Economic Principles (BBAC202)
Group Assignment (Group of Three)
Economic Principles – BBAC202
Economic Principles Assignment
The Assignment aims to develop your
knowledge and skills in the following areas:
thinking and analysis
of Market Economies
articles, books, online materials, and journals
Due Date: Session 6.1
Copies only â€“ No Electronic Submissions
are again reminded to use appropriate referencing, to acknowledge use of
otherâ€™s ideas and statements, to avoid plagiarism and any copyright breaches,
and to follow the instructions below.
are to work in Groups of Three
length of the assignment is to be approximately 2000 Words.
word count does not include references or bibliography. Reference using Harvard/APA
word count must be specified on the front head sheet of the assignment.
task is to read the following scenario and provide answers to the following
need to answer each question as well as each part of the question.
The Assignment is made up of questions
worth a total of 25% of your final marks.
Different countries have different
types of economies as outlined in Chapter 2 of your textbook.
USA and South Korea have market economies
Chin, Cuba and Laos have Command Economies
Norway, Iceland and Finland have Welfare Economies
Your assignment is
to research the Australian Economy and compare it to an Economy that is a
Command Economy AND a Welfare Economy. You may choose from countries in the
lists above, or chose countries of your own. Please state which countries you
PART 1 (7 marks)
For each country
complete the following table:
population working in agriculture
population working in industry
population working in service
population living below the poverty line
Exports in $
Imports in $
partners by %
For part two you are
required to answer the following questions
1. What percentage of the population of each country
is in the labour force?
2. What are the similarities and differences between
the three countries in terms of the percentage of the population that works in
each type of industry?
3. Why might the list of Australian exports be so much
longer or shorter than that of the other countries? Provide Examples of exports
for each country, and their percentage contribution to the economy.
4. Why might some commodities appear on both a
country’s import and export list? Provide examples for each country to explain
5. Exports and imports total in the billions of
dollars for each country. Explain what this tells you about our society.
6. Which economy do you think is the best? List the
positives and negatives of each countryâ€™s economy in your answer.