Directed Research

Directed Research Opportunities for 4th Year Students in Economics

The Directed Research Projects in Economics course, ECO 4150, offers students an opportunity to carry out an economic research project related to Canadian economic policy under the supervision of an economist working in a government department or non-profit agency. The program is offered in both the Fall and Winter semesters. The program is open to students in the Major, Honours, Joint Honours, and Honours with specialization programs in economics who have completed at least 81 credits (including ECO 2143, ECO 2145, and ECO 3150), and who have a grade point average of at least 6.0 (or B). (ECO 3151 is highly recommended as well.) Project descriptions for each semester will be posted as they become available. Proposals are posted in the language in which they were prepared. If a title appears in both official languages in the list below, that is an indication that the work can be done in either language. Interested students should submit a letter of application outlining their interests in economics and a copy of their transcript (non-official) to the Director of the program by the application deadlines indicated below. The Director would be happy to answer any questions about it.

Meet Youssef Fortin, an economics student who decided to take on this challenge.

Management of Directed Research Projects in Economics
Professor Kathleen Day
Social Sciences Building, Room 9034
Phone: 613-562-5800 ext. 1694
Kathleen.Day@uOttawa.ca

Directed Research Projects in Economics

Dates and Deadlines Fall 2017 Winter 2018
Submission of applications by students September 8 January 12
Sponsors and students informed about outcome of matching September 12 January 16
Student interviews with sponsors September 13-21 January 17-25
Last day for students to register in ECO 4150 September 22 January 26
University of Ottawa Reading Week October 22-28 February 18-24
University of Ottawa Easter Break   March 30-April 2
Classes end December 6 April 11
Final Exam Period December 8-21 April 13-26
Students submit draft to supervisors (recommendation) December 6 April 11
Students submit final draft and report to Director December 20 April 25
Supervisor submits evaluation to Director January 8 May 7
Fall 2017
Supervisor Title
Vicky Barham Factors underlying retention rates in an undergraduate program at the University of Ottawa (English or French)
Vicky Barham Impact of International Academic Experiences on Academic Performance (English or French)
Hugh Dang Several possible topics relating to agriculture and economic development (2-3 students, English)
Madanmohan Ghosh (English)
Tara Gilkinson Influencing a Culture Shift: Behavioural Economics and International Experience Canada (English)
Christina Hackett Tracking the point prevalence of chronic conditions across Canada: Generating a database for health economic modeling (English)
Massoud Khazabi (1) Aviation Security, an Economic Literature Review (English)
Hankook Kim Impact of Clean Tech Adoption on Firm Performance (English)
Eric Madueno and Eva Audy Development Financing Tools – Review and Advice (English or French)
Jean-François Nadeau A model-based measure of fiscal sustainability : A federal perspective (English or French)
Kevin Page Nowcasting, debt management, infrastructure, … 5 or more students (English or French)
Jacob Schulz The Impact of Temporary Workers on Labour Market Displacement in Canada and an Examination of Existing Displacement Measures (English)
Andrew Sharpe A Review of the Literature on the Measurement of Intangible Capital and Its Impact on Productivity Growth (English)
Mykyta Vesselovsky Canada’s Travel Services in the Balance (English)
Brian Wallace First Nation Infrastructure (English)
2016

Proposals are posted in the language in which they were prepared. If a title appears in both official languages in the list below, that is an indication that the work can be done in either language.

Supervisor Title
Hugh Dang Research in International Economics and Policy
Hugh Dang Review of Taiwan's Agricultural and Agri-Biotech Policy
Madanmohan Ghose Marginal abatement cost of GHG emissions from different Models: Its interpretation and application in the policy context
Tara Gilkinson Economic Outcomes of Immigrants and Refugees: An International Analysis
Tara Gilkinson Internationalization Agenda of Canadian Educational Institutions and the Outcomes of Learning Abroad Programs
Tara Gilkinson The Benefits of Global Work Experience for Youth Employability and Career Development
Sophie Hébert Aperçu des conditions de logement des personnes ayant des limitations physiques
Massoud Khazabi
Passenger Rail Transportation in Canada: A Literature Review
Massoud Khazabi Public Funding Models for Passenger Transportation
Kenten Musselman Oil Prices and the El Unemployment Rate
Andrew Sharpe A Review of the Productivity Slowdown in the United Kingdom
Piyanjali Tissaaratchy Input into Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Home and Community Care Program’s Annual National Statistical Report
Piyanjali Tissaaratchy Research in support of an exploration of Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Home and Community Care Program’s  Funding Formula
Piyanjali Tissaaratchy Research in support of an exploration of Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Home and Community Care Program’s  Reporting Requirements
Piyanjali Tissaaratchy Literature Review: Measuring Unmet Home Care Needs under Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Home and Community Care Program
Brian Wallace Paper on First Nation Infrastructure Programming
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