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Principles of Econometrics
Tips for a Term Paper Topic

Your work MUST BE ORIGINAL, but the issue/model/methodology need not!

Money/Macro/International Economics

Common Approaches
1. Apply a model or law (e.g., Phillips curve, Okun’s law, etc.) to more recent data.
2. Extend what is known for the U.S. to other countries (emerging, developing or Eastern European).

Examples:
1. Outsourcing: Do firms that outsource tend to do better? Or why they outsource?
2. Trade deficit: What causes the huge US trade deficit?
3. Twin deficits: Is there a link between the trade deficit and the government budget deficit?
4. Foreign exchange: What has caused the recent drop of the US dollar?
5. Oil shocks: Have oil shocks led to recessions in the US or elsewhere?
6. Growth: Why some countries are rich while others poor?
7. Election: What determines an election outcome?
8. Big Mac Index

Finance/Management/Accounting

Common Approaches
1. What affects stock performance of different firms or over time?
2. Firm performance?

Some Issues
1. Any link between the economy and the stock market?
2. How does monetary policy affect the financial markets?
3. Any link between stocks and bonds?

Microeconomic/Socioeconomic/Marketing Issues
General Approach: Apply any theory, model or concept to firms, people or markets.

Some Issues
1. What affects the demand (or price) for a product?
2. Does money buy happiness?
3. Any link between market price (or profit) and quality?
4. Evaluate the effects of a government program.

Tips:
• Extend (and replicate) the work of an existing study.
• Search for one issue from other classes (or your life) that interests (or annoys) you!
• Keep reading newspaper/magazine headlines!

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