ECON 4990

ECON 4990

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.

The Undergraduate Honors Program in Economics is designed to offer students who have demonstrated academic excellence in the major an opportunity to pursue an independent research project and graduate with Latin honors. The program runs for the student's entire senior year, and the research is conducted under the close supervision of a faculty advisor. In ECON 4990 the candidate articulates their research question by developing a thesis proposal, surveys the relevant literature, and assesses the relevant data. Students typically develop empirical projects, but it is also possible to do experimental, theoretical, or historical work.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Open to: seniors.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ECON 3030, ECON 3040, and either ECON 3110/ECON 3120 or ECON 3130/ECON 3140. Also at least one topics course in economics at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Comments Students should consult the director of undergraduate studies for details. Admission is competitive. Interested students should apply to the program in the spring semester of their junior year. This course cannot be counted as one of the courses required to complete the economics major. Students are expected to be in residence at Cornell during the semester.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  4115ECON 4990  IND 601

    • TUris Hall 420
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Patacchini, E

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies