A capstone course for economics majors. Students read and discuss scholarly articles in which economics plays a role in understanding events. Students will use the economic way of thinking to prepare and present a research paper. The goal of the course is to use economic theory and data to analyze important theoretical, empirical and policy questions and also help develop analytical writing, presentation, speaking and listening skills. Prerequisites AUECO 311 and AUECO 384, or consent of the instructor. Pre/Corequisite: AUECO 385. Note: Open only to Economics majors.