Directed Research Opportunities for 4th Year Students in Economics

The course ECO 4150, Directed Research Project, 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 course ECO 4150, Directed Research Project, 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. It is open to students in the Major and all Honours programs in economics, including Joint Honours programs and the Financial Mathematics and Economics program, who

  • have completed at least 81 credits including ECO 2143, ECO 2145, and ECO 2150 (or a course equivalent to ECO 2150); and
  • have a grade point average of at least 6.0 (or B).

ECO 2151 is highly recommended as well. Project descriptions for each semester will be posted as they become available, in the language in which they were prepared. The language in which the work must be completed may differ from the language in which the proposal was written.

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 the course that students might have.

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
[email protected]

 

Directed Research Projects in Economics

Dates and Deadlines Fall 2022 Winter 2023
Submission of applications by students August 31 January 3
Sponsors and students informed about outcome of matching September 6-7 January 5-6
Student interviews with sponsors September 8-19 January 9-19
Last day for students to register in ECO 4150 September 20

January 20

University of Ottawa Reading Week October 23-29 February 19-25
University of Ottawa Easter Break   April 7-10
Classes end December 8 April 12
Final Exam Period December 9-22 April 14-17
Students submit draft to supervisors (recommendation) December 1 April 5
Students submit final draft and report to Director December 21 April 26
Supervisor submits evaluation to Director January 6 May 5