Current Issue in Economics
Short Paper on Current Issue in Economics – Present a policy position
For the short paper you must present a policy position on a current macroeconomic issue:
• Pick a policy topic that fits within the umbrella of macroeconomic theory;
• Describe the topic and the policy question;
• Provide statistical data that is relevant to a decision on the policy question;
• Then choose your position and defend it using the data, economic theory and logic.
The purpose is to demonstrate that you can use economic data and theory to support a policy position. What position you take is up to you. I’ll be focusing on your defense of that position and how well you utilize relevant data and economic theory (including your choice of data, so do your research carefully).
The paper should be 3 – 5 double spaced pages, not counting the title page (yes, have a title page) and the reference page. Use 1″ margins and Times New Roman 12 font. You must submit your paper in Microsoft Word or RTF format. NO PDF FILES! Your paper will be submitted to Turnitin to check for originality. Instructions on how to submit your paper and see the score will be posted in the Announcements section.
Remember to use citations and references. They should be in APA style. (If you need help on the format you can go to apastyle.org for video tutorials, use the tool in MS Word that formats it for you or go to citationmachine.org/apa and select from the links provided.)