ECON 091C. Research Seminar in Economics: Public Policy
Students in this seminar will write a public policy research paper. The course will guide students through the elements of conducting public policy research, including identification of a policy-relevant problem, research design, data collection and analysis, policy analysis, and recommendations. Student projects can analyze existing policy or focus on problems for which policy approaches can be proposed. As background for conducting their own projects, students will read and discuss examples of public policy research across a range of fields, including but not limited to, health, education, trade, and finance. Students will also present their own work in class throughout the semester, culminating in a presentation of the finished project at the end of the semester. Student research projects can be in any policy-relevant field, subject to data availability. The projects can employ existing data sets (e.g., administrative, survey, or experimental data) or students can collect their own data (e.g., through surveys and interviews).
Prerequisite: ECON 011 and ECON 031 (or its equivalent)
Spring 2021. Magenheim.
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