APMacro: IES Costume and Table Display

As economic advisors, you and your team can earn points for coming to the summit event in costume. A team costume identifies you as a group and makes it much easier for other economic advisors to find you and your team. A good team costume give your team a competitive advantage at the summit. Take advantage of the opportunity to be creative and earn points for your team.

There are three possible outcomes:
– No  evidence of costume, flag, or name tag.
– Two elements of a team costume are evident.
– Authentic or traditional country costumes or
..three or more elements of a team costume are evident.

Costume Elements

  • Costume t-shirt
  • Head gear
  • Map
  • Matching clothing styles
  • Name tags’Face paint
  • Flag
  • Matching color scheme

IES Table Exhibit Display
You and your team of economic advisors can earn points for coming to the summit event with a table display to give your team a competitive advantage at the summit. Take advantage of the opportunity to be creative and earn points for your team.

There are three possible outcomes:
– No evidence of flag, map, or country specific color scheme
– One to two elements of a table display are evident.
– Three or more elements of a table display are evident.

Table Display Elements

  • Country statistics
  • Flag displayed
  • Information creatively expressed
  • Food or artifacts displayed
  • Map(s) of country displayed
  • Country music or national anthem
  • Photos of country displayed
  • Matching color scheme

Gov: Presidential Campaign Review

Formal qualifications, informal qualifications, invisible primary, self announcement, campaign organization, campaign strategies, tone, themes, targeting, fundraising, hard money, soft money, McCain-Feingold Act, endorsements, 527 groups,political action committees, raise public interest, retail politics, wholesale politics, issue ads, primary election, closed primary, open primary, blanket primary, Iowa caucus, New Hampshire primary, super Tuesday, party convention, party platform, selecting vice president, general election, get out the vote, electoral college, 538 electoral vote, House of Representatives

APMacro: IES Foreign Aid

foreign aid
Foreign aid in the context of the Summit, is a transfer of cash from a Division 1 Country to a Division 3 Country. Division 1 Countries have the obligation to provide foreign aid cash for the development of the less fortunate countries of the world. Hey, they can afford it. They’ve got the highest living standards in the world, and Division 3 Countries need a helping hand. Each Division 1 Country is given extra cash to provide foreign aid to the Division 3 Countries. Each Division 3 Country has foreign aid vouchers as evidence of their need for aid. The exchange takes place between a Division 1 Country with foreign aid cash and a Division 3 Country with a foreign aid voucher.

Division 1 Countries
The exchange rate between foreign aid cash and foreign aid vouchers is 5 WELCOs = 1 foreign aid voucher. For example, both Australia and Canada are Division 1 Countries. Australia has 10 WELCOs in foreign aid cash and Canada has 30 WELCOs in foreign aid cash. Based on the exchange rate above, Australia must use its 10 WELCOs to buy 2 foreign aid vouchers and Canada must buy 6 foreign aid vouchers with its 30 WELCOs. So, how do we know if both of these Division 1 Countries actually gave away the cash? At the end of the trading session, Australia must be able to show 2 foreign aid vouchers and Canada must be able to show 6 foreign aid vouchers from Division 3 Countries as proof that they met their foreign aid obligation. Without the foreign aid vouchers as proof, Australia and Canada would not have met their foreign aid obligations and will have 15 points deducted from their overall score.

Division 3 Countries
Now let’s look at two Division 3 Countries, Angola and Bangladesh. Angola has 3 foreign aid vouchers and Bangladesh has 4 foreign aid vouchers. Both Angola and Bangladesh will exchange each foreign aid voucher for 5 WELCOs with a Division 1 Country. Angola will receive a total  of 15 WELCOs and Bangladesh will receive 20 WELCOs. So, what would you do with the cash? Your goal as Economic Advisor is to improve living standards and the cash will help you gain your imports or buy Long Term Development Projects. Be sure to include the foreign aid cash in your strategic plan, outlining how the cash would be used to improve living standards.

Division 2 Countries
Typically, Division 2 Countries are not wealthy enough to give aid and not poor enough to receive aid. Some exceptions exist, so check your exports and cash endowments to determine whether your country will be involved in a foreign aid transfer.


Long Term Development Project (LTDP)

You may select from six types of Long Term Development Projects at a cost of 5 WELCOs each. Long Term Development Projects are an excellent way to improve the standard of living for your country. Utilize your research to select between Education, Health Care, Infrastructure,  Conservation and environment, Security and Defense, and Transparent and Accountable Governance.

Your team will be awarded 5 points for each Long Term Development Project purchased with a maximum of 20 points

Gov: Judicial Structure Review

State court system, federal court system, trial courts of limited jurisdiction, trial courts of general jurisdiction, intermediate courts of appeals, state supreme courts, U.S district courts, U.S. circuit courts of appeals, U.S. supreme court, special courts

Flag Day

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on that day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.


Class of 2017

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Congrats Class of 2017



APMacro: IES World Governance Indicator

World Governnce Indicators
The World Bank publishes a set of measures designed to evaluate the effectiveness of governance. Six dimensions are utilized in an effort to categorize and compare countries in Voice and Accountability, Political Stability and Absence of Violence, Government Effectiveness, Regulatory Quality, Rule of Law, and Control of Corruption.

  • Voice and accountability captures perceptions of the extent to which a country’s citizens are able to participate in selecting their government, as well as freedom of expression, freedom of association, and a free media.
  • Political Stability and Absence of Violence/Terrorism measures perceptions of the likelihood of political instability and/or politically motivated violence, including terrorism.
  • Government effectiveness captures perceptions of the quality of public services, the quality of the civil service and the degree of its independence from political pressures, the quality of policy formulation and implementation, and the credibility of the government’s commitment to such policies.
  • Regulatory quality captures perceptions of the ability of the government to formulate and implement sound policies and regulations that permit and promote private sector development.
  • Rule of law captures perceptions of the extent to which agents have confidence in and abide by the rules of society, and in particular the quality of contract enforcement, property rights, the police, and the courts, as well as the likelihood of crime and violence.
  • Control of corruption captures perceptions of the extent to which public power is exercised for private gain, including both petty and grand forms of corruption, as well as “capture” of the state by elites and private interests.