Interesting Economics Thesis Topics
The hardest part of your last year in school will likely be writing your thesis. This is completely normal; many students feel anxiety and frustration during the writing of their thesis, and that’s usually simply because they understand how important it is and want to put forth only their very best of work.
When you start writing your thesis, one of the first and most important things you need to do is pick a topic. This will color the whole of your thesis, determine what and how your do your research, and influence the way you write about it. This article will outline a few good topic ideas for your economics thesis.
The Impact of Globalization
For this thesis, you could make a pros and cons list for globalization. Choose a side (you may need to do some research before you can choose) and then research both, because you’ll be able to contrast and cast doubt on the other side. Think about things like:
- Travel – is it becoming easier or harder?
- Immigration statistics
- The Internet’s influence on world cultures
- World trade
- Currency Exchange Rates and Inflation
How Environmental Pollution Affects the Economy
There are a lot of resources for anything environment related, and you’ll have no shortage of sources for any angle you take to approach this thesis topic with. Think about how the food chain in nature being thrown off might impact everyday lives, or water treatment suddenly becoming more complicated and therefore expensive. Here are a few more ideas:
- Could air pollution be linked to life expectancy?
- Examine how the big companies make their money, like McDonalds – they rely on food production, which would be influenced by contaminated water, soil or any chemicals in the environment
- Look at the possibility of 100% electrical vehicles in the future; what impacts would it have on the economy if no one needs any gasoline anymore?
Currency and Inflation Rates
If you choose this topic, be aware of the cross-over to globalization. You could base your thesis off either one and use the other as a specification within your topic. Below are a few more ideas:
- How are exchange rates changing?
- In a particular country, state or community, explore the high demand/low cost and low demand/high cost cycle of certain products or services
- Examine current news related to money and economy, like a new bill in the US
- How does debt and foreign relations with big countries affect a smaller country’s economy?