Economics Of Risk And Uncertainty Applied Problems

Economics
: Master
: Coursework
: English (U.S.)
: 2 pages/550 words Apa format one source due in 10 hours

 

BUS640.W1A1.10.2013

Description:

Total Possible Score: 8.00

1a. Describes, Calculates, and Compares the Present Values (PVs) of the Two Alternatives

Total: 1.00

Distinguished – Provides a thorough description, accurate calculations, and a relevant comparison of the present values (PVs) of the two alternatives.

Proficient – Provides a description, mostly accurate calculations, and an adequate comparison of the present values (PVs) of the two alternatives, but minor details are missing.

Basic – Provides a partial description, mostly inaccurate calculations, and a vague comparison of the present values (PVs) of the two alternatives. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations – Attempts to provide a description, calculations, and comparison of the present values (PVs) of the two alternatives; however, the description and comparison are missing significant details and the calculations are inaccurate.

Non-Performance – The description, calculation, and comparison of the present values (PVs) of the two alternatives are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

1b. Calculates and Compares the Present Values (PVs) of the Two Alternatives When the Discount Factor Changes from 8% to 12%

Total: 1.00

Distinguished – Provides thorough and accurate calculations and a relevant comparison of the present values (PVs) of the two alternatives.

Proficient – Provides mostly accurate calculations and an adequate comparison of the present values (PVs) of the two alternatives. The comparison is missing minor details.

Basic – Provides mostly inaccurate calculations and a vague comparison of the present values (PVs) of the two alternatives. The comparison is missing relevant details.

Below Expectations – Attempts to provide calculations and a comparison of the present values (PVs) of the two alternatives, but the calculations are inaccurate or missing, and the comparison is missing significant details.

Non-Performance – The calculation and comparison of the present values (PVs) of the two alternatives are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

1c. Provides a Description of a Scenario Where the Decision Between Two Types of Payment Streams Applies in a Real-World Business Setting

Total: 1.00

Distinguished – Provides a thorough description of a scenario where the decision between two types of payment streams applies in a real-world business setting.

Proficient – Provides a description of a scenario where the decision between two types of payment streams applies in a real-world business setting, but minor details are missing.

Basic – Provides a partial description of a scenario where the decision between two types of payment streams applies in a real-world business setting. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations – Attempts to provide a description of a scenario where the decision between two types of payment streams applies in a real-world business setting, but significant details are missing.

Non-Performance – The description of a scenario in a real-world business setting is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

2a. Describes and Calculates the Expected Net Present Value (ENPV) and Standard Deviation (SD) of Project A

Total: 2.00

Distinguished – Thoroughly describes the expected net present value (ENPV) and standard deviation (SD). Demonstrates the accurate ENPV and SD calculations of Project A.

Proficient – Describes the expected net present value (ENPV) and standard deviation (SD). Demonstrates mostly accurate ENPV and SD calculations of Project A, but minor details are missing.

Basic – Partially describes the expected net present value (ENPV) and standard deviation (SD). Demonstrates mostly inaccurate ENPV and SD calculations of Project A. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations – Minimally describes the expected net present value (ENPV) and standard deviation (SD). Demonstrates inaccurate ENPV and SD calculations of Project A. Significant details are missing.

Non-Performance – The description and calculations of the expected net present value (ENPV) are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

2b. Explains Which Project Would Be Preferred Between Project A and Project B

Total: 1.00

Distinguished – Provides a thorough explanation of which project would be preferred between Project A and Project B.

Proficient – Provides an explanation of which project would be preferred between Project A and Project B. Minor details are missing.

Basic – Provides a partial explanation of which project would be preferred between Project A and Project B. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations – Provides a minimal explanation of which project would be preferred between Project A and Project B. Significant details are missing.

Non-Performance – The explanation of which project would be preferred is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

2c. Describes the Coefficient of Variation (CV) and the Standard Deviation (SD) in Connection With Risk Attitudes

Total: 1.00

Distinguished – Thoroughly describes the coefficient of variation (CV) and the standard deviation (SD) in connection with risk attitudes, and thoroughly demonstrates why or why not the decision is different from the previous decision in 2b.

Proficient – Adequately describes the coefficient of variation (CV) and the standard deviation (SD) in connection with risk attitudes, and demonstrates why or why not the decision is different from the previous decision in 2b. Minor details are missing.

Basic – Partially describes the coefficient of variation (CV) and the standard deviation (SD) in connection with risk attitudes, and inadequately demonstrates why or why not the decision is different from the previous decision in 2b. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations – Minimally describes the coefficient of variation (CV) and the standard deviation (SD) in connection with risk attitudes, and attempts to demonstrate why or why not the decision is different from the previous decision in 2b. Significant details are missing.

Non-Performance – The description of the coefficient of variation (CV) and the standard deviation (SD) and the demonstration of the reason why or why not the decision is different from the previous decisions in 2b are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

Critical Thinking: Explanation of Issues

Total: 0.20

Distinguished – Clearly and comprehensively explains in detail the issue to be considered, delivering all relevant information necessary for a full understanding.

Proficient – Clearly explains in detail the issue to be considered, delivering enough relevant information for an adequate understanding.

Basic – Briefly recognizes the issue to be considered, delivering minimal information for a basic understanding.

Below Expectations – Briefly recognizes the issue to be considered, but may not deliver additional information necessary for a basic understanding.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Content Development

Total: 0.10

Distinguished – Uses appropriate, pertinent, and persuasive content to discover and develop sophisticated ideas within the context of the discipline, shaping the work as a whole.

Proficient – Uses appropriate and pertinent content to discover ideas within the context of the discipline, shaping the work as a whole.

Basic – Uses appropriate and pertinent content, but does not apply it toward discovering or developing ideas. Overall, content assists in shaping the written work.

Below Expectations – Uses content, though it may be unrelated or inappropriate to the topic. Content does not contribute toward the development of the written work, and may distract the reader from its purpose.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics

Total: 0.10

Distinguished – Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors, and is very easy to understand.

Proficient – Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors, and is mostly easy to understand.

Basic – Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors, which may slightly distract the reader.

Below Expectations – Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors, which distract the reader.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: APA Formatting

Total: 0.20

Distinguished – Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.

Proficient – Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.

Basic – Exhibits basic knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.

Below Expectations – Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Source Requirement

Total: 0.40

Distinguished – Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Proficient – Uses required number of scholarly sources to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Basic – Uses less than the required number of sources to support ideas. Some sources may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are used within the body of the assignment. Citations may not be formatted correctly.

Below Expectations – Uses inadequate number of sources that provide little or no support for ideas. Sources used may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are not used within the body of the assignment. Citations are not formatted correctly.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

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Required Resources

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Please read the following chapters in: Managerial Economics:

  • Chapter 1: Foundations of Managerial Economics
  • Chapter 2: Decision Making Under Risk and Uncertain

Article

Field, A (2013). Jessica Alba’s Triple Bottom startup raises $25 million (Links to an external site.)Forbes. Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/sites/annefield/2013/11/17/jessica-albas-triple-bottom-line-startup-raises-25-million/

Scott, R. (2012). The bottom line of corporate good (Links to an external site.)Forbes. Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/sites/causeintegration/2012/09/14/the-bottom-line-of-corporate-good/

Websites

Bloomberg (Links to an external site.) (http://www.bloomberg.com)

Cable News Network (Links to an external site.) (http://www.cnn.com)

The Economist (Links to an external site.) (http://www.economist.com)

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