Title

Creating Quality Undergraduate Research Programs in Economics: How, When, Where (And Why)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-2012

Abstract

While undergraduate research (UR) has been growing across the academy for decades, economics has been relatively slow to adopt it as pedagogy. We argue for the development of comprehensive UR programs that not only require capstone research experiences, but integrate foundational research skills throughout the curriculum. Fundamentally, there is a hierarchy whereby students learn basic research skills in lower-level courses, develop ability integrating content knowledge and research skills in upper-levels, and produce independent or collaborative research projects in later semesters. To facilitate such improvements, we make six recommendations for departments to consider when building or strengthening their UR environment.

Publication Title

American Economist

Volume

57

Issue

1

First Page

96

Last Page

110

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1177/056943451205700108

ISSN

05694345

E-ISSN

23281235

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