The purpose of this course is to apply economic theory and methods to independently solve a relevant economic problem. The emphasis is to develop the analytical ability of the student. This include how to formulate and solve a research problem. In addition, the aim of the course is to develop students' skills to critically examine and evaluate research reports. A substantial part of the course is to write a scientific paper. The essay should be such that the student shows that he/she possesses the skills listed above.
90 ECTS of undergraduate courses in economics, whereof 30 ECTS on C-level (G2F). Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English B/6. Mathematical Economics I D7 and Master Thesis in Economics I, or the equivalent.
Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.
Application deadline was
15 October 2020.
Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens.