Consultant Report


Consultant Report: (Due Dates Specified on Course Outline)


One of the requirements for successfully completing this course is a consultant report on a topic relevant to a particular country or the region as a whole. The consultant report will need to be both in report and presentation form. The report is to be done in groups of two (2) or, if necessary, three (3).


1. The purpose of a consultant report is to apply economic analysis to an issue in a country or the region of East Asia.

2. To accomplish this task, think of yourself as a consultant hired to recommend a solution to a specific problem.

3. Be sure to limit the scope of the problem.

4. Make sure you make use of all available resources to arrive at a well-researched recommendation. 

5. A fifteen to twenty-minute presentation to the class will be required.


The final report should be no longer than ten {10} pages and should be a formal, typed report outlining the problem, current situation and proposed solution. The report should include:


a) TITLE PAGE—including alphabetized names, and signatures

b) PROBLEM DESCRIPTION—carefully and completely describe the problem you have researched

c) CURRENT SITUATION—explain and analyze how the country’s government and institutions and the international community are currently dealing with the specific problem

d) PROPOSED SOLUTION—using economic analysis tools, explain your proposed solution

e) BIBLIOGRAPHY—be sure to follow appropriate methods for citing sources; cite sources within the body of the paper

f) APPENDIX—include all appropriate tables, graphs, etc., that support your analysis