7303AFE Economics T1 2023 Assignment Help
Trimester 1 2023
Assessment Item 3: Policy Blogs/Industry Articles
(Marked out of 50; Worth 50% of the overall assessment for the course;
Due date: Wednesday, 7 June 2023, 4:00pm AEST)
Read these instructions carefully and follow them closely. Your assignment will be assessed based on how well you adhere to the instructions.
This assignment is designed in enabling students to further develop skills to utilise relevant economic concepts/models/techniques taught in the course as tools of analyses in evaluating the real-world problems at hand. Further, this assignment is also designed to reflect student performance for assurance of learning purposes for the following program learning objective: ability to apply interdisciplinary and inclusive perspectives to business/problem contexts.
In this assignment you are to write two content pieces for an organisation website or a blog (something akin to The Conversation). These articles should be concise (not exceed the provided word limit, excluding references etc).
First content piece: (Length: 850 to 900 words maximum)
Select one topic from the two options listed below:
- Australian Federal Budget 2023: Winners and Losers?
- Should the RBA keep increasing the cash rate in 2023?
You are expected to apply inclusive perspectives in writing this first content piece. This is to say that your analysis should address the perspectives of the various and diverse stakeholders relevant to the topic/issue.
Second content piece: (Length: 1150 to 1200 words maximum)
Pick any issue or problem which occurs in any field, sector or industry of your choice (e.g., health, aviation, tourism, automotive, property, banking and finance, etc). Use any appropriate and relevant economic concepts/models/techniques that you have learnt in the course as tools of analyses to shed some light in addressing the issue/problem. In your analysis, incorporate a discussion on how knowledge from other disciplines (outside economics) could also be useful in helping to address the issue/problem.
Your analysis in this content piece should demonstrate your understanding and ability to apply economics within an interdisciplinary context.
- As stated previously, you are required to write two content pieces in total.
- You are expected to use relevant economic concepts learnt in this course.
- The word length for the first content piece cannot exceed 850 to 900 words, excluding references. The word length for the second content piece cannot exceed 1150 to 1200 words, excluding references.
- Please use 12-point font Times New Roman, 1.5-spaced, 2 cm margins.
- You can either use the Harvard or the APA referencing style.
- Given that you are writing for The Conversation, do not use technical and/or academic language. Instead, use simple, easy to understand, engaging language that suit the general public.
- Penalties for plagiarism (copying from others or from other sources including the internet) can be very severe. Griffith has very advanced software to identify plagiarism. COPYING will not be tolerated.
- A minimum of four references are required for each content piece. Peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, books, industry reports and web articles from credible sources are accepted as references.
- The reference list is excluded from the word limit.
- All sub-headings, titles of figures and images etc are included in the word limit.
- You can include images and links if you feel that they are relevant to your article.
- See the marking rubric below.