The honors program in economics serves highly motivated students interested in doing independent research, culminating in a senior thesis students seek out a faculty adviser in economics during the fall of their junior year to discuss research ideas. An honors thesis option is available, including the possibility for these interweaving two fields for students pursuing double or second majors major requirements: 10 courses at least 8 of the 10 courses must be taken at the 300 level or above. Andrea velasquez, phd, duke university jacob wibe, phd, university of western ontario honors in economics or an acceptable honors thesis the thesis must be approved by a three-member committee of department faculty and will include a presentation of the results to that committee students should register for the thesis, using econ. Overview economics is the study of production, distribution, and exchange of goods and services it investigates such questions as price formation, level of employment of labor and other resources, efficient use of scarce resources, and the basis and effects of government policies in the economy. The duke university archives accepts departmentally-approved honors papers (also called senior honors theses) for permanent storage and makes these honors papers available to scholars throughout the world.
Farmer is an indispensable resource for honors students interested in international development and the economics of family, and primarily supervises theses on these subjects one student recently homed in on family leave policies, and how such policies – or their absence – affected women’s career decisions. Senior honors thesis and senior independent study supervisor (2006 – present) department of economics intermediate microeconomics (undergraduate lecture, spring 2008, fall 2010. Senior critiques class size in puerto rico after a summer internship at citigroup in new york city, he returned to duke and enrolled in the economics honors seminar course for seniors writing honor theses.
Matthew gentzkow's study, one of the first of its kind and published less than two months before the 2018 midterm elections, examines the. Participating in the philosophy department’s graduation with distinction program involves writing, submitting, and defending an honors thesis an honors thesis for a philosophy major is a substantial research project, covering the major works in the literature in your area of concentration. Course is open to junior political science majors who intend to write an honors thesis during their senior year purpose of course is to develop a thesis project, and to prepare students to conduct independent research under the direction of a faculty advisor.
Please check which classes you are taking to complete your honors thesis: path 1: econ 495 & 496 with if your primary advisor does not have their primary appointment in the duke economics department, you must have a secondary advisor whose primary affiliation is in the duke economics department notice will be sent to your advisor's. The department offers students majoring in political science a senior honors program the successful completion of which leads to graduation with distinction in political science the central requirement of the program is an honors thesis that the student prepares under faculty supervision the program is designed to give the very best undergraduates in political science an. Sanford student craig miller studied the politics and economics of internet gamblingcraig miller decided on a topic for his sanford school of public policy honors thesis while interning for the federal deposit insurance corporation (fdic) in washington, dc, in 2009.
Honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with distinction in economics in trinity college of duke university duke university durham, north carolina 2009 gender differences in asset allocation 2. Examples of past economics honors theses can provide some ideas for topics that you might want to pursue the jel classification codes provide an outline of subjects in economics you can drill down from a broad to a narrower topic to get ideas for a theses topic. Students who complete the honors program graduate with bachelor of arts in economics with honors introductory economics center (iec) the introductory economics center provides resources and support for all faculty, teaching assistants, and students involved with econ 1.
Economics honors thesis guidelines you will need to complete an in-depth two-semester research project on your chosen topic with original research (where possible and appropriate) and produce a written thesis that meets the standards set by the economics department faculty. Winners will receive a book prize, be announced in the duke commencement program, and be recognized at the ics diploma ceremony t-reqs: ics 489s fulfills the w, r, cci, cz, and ss modes of inquiry students who successfully complete the fall term of the ics distinction/honors thesis sequence are considered to have completed the ics capstone. She obtained a bachelor of arts from duke university in women’s studies with a minor in chemistry, and was the first in the history of the women's studies department (now gender, sexuality, and feminist studies) to graduate with highest distinction for her honors thesis titled black femininity through the white speculum through her work with. The duke journal of economics is published each year to showcase outstanding research in economics by duke undergraduates this volume contains both honors theses and essays the articles are examples of research written by duke undergraduates at various stages of their economics education at duke.
Honors thesis about 5 to 10% of economics majors write an honors thesis if you have a strong interest in a particular topic and would like the experience of researching and writing a long research paper, consider writing an honors thesis. Honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with distinction in economics in trinity college of duke university duke university durham, north carolina 2015 contents 1 introduction 5 2 literature review 7. The honors program was created to provide economics majors with the opportunity to delve deeply into an intellectual interest they have developed while at duke and engage in a meaningful, sustained research project.