Econ 203 Case Study Workforce Activity

Econ 203 Case Study Workforce Activity



As a sample workforce activity, assume your employer has asked you to develop an economic analysis and a set of policy recommendations. To complete this activity, select a news article dated within the previous two months.

  • Clearly summarize the issue presented in the article
  • Use critical thinking to analyze the issue using economic concepts and theory learned in our class
  • Present two policy recommendations based on this issue
  • Use additional references to back up your arguments
  • Include at least one graph developed in the course. Charts and tables are also encouraged.
  • Use clear and effective writing in your presentation.

Possible concepts include:

  • taxes and consumer or producer surplus (Week 4)
  • demand, supply, and equilibrium price of a particular product (Week 2)
  • elasticity on a particular product (Week 3)
  • perfect competition and imperfect competition, such as monopolies (Weeks 6-8)
  • labor market, wages, and income inequality (Week 8)
  • poverty and public policy (Week 8)
  • pricing and competition in the high tech sector (Google, Apple, Microsoft, Cell phone providers)


Your paper should:

be a total of 800 to 1200 words,

include a bibliography with at least three references, presented in APA style,

have been spell-checked and grammar-checked using Word’s review utility.

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