Assignment Steps

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Develop a 8 slide power point presentation and a paper with a minimum 1,050-word analysis of the international economy in which you do the following:

As a team, choose three countries from the list below. Research each country, using resources such as the CIA World Fact Book, World Bank data, World Trade Organization (WTO), and the Federal Reserve Bank. Research each of your three chosen country’s economic, political, and cultural development:

USA

Australia

Canada

China

Saudi Arabia

Democratic Republic of Congo

France

Germany

Great Britain

Italy

Japan

Analyze measures of economic growth and of comparative and absolute advantage in international trade.

Use tables and/or graphs to compare the following economic statistics/indicators of your three chosen countries for the most recent year available and for 2009 (the trough of the last economic cycle):

Country Real GDP

Country CPI

Country Real Exports

Country Real Imports

Country Unemployment Rate

Country Industrial Production

Discuss reasons why the economic growth of the three countries varies. How does international trade influence the strength of the economy worldwide?

Discuss the following for each country:

At least two products that have provided the country an absolute advantage in trade (if any).

At least two products that have provided the country a comparative advantage in trade.

Factors that might have prevented any of your three chosen countries from achieving absolute and/or comparative advantages.

Cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources.

Format the assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

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