microeconomics case study/research paper

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Construct a case study/research paper (minimum 10 pages) that examines a firm in the U.S. from a microeconomic standpoint and provide suggestions based on your findings.

  • Step 1: Choose a firm for your focus. In addition to picking a firm that you find interesting, you will likely want to pick a firm that has available data (or a firm that for which you can personally provide data). Publicly traded companies file reports with a great deal of data (preferred).

  • Step 2: You will need to complete an analysis of the following categories for your firm. You should complete each section as we cover it in the course – although the paper is not due until the end of Module 7. This will help you to reinforce topics from the course. The following must be included:

NOTE: Be sure to break your paper into the following sections with headings:

  • What does your firm do? Introduce your firm (Module 1)

  • How have supply and demand conditions impacted the firm in recent years? (Module 2)

  • Examine price elasticity of demand for the products your firm sells. (Module 3)

  • Examine the costs of production for your firm. (Module 5)

  • What is (are) your firm’s primary competitive advantage(s)? (Module 6)

  • Are there entry barriers for firms in this industry? (Module 6)

  • What substitutes are available for your product? (Module 6)

  • What is the market share for firms in the industry? (Module 6)

  • What market structure best describes the conditions your firm faces? (Module 6/7)

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