Phase 5 Individual Project
Deliverable Length: 1000-1500 words

Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Key Assignment Final Draft 

Part I

The government decides to tax cookbooks because they feel that they encourage overeating and can lead to health issues, such as obesity and heart disease. Answer the following:

  • What type of tax is this? Explain.
  • What happens to the supply of cookbooks?
  • Who pays the tax at the end?
  • Is this a good way to finance programs to improve health?
  • What other types of tax can the government use to increase revenues?
  • Part II becomes wildly successful in the United States, and you decide to export overseas. Answer the following:

    • Does this reflect an absolute or a comparative advantage?
    • Name some issues that you will encounter as you become a multinational corporation.
    • Part III

      In the article entitled “The Economic Effects of Labor Unions Revisited,” Vedder and Galloway attempt to prove statistically, using historical data, that labor unions do not have a good effect on the economy. Read the article, and explain the following microeconomic concepts that the authors discuss and how they are related to unions:

      • Demand, supply, and equilibrium wage rates of labor
      • Unemployment
      • Real GDP and economic growth
      • Income per capita
      • Population growth and aging
      • The article focuses on harmful economic effects, but also mentions some positive aspects. What are they?