For the project, you are required to select a firm (Bose or Adidas) and understand what the major imports or exports of the firm. You can look at a specific product or good and analyze why imports/exports are taking place and tie it to the material discussed in class (International Economics, Theories &Policies, by Krugman) . Also, any trade policies or trade barriers that might be in place
with regards to the goods/commodities being studied.
For the first part of the research, you should look at any trade patterns
of the products of the firm. For the second part, you will need to look
any trade policies in place that facilitate trade for the good being studied.
The paper should be at least 6 pages long (Font 12: Times New
Roman; Spacing: Double; Margins: 1 top, bottom, and sides) but can
include up to 2 pages of relevant graphs and tables.
A general structure of writing the research paper is listed below.
However, other structures are also possible.
Motivations for your study
Specific problems of interest
Relevance to the class material
-Background of Issues
-Provide the reader necessary information about the issue
-Basic firm profile such as imports, exports, FDI acitivities
Discussion and interpretation
Relevance to class
Tie the material to class
Any important trade policies in place
Summary of the main points; relevant trade polies in place