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Life Skills Research Project

Life Skills Research Project

Your L/S Activity relates to chapter 19 (International Trade) You will be answering questions related to the purpose of Microeconomics and the applications of concepts for economic measurements.

Your assignment is worth 15 pts, and each of the questions must have at least 200 words per answer supported and required by your textbook reference, and at least one other reference from the “STATISTA” database from your Library “LIRN”. Please read my note below regarding using the “STATISTA” database. In addition your answers must prescribe to APA format (1 inch margins, double space, running head, page numbering, times roman font, size 12th pitch, indents at the start of every paragraph, references page hanging indents, in-text referencing).. You must submit a cover page, each question in a page by itself, and your references page must be also in a page by itself. And, please do not forget to reference your in-text.

Your assignment grade will be based on the following “Rubrics”

– APA Formatting 20% (running head, page numbering, font style & size, double spacing , margins 1″, paragraphs indents, proper and complete referencing for your references sources, references page hanging indents, in-text referencing)

– References Sources 20% (textbook, at least one other source from STATISTA database)

– Originality Report 20% (70% or higher, titles and references do not count against your work)

– Content Relevancy 20% (100% relevant content to the subject matter)

– Content Volume 20% (it must be at least 200 words of writing per question)

Research and Answer the following questions:

– What are the major U.S. exports and imports? How does international trade affect U.S. consumption possibilities? (3 pts)

– What determines which goods a country should produce and export? (3 pts)

– What is the World Trade Organization (WTO) and how does it help foster multilateral trade? (Check the WTO website at http://www.wto.org/.) (4 pts)

– Firms hurt by cheap imports typically argue that restricting trade will save U.S. jobs. What’s wrong with this argument? Are there ever any reasons to support such trade restrictions? (5 pts)

NOTE

Your Assignment requires that you submit at least two references one from your textbook and at least one from the database “STATISTA”

You will be able to access STATISTA database by going to your Library

– Once you have signed to LIRN

– Go to your Business section

– Select STATISTA

– Type the topic to be searched (As examples) type:

– World Trade Organization

– U.S. Exports to China

– U.S. Imports from China

– You will get search results for your selection

– Click on your selection and it will display information to be used on your assignment (text, data, graphs, etc)

– It will also give you a window for your citation (choose APA) and copy/paste on your assignment’s references page

Use the data from the reports to supplement your questions’ answers. Remember that at least this assignment requires one reference from STATSTA and at least one reference from your course assigned textbook. Not meeting these referencing requirements will result in a substantial deduction of points for your paper