1.1562 Economics: Co-ordination of Economic Actors and Social Systems of Production - NAFTA and The American Automobile Industry.
In order to arrive at a better understanding of the implications that changes to economic systems can have, this paper will attempt to examine the impact of NAFTA on the American automobile manufacturing sector. More specifically, an effort will be made to assess whether or not NAFTA can help or has helped the American automobile industry to be more competitive in the global business environment. 19.5 pgs. 35 f/c. 19b.
Bibliography: 19 source(s) listed
Filename: 1562 NAFTA Automobile.doc
2.11739 Indirect Subsidies in the Private Transportation Sector.
This paper discusses the place of indirect government subsidy in the auto and oil industry, two sectors of the US economy that have deeply shaped American culture. It discusses federal- and state-funded highway systems as an indirect subsidy of auto manufacture and ownership, and also points out numerous tax breaks afforded owners and manufacturers of cars, as well as gasoline buyers. It also mentions the use of bonds in this economic phenomenon. 6 pgs, bibliography lists 3 sources.
Bibliography: 3 source(s) listed
Filename: 11739 Private Transportation Sector.doc
3.2484 India & China: Sleeping Economic Giants.
The report studies the Indian economic policies and compares and contrasts them to the Chinese case. The economic policies of both countries are looked at after 1949. As well, their Industrial and agricultural production are examined. 15.5 pgs. 27 f/c. 8b.
Bibliography: 8 source(s) listed
Filename: 2484 India & China.doc
4.2527 Economics: Development Planning and Project Evaluation.
It is not unusual to suggest that Third World countries possess a need for financial assistance. Two examples of programs that the IMF and the World Bank implement in these situations are stabilization and structural adjustment programs. But this doesn't mean that such countries always benefit from this relationship. M. Chossudovsky's book The Globalization of Poverty examines the negative aspects of this relationship. This paper will define what stabilization and structural adjustment programs are and it will critically evaluate Chossudovsky's view of the structural adjustment program. 6 pgs. 3 f/c. 1b.
One of the most important aspects of the structure of the US government is there is no single authority controlling or commanding the economy. This structural decision allowed for the creation of the free-market system in its current incarnation. No single person or institution can have an over-riding effect on the performance of the economy as a whole. However, there are a number individuals who can, to a greater or lesser degree, have an effect on the economy. This brief paper will examine the following four such figures: (1) the president, (2) the Federal Reserve Chairman, (3) SEC Commissioner, and (4) the attorney general. 10 pgs. 4 f/c. 6b.
Bibliography: 6 source(s) listed
Filename: 2842 Government Effect Economy.doc
6.2892 A Discussion of the Modes and Merits of Government Intervention in Adam Smith's "The Wealth of Nations"
2892 A Discussion of the Modes and Merits of Government Intervention in Adam Smith's "The Wealth of Nations".9 pgs. 16 f/c. 3b.
Bibliography: 3 source(s) listed
Filename: 2892 Government Intervention Smith.doc
7.3771 Expanding NAFTA to Argentina: A Case of Wise Economics?
Looking at the question of whether or not it is wise to admit Argentina into NAFTA, then, depends largely on what side of the coin one likes to look at. On an economic basis, there is some compelling logic that makes such a deal attractive. On a practical level, however, there are problems with the implementation of the NAFTA agreement. Bringing more countries into the foray simply adds more chefs to an already crowded kitchen. In the end, the proper course of action largely depends on the ultimate objectives of the agreement. If NAFTA is a stepping stone to increased multilateral trade consistent with the provisions of the WTO, then we should applaud the entry of Argentina into the mix. If, however, NAFTA is a move towards increased regionalization at the expense of broad multilateral trade, then it should be dissuaded. 7 pgs. Bibliography lists 7 sources.