As an undergraduate or graduate student at one of the foremost institutions in the nation, there are many reasons to delve into research. Research sparks critical thinking and creativity and hones the ability to post the right question, solve for the right answer, and dispel the messy, complex, and abstract thoughts of a lab notebook into an elegant argument. Research is the innate pursuit of progress and service and the catalyst of innovation. We work to enhance it.
Georgia Tech undergraduate students have many opportunities to participate in research with faculty across campus. The best way for you to begin your career in research is to review faculty web pages and working papers see who is doing research that you find exciting. Read more about getting started here.
Undergraduate students should also look for information on the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program website. Graduate students should speak to their faculty advisor for information on the thesis, dissertation, or independent research and view the Graduate Studies Theses and Dissertations website.
Georgia Tech Library
The Georgia Tech Library offers many resources for both undergraduate and graduate students. The School of Economics has a subject librarian, Seth Porter, who is available to offer advice on ways to research topics and give assistance with verification of bibliographic citations. He can also provide library orientations and give assistance in developing research assignments. Please visit the Georgia Tech Library website for further information.
All Georgia Tech theses and dissertations are available electronically through the Georgia Tech institutional repository, SMARTech. Theses and dissertations published 2004 to the present are openly accessible. You can search for papers in SMARTech or submit a paper or dissertation to SMARTech.
ECON 3161: Econometric Analysis
Students enrolled in ECON 3161: Econometric Analysis are required to write a research paper using the knowledge learned in the course. If you would like to review past papers produced by our students, please see the SMARTech ECON 3161 page dedicated to the course.