15 pages. Impact analysis of High speed railway on China's local economy
The project report should include a background research on the history, population, and characteristics of that county’s local economic structure. The analytical part should include
the simulation of the impact of an exogenous shock or public policy, for example:
• promotion of tourism activities to revive a distressed economy;
• property tax breaks for homeowners.
The report is evaluated based on the topic originality and whether it has clear planning/policy implications.
Alternatively, you may use the I-O/SAM data for a (non-U.S.) country and for which the data are available. Examples of international datasets that past students had used for final projects include those for Colombia, China, Germany, Indonesia, Mexico, and South Korea. The International Food Policy Research Institute (https://library.ifpri.info/data/) has links to free SAM data for many developing countries.