ECON 495 - Seminar in Economics
Section: 001 Global Macroeconomics
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Notes:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
ECON 401 and 402, each with a grade of C- or better.
Advisory Prerequisites:
ECON 452 or ECON 454.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This course is for students interested in conducting original research on global macroeconomic questions. My goal is to create a collaborative environment that helps students find a research topic, formulate economic hypotheses, test them rigorously and communicate the results orally and in writing. The seminar format will provide a forum to present ideas and solicit suggestions. The interaction with your peers is an important part of the course. The end result should be a high quality, original economics research paper. Most students will go on to submit the paper as their honors thesis.

Course Requirements:

Over the course of the term students will complete several writing assignments (culminating in a final research paper) that are intended to help them to improve their writing skills and to recognize and employ the writing conventions used in economics research papers.

Intended Audience:

This course is for economics majors in their junior or senior year interested in conducting original research on global macroeconomic questions.

ECON 495 - Seminar in Economics
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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