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Topics: United States, Economics, Population Pages: 3 (975 words) Published: July 24, 2014
ECS3200: Economics of Asia
Summer 2014
Dr. Norrbin
Assignment 1: Asian Economic Data Exploration
Total scores: 15 points

Due: Friday May 30th at 6:00 PM (Tallahassee time)
(Late submission will be marked down 3 point for each day that it is late).

This is an individual assignment. Each student will submit the data tables (in pages 2-4). Fill in the data and write a paragraph summarizing and describing each table. Save your work in .pdf and submit it through SafeAssignment on Blackboard (under “Assignment” link). I expect college-level writing.

Instructions:

You are a junior researcher at the Norrbin Consulting, Inc. Your task is to collect data for your senior partners to produce a report for the company’s clients. Your boss asks you to complete the data table below. There are five categories of data that you need to find: I. GDP and economic growth

II. Macroeconomic indicator
III. International data
IV. People
V. Development

In this assignment, you need to select one developed country (advanced economy, not Asian country), one developing country (non-HPAE), and one HPAE (the HPAEs are Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand). List the countries that you select into the country choice table.

To collect data, you will go to CIA World Factbook and use the 2013 data (if 2013 data is not available, use the most recent one).
o Go to “Guide to country comparison” ? Click Economy under Categories. Scroll down and you will find most of all the information you need for parts I, II, III and V. Then, select People under Categories. You will find information for People category (part IV) o If you cannot find the data you are looking for in the country comparison page, you can look up each country data. Go to Select a Country of Location ? click Japan (for example). Click Economy under Categories. Scroll down and you will find most of all the information you need for parts I, II, III, and...
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