Economy

Using the two countries from Part A, go to globaledge.msu.edu (Links to an external site.) You may also go to cia.gov Factbook (Links to an external site.) pages to research your countries. Please make sure you include tables from your research for each country.

  1. Describe the Economy.
    1. Describe the economy (using the CIA Factbook) for Country 1 (5 points) and provide table for the following economic indicators: (5 points)
      1. Current Account Balance
      2. Inflation
  • Manufacturing Value Added
  1. GDP Growth
  2. GDP per capita, PPP
  3. Describe the economy (using the CIA Factbook) for Country 2 (5 points) and provide table for the following economic indicators: (5 points)
    1. Current Account Balance
    2. Inflation
  • Manufacturing Value Added
  1. GDP Growth
  2. GDP per capita, PPP

Infrastructure (20 points)

  1. For each country, look up the following Infrastructure determinants –
  2. mobile cellular subscriptions;
  3. Roads, total network;
  4. Rail lines;
  5. Transport; and
  6. Internet Users.

Do not just supply this information in the form of tables, also explain why infrastructure is important to FDI.

  1. Country 1 – why is infrastructure important (5 points) and indicators tables and or graphs (5 points)
  2. Country 2 why is infrastructure important (5 points) and indicators tables and or graphs (5 points)

HINT: In order to properly compare these numbers, you may want to scale these numbers per capital –  divide each infrastructure indicator by population. The population is on the CIA Factbook.

Investment Potential (30 points)

  1. Overall, what is your group’s informed opinion as to how receptive your countries are to FDI?
    1. Which country, of the pair, is the most receptive? Provide a well-reasoned argument using the evidence presented in Projects Part A, Part B, the Economics and the Infrastructure parts of this project.
    2. Country 1 – well-reasoned argument (4 points), and data from Part A (2 points), Part B (2 points), and Part C (2 points)
    3. Country 2 well-reasoned argument (4 points), and data from Part A (2 points), Part B (2 points), and Part C (2 points)
    4. Compare and contrast corruption in both countries and their opportunities for FDI (10 points)
 
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