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HC1072 Economic Analysis of the Australian Market Assessment Answer

Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
TrimesterT1 2020
Unit CodeHC1072
Unit TitleEconomics and International Trade
Assessment TypeIndividual Assignment
Assessment TitleEconomic Analysis of the Australian Market
Purpose of the assessment (with ULO Mapping)To complete this assessment, students are required to:
  1. Develop a broad understanding of the principles of macro and microeconomics in an economy.
  2. Analyse economic environment nationally and internationally and its influence on business and national economic performance.
  3. Critically analyse government’s fiscal and monetary policy and their
influences on the economy and business in general.
  1. Comprehend how economies benefit from international trade.
  2. Synthesize theoretical and practical knowledge of economics for application in work-life situations.
Weight40 % of the total assessments
Total Marks40
Word limitNo more than specified in each section in the detailed task list

Academic Integrity

Holmes Institute is committed to ensuring and upholding Academic Integrity, as Academic Integrity is integral to maintaining academic quality and the reputation of Holmes’ graduates. Accordingly, all assessment tasks need to comply with academic integrity guidelines. Table 1 identifies the six categories of Academic Integrity breaches. If you have any questions about Academic Integrity issues related to your assessment tasks, please consult your lecturer or tutor for relevant referencing guidelines and support resources. Many of these resources can also be found through the Study Sills link on Blackboard.

Academic Integrity breaches are a serious offence punishable by penalties that may range from deduction of marks, failure of the assessment task or unit involved, suspension of course enrolment, or cancellation of course enrolment.

Table 1: Six categories of Academic Integrity breaches

PlagiarismReproducing the work of someone else without attribution. When a student submits their own work on multiple occasions this is known as self-plagiarism.
CollusionWorking with one or more other individuals to complete an assignment, in a way that is not authorised.
CopyingReproducing and submitting the work of another student, with or without their knowledge. If a student fails to take reasonable precautions to prevent their own original work from being copied, this may also be considered an offence.
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Contract cheatingContracting a third party to complete an assessment task, generally in exchange for money or other manner of payment.
Data fabrication and falsificationManipulating or inventing data with the intent of supporting false conclusions, including manipulating images.

Source: INQAAHE, 2020

Assignment Tasks

Assignment Specifications

The assignment task is a written analysis of any published article regarding the Australian Market (newspaper, magazine or website) from 01 Jan 2020 and onwards. Your task is not to research and provide data. You are instead ask to analyse an event using your knowledge of economic principles. You will be required to apply the economic concepts you have learned in class to interpret events reported in your article.

Task 1: Choose your article. The first come, first served rule will apply. No two persons can use the same article for the assignment. Register your article by sending an email to kvega@holmes.edu.auYour email should state:

  1. HC1072 Individual Assignment by Name, Student ID
  2. Article Name/Title
  3. Date Published and Author/Writer

A response will be sent. It will indicate, APPROVED or NOT APPROVED. Do not start your work unless you have the email response.

Task 2: Ensure that a full printed copy of your article is saved as part of the Appendix of your paper. Deductions will be applied if the printed copy is not provided.

Task 3: Microeconomic Analysis (Part 1) – for submission on Week 8

In this part of your assessment, you will analyse the event reported in your chosen article based on microeconomic concepts learned in class. Ensure that you have the full print out of the article in the Appendix of your paper.

Task 4: Individual Online Presentation (Part 2) –to be scheduled starting Week 10

In this part of your assessment, you will summarise in an online presentation, all your findings from your analysis. This applies for both microeconomics and macroeconomics. You can still finalise your written paper afterwards but here you will verbally report your findings. Your presentation should be for a minimum of 5 minutes and maximum 10 min. You will be required to show your face, state your full name and student ID clearly at the start of the presentation. Voice over is allowed with powerpoint slides afterwards. But remember, we will match your voice and photo for identity checks. Details on how to register for an online presentation will be discussed by your Lecturer/Unit Coordinator in the Weekly Drop In Sessions for HC1072. It is important that once you receive your scheduled time, you ensure you have strong internet connection for this day and time. The lecturer will be asking relevant questions. Your marks will depend on your answers which should indicate the level of your understanding and analysis. Inability to answer questions and stating facts not on your written paper may indicate that you did not undertake the analysis on your own. This may affect the marks on your written paper which can be marked down with penalty or if proven to be academic misconduct, marked to zero.

Task 5: Macroeconomic Analysis (Part 3) – for submission on Week 12

This is your final paper and should include both Microeconomic (Part 1) and Macroeconomic Analysis (Part 2) and the full print out of the article in your appendix.

Refer to the below table for the specific task details and some guide questions for your analysis.

Recommended Assignment Structure

Requirement/s and Guide Questions
Event/Product/Company Description (3 marks, up to 250 words)
  1. Elaborate on the event being reported in your chosen article. Why did you choose to analyse this event?
  2. What are the products and services being sold? What is the significance to the
Australian Economy of the product/service?


c) Who are the parties involved? Identify who is the supplier and who is the consumer
in the event.
Microeconomic Analysis (Part 1)
Demand and Supply (4 marks, up to 600 words)
In this part of your paper, you are required to discuss the Demand and Supply interactions.
  1. What are the Determinants of Market Demand for your chosen event? How do these determinants affect Total Demand?
  2. What are the Determinants of Market Supply for your chosen event? How do these determinants affect Total Supply?
  3. Who  has  power  in  the  market?Analyse any shortage or surplus situation, if applicable.
  4. Characterize the elasticity of the product being analysed. Who bears the cost of any price increase?
Industry Description and Market Structure Analysis (4 marks, up to 400 words)
  1. Characterize the size of the industry and the level of competition.
  2. Identify  the  Market  Structure  in  the  industry.Discuss how market structure influences the prices in the industry.
  3. Identify the regulator/s of the industry. Comment on the extent of the regulator’s power to ensure compliance within the industry.
  4. Are there any industry groups that help regulate behaviour aside from regulators?
Externalities (4 marks, up to 250 words)
  1. Aside from the initial buyer and seller that you have identified, are there any 3rd parties affected by the economic event?
  2. Describe the impact to the 3rd party. Is it negative or positive?
  3. What other actions or behaviour is triggered by the impact to the 3rd party? What
solutions are applied for the externalities you have identified?
Macroeconomic Analysis (Part 2)
GDP and Unemployment (4 marks, up to 500 words)
  1. How much is the overall GDP contribution of the industry for the event reported in your article? Which part of the GDP does the event affect (C, I, G or NX)? Explain the expected effects on GDP (whether increase or decrease).
  2. Will the event increase or decrease unemployment? Discuss the impact on the economy.
Fiscal Policy (3 marks, up to 250 words)
  1. Describe the action taken.
  2. Is the policy expansionary or contractionary?
Monetary Policy (3 marks, up to 250 words)
  1. Describe the action taken.
  2. Is the policy easy or tight?
Findings, Conclusion and Recommendations (3 marks, up to 500 words)
Based on a summary of your findings, comment on the economic health of the industry (microeconomics) and the economy as a whole (macroeconomics). What further recommendations from regulators and industry experts can be applied to sustain the health
and development of the industry and the country? Do you agree with these recommendations? State why or why not.
Presentation of Paper (including Assignment Cover Page and Reference List) – 2 marks and
not included in word count


Example for Students: Note that the example provided is in draft form. Bullet points indicate the topics that need to be elaborated on. You will need to write paragraphs. This is a structure for an analysis.

Article : 2020 Olympics Delayed to 2021 (ensure to have a copy of full article in the appendix) Publish Date:  15 April 2020Published In: Indicate the source

MICROECONOMIC ANALYSIS

Event/Product/Company Description (2 marks, up to 250 words)

  1. Elaborate on the event being reported in your chosen article. Why did you choose to analyse this event?
    • Olympics is a worldwide event that happens only every 4 years.
    • I choose this event because I am interested to analyse why countries would spend money and resources to hold such an event.
  2. What are the products and services being sold? What is the significance to the Australian Economy of the product/service?
    • Product/Service – Sports, Entertainment/Media, Travel, Hospitality
    • Australia sets aside a significant budget for the development of athletes and sports organizations to represent the country.
  3. Who are the parties involved? Identify who is the supplier and who is the consumer in the event.
    • Supplier – International Olympic Committee but primarily the host country which is Japan for 2020.
    • Consumers are varied: 1) Countries sending athletes, 2) Athletes competing, 3) Entertainment and media who will cover the event, 4) Arline operators and travel agencies who will book travellers, 5) Hospitality sector who will prepare accommodations and food for all travellers. Many more can be identified.

Microeconomic Analysis (Part 1)

Demand and Supply (5 marks, up to 600 words)

In this part of your paper, you are required to discuss the Demand and Supply interactions.

  1. What are the Determinants of Market Demand for your chosen event? How do these determinants affect Total Demand?
    • Price – includes price of event tickets, price for airfare, price for accommodations. Normal law of demand applies here.
    • Income – attendees to the event may end up not going if they do not have steady income because of corona virus.
    • Taste and Preferences – If the new date chosen does not fit into the holiday plans, some travellers will not go anymore in 2021. For athletes, if they still have enough time to train, then they will go. But some may withdraw because of the change of date.
    • Availability of Related Products – There is no substitute for Olympics as a sport event. There may be room to increase prices to maintain the revenue goal if the quantity is not enough. There are many complementary products – travel, accommodation, event souvenirs, etc.
    • Price and Income Expectations – People generally expect a certain range for ticket prices. With the corona virus, will price expectations be higher or lower? Why?
    • Number of Buyers – Because many countries worldwide have been hit by corona virus, they may reallocate their funds to other essential activities and not send their athletes to the Olympics even if it is rescheduled to 2021.
  2. What are the Determinants of Market Supply for your chosen event? How do these determinants affect Total Supply?
  • Resource Prices – Analyse costs involved to hold Olympics. Check Japan’s budget to hold Olympics.

This will factor in the selling price for the event tickets.

  • Number of Sellers – There is only 1 seller: Japan. No other country can hold Olympics 2020.
  • Technology – The ability to hold Olympics depends on cooperation of media and event organizers and the cost to build the technology. This means tech for prompt scores, monitoring finish times at the millisecond, etc.
  • Price and Economy Expectations of Sellers – The price of event tickets and media subscription for livestream of the event will depend on the costs for Japan, its target profit and how many people are expected to come.
  • Time – Given the corona virus predictions, there is very little time to adjust. Also, since all venues (stadiums and sports complex) plus accommodations have to be pre-booked, it will mean informing the public ahead of what happens to any reservations paid for in advance.

1. Who has power in the market? Analyse any shortage or surplus situation, if applicable.

Only 1 supplier – Japan so monopoly. In a normal situation, Japan can dictate the price and go on with the scheduled event. But because corona virus affects the whole world, Japan now has to consider safety of all travellers and athletes. So it has to postpone the event and forego its projected profit for 2020. It hopes to recover this profit in 2021.

2. Characterize the elasticity of the product being analysed. Who bears the cost of any price increase?

Because Olympics is a monopoly, any price increase will have to be borne by the consumers – those who want to attend the event. In this scenario, demand is inelastic.

But the supplier (Japan) must be conscious of a possible decrease in demand due to the corona virus. People may not want to travel. So the original inelastic demand can shift to being elastic. Japan bears risk if it does not postpone the games to 2021.

Industry Description and Market Structure Analysis (4 marks, up to 500 words)

1. Characterize the size of the industry and the level of competition. Monopoly so no competition for Japan as supplier.

2. Identify the Market Structure in the industry. Discuss how market structure influences the prices in the industry.

Expand on characteristics of Monopoly

3. Identify the regulator/s of the industry. Comment on the extent of the regulator’s power to

ensure compliance within the industry.

Regulator is IOC (International Olympic Committee). They have power to override Japan’s

decisions to hold the games, if required.

Are there any industry groups that help regulate behaviour aside from regulators?

Other interest groups are various sports associations of the participating countries, media covering the event, association for referees and umpires, etc.

Externalities (3 marks, up to 250 words)

1. Aside from the initial buyer and seller that you have identified, are there any 3rd parties affected by the economic event?

External parties affected – Athletes, Entertainment/Media companies, Travel - airlines,

Hospitality – hotels and many more

2. Describe the impact to the 3rd party. Is it negative or positive? Discuss the possible negative or positive effect for each of the above.

3. What other actions or behaviour is triggered by the impact to the 3rd party? What solutions are applied for the externalities you have identified?

Governments of some participating countries declared their non-participation if 2020 schedule pushes through. No subsidy by governments for athletes.

Check for other support given to each of the 3rd parties identified.

Macroeconomic Analysis (Part 2)

GDP and Unemployment (4 marks, up to 500 words)

1. How much is the overall GDP contribution of the industry for the event reported in your article? Which part of the GDP does the event affect (C, I, G or NX)? Explain the expected effects on GDP (whether increase or decrease).

  • Check for Japan’s projection of GDP increase for holding Olympic Games.
  • Analyse if C, I, G or NX is affected. If all, do separately. But definitely G (government spending) is affected and data is available.


2. Will the event increase or decrease unemployment? Discuss the impact on the economy. Building of stadiums, preparing for event, and all activities are going to increase Japan’s employment. Check statistics.

Fiscal Policy (3 marks, up to 250 words)

3. Describe the action taken.

Did the Japan government change government spending or change tax laws? In this section, answer which tool was employed. Quote the news or press releases about the government action.

Is the policy expansionary or contractionary?

In this section, if expansionary the goal is to increase aggregate demand in Japan. If contractionary, the objective is to decrease aggregate demand in Japan.

Monetary Policy (3 marks, up to 250 words)

Describe the action taken. Is the policy easy or tight?

In this section, check whether interest rates, money supply or foreign exchange were adjusted by the Central Bank of Japan to finance the Olympics. Research on financial news about the actions taken by the Central Bank. What was the goal of the policy?

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