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Course module: 310169-M-3
Applied Economic Analysis 2 (Fall)
Course info
Course module310169-M-3
Credits (ECTS)3
CategoryMA (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Economics and Management; TiSEM: Economics; Economics;
Is part of
M Economics
dr. K. Altangerel
Other course modules lecturer
dr. C. Argenton
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2019
Starting block
Course mode
Registration openfrom 19/08/2019 up to and including 18/10/2019
This course aims at developing the skills which students will need to apply the body of economic knowledge and techniques which they have acquired so far in the MSc. ECO program to a particular research question. At the end of the course, a successful student will have
  • learnt how to develop a good thesis research question;
  • learnt how to find and review the academic literature related to a research question;
  • developed a complete and realistic thesis research plan (thesis proposal);
  • acquired some professional communication and academic writing skills;
  • learnt about best scientific practices (includign scientific integrity)
The course takes the program’s thesis requirement as an opportunity for approaching economic analysis professionally, the way students will have to do when they (re-)join the labor market. It focuses on (i) the development of a valid research question, (ii) the identification and summary of the relevant academic (or policy) literature, (iii) the development of a complete and realistic research plan (thesis proposal). Some assignments aim at developing professional communication skills (behavior towards supervisor, giving and receiving feedback, group work) and academic writing skills (standard structure of a research product, best scientific practices).
Contact person
dr. C. Argenton
Timetable information
Applied Economic Analysis 2 (Fall)
Required materials
Recommended materials
There is no textbook for this course. A list of useful references will be provided in the syllabus and during the lectures.
Master thesis proposal

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