The objective of this course is to write a research paper which, through more work, can develop into an article publishable in an international journal. The work towards the research paper will be guided through a system of weekly tutorials (two hours per week for a period of seven weeks). The methodology will comprise the following steps:
- Discussion of possible research questions based on the existing academic literature and on data availability.
- Obtaining the data.
- Definition and discussion of hipotheses to be tested.
- Quantitative data analysis
- Writing of a working paper
No bibliography is included here because the readings for this subject will depend on the specific research question chosen by the student. Once the research question is defined, the professor will guide the student to identify the relevant research papers.