The Replication Exercise

During the spring of the second year, students write papers based on replicating research from a published paper and adding their own modifications as part of ECON 698. These papers are presented in a special seminar to satisfy the presentation/defense requirement for the M.A. (Plan B), both for students who continue to the Ph.D., and those who ultimately do not pass the Qualifying Examination or who otherwise do not complete the Ph.D. program.