Discuss (George Ayyitey (1945-) the Ghanaian economist

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It must be about:(George Ayyitey (1945-) – Ghanaian economist (Macro): “Africa is poor because she is not free”) an Economist most of whose work was in Macroeconomics, who refers to one or more principles discussed in this course. Students will write one term paper on a noted economist whose primary field is Macroeconomics (a list is provided). The paper will follow proper MLA, APA or Chicago format and bibliography/Works cited, also in that format, and be at least 1200 words in length. Students will use no less than four sources – 3 academic sources plus a Textbook reference to an Economics topic that we currently teach in this course. The paper will cover four areas: 1. The economist’s background (biography); 2. The school of thought to which the economist belonged; 3. Theories the economist created or advanced; 4. The economist’s major contributions to Macroeconomics, with special reference to what we teach in this course. Upload to Canvas. Students may choose which economist they want to write about, but must get consent of the instructor regarding the subject of the paper. At least 3 academic-level sources plus the textbook must be used and noted — NO Wikipedia, NOT from any other textbook, NO blogs. If you do not do the Paper, you will be assigned a ZERO for this portion of the course – NO EXCEPTIONS. Grading Rubric: in three equal parts (too short Papers will have reduced credit): 1. 1. Paper considerations (33%): Writing ability, over minimum length, knowledge of the topic, grammar & spelling (use a Spellcheck). Use APA or Chicago Style rules. 2. 2. Research (33%): A “Works Cited” page must be included, with not fewer than three (3) academic-level references, whether online or hardcopy, PLUS a reference to the specific relevant section of the Textbook for the Analysis piece ‒ for a total of (4) references ‒ Wikipedia is NOT acceptable as a reference, NOR ANY dictionary, NOR is a blog, nor general news sites such as Fox News, USA Today, Huffington Post, etc. The Economist is fine, as are The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, and other reputable business-oriented publications. “Works Cited” page MUST be included. Simply listing websites is NOT ACCEPTABLE ‒ they must be identified clearly, stating the writer if known, publication, date, etc, as with any normal reference. 3. 3. Analysis (33%): Refer specifically to one of the economics topics (Unemployment, Economic Growth, International Economics, the influence of government on the economy, measuring the economy or measuring the well-being of participants in the economy, environmental economics, etc) as studied in our Macroeconomics class, WHICH MUST BE IDENTIFIED, using a graph or written description clarifying how the economist in the Paper added to our understanding of this topic. The paper should be 275 words long

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