Note: Enrollment is permitted only with the permission of the instructor.
This course is intended to provide research experience to exceptional students who have completed several economics courses, including credit for:
1. Econ 101: Introduction To Economics
2. Econ 400: Elementary Statistics
3. Econ 410: Intermediate Theory: Price and Distribution
4. Econ 420: Intermediate Theory: Money, Income, and Employment
5. Econ 570: Economic Applications Of Statistical Analysis (Contemporaneous enrollment may be acceptable.)
A reasonably narrow topic appropriate for undergraduate research, to include testable hypotheses, will be specified within the first one or two meetings between the student and the faculty member. The student is expected to identify or develop a suitable data base and then empirically analyze it to ascertain whether the research hypotheses are supported or rejected. In addition to the development of proficiency in research, a significant objective of this course is coauthorship of a potentially publishable paper by the student and the sponsoring faculty member.