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  1. Review the Wk 5 Resources.

    Prepare a 12- to 16-slide presentation for the 2 economies assigned to your team, each pair of economies has 1 very successful country and 1 not so successful country.                                              Team D: Venezuela vs Saudi Arabia (world’s 2 largest sources of oil reserves)

 

Research each economy assigned to your Team. Compare similarities and differences between your assigned countries/economies and how their economic, political, and cultural development since 1992 has influenced their economic growth and trade competitiveness.

Use tables and/or graphs to support your analysis of the following economic statistics/indicators of your 2 assigned economies through the most recent year available since 2009 (the trough of the last economic cycle). Whenever possible, plot the metric for both economies on the same chart.

  • GDP per capita growth over time
  • Inflation rate over time
  • Unemployment rate over time
  • Exports as a % of GDP over time
  • National government debt as a % of GDP

Evaluate the reasons why the economic growth of the 2 economies/countries varied. Discuss how international trade influenced the strength of each economy. Discuss the role of value chains and value-added production.

Analyze how the failure to use value-added trade measures distorts trade statistics. For example, Boeing and Airbus airliners, Apple iPad and iPhone production, and North American integrated auto and light truck manufacturing.

Examine at least 2 industries that have provided each economy a comparative advantage in world trade.

Cite at least 2 academically credible sources.  

Format your citations according to APA guidelines. 

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