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 2020 Winter 2021
Submission of applications by students September 2 January 4
Sponsors and students informed about outcome of matching September 8-9 January 6-7
Student interviews with sponsors September 10-21 January 8-21
Last day for students to register in ECO 4150 September 22

January 22

University of Ottawa Reading Week October 25-31 February 14-20
University of Ottawa Easter Break   April 2-5
Classes end December 9 April 14
Final Exam Period December 10-22 April 16-29
Students submit draft to supervisors (recommendation) December 2 April 7
Students submit final draft and report to Director December 21 April 28
Supervisor submits evaluation to Director January 7 May 5
Fall 2020
Supervisor Title Language
Hugh Dang The Institutional Matter and Policy Impact of COVID-19 on Trade and Investment for Canadian and Internatioanl Economy: A Literature Review.pdf (pdf, 45.17 KB) English
Marc Blanchette Guide d'orientation en programmation d'aide internationale pour renforcer la résilience économique en période de pandémie - focus inclusion financière.pdf (pdf, 101.92 KB) English or French
Marc Blanchette Guide d’orientation en programmation d’aide internationale pour renforcer la résilience économique en période de pandémie – focus protection sociale.pdf (pdf, 99.84 KB) English or French
Brad Little and Ben Poirier Constructing a (provincial or municipal) marginal abatement cost curve.pdf (pdf, 105.32 KB) English
Brad Little and Ben Poirier An analysis of Energy Imbalance Market mechanisms.pdf (pdf, 106.31 KB) English
Jacob Schultz The Impact of Covid-19 on the International Experience Canada Program.pdf (pdf, 169.7 KB) English
Martha Justus and Liam Askwith Volumetric Estimates of Province to Province Merchandise Flows.pdf (pdf, 82.65 KB) English
Annie Bronsard and Nathalie Valdes Trends in Official Language Minority Communities.pdf (pdf, 851.18 KB) English or French
Andrew Sharpe A Review of the Literature on the Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases and Implications for the Index of Economic Well-being.pdf (pdf, 82.1 KB) English
Andrew Sharpe A Review of the Literature on the Valuation of Unpaid Labour and Implications for the Index of Economic Well-being.pdf (pdf, 82.64 KB) English
Winter 2020
Supervisor Title Language
Marc Leblanc and Emmanuel Préville Gross Domestic Product: What, Why, When and How English or French
Dominique Tremblay and  Alexandre Bédard SVAR Models of the Effects of Fiscal Policy English or French
Jean-François Nadeau and Kar-Fai Gee Agent-based Models of Macroeconomic Dynamics English
Andrew Sharpe and Simon Lapointe An Assessment of Productivty Trends, Driver and Policy Framework in New Brunswick English or French
Andrew Sharpe and Simon Lapointe An Assessment of the Pace of Change in the Canadian Labour Market English or French
Jacob Schultz The Future of Work: Implications for IEC and Partner Country Youth Mobility Programs English
Vicky Barham An Examination of Requests for Deferred Exams in the Faculty of Social Sciences English or French
Kevin Page Budget 2020 Economic and Fiscal Analysis English or French
Kevin Page Fiscal Stabilization Analysis English or French
Carolyn King Investigating Graduation Rates of Remote and Northern Students in STEM Fields English
Carolyn King Moving Beyond the Traditional Economy: Looking Towards the Knowledge Economy Model for Canada's North English
Fall 2019
Supervisor Title Language
Vicky Barham The Impact of an Informative Letter Campaign on Retention of First-Year Students at the University of Ottawa English or French
Vicky Barham Evaluation of an Experiment to Improve Retention of First-Year Students in the University of Ottawa English or French
Chiew Chong Sector Analysis of Non-Prescription Drugs of Canada English
Jacob Schultz International Work Opportunities: Best Practices by Corporations in Canada and Abroad English
Alexandre Dumas and Matthew Lewis GHG Mitigation Potential of Transit Expenditures English or French
Alexa Greig Portrait of Skills and Training Required for Renewable Energy Projects English
Brian Wallace The Urgent Need to Reduce Population Growth in Order to Meet Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission Targets English
Andrew Sharpe and Simon Lapointe A Rview of the Literature on the Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases and Implications for the Index of Economic Well-being English or French
Andrew Sharpe and Simon Lapointe An Assessment of Innovation Trends and Policy in New Brunswick (pdf, 402.18 KB) English or French
Andrew Sharpe and Simon Lapointe A Review of the Literature on Regrettables and Implications for the Index of Economic Well-Being English or French
Kevin Page First Nation Child Welfare Funding Formulas  
Kevin Page Corporate Governance and Social Purpose  
Kevin Page and Mostafa Askari

The Next Recession: Potential Impacts on Canada

 
Madan Ghosh Limiting the Global Temperature Rise: The Role of GHG Emissions Abatement Technologies English
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