1.1610 An Economic Analysis of the Transitional States of Eastern Europe and Russia.
There can be no doubt that the study of the transitional states of Eastern Europe and Russia pose an interesting case for economic analysis. The challenges that face these countries can only be understood through a synthesis of capitalist and communist tenets. This involves comparisons and contrasts between both systems, through which a significant amount of knowledge can be applied and gained. And armed with this knowledge, it might be possible to gain a better understanding on the nature of the world economy and the prospects for its future. Studies that look at the transformation from socialism to capitalism are, therefore, interesting, important, and very relevant in present-day economics. This study will forge down precisely this path, evaluating the experiences of the post-communist states. With the sheer expanse and intensity of the previous Soviet system, it will be shown that, not only has the transition from plan to market been difficult for the countries of East Europe themselves, but also for economists who try to observe progress from afar. It is not overstatement to suggest that the process has been frustrating for everyone. 21 pgs. 39 f/c. 12b.
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Filename: 1610 Transitional Economies.doc
2.1613 The South East Asian Currency Crisis.
This study will probe at the causes and likely consequences of the ongoing Southeast Asian crisis that began in the second quarter of 1997. Though the situation is still unfolding and surely will continue to for many years to come it can confidently be said that this is the worst economic crisis the world has experienced since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Until very recently, most analysts had confined the crisis to Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, and Thailand. Some obdurate analysts even continue to suggest that the Asian 'miracle' is still far from over! These, and many other predictions that the crisis would result in only a short, sharp downturn with almost no impact on the major capitalist countries, have all proved to be wrong. Severe economic crisis in Japan along with economic slowdown in China, currency lows in Canada, South Africa, Mexico and many other countries, and the finale of the stumbling American economy, do clearly suggest that the crisis is endemic to the entire global system. This is an ugly and painful realization, but it is indeed reality. Not only does it seem that the Asian miracle is surely over, but that the burgeoning global economy is headed for a drastic slowdown. 7.5 pgs. 16 f/c. 5b.
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Filename: 1613 Asian Crisis.doc
3.1669 Economics/Collective Bargaining: A Comparison And Contrast Of Collective Bargaining In Canada And The United States.
Any comparison of Canada and the United States often reveals many similarities and differences that cut across social, economic, political and cultural lines. One area that would provide an interesting topic of analysis is the relationship that exists between labor and management, especially as it relates to collective bargaining. This paper will compare and contrast collective bargaining in Canada and the United States with the intention of identifying similarities and differences. 11 pgs. 30 f/c. 11b.
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Filename: 1669 Collective Bargaining.doc
4.1683 Igniting the Market in the Post-Soviet Economies of Eastern Europe.
This study will look at the advancements made by the transitional economies of Central and Eastern Europe and the difficulties that they still face. In the end, it is clear that the transition from communism to capitalism has enjoyed several successes. Using the yardstick of appearances, evidence of this can be seen in the huge steps made by many of the countries, some of which now resemble those of Western Europe. Beneath this facade, however, it is most certain that the re-learning process involved with transition still has significant obstacles ahead of it. This is so for all CEE countries; some more than others. A generation may pass until the battle with the past is really over. 18 pgs. 27 f/c. 8b.
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Filename: 1683 Post Soviet Economies.doc
5.1704 NAFTA : Intentions and Outcomes Canada, The United States and Mexico.
This paper will analyze the clear distinction between NAFTA's intentions and outcomes. By looking at the arguments for and against this agreement, it will be possible to evaluate whether or not its ambitions are on their way to being fulfilled, or whether the outcomes are as complicated as the NAFTA text itself. It must be noted at the outset that, as the impact of NAFTA is different to each of its participants, it is impossible to engage in a precise analysis of its specific effects in each country. To avoid this problem, general themes will be brought to light where appropriate and more specific examples will be developed when necessary. 29.5 pgs. 66 f/c. 21b.
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Filename: 1704 NAFTA Intentions Outcomes.doc
6.1706 The Transitional Economies of Central and Eastern Europe: An Introspective Analysis.
The objective of this paper is to highlight some of the difficulties and implications associated with the market economy reorientation of the transitional economies of the former USSR, particularly the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). It is noted, however, that as these transformations are still in progress, and will likely be for some time to come, there are no definitive conclusions that can yet be drawn. The severe lack of reliable information and appropriate data on most former Soviet countries has further confused the situation. Indeed, the only feature that is completely clear, is the exigency of using prevailing problems and mistakes as learning opportunities. Only by ongoing experiment can the correct procedures for a successful transition be ascertained. 16 pgs. 46 f/c. 5b.
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Filename: 1706 Transitional Economies.doc
7.1819 The World: Heading Toward a Unified State.
This paper discusses the trend around the world of unifying economies which will one day lead to a Unified World economy. The possible threats are looked at as well as its viability. How can a unification affect the well-being of the population is discussed. 10 pgs. 14 f/c. 6b.