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ECON 498W Independent Research Seminar (4)

Each student completes an independent research paper that builds on the theoretical pluralism developed in prior coursework. Drawing on the analytical and empirical skills acquired in the major, students independently develop a question of economic inquiry, work with evidence and theoretical reasoning published in the economics literature, develop and refine their own arguments on their chosen research question, and present, orally and in writing, the principle methods and conclusions of their independent research. This course will include production of multiple written drafts, as well as peer evaluation of other students’ work. Enrollment in this course requires advanced department approval of a research prospectus.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Writing centered; Social Sciences
  • Prerequisite: ECON 493W and Senior standing and instructor consent
  • Offering: Every semester
  • Instructor: Staff

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