The senior thesis is the capstone course for economics majors it requires both an oral and written presentation students present their theses at a conference of undergraduate economics students from delaware valley colleges. These are examples of economics honors theses theses are posted with their permission of the author this is not a reflection on the quality of their work. Have a gpa of 37 or above in economics concentration courses (and for students in applied math-econ, cs-econ, or math-econ, 35 overall) by the end of junior year enroll in econ 1970 under the primary thesis advisor in the spring semester of senior year complete an honors thesis by the deadline you agree to with your primary advisor, and. H195a is for senior economic majors who: meet the gpa requirements of 33 overall, and 35 in the upper-division economics courses have not taken econ 191 or an undergraduate research seminar econ h195b - senior honors thesis course econ h195b is the writing of the thesis there is no class. There are a number of possible thesis topis in economics although putatively the study of the exchange of goods, services, and money, economics is in many ways an interdisciplinary field, combining an understanding of math, science, psychology, and history.
Economics majors are not required to write a senior thesis however, for those with the interest and motivation, writing a thesis can be a uniquely valuable learning experience, offering students the opportunity to develop skills and interests while learning how to see a high-level research project through to completion. Senior honors thesis if you are a junior, with a minimum of 340 gpa and have enjoyed writing a research paper in one of your economics classes, this might be the right thing for you. Writing a thesis introduction choosing a topic and an advisor reviewing relevant literature collecting data creating results finishing the thesis revisions introduction approaching a senior thesis in any major can be an intimidating prospect however, like most large tasks, the thesis is much more manageable if you take it one step at a time and rely on your advisors to lead you in.
Members of the class of 2015 and their senior thesis topics, alphabetically by department departments africana studies american studies art economics ivy akumu, does debt matter for gdp growth: the casual link between public debt and economic growth rusophycus in the herkimer formation building materials on the hamilton college. And to produce and present a senior thesis i expect that the papers will be well written and organized, supported by appropriate data and evidence, and reveal a command of economic tools and concepts that you have acquired in the course of your economics major several related assignments will help you develop your thesis and write your paper. Senior thesis topics 1984-2018 eshragh motahar 2017-18 croak, mallory, “the effects of stem education on economic growth” kupferberg, spencer g.
The senior thesis is widely considered to be the culmination of a bates student’s education the thesis experience gives you the opportunity to select your own advanced topic, study it in detail, do some independent empirical research, and write a lengthy report. Senior thesis in economics the final requirement for a degree in economics or mathematical economics is the senior thesis senior theses are supervised by two members of the scripps college faculty: the director of the thesis and a second reader chosen in the relevant field. The newly approved value investing concentration is intended to prepare students for a wide range of careers in which they will be faced with the challenge of evaluating investment opportunities and making active decisions to direct capital to enhance value. The thesis is normally submitted in one electronic file (word processing format or a pdf file) to the faculty member teaching the economics 398 senior seminar the text should begin with an introduction describing the issues to be studied and the approach to be taken.
Finding a senior thesis topic some senior thesis topics come from a student's previous research for a term paper or an experience in an internship other ideas come from subjects studied in a course or current headlines. The senior thesis provides students with the opportunity to tackle larger and more ambitious topics applied topics are the most common, and many make use of econometric techniques majors declaration instructions. Economics senior thesis 1 uber’s effect on the wage rates and medallion prices of the taxi industry prepared for dr ian schmutte economics 5900 fall 2015 prepared by parker filkins [email protected] april 20, 2015.
The coursework for the economics thesis is a two semester sequence, usually begun in the fall of your senior year (eco 378h), and completed in the spring (eco 379h) 1 however, many of the most successful theses come from students who begin serious background work in their junior. Senior thesis information for economics thesis students all seniors taking economics 498 (first term of thesis) or economics 499 (second term of thesis) should contact their advisor in the first three days of the term stop by their office, call, or email, and make an appointment to talk about your thesis in the first week of the term. The senior honors thesis course is described by the purdue catalogue as a course that requires execution by economics honors students of a senior honors thesis and presentation of the findings in a seminar or workshop setting.