Research Papers on International Economics

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  • Eco Mining Company Case Study

    This 10 page paper looks at a fictions case supplied by the student concerning issues of hedging and currency exchange risk. EMC is an Australian mining company, the paper answers 6 questions, looking at the different ways hedging may take place and their associated advantages and disadvantages, identifying the different exchange rate risk faced by the Australian company trading and borrowing US dollars, a discussion on why many Australian mining companies suffered in the 1980's due to the high level of borrowing in US dollars and use of forward contracts, the different way economic changes may be hedged and the reasons why a firm in this scenario may choose not to undertake a hedging strategy. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • The Potential Impact of Margin Trading on a Developing Stock Market; Case Study of Taiwan

    This 23 page paper looks at the potential impact that margin trading could have on a developing economy with the use of a case study looking at the impact that both day trades, and cross day trades have had on the Taiwan stock exchange using data from the period 1996 – 2000. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Vanguard Case Study - Exchange Rate Exposure

    This 16 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student, a company is considering utilizing hedging is options is a way of reducing exposure to currency exchange rate risks. The paper starts by identifying different influences that impact on currency exchange rates and the FOREX, identifies and discusses the various risks associated exchange rates, defines the discusses the use of options and then makes recommendations for the case study company. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Should Citibank Launch a Credit Card?

    This 8 page paper looks at the case study provided by the student. Citibank need to increase their revenues in the Asia-Pacific region, one way to achieve this would be to launch a credit card. The case study looks at the position of the company in 1988, considering the way in which the company has been performing in whether or not the launch of a credit card would be a good strategy. The paper determines that launching credit card would be good strategy, and then looks at the way in which this could be achieved in an effective manner. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Fixing the Economy in Mexico

    This 5 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The Mexican economy has faced a number of challenges. The writer looks at the stated goals to reduce poverty and increase growth discussing the strategies which may be used to pursue these goals. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Economic Planning for Larson

    This 4 page paper looks at how a firm may consider future plans in terms of prices and managing the markets with reference to economic data. The case is provided by the student is a firm that manufactures and sell batteries in the US and Germany with advise given on pricing, promotion and markets based on economic data and theory. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • AN ANALYSIS OF COMPANIA DE TELEFONICA DE CHILE

    This 5-page paper details a case study of capital raise requirements for the Chilean-based phone company.

  • Case Study: Flexsin, a Study in Outsourcing

    This 4 page case study looks at the globalization of Flexsin. It first explores the company dynamic and change to outsourcing many of its professional resources and responsibilties. Next explored are risks associated with outsourcing, both inhouse (management) and global requirements. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Exchange Rate Questions

    This 8 page paper looks at the case study supplied by the student and answers a number of different questions regarding the Singapore currency exchange and the MAS. Issues such as the difference between a floating and fixed currency exchange mechanism, the unholy trinity in the way in which Singapore has managed is strange rate in the period up to 2001 are all discussed. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • International Cooperation and Chinese Competition Law

    This 23 page paper provides an overview of Chinese competition law and the impact that this has had on international trade cooperation. This paper considers the need for developing new legislation in China and the underlying reasons. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Problems Associated with Economic Development

    This 9 page paper reviews 4 articles supplied by the student assessing the problems faced by poor nations when trying to undertake economic development looking at issues such as the resource curse, the problem of democracy, the lack of development where education levels have increased and the problem of geography. The paper ends with a discussion on the articles. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Overview of South Korea

    This well written 20 page paper is a comprehensive look at South Korea. The writer examines the country in depth including its’ people, the economic environment, political system, capital markets as well as the geography, natural resources. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • The Economy of Australia

    An 8 page paper discussing Australia’s economy. Australia’s real growth rate of 3.6 percent in 2002 could be the envy of all developed nations. Australia’s economy suffered the effects of the Asian currency crisis that began in 1997, and was plagued with reduced output and rising unemployment for several years. Those constraints seem to have abated in the current economic climate, however, as Australia continues to post pleasing economic results and impressive real growth. The paper discusses the contribution of agriculture, industry and services to GDP, along with examining the influence of geography on the economy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Industrial Relations and the Effects of Globalization on Germany and Japan

    This 12 page paper examines these two countries after looking at literature related to globalization and industrial relations. Separate sections on Japan and Germany examine these two nations specifically. A review of literature regarding globalization and industrial relations is included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • 7 Risk Management Questions

    Seven risk management questions answered in 7 pages. Questions include defining risk; how risk differs for organizations and for individuals; comparison of qualitative and quantitative analysis and the worth of each; using multiple criteria in decision making; and the possibility of identifying all possible sources of risk. Other questions address the value of exercising risk management procedures on the risk management process and evaluation of the idea that if all sources of risk could be identified, then no risk exists. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Solow's Growth Model and Economic Growth, Including Comparisons of Countries Along with 'The Golden Rule'

    This is a 9 page paper discussing Solow’s Economic Growth Model including country comparisons, formulas, stylized facts and “the golden rule”. Robert Solow’s economic growth model (1956) takes into account various important economic determinants of growth which include capital, labor, human capital, life expectancy, technology, trade and geography among other components which help to answer certain discrepancies which appear throughout the world economies today such as why some countries are rich and others poor; why some countries grow faster than others; how some countries manage to sustain economic growth; and why growth miracles and disasters can occur. Stylized facts included with Solow’s assumptions and model are those which have found that there are large variations in per capita income across economies; rates of economic growth vary a great deal across economies; growth rates are not constant over time; countries can move between being rich and poor; growth in output and trade are related among others. Solow’s growth model emphasizes all of the aspects of the importance of economic growth within a society. It also includes components of the supply and resources of a nation which can expand opportunity for a country’s production. Above all, savings are critical in that they must be high enough to replace the depreciated capital and also provide for the workers. Lower savings means lower worker productivity and lower living standards. The Solow growth model basically defines the conditions of different nations’ approach to an equilibrium level of capital stock (a steady-state). While developed nations such as the United States have reached this level of steady-state, other developing nations are still experiencing rising levels of high savings and rising capital/labor ratios. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Economic History of Kazakhstan

    An 8 page paper on this republic of the former Soviet Union. Its ecomonic history and the subsequent problems that have developed are examined. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • IMF's History and Performance

    This 25 page paper looks at the development and history of the IMF, its' aims and goals, and how they may be criticized as needing reform. The writer then goes on to illustrate this argument for reform by looking as specific countries including the UK, South Korea, Indonesia, Russia and Argentina. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • London's Finance and Trade History

    This is an 8 page paper discussing the developmental of London as an international center for trade and finance. Since the invasions of the Romans until the international commerce market which stands today, London has long been considered the center of international trade and finance. The strategic location on the Thames River and the early establishment of the wool industry in Britain, allowed for London to become a major trade centre in Northern Europe with trade alliances with the Dutch, Germans, Danish and Italians initially. The period of colonization and the trade of the raw commodities from the colonies further increased London’s hold on the manufactured goods coming out of England, shipping, and the redistribution of products throughout the world. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Overview of the The Silk Industry : Brief History, Modern Day Markets, Trade and Production

    This is a 7 page paper discussing the silk industry. Originating in Ancient China, the Chinese silk industry alone still maintains an annual global market of over $2 billion. While China still remains the largest exporter of raw silk and Japan is its largest consumer, silk is still one of the most popular natural fibers in demand in Europe and North America. The introduction of synthetic fibers and the more affordable sand-washed silk within the last decade however have driven the cost of silk down almost 50% on international markets. This has led to recent production center closures in Japan and the Republic of Korea which has caused a devastating effect on the millions of silk farmers in the countries of China, India and Brazil. The International Trade Commission and the International Silk Association are currently working together to continue the silk industry because it is comparatively an environmentally friendly product in addition to its employment of millions of people in developing countries. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • History and the Role of the European Central Bank

    This 10 page paper looks at the history and development of the European Central Bank, ECB, and the role the bank now places, The papers includes the operations of the central bank and considers issues such as structure, decision making processes, accountability and independence. The bibliography cites 30 sources.

  • 3 Articles on Transfer Pricing Reviewed

    This 3-page paper discusses transfer pricing through reviewing three articles about the topic. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Margin Trading and Its Potential Impact on Developing Market Stock Exchanges; Literature Review

    This 26 page paper is written in the form of a literature review looking at areas which would need to be considered in a paper assessing the impact of margin trading on either developing or developed countries. The paper defines margin trading, explains how it takes place including margin accounts and the call margin. The potential impacts that margin trading can have on the markets is then discussed including pyramiding and depyramiding and potential stabilizing impacts. The bibliography cites 20 sources cited.

  • Proposal Literature Review for a Project on Sustainable Banking in the Sub Sahara Developing World

    This 12 page paper provides a an introduction and a literature review for a larger project examining the role and potential benefit of sustainable banking in sub Sahara Africa. The paper starts with an examination of the problem, proposes the research questions and offers an hypothesis. The main part of the paper is a literature review examining the concept, application and utilization of sustainable banking and considering some of the motivated and challenges which may face bank considering undertaking sustainable banking in sub Sahara Africa. The bibliography cites 30 sources.

  • Can Sustainable Banking Help Stimulate Economic Growth in Sub Sahara Africa - A Literature Review

    This 19 page paper is a literature review looking at the concept of sustainable banking and its potential to be used in the developing world to support economic growth. The review looks at the idea and practice of sustainable banking and the ways in which it may benefit an under developed economy, with a focus on Sub-Sarah Africa. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Is There a Correlation between the Profitability and Practice of Hedging in Airlines?

    This 10 page paper is a literature review looking at a potential correlation between the practice of airlines hedging their fuel prices and airline profitability. The paper includes a range of literature, including consideration potential motivations for airlines to hedge, the advantages and disadvantages associated with hedging as well as positive and negative results observed in airlines. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Organizations and Currency Risk Management

    A 10 page paper discussing the external and internal need for managing the currency risk that organizations increasingly deal with as globalization continues to increase. The trend brings with it the need to equalize business results based on widely varying changes in world currencies. In recent years, the dollar has been strong relative to other major currencies of the world, and while good for the US economy, a dollar greatly stronger than other major world currencies creates a bevy of problems for multinational organizations. Because currency values are never static but can be depended on to regularly change in exchange value, organizations must devise measures that minimize the effects of that currency exchange rate movement. The paper provides several corporate examples, including Caterpillar, Merck, Honeywell and Dow Chemical. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Risk Management and Financial Services

    A 13 page consultant’s report. A large financial services organization has posted impressive returns in recent years and its traders are among the best in the industry. The company has a poor image with the customer, however, and the Chairman is concerned with the increasing levels of risk that traders undertake in order to continue gaining those impressive returns. The Chairman has retained a risk management consultant to assess the situation. The report ends with recommendations for the company. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • IAS 39 Problems

    This 3 page paper looks at the potential impact of IAS 39 on European companies with reference to the use of hedging as a tool to limit risk. The paper argues this could cause many of the problems that FAS 133 created in the US. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Comparison of Ghana and UK Credit Management

    This 19 page paper is a comprehensive look at credit management in the UK and Ghana. The paper looks at how and why credit is so important to businesses, especially small retailers, with sections on managing debtors, credit control, credit worthiness and access to credit records, cash discounts, debt collection, remedies for bad debt and the role of governments. The paper focuses on comparison. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • Asian Currency Crisis and Japan

    This 8 page paper takes a look at Japan through the Asian currency crisis that began in 1997. Currency matters, particularly the changes in the yen, are discussed. The paper briefly reports on how the currency crisis began in the first place. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

 

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