Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

All Economics Subject Guide

Economics Research Competencies

The competent economics researcher is able to:

  • Access existing knowledge… by developing a research question
  • Display command of existing knowledge… by identifying economic issues
  • Interpret existing knowledge… by conducting a literature review
  • Interpret and manipulate economic data… by locating and analyzing data, and drawing conclusions
  • Apply existing knowledge… by applying analysis to current policy issues
  • Create new knowledge… by presenting research to others

**Adapted from Hansen, W.L., “Expected Proficiencies for Economics Majors,” 2001; and McGoldrick, K., "Doing Economics: Enhancing Skills through a Process-Oriented Senior Research Course", 2008

Business and Social Sciences Librarian