Brandeis University

    ECON 26B: Writing in Economics Practicum

    Instructor: Kim Chase
    Prerequisites: ECON 82b. Course may be taken as a corequisite. Yields half-course credit.
    Course Description: <b>This course will be a Zoom-based "Remote Learning" course for Summer 2022</b><br> Have you ever wondered what it is like to live the life of an economist? Curious about the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges? This course is intended to help cure that curiosity, focusing on one of the most important pieces of working as an economist: writing. Traditional economists get their start delving into both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of economic research, beginning with in-depth coverage of the major economic indicators (i.e. GDP, employment, inflation, monetary policy, etc). However, quantitative analysis means nothing if you can’t turn that data into an engaging economic story.The purpose of this practicum is to enhance your ability to use writing in the practice of economics. To do this, you will address a single policy issue over the course of the semester; use writing to develop what you think; and then produce a 10-15 page policy brief that presents what you think to the primary consumers of economic policy research – economists and non-economists in government, industry, and the press. This is a writing-intensive practicum that fulfills the Writing Intensive foundational literacies requirement for Economics majors.
    Session: Session I
    Day: T, TH
    Time: 7:00am - 9:00am
    Credit Hours: 2 Credits
    Course Format: "Remote Learning" Course for Summer 2022
    Brandeis Graduation Requirement Fulfilled: WI
    Enrollment Limit: 20 students
    Course Classification: Undergraduate Level Course
    Course Tuition: $1,695
    Course Fees: None
    Open to High School Students: No