A3. GEPPS Research Project: Each individual student will prepare an individual research paper that..

A3. GEPPS Research Project: Each individual student will prepare an individual research paper that compares and contrasts the local and Chinese economies in terms of economic, global, ethical, political, physical, and societal indicators. Does the size and growth of the economies of the two nations have any relationship to capitalism and democracy? How do these nations define capitalism in relation to national policies? Is there a relationship between economic growth and personal freedom? For the purpose of assurance of learning the GEPPS Research Project will receive 5 scores based on: a. The ability of the student to conceptualize and describe the two national approaches to capitalism (MBA-3M); b. The appropriateness of choice for societal indicators, and correct metrics used to measure the local and Chinese economies (MBA-2M); c. The analysis of socio-economic issues* (MBA-2G); d. The comparison of political systems in the two nations and the impact on economic growth, supported by longitudinal data (MBA-POLITICAL SCIENCE); and e. The ability of the student to describe the relationship between economic growth and personal freedom in the two nations (MBA-3M). *This modification in score description is done to support student attainment of MBA-2G.