Writing a Thesis in Economics

Writing any thesis can be quite a daunting matter, and an economic thesis is no different. It requires a detailed knowledge of the subject that you are going to be writing about.

As a process that requires a lot of dedication and consideration, when done correctly, the results can be amazing and can have a great impact on your future - giving you an excellent grounding with which to start a career with.

Deciding on the Subject Matter

Economics is a vast subject, so picking a title and topic with which to study and write a thesis about does give you a huge choice but can make it harder to finalize what you want to write about. Whatever it is you do choose in the end, be sure that there it is something you feel you will be at complete a thesis on; it is likely that whatever you pick will feel very intimidating at first but as long as you are sure that you will be to complete the task then hopefully it will go smoothly, or as smoothly as it can go at least.

Gathering Research

As with most thesis writing, writing an economics thesis will require a considerable amount of research. Do not feel you have to limit the resources with which you use in research; potentially the more the better.

The invention and growth of the Internet has made research considerably easier for students in recent years; however, there are plenty of other resources which you can use, including past papers and literature, any other books or writing, any interviews, surveys or experiments you wish to carry out or anything you feel could be relevant.

Writing the Thesis

Before you write it, sift through the research that you have gathered to try and put it in some sort of logical order, omitting anything that you feel is irrelevant to the subject matter. Then try and organize the various stages of the thesis and how the research that you have gathered can help with each of those various stages.

It is a vast piece of writing, so do not expect it to come together at the first attempt. You will find that you will have to rewrite and re-edit various sections multiple times in order to get the job completed as satisfactorily as possible in the end. Potentially with several different arguments going on at once, you may would have to re-organize the way in which you put the information together as well.

Once you’ve completed the process, and you feel it cannot be improved upon any further, and you’re ready to submit it, it will feel like a relief but you also feel a lot better about having been able to complete such incredible task.