Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Weekly Homework (Economics, First Semester AY 2014-15)

Attention: Econ students

Good day!

1. Kindly check your weekly homework. Please follow the guidelines (below) when submitting your handwritten report in a recycled short bond paper.

Write your,
Name and Course/Year:
Class Schedule and Date Submitted:
Title of economic/business article/s:

Then, comply the following after reading the assigned economic/business article/s:

a. What are the words and phrases you find hard to understand? Please provide your initial understanding of these words and phrases.
b. Do you have a hard time understanding these words and phrases? Why or why not?
c. Provide a brief analysis of the economic/business article/s. The analysis could be visual or written.

Deadline every Thursday for TTH and Wednesday for MW classes.

2. For your online exam: New course key is:  9HQC-EW4E-8WLY .  However, you can't use the course key without your access code:

3. Grading System: 30% - Long Examinations ; 30% - Online Exercises ; 30% - Terminal Report/s ;  10% - Class Participation 


4. Terminal Report:  


PRE-MIDTERM Terminal Report: Three (3) members per group (i.e. interviewer, documentor, photographer) 

Part I. Look for two articles about the current state of Philippine agricultural sector or anything related to Philippine agriculture, identify the source (author, title, date published and link), and comply the following:

a.) Summary of the articles

b.) Lessons learned

Part IIVisit a wet market - whether publicly or privately owned - in your locality and identify the location, estimated size of the wet market, consumers income bracket, day and time of interview. Interview two (2) vendors and find out whether they are selling imported or locally produced agricultural products. Make a list of these products, the countries where they are imported from, as well as their prices. Do the same for the local products and identify the origin of locally produced agricultural products. 

Interview three (3) consumers. Ask them what agricultural products they usually buy. Do they know if these products are locally produced or imported? Which do they prefer? Why?

Write a report on your trip. How does this affect the local producers? What can you say about the state of the country's agricultural sector? What do you think will happen to our agricultural productivity once the Asean Economic Community (AEC) will start implementing a zero tariff to agricultural products within the Asean region?

Submit your pre-midterm terminal report (parts I and II in a single report). Support your visit with photos. 

Submit your handwritten report in a recycled short bond paper, with your name, course and year, class schedule, name of teacherDeadline: July 21 and July 22, for TTH and MW classes, respectively. 

MID-TERM Terminal Report:
Three (3) members per group. Submit your handwritten report in a recycled short bond paper, with your name, course and year, class schedule, name of teacherDeadline: August 18 and 19, for TTH and MW classes, respectively. Margin is one (1) inch left, right, top and bottom. Support your research with photos.

I. Research on the practices of homegrown manufacturing firms (i.e. Shoe manufacturers in Carcar City or the Cebu furniture industry, among others) and interview at least three (3) firms. 

II. Provide a brief history of the firms you interviewed and the name of the person (representing the company) you interviewed. 

III. Find out what challenges confront local corporations and their insights on competitiveness. How did foreign and local competition affect their production? What was the role played by government and trade agreements in the current state of local manufacturing in Cebu. 

IV. Provide a brief analysis. 


PRE-FINAL Terminal Report:
Submit your hand written pre-final terminal report in a recycled short bond paper. 

Week 1, June 23 - 27, 2014
Why executive education is ripe for disruption and Spare Education from PPP--EfD (Note: analysis should be comparative)

Week 1, June 30 - July 28, 2014
Economic corridors boost markets, living conditions and The rules of engagement for the Asean economic community (Note: analysis should be comparative)

Week 2, July 7 - 12, 2014
Agriculture and the development dream , Paradign shifts in agriculture and Land conversion, land deals hinder food self-sufficiency (Note: analysis should be comparative)

Week 3, July 14 - 19, 2014  (PRE-MIDTERM July 16-18)
Strategies for inclusive development and Problem of exclusive growth to worsen with Cha-cha (Note: analysis should be comparative)

Week 4, July 21 - 26, 2014
Managing poverty reduction and What’s the motive for Cha-cha? (Note: analysis should be comparative)


Week 5, July 28 - August 2, 2014
Week 1, August 4 - 9, 2014  
Week 2, August 11 - 16, 2014  (MIDTERM August 11 - 16)

Week 3, August 18 - 23, 2014 
Repos 101: BSP’s balancing act  and Inflation, enemy of poverty (Note: analysis should be comparative)

Week 4, August 25 - 30, 2014
Growth of revenues from individual income tax faster than corporate income tax and Overtaxing working, middle classes (Note: analysis should be comparative)


Week 1, September 1 - 6, 2014 
NEDA statement on August inflation dataThe economy grew—so what? and Not worth the brag (Note: analysis should be comparative)

Week 2, September 8 - 13, 2014  (USC Days and Intramurals)
Jobs added, but quality still wanting and We can’t ignore a likely economic slowdown (Note: analysis should be comparative)

Week 3, September 15 - 20, 2014  (PRE-FINAL September 17-19)
Consumer pessimism the worst in more than 4 years and A strengthened economy? (Note: analysis should be comparative)

Week 4, September 22 - 27, 2014
Need for emergency powers proves EPIRA’s serious flaws and Aquino invokes EPIRA’s crisis provision (Note: analysis should be comparative)

Week 1, September 29 - October 4
Small business and Asean integration and A policy of poverty (Note: analysis should be comparative)

Week 2, October 6 - 11, 2014  

(Final October 13 - 18)

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