1. In the annual Economic Research Seminar, you have been invited to present and discuss the economy development in the Southeast Asia. The topic of the paper will be ‘Which is the most economic competitive economy in Southeast Asia?’. This assignment aims to understand basic concepts and principles used in economic analysis, to develop the skills to assess economic issues that would affect their lives as workers, consumers and citizens, and to demonstrate an awareness of the fact that economists hold differing views on some economic issues.

2. Search through newspapers or magazines for ONE or MORE articles that is/are relevant to the economic concepts discussed in class. One copy of chosen article has to be attached to your final report.

3. The chosen article or articles should preferably be published in the last twelve months.

4. Summarize article/articles first. Analyse the article and identify linkage between the economic concepts you have learnt in class with the discussion in the article. Apply the economic models learnt to discuss the economic challenges faced by the economy concerned and to explain the rationale for the economic policy(ies) chosen by the government to overcome the challenges. You may use other news articles to support your discussion as well.

5. Where applicable, illustrate your discussion with diagrams and economic models to enhance your discussion.

6. More marks will be awarded for reports, which provide more comprehensive, balanced and in-depth analysis with adequate referencing to the economic concepts and models.

7. The newspaper article may serve as the main focus of your analysed report. However, your discussion is not restricted to use the content of the article chosen. You are free to discuss on other relevant information (from other sources) which relate to the aims and objectives of the assignment.


This assignment is aimed at a number of competency elements. Specifically,

• Researching in terms of searching for and evaluating newspaper or magazine articles that are suitable for this assignment.

• Analysis of the information presented in the article and how the event could be explained using economic models.

• Assessing the suitability of the economic model to analyse the event and what are the limitations of the model.

• Presentation in putting forward the information and analysis you have in a form, which is clear, accurate and easy to understand.

Additional Assignment Guidelines

• The report should have a content page, and its main discussion shall be about 2,000 words.

• Assignments should be type-written using Times New Roman font style, 12-font size and 1.5 line spacing. Please include page number.

• References are a key aspect of an essay. Any idea, theme, or argument that you found in the literature and used in your essay must be cited within the essay.

• Include a Reference List at the end of your assignment.

• The report shall be in plain white paper and stapled on the top left-hand corner. Please do not use a folder for submission.

• Write your name clearly on the cover page using the Lecturer’s Comment Form.

• Course members should familiarise themselves with the University’s policy on the late submission of 

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