A general tip to help everyone pick a paper topic

If you are having trouble picking out a topic, don’t worry about it. Just think of a topic that interests you and figure out what other things relate to it and how those things affect it. It doesn’t need to be overly economics-y. If you like Star Wars, you could research how much or how little the amount of science or engineering majors there are over the years following the release of a new Star Wars movie. Or if more Science Fiction movies cause more people to major in STEM fields. Another idea could be looking at the change in crime rates over time in any city and finding the factors that could cause those changes.

Keep it simple. You can always think of things to add on to your paper or improve upon but leave that for another paper. This is the first economics paper most of you guys will have written. Don’t bite off more than you can chew. If you are planning on majoring in economics you still have 361 and 462 to improve upon your paper.

The possibilities are endless for what you can write on. Don’t restrain yourself with something that you aren’t interested in.

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