tilize current economic indicators to assess the state of the local economy.

Course Project: Students must utilize current economic indicators to assess the state
of the local economy. Current data should be used to forecast the short-term
performance of the chosen economy. Students must submit a written report with an
analysis and conclusions of their results along with a statement of policy
recommendations. Four scores will be provided. The criterion for the first two scores are
based on (a) the ability, in the written report, to identify appropriate economic and
financial indicators and interpret their impact on the economy, (MBA-ECON); (b) the
analysis of the state of the economy by utilizing collected data for economic indicators
(3M) and (c) the use of the data, collected using technology, to interpret results as it
concerns short-term economic outlook (1M). The criterion for the third and fourth scores
are based on (c) the written evaluation of the effects of changes in Monetary and Fiscal
Policy on the economy (2M), (d) a sensitivity analysis demonstrating how changes in
policy might impact on the economy (MBA-QANT), (e) reasonable identification of
underlying foundations and rationale for these changes (2G); (g) a discussion of how the
financial indicators are linked to economic outlook (MBA-Finance).