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Senior Project

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Ariel Zetlin-Jones,

Maryam Saeedi,


Undergraduate Economics


B.A. in Economics, B.S. in Economics, B.S. in Economics and Statistics, Additional Major in Economics, Required

Course Description

FALL The senior project is a capstone course in economics. The purpose of the course is to showcase the analytical and quantitative skills that you have acquired as an undergraduate at Carnegie Mellon. The course project should reflect some independent applied research that is genuinely your own work. Thus a “book report” or a “literature review” are not sufficient exercises to satisfy this requirement. The following research approaches are acceptable for the research project:
  • an empirical study based on a data set that you put together,
  • an experimental study based on an experiment that you conducted,
  • an analysis of survey data based on a survey that you conducted,
  • a theoretical analysis based on a model that you have developed, based on your own algorithm.
This course is open only to students pursing majors or additional majors in economics. Students who write an honor thesis are exempted from this class. (Lecture, 3 hours). Minimum grade of "C" required in all economics pre-requisite courses. 


Lecture: 160min/wk




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