Economic Shock Assignment – Part 1
500 to 750 Words
Research the economic affects of natural disasters. You can research the economic affects of large localized events or the more general natural disasters in general. Some types to focus on: floods, earthquakes, tornados, drought, sunamis, hurricanes, or wildfires. It is likely that you can find studies that focus on one particular natural disaster as a whole or the more general study of natural disasters as a whole.
One problem that is often discussed by those who research economic issues is that many times news stations and popular press type companies miss the important issues, simply misunderstand the issues, or chose to sway the facts to fit a certain viewpoint or bias. Our goal with these remaining assignments will be to take the different prompts given, evaluate their validity using Economic Journal articles and use these to either support or refute (based upon each set of instructions) and then explain this issue in a way that the general public would understand. Often, it appears, that the news that is available to us uses a particular set of information to explain an issue in a way that may or may not be accurate.
Your goal with these assignments is to always try to find the RELEVANT information using Economic Journal articles and then evaluate those in relation to published news articles or video news.
•Cite your sources. USE APA Style including in-text citations.