This course is for students interested in conducting original research on economics questions. There will be an emphasis on the choice of research topics, primary and secondary sources, data sources, and research methods. The primary activities are oral presentations, the preparation of a paper, and providing constructive feedback on classmates' research papers. The goal of this course is to create a collaborative forum that helps students formulate economic hypotheses, test them rigorously and communicate the results orally and in writing. The end results should be good quality, original economics research paper.

Learning Outcomes:

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

I. Critical thinking

1. Apply economic theory to analyze everyday problems and evaluate

2. Apply economic analysis to evaluate specific policy proposals

II. Quantitative reasoning skills

3. Understand how to use empirical evidence to evaluate an economic argument

4. Perform appropriate statistical analysis of data

5. Interpret statistical results

6. Develop deeper quantitative skills

III. Problem-solving skills

7. Analyze problems that have clear solutions

8. Propose solutions for problems that do not have clear answers

IV. Communication skills

9. Develop a well-organized written argument that states a hypothesis

10. Communicate effectively in the written or spoken form about specific economic issues

Important Reading Sources:

  1. Science Direct journals
  2. Springer journals
  3. Taylor and Francis journals

Description of the System of Evaluation (Exam, assignments etc.):

Mid Term: 30 marks

Sessional: 20 marks

  • Project: 25%
  • Presentation: 25%
  • Participation: 25%
  • Attendance 25 %

Final Exam: 50 marks          

Class Timings:    

  • ELF SUPPORT Class:  Monday (12.00 PM to 01.00 PM )

                                             Tuesday (12.00 PM to 01.00 PM)

                                          Wednesday (12.00 PM to 01.00 PM)

Course Material