Government Policy Paper
Government Policy Paper (3-5 pages, 50 points) – Due on the date of the final exam.
In this project the students learn about the effectiveness of government policies. Each student must select a government policy that deals with an issue, such as anti-trust (ATT break-up, Microsoft trial, …), regulation (pollution control, the Sarbanes Oxley Act, the American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009 (Waxman-Markley Cap and Trade bill)), subsidies (welfare, farm support, Medicare, Cash-for-Clunkers program,…), or taxation (tax cuts, solar or ethanol tax credits, ..) The paper should address some, or all issues below:
* Background, rationales, and goals of the program/policy.
* Who were the intended target, and who actually benefited or were hurt by the program/policy?
* How does the program/policy affect consumers and producers welfare?
All papers must be in Microsoft Word format, typed, double-spaced, proofread, spell-checked, and between 2-5 pages (700-2000 words) in length. They must be submitted to proper drop boxes on D2L on or before the due date. Late papers will not be accepted. Plagiarism may result in 0 point for the paper, or failing grade for the class. All papers must follow APA format.