Select a country that has a GDP per capita below the world average of $6600. Write a paper describing that country's economy and use the ideas developed in this class to discuss the reasons why that country has remained poor. Two good starting points are the CIA's World Factbook available on the web at:
and the Library of Congress Country Studies:
These sites contain short descriptions of economies of all nations along with each country's GDP per capita.
10 percent of the paper grade will be based on its organization, 20 percent on its mechanics including spelling and grammar, and 70 percent on its content.
Your paper must be no longer than 3 typed, double-spaced pages long.
The paper is due by 12:00 PM on Friday, March 3, 2000. Late papers will not be accepted.