ECON 401 -- Senior Economics Thesis

Spring 2013

This semester-long seminar course assists seniors writing theses in economics. The course is open to all majors. Students will design their own research topic, with guidance from faculty, and will present their work in class during all phases of their projects, including the initial conception of the topic, formulation of the economic model and hypotheses to be tested, and intermediate and final results.

Prerequisites: Econ 101/103, 102/104, and 122.


I would welcome inquiries during my office hours (MW 3:30-4:30), or by appointment at some other time.

Here are a few links to literature resources at the Georgetown Library:

EconLit: EconLit
Web of Knowledge: Web of Science
Working Papers in Economics:WoPEc

Here are a few sites with statistics:

Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
Economic Report of the President

Three terrific Georgetown Senior theses I have advised (the password is my first name):

The effect of smoking ordinances on bar and restaurant revenues
The effect of micro-credit loans on female empowerment in a developing country
The Effect of Kindergarten on High School Placement: The German Experience

Abstracts of all the Georgetown Senior theses I have advised here.

Here are some links to other universities' senior thesis programs, with sample theses.

Other undergraduate research on the web.

Other stuff:

  • Guugle: GU Undergrads who Like Economics GU Undergrads who Like Economics