Research an issue on how international trade can affect a country’s economic growth

Assignment: International
Trade Debate

Purpose
To assess your ability
to analyze if international trade is good or bad for a country’s economic
growth.
Overview
For this assignment, you will
explore the issue of whether international trade is good or bad for a country’s
economic growth.

Action Items 1
1. Part 1: Research
a.
Research
an issue on how international trade can affect a country’s economic growth.
§ The pros and cons of international
trade using the theory of comparative advantage as the basis for your
discussion.
§ Externalities associated with
international trade.

2. Part 2: Evaluating Data
A.
Go
to the.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/”>CIA World Factbook.(
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

Search the country list in the
upper right corner for the country you were assigned to research in Tool
1 assignment.(
Assigned Country for me is Japan)
Scroll down the page and read
the “Economy” section about your country.( Japan)
Examine the import and export
information.
Write a half-page
description of the
patterns of trade between your assigned country and its top 3 trading
partners.

– Examine the partners, the
commodies being exported and imported,
-And the total dollar amount of
imports and exports. Use the latest data available (either 2011 or 2012)
3. Part 3: Conclusion

Action Items 2

a. Write a 2- to 3-pagebusiness
briefthat includes the following sections. Include several additional
resources besides your textbook and the CIA World Factbook.

§ Opening:
§ The pros and cons of international
trade using the theory of comparative advantage as the basis for your
discussion.
§ Externalities associated with
international trade.

§ Analysis:
§ A half-page description of the
patterns of trade between your
assigned country(Japan)and
its top 3 trading partners. Examine the partners, the commodies being exported
and imported, and the total dollar amount of imports and exports. Use the
latest data available (either 2011 or 2012)

§ Conclusion:
§ Take a stand on the issue of
whether international trade is good for a country’s economic growth.Provide a
theoretical rationale for the position.

b.
Check
your paper using.franklin.edu/myfranklin/GetCourseView.do?sectionId=36221#course-object-1389145379999″>Grammarly.com. Modify your paper as needed.
c.
Submit
your paper to turnitin.com. Your professor will provide the necessary access
information so you can upload your paper to the class assignment site.
d.
Read
the Originality Report you receive from turnitin.com and make any modifications
as needed to your paper.

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