Economics 401 -- Senior Economics Thesis

Spring 2013

This semester-long seminar course assists seniors writing theses in economics. The course is open to all majors. Students will design their own research topic, with guidance from faculty, and will present their work in class during all phases of their projects, including the initial conception of the topic, formulation of the economic model and hypotheses to be tested, and intermediate and final results.

Prerequisites: Econ 101/103, 102/104, and 122.


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Here are a few links to literature resources at the Georgetown Library:

Here are a few sites with statistics:

Three terrific Georgetown Senior theses I have advised (the password is my first name):

Abstracts of all the Georgetown Senior theses I have advised here.

Links to other universities' senior thesis programs, with sample theses.

Other undergraduate research on the web.