macroeconomics 18

1–2 Pages

The World Bank is currently advising newly industrialized countries on how to encourage growth and they have asked for your help.

  • Using the Internet, library and/or other resources, research and briefly explain 2–3 methods currently being used to encourage economic growth for the typical firm in Hong Kong and for the typical firm in Singapore.
  • Which of these methods of encouraging growth would you suggest for the typical company in Hong Kong and Singapore? 
  • Explain the rationale for your choice



You want to be part of the Green Revolution and are looking to find ways to reduce your energy use. But first, you must know what your energy use is.

  1. Make and save a chart in a Microsoft Word or Excel file to keep track of your energy use for 2 days this week. Include the following:
    • What types of energy/fuel did you use (including any alternative sources of energy)
    • What was the purpose of the energy/fuel use (heating/cooling, recreational, etc.)?
  2. Save your chart, and present it with 2–3 paragraphs containing the following information.
    • Which primary energy source does your electric company generate electricity (coal, nuclear, etc.)? How did you find out?
    • What changes could you make to decrease your energy use?
    • What changes could you make to increase your energy efficiency?
    • What do you think would change if your heating oil or coal supply came from Russia?
  3. What environmental law, currently up for debate before a state or federal government, do you support and why?