Fall 2016

Senior Departmental Honors Seminar

Listed in: Economics, as ECON-498

Formerly listed as: ECON-77

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Collin B. Raymond (Section 02)
Jessica Wolpaw Reyes (Sections 01, 02 and 03)


The senior departmental honors seminar is a workshop that supports the first half of senior thesis work in economics.  Students learn research methods and engage with economic research via close reading, structured writing, empirical analysis, theoretical reasoning, and active participation in discussion.   Students develop and refine their own research proposals, so that by the end of the semester each student’s proposal clearly states a research question, places that question into context, and outlines a feasible approach.  By the end of the semester, students will be deeply into the research, analysis, and writing process for a well-designed honors project. 

Requisites: An average grade of 11.00 or higher in Economics 300/301, 330/331, and 360/361; successful completion of one 400-level economics class.  Fall semester.  Professor Reyes.


Attention to Research, Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing


2020-21: Offered in Fall 2020, Spring 2021
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Spring 2022