Writing and Data Resources

Writing Resources

Econonmics & Business Department Thesis Guidelines provides the up to date department thesis requirements, together with an updated version of tables and margins to get you started formatting your document. Examples of each section are illustrated in the document.

The thesis process follows APA style guidelines. Tutorials are also available through a Google search.

To get started on STATA, use our Lab Tutorials and the STATA Cheat sheet.

When you're ready, download the Thesis Template MS Word doc. which includes the following examples:

  1. Title Page
  2. Abstract
  3. Honor Code
  4. Table of Contents
  5. The body of your thesis should follow the Thesis Guidelines
  6. Follow these links for more thesis formatting and example graphs and tables.


Data Resources

Data Collection

In certain classes and especially during thesis, students will be required to gather and analyze data. Here are some helpful links that will allow for a smoother data collection experience.

  • IPUMS USA (The Integrated Public Use Microdata Series) collects, preserves and harmonizes U.S. census microdata and provides easy access to this data with enhanced documentation. Data includes decennial censuses from 1790 to 2010 and American Community Surveys (ACS) from 2000 to the present.
Data Presentation
Important Graphs and Definitions Economic Theory, Microeconomics, and Macroeconomics Econometrics
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