Senior thesis students research an economic question of their choice and write a documented paper of approximately fifteen pages the paper will demonstrate mastery of economic concepts and proficiency in writing, and it is required for the economics degree it should be an original synthesis of material, primarily in the. Senior thesis in economics the senior thesis is the capstone course for economics majors it requires both an oral and written presentation students present their theses at a conference of undergraduate economics students from delaware valley colleges this conference has traditionally been held at ursinus college in. Economics majors are not required to write a senior thesis however, for those with the interest and motivation, writing a thesis can be a uniquely valuable learning experience, offering students the opportunity to develop skills and interests while learning how to see a high-level research project through to completion. A senior honors thesis is a chance to investigate an idea, theoretical issue, policy problem, or historical situation of keen economic interest all senior thesis writers take an ec 985 senior thesis tutorials resources and details on writing an ec thesis check out why to write a senior thesis in economics. The honors program in economics provides an opportunity for motivated and qualified senior majors to conduct sustained, independent research on a topic of interest to them to receive honors in economics, you need to do a piece of original and independent research using economic tools and to write an honors thesis.
Senior thesis writing a senior thesis is an excellent way to combine the knowledge and skills gained in four years of economics study into a single project the thesis is particularly appropriate for students planning to attend graduate school or those intending to pursue any type of research position students wanting to. Follow index class of 2017 2017 pdf · twin crises and the financial accelerator, andrew calabrese pdf · does human capital play a role in the growing income inequality in the oecd countries, jordan a cram pdf · the impact of state partisanship on affordable care act implementation and access to health. Taken all economics courses applied to the major within the economics department taken 180591-592 economics senior thesis the thesis may not be counted as one of the five economics electives a gpa of at least 35 for all economics courses a gpa of at least 35 for 180301-302 and the senior thesis ( weighed at 3.
Undergraduate honors theses these are examples of economics honors theses theses are posted with their permission of the author this is not a reflection on the quality of their work all work is © 2009-2017 by the individual authors all rights reserved. The effect of access to an objective news source on public awareness, opinion and stated involvement in politics – the case of hungary (link is external) us market liquidity and its macroeconomic and financial implications: constructing a composite liquidity index using dynamic factor models. About the honors program: the department of economics honors program offers outstanding economics students the opportunity to work closely with an individual faculty member on a specialized research topic of the student's choice during the senior year completing a successful honors thesis is the only way to graduate.
But many students have difficulty coming up with a topic that works—one that is researchable by an econ senior and where data are readily available below are research topics suggested by current faculty members in their own areas of expertise elizabeth brainerd: health economics/labor economics impact of. Students who are interested in pursuing honors in economics should apply during their junior year the research project culminates in a senior thesis which, together with the student's record in economics courses, forms the basis for faculty decisions on the award of departmental honors the program is administered by the.
Undergraduates senior honors thesis research classes for majors & undertake a senior honors thesis for juniors many economics majors are interested in making research experience a part of their major there are several ways to accomplish this goal a number of elective classes in economics require a research. Taken in the spring semester of the student's senior year, econ 355 provides academically outstanding and highly motivated economics majors the opportunity to produce a rigorous thesis the thesis will be developed using a process writing method and ultimately presented to the economics faculty ideally , the thesis will. The honors program was created to provide economics majors with the opportunity to delve deeply into an intellectual interest they have developed while at duke and engage in a meaningful, sustained research project the capstone of this program is a research paper — the honors thesis — completed during the senior.