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Economics Term Paper Topics for Beginners

Unless a student has a strong interest in economics, and plans to or is majoring in a branch of economics, writing that first economics term paper can be overwhelming.  If you are taking economics to fulfill a requirement and nothing more, you may be dreading and outright fearing the term paper.  If this is you, here is a guide in economics term papers for beginners.

Keep the Economics Term Paper Topic Simple

  • Choose a topic that is simple.  Simple topics include those are that are current and popular, and are, therefore, relevant to most of the general population.  These topics include those that look into current tax or unemployment issues for example. 
  • Choosing a current and popular topic means that there will be lots of material available for your research.  The literature review will be vast.
  • Because these topics are popular among social networking sites, this means that there will be a lots and lots of people talking about them. You can read about them in an easy, non-formal way.  This will help you understand the more formal, difficult literature review.
  • Chances are likely that you either currently do or will be able to personally relate to one of the common, major economic issues.  Taking the time to learn and write about one of these topics should keep the topic interesting to you.  The more interested you are, the easier the paper will be to write.
  • Once you choose a topic, your job is to come up with an original thesis.  That is, introduce new material to the field.  If you chose a simple topic that you already have an interest in and can apply to yourself, you will be able to critically analyze your topic and come up with your own angle better.
  • Lastly, think about whether or not you want to add a lot of statistics, figures, graphs and other similar material before you select a topic.  Some topics require more of this than others.  If you enjoy number crunching and the visual aspects of economics, choose a topic where you can show this.  If you don’t, choose a topic where this is least needed. 

Writing an economics term paper can seem overwhelming at first.  However, if you stay focused and choose a topic that best suits your ability to write on economics, you will do absolutely fine. Honestly, the key point is to not save the paper for the last night before it is due.  You should pace yourself from the beginning and get expert advice from your teacher or professor immediately as needed.  Good luck!