Master's Thesis Economics

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBM877A20
Vaknaam Master's Thesis Economics
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II (en semester I)
ECTS 20
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Master's Thesis Economics
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able:
1. To find a research topic in one or more of the knowledge area(s) in Economics and to develop and motivate one or more relevant research(able) questions.
2. To develop a methodology to answer the research question(s) in a systematic and scientific manner.
3. To collect quantitative data for the study and to analyse and interpret these data with appropriate techniques.
4. To find and grasp the literature that is relevant for the analysis of the research topic and to show how it is related to the research topic.
5. To apply statistical techniques and/or other research methods.
6. To set up own research plan (develop outline, drafts and final version) and to manage an adequate time schedule to successfully complete the research project in due time.
7. To write a report in English on the research project.
Omschrijving Students write an empirical research paper of 20-50 pages over a period of 3-5 months. This paper can cover all but one of the subjects within Economics as e.g. described in the main themes of the Journal of Economic Literature. Students have to register for this “course”, which starts with an introductory lecture in the first week of semester 1 or semester 2. The paper needs to be finished at the end of that semester.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm afstudeeropdracht, zelfstudie
(Individual feedback)
Toetsvorm paper
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. R.M. Jong A Pin
Docent(en) dr. R.M. Jong A Pin
Entreevoorwaarden 20 EC within Master Economics.
Opmerkingen Info: Dr R.M. Jong a Pin, r.m.jong.a.pin@rug.nl
Secretary: Ms K.M. Vudingh, k.m.vudinh@rug.nl, room 5411.0734.
This course is offered in both semester I and semester II.
Detailed information can be found in the brochure "Manual for Master Thesis Economics" posted on Nestor. Students who want to write a combined thesis for the masters of Economics and of Finance need to hand in their proposal to the master thesis coordinator of Economics only and two weeks before the start of the semester.
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
DD MSc Economics - Universidad de Chile, Santiago (1,5-jarig)  (basisprogramma voor studenten uit Chili) 2 semester II verplicht
MSc Economics  (basisprogramma MSc Economics) 1 semester II verplicht