Economics research paper
Economics research paper tips and tricks
A little bit about economic research
So you’re writing an economics paper but you’re a little confused as to what that actually means. Well, we can tell you right now it can involve two, possibly three types:
- Theoretical – making assumptions with unreliable or elusive data, allowing future predictions.
- Empirical – using data collected by reliable sources in the form of questionnaires, demographic characteristics and economic indicators.
- A mixture of the two – including both opinions and facts.
Remember that opinions and assumptions are baseless facts and hence cannot be reported as evidence within your paper.
Economic research paper topics
You have a vague idea and it has nothing to do with economics. How can you turn it into a paper in your field that would be worth talking about? Here are a few suggestions for economics research paper topics and how you could use them for your work:
- Growth – you could look at economic changes related to the rich and the poor.
- Savings - you could look at the real interest rate and how it affects people’s savings.
- Finance – you could study personal finance and the effects of interest rate.
- Markets – you could look at the benefits and problems associated with monopoly.
- Employment and Unemployment (macroeconomics)
- Money and printing (macroeconomics)
The macroeconomics research paper topics are slightly different because they deal with the economy as a whole entity as opposed to microeconomics which deals with separate markets. Basically, it’s more general than its colleague ‘microeconomics’.
Working that title
The above options are just little starter ideas that you could look at more in depth and work to your advantage. The key is to make them into an interesting question that would make people want to read your paper. A creative title is always a great idea and starting off on an intriguing foot will keep your foundation rock solid. Also, if you are striving to answer a question that is interesting to you then it will keep your own motivation alive too. The last thing you want is to be getting bored midway through your writing.
Last piece of advice
Don’t forget to read your handbook before handling the paper. This should serve to provide you with the information you need before tackling the research. Your handbook should:
- tell you how many pages you are required to do
- give you an example of the layout and the sections you should follow
- give you details of where to go and get help related to your particular research
- provide any sources that might aid you in your research
- show you examples of the reference style you are obliged to follow
- give you samples of work
If you still have unanswered questions then speak to your professor. After all that’s why they are there: to help you!