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ECON 481. Senior Research Seminar

Credits: 3
Department: Economics
Description: Capstone course requiring empirical research paper and presentation using tools of economic analysis. Application and departmental permission required.
Prerequisites: ECON 405 and ECON 406 with a C or better, and IS 242 or STAT 219 or STAT 242, or STAT 239 with a C- or better, and either ECON 470 or ECON 485.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Permissions: Permission of department
Other Permission: Departmental application must be completed and permission received before registering for ECON 481.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify an original research question in economics.
2. Create an appropriate cross-sectional, time-series, or panel data set that can be used to address the chosen research question.
3. Apply econometric tools to estimate the influence of certain factors on others to address the chosen research question.
4. Use correct terminology to interpret econometric results.
5. Create a capstone paper describing the research question, prior work, theory, econometric model, results, and policy implications.

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