Econ Essay Critique

I need 2 (4 total) paragraphs in regard to each of the essays below fitting the following reqs:

  • What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?
  • What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
  • What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
  • What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?

120 words min in each 1-3 paragraphs per essay


essay #1

The country that I felt has developed a lot in the last 3 years would be China. In 2011, China’s latest GNI per capita, current US dollars in china was 4,949.00. In 1962, the amount was 70.00 which is a big difference from 2011. For those that do not know GNI means gross national income, and using the World Bank Atlas method to change to United States dollars.


The growth rate of per capita GDP depends on the population size and growth of young and old individuals. By the time 2020, China should have the highest growth rate in some of the major countries, but are also followed by India and Indonesia. The output per capita and the population growth in China stands at a -0.8 output in 2012. The potential real GDP growth from 2012 was 8.9. The population growth of China for 2012 is 8.8 which have made a huge change now. (OECD Economic Outlook. Pp10) China is a closed economy since Mao Zedong who was the communist state of China. In the last five years the rate of collection has decreased 3 percent. For the last few years China has imported so many goods from import tariffs. The trade barriers reduction has led to significant growth between the U.S and China exports over the past decade. (Lardy, 200)


China is known as the fastest growing consumer market right now. Right now China is the fourth largest country, and taking big strides by opening economy to international trade. According to a study the Chinese economy has reached a 73% marketization of its economy according to the USA and European Union. China is considered a mixed economy because of the industries and is government ran for instance the tobacco, electricity, with the tax limits. China is also considered a command economy due to the money decisions and ifnances for the society made by central government in Beijing. China does have business, but the business is also under Beijing government control. (Economywatch, 2010)



According to an article posted by The Wall street journal, the Chinese central bank stated yuan’s exchange rate is not clearly undervalued, but the economist says different. A survey was later taken where 28 of the 41 economist responded that yuan was undervalued and 23 of those said it was by more than 5%, 9 stated balance, 4 was overvalued. With all research that was done Stephan and Pierpont said the currency was at a good level, but Ram who is part of Combinatorics Capital thinks yuan is undervalue, but the number is not big. Julia, one of the few states the number is balance. The policy in China says “If it is undervalue by 5%, then what is the issue of letting it float?”(Izzo, 2012) With all the information I have gathered, I do believe the country is on a good road of economic growth because all the progress they are making in the economy. I feel that macroeconomic policies are helping achieve the growth.


essay #2

           My choice of developing country is Brazil. Even though I am not a soccer fan it amazes me how a developing country can qualify and put on such a large worldwide event as the World Cup. I do realize that every country that wants a chance to hold such an event should get the opportunity, but to be selected while citizens live in such desire poverty is mind boggling. In the choice of Brazil I hope to learn more about their economy and their ethanol production making them almost self-reliant for their oil.

Brazil’s growth per capita in the last 12 years has almost doubled; and in the last 3 years it increased from 10,100 to 11,900.  Brazil has an annual change in population at +.9% over the last several years. Brazil economy is the largest in Latin America and 7th in the world (Population of Brazil 2014).  Brazil is a closed economy. Brazil imports the least in the world at a 13% of its GDP. With Brazil being the most closed market in the world means that it is not involved in trade.  Its comparative advantage is said to be in agriculture, services and commodities. Brazil is a mixed economy with both public and private enterprise. Brazil’s foreign exchange is overvalued (Brazilian


Brazil is a country on a course of economic growth. Although it has a large segment living in really extreme poverty it is climbing in the right direction. There issues with government corruption on a large scale, but seems to be improving.  Brazil’s macroeconomic policies are helping to achieve the growth, but with the government corruption being as big of a problem as it is it is hard to say what the possibilities for growth would be.

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