Senior Thesis

A senior honors thesis is a chance to investigate an idea, theoretical issue, policy problem, or historical situation of keen economic interest. All ec senior thesis writers are required to take an Ec 985 Senior Thesis Seminar.

The Ec 985 Seminar Lottery is closed.  If you are interested in writing a thesis, please email

The 2019-20 Ec 985 Seminars:

Ec 985D: Andrés Maggi, Research in International Trade, Urban Economics, and Economic Growth
Friday, 9.15-11.45am

Ec 985E: Anke Becker, Research in Behavioral Economics, Inequality, Culture, and History
Tuesday, 3-5.30pm

Ec 985F: Slavik Sheremirov, Research in Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Public Economics, and Modeling
Wednesday, 6.15-8.45pm

Ec 985G: Hillary Stein, Research in Finance, Trade, International Economics, and Econometrics
Wednesday, 1.30-4pm

Ec 985H: Patricia Sun, Research in Development, Political Economy, Industrial Organization, and Applied Microeconomics
Monday and Wednesday, 9-10.15am

Ec 985N: Jeffrey Miron, Research in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Econometrics
Mondays, 3-5:30pm

Ec 985O: Alley Edlebi, Research in Applied Microeconomics, Education, Health, and Labor Economics
Tuesday, 9.15-11.45am

Ec 985W: Judd Cramer, Research in Labor Economics, Law, Public Policy, and Applied Microeconomics
Wednesday, 10.30am-1pm


Resources for Writing an Ec Thesis

Check out Why to Write a Senior Thesis in Economics by Professor Benjamin Friedman.

Our Writing Economics guide is a great reference for thesis writers, as well as for anyone doing any writing in economics (course paper, RAship, etc.).

Research Resources