How To Come Up With Successful Term Paper Topics In Economics

Let’s face it; economics isn’t exactly the most exciting subject on earth (unless you’re into that sort of thing, of course). And it certainly isn’t easy to come up with original ideas for it either. The only problem is that novelty is exactly what your professor or teacher is looking for. So, if you need some assistance, here are some great ways to come up with successful term paper topics that are thought provoking and original.

  • Create a list of ideas that are interesting to you
  • Again, economics can be a bit dry, but there are thousands of ideas in this field that can get more interesting like exploration of socio-economic problems and solutions, as well as the effect of economies on world history. Flip through your text or check online to see what information nooks and crannies you can get your head into and create a list.

  • Check how often it’s been written about
  • Search online and in academic research journals to find whether your topic is the most talked about the idea of the block. Then, discard it because chances are your teacher will have read it 4000 times already and will mark you down for it. Go back to your list of another idea and start over.

  • Make the topic even more distinctive
  • A few ways to do this are by choosing a point of view that’s not popular, or partake in several rounds of narrowing the idea down until it’s very specific. Of course, you have to make sure that you can support your novel approach because most likely there will be less research in existence on these out-of-the-box ideas. You can also create something new by melding two popular topics into one idea, or go out on a limb to the library and use sources that aren’t as traditionally popular.

After you do the above, you should be able to come up with a great topic to write your paper on. Here are also a few ideas for topics that can get you started:

  1. International tax and tariff: What are the long-term effects on countries?
  2. Does the revenue generation of legalized marijuana outweigh the negative societal effects it might have? Are there any?
  3. Continued oil shortages and price fluctuations: If this is the future, what does it look like?
  4. Online gambling: bad, Physical Casinos: Good. Why does the government sanction one and try to squash the other?
  5. The Kyoto Protocol: Then and now.


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