The aim of this guide is to assist in selecting an Economics dissertation topic and to provide practical advice on how to go about writing a dissertation.
Economics dissertations incorporate numerous topics covering various aspects of the two main branches of the subject: macroeconomics, which focuses on national or aggregate economy concerning issues of inflation, unemployment and business cycle. On the other hand microeconomics concentrates on markets and issues such as pricing, industry concentration and labour employment. Typically, writing an economics dissertation involves questions such as how to report the features of the design and how to adequately report research results. Consequently, the latter part of the guide serves as a handy reference source to navigate the writer through the process.
2.0. Categories and dissertation titles
2.1.1. An investigation into the demographic dominance of youth unemployment in South Africa. A quantitative study
2.1.2. Is the imposition of sanctions on Zimbabwe to be blamed for hyperinflationA critical review of the current literature
2.1.3. Assessing the plausibility of GDP as a proxy indicator of human development and well-being. An exploration of complementary indicators to the GDP metric
2.1.4. Analysing the adequacies of income/consumption patterns as a national measurement for poverty. A study of Uganda
2.1.5. An investigation into the impact of low interest rates on conventional savings. Has low UK interest rates discouraged savings?
2.2.1. The impact of price elasticity on demand for Fair trade products. Determining UK consumer preparedness to pay more for Fair Trade products than conventional substitutes
2.2.2. Identifying appropriate poverty alleviation measures for Haiti. An applied general equilibrium approach
2.2.3. An assessment of the correlation between information asymmetry and corporate governance structure. A case of firm performance in Botswana
2.2.4. A review of the regulatory environment in Ireland. Regulatory failure and the Irish banking crisis
2.2.5. Internal devaluation to quantify Eurozone imbalances: A study of fiscal devaluation as a solution for the Greek financial crisis
2.3. Development Economics
2.3.1. Investigations into IMF debt sustainability framework for low-income countries. The Implications of defining debt in terms of ability to pay
2.3.2. The impact of climate change on economic development. How have frequent cyclones and floods impeded economic development in Bangladesh?
2.3.3. An empirical analysis of private-sector driven economic growth and poverty alleviation in Zambia
2.3.4. An assessment of foreign direct investment as an enabler of economic growth in Malawi. The Opportunities and challenges
2.3.5. Foreign aid and economic development in Mozambique. An empirical study correlating aid with economic growth
2.4. Economic Policy
2.4.1. Readdressing regional economic imbalances. Rebalancing England’s North/South divide with regional growth fund policy measures
2.4.2. An examination of the extent of convergence in the Eurozone as reflected in membership state differentiations in inflation and output growths. The implications of the single monetary policy and national economic policies of member-states
2.4.3. How viable is the achievement of macroeconomic convergence in African countries for the African Monetary Cooperation Program objective to accomplish collective policy measures for a harmonised monetary system?
2.4.4. Conceiving supportive economic policy measures for demographic transition patterns in the UK. Legislating for growing old age dependency
2.4.5. An assessment of inflation targeting and economic policy in Argentina. Formulating and promoting a macroeconomic framework
2.5. International Trade
2.5.1. An examination of the influence exerted by post –apartheid South African trade policy on the composition and aggregate growth of trade. An empirical study
2.5.2. A study of international trade in Sub-Saharan Africa. Examining the consequences of globalisation
2.5.3. An analysis of the impact of trade liberalisation and trade performance. The application of import and export demand models in the Turkish economic context
2.5.4. Exposing and overcoming corrupt exploitation of natural resources in international trade systems of the Democratic Republic of Congo. A review of the current literature
2.5.5. An examination of the challenges and opportunities of international trade in the agricultural sector of developing countries: The Jamaican banana production and export market
3. How to Structure an Economics Dissertation, Tips
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