The paper is supposed to between 1,400 and 1,800 words and is due at the end of lecture on (The details of the submission process will be announced later.)
Your paper will be evaluated on (i) the quality of your thinking and argument and (ii) the quality of your writing (grammar, sentence structure, brevity of expression). Provide full citations of all sources that you have used. Any language used by other authors should be inside quotes (with the citation of the work and page number in which the quote appears). Anybody who uses unauthorized borrowed language from other texts and is, therefore, found to have plagiarized other writers’ work will receive an automatic F in the course and be subject to additional sanctions.
Choose one of the following topics for your paper.
What is the “Too Big to Fail” problem? In researching the issue, find at least three articles (in newspapers, magazines, scientific journals) that describe the problem. Provide some possible remedies for the problem, discuss, and compare them. Which possible remedy do you think is best? Why? Have any recent acts of Congress helped in remedying the problem?
Read the following article:
Ross, Michael, “The Natural Resource Curse: How Wealth Can Make you Poor,” pp. 17- 42, in I. Bannon and P. Collier (eds) in Natural Resources and Violent Conflict: Options and Actions, 2003,Washington D.C: World Bank. (Link to the book containing the article will be provided in course website.)
Describe in your own words what the “natural resource curse” is. Then, provide some possible explanations of why some countries avoid it while others do not. You are encouraged to read (and cite) articles other than one above, including other articles in the same book.