Day 2  Emerging Markets and Group Presentations

Morning Materials

              Multiple Choice Exam
Please treat the exam as a chance to express yourself. It asks some questions that we did not
            directly cover in class, but can be easily answered using the Internet. Here are two questions to think
            about ... (1) how might automation affect labor markets in the future and (2) how are demographics
            (aging /low birth rates) and tight budget conditions making things difficult for countries like Japan.
            I am looking for your opinions here, not a particular "correct answer".  No need to write too much.

           Emerging Markets and Developing Economies PPT Slides     (pdf version)

                           PPT Presentation on Debt       (pdf version)

                  Afternoon Suggested Materials

         Topics for Group Presentations (less than 25 min for each group)

                 Group 1  US Trade Policy (some suggestions)

      ---   USTR Report on Trade Policy (long, complete)    --- Trade Deficits and Policy
                   ---   US is Losing the Trade War                               --- Navarro on Trade (video)
                   ---   Stockman on Trump's Trade War (very short video)

                Group 2  Euro Area Immigration Issues (some suggestions)

 ---   Wiki on Immigrant Crisis     ---  Council of the EU view
                   ---   The EU and the Crisis          ---  EU Disunity
                   ---   The Future of Europe          

                Group 3  China Rebalancing the Economy  
(some suggestions)

                   ---  China's LGFV                      --- China Rebalancing in 6 Charts
                   ---  China Rebalancing               --- Who is Affected by China's Rebalancing    
China's Great Leap Backward                   

                Group 4  Japan’s Low Birthrate and Aging Population  
(some suggestions)

 ---    Wiki on Japan Aging           ---   Long Term Care in Japan
                   ---    Japan's Fertility Crisis  

               Group 5  Taiwan’s Single-Payer Health Care System  
(some suggestions)

 ---   Taiwan NHI (look for video)         --- Taiwan's NHI - The Future
                   ---   Pros and Cons for NHI
               Group 6  Taiwan and China’s Economic Relations in the Future  (some suggestions)                                       

Timeline of China-Taiwan Relations     --- Cross Strait Relations under Tsai
                   ---   Taiwan's New Go South Policy      --- China's Tourism Policy Towards Taiwan