Research Methods - ECN 450

This course is designed to introduce students to research in a broad area of economics and to prepare students to undertake their own research projects. Since this is a senior standing course, it is designed to apply the basic microeconomics and macroeconomics theory developed in introductory and intermediate theory courses to the analysis of contemporary policy issues. The course requires students to a project proposal paper that satisfies both the writing and the theory prerequisite requirements for economics. Students will learn in this course to apply effective writing and oral communication skills to the analysis of international or national economic problems. Prerequisites: Senior Standing.