Economics 350 is an upper-level economics course at Gettysburg College, a private, selective, liberal-arts institution located in Central Pennsylvania. Students in this course have finished much of their early training in economics theory and history of thought. In this course, they explore how to write a research paper and some of the econometric tools that are key to understanding cutting-edge research in Economics.
Throughout the semester, students will be keeping blogs. Some of the blog posts will be regular assignments and others will be random thoughts, questions, links and commentary on economics in the new, and issues raised in class or in readings. Students will be reading parts of Poor Economics, by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo and Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. They will periodically comment on chapters of these books, as well.
This blog is maintained by Professor Erin K. Fletcher, a visiting assistant professor of Economics at Gettysburg. Links to student blogs can be found on the sidebar. You can also find us on twitter using the hastag #GburgEcon350, where I’ll point out pieces of interest to this class. Thanks for stopping by.