The Economic Value of Introducing Technology instructions will be uploaded in attachments files.Developing nations have developed
technology rapidly in recent years. These nations are integrating various forms
of technology, such as computers, radios, cellular phones, televisions,
newspapers, and the internet into their daily lives. This research argues that
technological growth in developing nations results from a mutually dependent
process: technology use spurs understanding, which in turn spurs greater use.
Using a multi-method approach of observation, trend analysis and case studies,
this research breaks its argument into three main parts: 1) understanding the
technological challenges in developing countries; 2) implications on how
technology affects education, infrastructure, healthcare, and social and
economic development; and 3) status of technological advancement and the
accelerating growth and developmental rates of the developing countries. The
evidence presented in this research also supports the contention that
developing countries’ lack of access to technology and other infrastructure has
contributed Your topic summary and proposed outline of your idea for the paper is due in Module 3, a draft of the paper is
due in Module 6, and the final paper is due in Module 9. Here is a checklist that you may find helpful.
The objective of the assignment is to demonstrate the application of macroeconomic theory as
presented in Arnold to a current topic you have chosen. It is the application of the theory that is
important; this is not just a research paper which describes a current situation with some economic
The selected topic must be one that relates to macroeconomics; that is, any of the subjects listed in the
Arnold table of contents under macroeconomics, for example, monetary policy. Microeconomic topics
and analysis are not acceptable for a macro class.
The paper should not be long. Provide enough information and detail on your chosen topic to serve as
the basis for economic analysis. The topic must be relatively current; an analysis of some past event is
• Show how the theory you’ve learned from the course and presented in Arnold applies to or explains the
current situation. The analysis need not be complex, but must include a written explanation and a
graphical analysis similar to those used throughout Arnold. Basically, you are just selecting the
appropriate tools from Arnold and showing how they apply to a specific situation.
Write a short conclusion. This might include some predictions for the future.
The paper should include the following:
• Title page
Insert page numbers. A Running Head is fine but not necessary.
• Abstract – not required but OK if desired
Table of Contents – not required
Section Headings – strongly encouraged
Citations – cite all references in the body of the text and in the Reference list.
Plagiarism – Do not copy text from another author or Web source unless it is quoted.
Appendices – Not necessary but may be appropriate for raw data.
Resources on APA Style
American Psychological Association: Learning APA Style (see The Basics of APA Style tutorial)
Purdue OWL: General APA Guidelines (General format of APA research papers, in-text citations, and
Research Paper Instructions
Topic summary and proposed outline of idea due in Module 3
• Draft of the paper due in Module 6
• Final paper due in Module 9
During the course, you are required to complete a formal written assignment highlighting published current economic events or issues and explain how
they relate to theories learned in this course. The paper provides you an opportunity to realize, reflect, and explain the economics that exist all around
us. The paper must include a graph used as an explanatory tool of the economic principle presented.
Early submissions of written assignments are always accepted, but use the links provided in the respective modules to submit your topic, draft, and final
paper. Make use of the feedback you receive on your draft paper to improve your final paper before submitting it in Module 9.
Instructions for preparing this assignment are as follows:
1. Each paper is to be an analysis on the recent economic events or economic reports from the supplemental resources or references. The focus of this
assignment is to relate and analyze current events to basic principles of macroeconomics covered in this course. It is not acceptable to just
regurgitate statistics. The paper should indicate that you have a clear understanding of theory learned in class and its application/operation in the
2. Option – If you come upon an interesting subject relating to your work or any other non-economic publication that can be explained in light of the
theories learned in this class, you may be able to substitute this as the basis article. Discuss the article and ideas with your instructor prior to
embarking on this option.
3. Use standard file format (.doc or .docx) for all deliverables (topic, draft, and final paper). Standard margins apply. Papers should contain proper
documentation of the article(s) or other references used. If direct quotes are used (not contained in the article), appropriate footnotes, endnotes, or
parenthetical citations must accompany the quotes. Since a part of your paper will come from published sources, Internet references, etc., there
should be sufficient evidence of where the information for your paper originated. Paper length should be a few pages – short enough to qualify as a
commentary but long enough to adequately address the subject. Typically, six to eight double spaced pages are sufficient. Papers are graded on
quality of content, not quantity. Standard APA style rules apply and clarity is important to your grade.
Research Paper Checklist (PDF)
Refer to the Research Paper Rubric in Module 6 or Module 9 for grading criteria. The final assignment is only submitted once for credit. There is not an
option for revising the final assignment and resubmitting for a higher grade.
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