Christopher A. Robinson
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1. Access existing knowledge:

     Retrieve information on particular topics and issues in economics. Locate published research in economics and related fields. Track down economic data and data sources. Find information about the generation, construction, and meaning of economic data.
   
  
ArtifactsDate CreatedReflectionsDate submitted
Econometrics Project04/2012Reflection05/2012
                  

2. Display command of existing knowledge:

    Explain key economic concepts and describe how these concepts can be used. Write a precise of a published journal article. Summarize in a two-minute monologue or in a 500-word written statement what is known about the current condition of the economy and its outlook. Summarize the principal ideas of an eminent economist. Elaborate a recent controversy in the economics literature. State the dimensions of a current economic policy issue.

   
ArtifactsDate CreatedReflectionsDate submitted
Dutch Disease04/2012Reflection05/2012


3. Interpret existing knowledge:

     Explain and evaluate what economic concepts and principles are used in economic analyses published in daily newspapers and weekly news magazines. Describe how these concepts aid in understanding these analyses. Do the same for nontechnical analyses written by economists for general purpose publications

   
ArtifactsDate CreatedReflectionsDate submitted
Economics of Developing Countries Final05/2011Reflection05/2011

4. Interpret and manipulate economic data:

    Explain how to understand and interpret numerical data found in published tables such as those in the annual Economic Report of the President. Be able to identify patterns and trends in published data such as those found in the Statistical Abstract of the United States.Construct tables from already available data to illustrate an economic issue. Describe the relationship among three different variables (e.g., unemployment, prices, and GDP). Explain how to perform and interpret a regression analysis that uses economic data.

   
ArtifactsDate CreatedReflectionsDate submitted
Econometrics Project04/2012Reflection05/2012


5. Apply existing knowledge:

     Prepare an organized, clearly written five-page analysis of a current economic problem. Assess in a four-page paper the costs and benefits of an economic policy issue. Prepare a two-page memorandum that recommends action on an economic policy issue.

 
ArtifactsDate CreatedReflectionsDate submitted
International Economics Research Paper10/2012Reflection12/2012

6. Create new knowledge:

     Formulate questions that illuminate a new economic issue that needs to be researched. Prepare a five-page proposal for a research project. Conduct a research study, presenting the results in a polished 20-page paper. Conduct a group research project that prepares a detailed research proposal and/or a finished research paper.

   
ArtifactsDate CreatedReflectionsDate submitted
Senior Project01/2013Reflection05/2013


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