Country Profile Report

COUNTRY PROFILE QUESTIONSSelect a country (not the U.S.), construct twenty questions about the nation’s economy.  Below are sample questions that you can use.  From these questions, you can form a hypothesis on your country’s current economic performance.

1.)  What is the GDP?  What is the value of each key variable (C, I, G, X-M)?  What is its overall growth rate?

2.) What is the inflation rate?  Is it increasing or decreasing?  Is it stable (within the last 2 years)?

3.) What is the unemployment rate?  Is it increasing, decreasing, or is it stable (over the last two years)?

4.) List 3 top exports.

5.) List 3 top imports.

6.) What is the currency?  How does it compare to the U.S. dollar?  Is the currency appreciating, depreciating, or fairly stable against the U.S. dollar (within the last two years)?

7.) What is the interest rate?  How is it determined?  Is that rate increasing, decreasing, or is it stable (within the last two years)?

8.) What kind of commercial policy does your country have?  Pro-free trade, “managed trade,” restricted trade, or closed?  How does this policy affect its economy?