Senior Seminar

What is a Senior Seminar?

The Department offers a range of senior seminars, representing the diversity of subject matter and methodological approach in modern economics. Topics are announced during spring Planning Period for the coming academic year, and students are encouraged to express their preferences (using our Senior Requirement Preference Form) in a timely manner since enrollment is limited to 15.

Seminars meet once a week for two hours. The emphasis is on student presentation and discussion of classic and current articles in economics. The required work will be a major research paper of 20-25 pages, written with revisions over the semester. Your grade will be based on the quality of the research paper and your participation in seminar discussions.