Economics Research and Communication OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Course on Economic Research by MIT

Published Mar 08, 2009

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Professional economists spend much of their time conducting and presenting original research. The 'Economics Research and Communication' course was designed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Economics Department to provide its bachelor's degree candidates with an opportunity to practice this skill. This free OpenCourseWare version of 'Economics Research and Communication' contains useful resources for anyone writing an economics research paper.

Economics Research and Communication: Course Specifics

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Economics Research and Communication: Course Description

Students in 'Economics Research and Communication' were required to conduct and present a piece of original economics research. They used skills acquired in previous statistical methods courses to investigate research topics like diversity in the New York Stock Exchange and the effects of affirmative action programs. Professor Michael Greenstone used a workshop format to teach this class. During each session, students presented and discussed their research ideas and received constructive feedback. 'Economics Research and Communication' students also received instruction on data analysis methods. All students pursuing Bachelor of Science in Economics degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) were required to complete this course.

'Economics Research and Communication' OpenCourseWare has a reading list, a problem set, sample student research papers, study guides and downloadable resources like a tutorial for the STATA statistical software package. If you are interested in taking this free course, visit the applied economics research course page.

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