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Applied Economic Research Practicum

Course #: ECON 650

This one credit course allows students to apply and extend their quantitative research skills to a specific economic issue. Students will be required to briefly researcht he issue, provide descriptive statistics and tabular formulations, apply ordinary least squares techniques, and then learn and apply one other statistical technique to tease out the economic relationships and potential causal factors. Students will have assignments that culminate in a short policy brief. Topics might include gender/racial/immigrant wage gap; trade deficit and growth; income inequality levels across nations or cities; occupational segregation.

Pre Requisites: Pre-req: ECON 651

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