Bachelor Project: Current Issues in Economic Policy

Course Code :1305TEWSBX
Study domain:Economic Policy
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:2nd semester
Sequentiality:The student must have obtained a credit for the following courses or has to include these courses in his/her study programme:
- the mandatory courses of model path part 3
- the courses of the specialisation cluster
Contact hours:30
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Credit required to obtain degree: Credit required: Yes
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:continuous assessment
Lecturer(s)Diana De Graeve

3. Course contents *

In this course you will become acquainted with scientific research in the field of economic policy. You collect scientific and policy literature on an economic policy issue and you work with empirical data that is made available. Based on the literature and the data, you prepare a testable problem definition and operationalize it. You perform empirical analyses and you critically interpret the results. You develop the whole into a paper, which is prepared according to the requirements of a scientific text. You also pay attention to the ethical dimension of the research (citing and paraphrasing vs. plagiarism, lawful and unauthorized data manipulations, etc.)