Course Objectives

The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the tools of economic research. These tools include:

  • How to develop a workable research question
  • How to do a literature search in economics
  • How to analyze an issue or problem using economic theory
  • How to find and collect economic data
  • How to use statistical analysis to test economic hypotheses
  • How to write a paper in economics and how to present the paper orally.

These elements will be linked together through the completion of a semester long economic research project.

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