 
    (Note: This is a dated article, except for the unpleasant reality that property rights have progressed little and in many nations regressed over the past two decades.)
  • Boseley, S. (2016). Heartbreak and hardship for women in Brazil as Zika crisis casts deep shadow. The Guardian.
  • OECD. (2010). Chile signs up as first OECD member in South America. OECD.
    (Note: Also scan the country data for Chile and other South American Economies.)
  • McParland, K. (2016). How socialism turned oil-rich Venezuela into a basket case. Canada: The National.

Recommended Readings

  • Transparency International, the Global Coalition Against Corruption. (2016). 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index. TIGCAC.
    (Note: Click on What We Do, then scan Our Research.)
  • Central Intelligence Agency. (n.d.). World fact book: South America. CIA.
  • Heritage Foundation in Partnership with the Wall Street Journal. (2016). Index of Economic Freedom. Heritage Foundation.
  • U.S. Department of State. (n.d.). Diplomacy in Action. USDOS.
    (See Countries and Regions at this link.)
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