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Course Assignment

Welcome to the NU Library course guide for ECO 607: Managerial Economics. This guide is designed to help students find resources to complete the Course Research Paper.

While this guide will provide you with support to complete the research aspects of your assignment, please address all questions regarding content, formatting, and grading to your instructor.

For more information and library resources see the Economics Research Guide.

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Research Paper Requirements

A paper on a macroeconomic topic is required for this course. As per your Course Outline, you are required to submit a written assignment (course paper) for this course. The written assignment is worth 25% of your course grade. Your course paper must be on one of the following four macroeconomic topics:

  1. Government Regulation and Commercial Banking
  2. The Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 on Commercial Banking
  3. Analyze the Impact of COVID on an Industry of Choice
  4. Assess the Market Structure and Position of a Company Your Professor has Approved

Week 1 Topic: Demand & Supply

Demand Curve:

  • What does it look like and what affects it (related things)?
  • What is its elasticity?
  • What differentiates your product, if anything, from others?
  • What problem does your product solve for customers?
  • What businesses should we be in? 

Week 2 Topic: Competition & Survival

Market Structure & Regulations:

  • Who are your customers?
  • How will you reach them?
  • What advertising/ social media/ etc MUST you have?
  • How will you sell to them? Directly?  Through a Channel?
  • How should we compete in these businesses: product differentiator or cost leader?
  • Is the good dangerous/ environmentally damaging?
  • What good does this good threaten?
  • Does the government have any regulations or policies for this good?
  • What taxes/ licenses/ legal issues exist for it?

Week 3 Topic: Costs & Pricing

Production Function & Costs:

  • What resources do you have/need?
  • What technology are you using?
  • What is the optimal size?
  • What is the likely cost estimate?

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