Analysis Project Instructions
Microeconomics Analysis Why are things the way they are?
Look at the world around you. What do you see that you find puzzling? Have you ever wondered “why are things the way they are?”
Essentially this analysis is designed so you can create and answer your own question. What have you observed that you found puzzling before you took this class? Use economics to explain why it’s not puzzling and how economics provides an answer.
- Do not research this analysis online. This is not a research paper. This is an application of economics to something that puzzles you. Any research you do should support your logic.
- If you use statistics or laws or rules, please cite the source.
- This is a thought project with your opinions supported by economics.
- There is possibly no good answer for your question or possibly multiple answers. If there are multiple answers, pick one concept and explain it well. It is better to explain one idea well than to explain multiple ideas poorly.
A. paper-based project analysis
- There is no page minimum, but there is a maximum. We’re not looking for quantity but quality! Don’t ask “how many pages should the analysis be?” Our response will be “write until your question is answered but don’t write more than 5 pages”
- Concise and clear language should be your goal. Fluffed-up analysis will be downgraded. Just answer your question! There is no need to provide filler to make your pages longer.
- Citations. You can write a proper reference page or you could make it easy and use footnotes.