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Course Assignment

Welcome to the NU Library course guide for ECO 204: Principles of Macroeconomics. This guide is designed to help students find resources to complete the Course Research Paper.

While this guide will provide you with support to complete the research aspects of your assignment, please address all questions regarding content, formatting, and grading to your instructor.

For more information and library resources see the Economics Research Guide.

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Paper Requirements

A paper on a macroeconomic topic is required for this course. As per your Course Outline, you are required to submit a written assignment (course paper) for this course. The written assignment is worth 25% of your course grade. Your course paper must be on one of the following four macroeconomic topics:

  1. The Great Recession of 2008 - Causes and Consequences
  2.  An Analysis of the Housing Market Crash Leading to the Great Recession of 2008
  3. U.S. Tax Structure - Is it designed to help the poor?
  4. The impact of COVID on an industry of interest

Searching the Library

Start your search with reference databases. Reference articles and encyclopedias provide great background information on various topics. They can give a good overview and can help you decide which direction to take your research.

Then move on to Books, Websites, and more! Learn more here: Searching the Library

Deep Dive into the Databases

The library subscribes to databases that contain peer-reviewed, scholarly articles.  Articles published in academic journals provide very specific information on a topic and usually contain original or new research. These articles are often peer-reviewed. Peer-reviewed articles are scholarly articles published in academic journals and go through an extensive peer-review process by other experts in the field before being published.

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