ECO 550 Assignment 4: Long-Term Investment Decisions
Assume that the industry you wrote about in Assignment 3 wants to expand and has to make some long-term capital budgeting decisions. Now the industry is confronted with government regulations to oversee the merger.
Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:
1. Explain why government regulation is or is not needed, citing the major reasons for government involvement in a market economy. Provide support for your explanation.
2. Justify the rationale for the intervention of government in the market process in the U.S.
3. Assume that the company’s is considering a merger. The possible merger currently faces some threats and that the industry decides on self-expansion as an alternative strategy, describe the additional complexities that would arise under this new scenario of expansion via capital projects.
4. Analyze how the different forces will come together to create a convergence between the interests of stockholders and managers indicating the most likely impact to profitability. Provide support for your response.