The essay should show us how history doesn’t repeat itself exactly but it often revisits the same economic issues in a slightly different context.
Here are some topics that came to my mind (need to write on only one of these topics):
– comparing + contrasting the US economic recession (2007-2009) with the great depression in US (1929-1933).
– American trade war with China (2010s) vs American trade war with Japan (1980s)
(I am open to other topics if discussed with me before writing the paper on it and if I approve the topic)
I will need a few graphs/tables in support of the paper ( see attached PDF)
Here is the actual prompt below (also in the attached PDF) :
We have been looking at the US historical experience through the economic lens. This essay will be an in
depth look at an economic issue from 2007-2020 and an in depth look at an economic issue from 1680-2000. The essay should show us how history doesn’t repeat itself exactly but it often revisits the same economic issues in a slightly different context.
The essay should take a contemporary event from the recent past and compare and contrast (compare and contrast means to talk about the similarties AND the differences) that event to one in the more distant past. The analysis should include economic theory (a set of equations based on the assumptions
of a model), statistics that support your theory, graphs showing the changes in the relative metrics for the event(s) chosen, and, of course, the elucidation of the story you are presenting.