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Last approved: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:02:02 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Economics (ECON)
Proseminar in Economics
Proseminar in Economics
Fall 2017
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seniors in the economics program
ECON 2101 or ECON 2103; and ECON 2102 or ECON 2104
Prior or concurrent enrollment in ECON 2123 or STAT 2112 or STAT 2118

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Preparation and presentation of a research paper in any field of economics agreed upon by the student and instructor. Includes a significant engagement in writing as a form of critical inquiry and scholarly expression to satisfy the WID requirement.
1. Identify an economically interesting problem or issue amenable to study using the economic analysis techniques accessible to a senior year economics major. 2. Produce a research paper applying these techniques—whether conceptual and/or analytical and/or quantitative—to analyzing the identified problem or issue. 3. Improve the economic analysis and writing quality of the research paper by presenting a first draft for the instructor’s comments and for peer review. 4. Develop additional critical analytic and evaluative skills by providing formal peer review and informal feedback on the research projects and drafts of your fellow students. 5. Effectively communicate your research and findings in formal oral presentations to the entire class.
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CCAS-GPAC: Oral Communication
CCAS - GCR:Social & Behavioral
SEAS - Soc. Science Electives

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