1) Imagine you are in charge of development for a developing country and were approached by a multinational corporation interested in locating in your country.
Identify some of the benefits and some of the costs to the host country from allowing a multinational corporation to locate in a country with a developing economy. Discuss with your classmates if developmental assistance from world developmental agencies, such as the World Bank or the United Nations, would be preferable to private investment.
Reference: Chapter 17, section 17.5: Help From The Private Sector: Multinationals.
2) The movement in the direction of a market-based system with freely determined prices, competition, profits, private ownership, and other features of capitalism is not simple. Discuss some of the challenges associated with an economy transitioning from socialism to capitalism.
Reference: Chapter 20, section 20.1: World Economic Systems, and section 20.2: Transition to a Market System.