Student Research

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Library Research Guide

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to use this research guide at the PSU Library. It contains key library resources in Economics, information on how to find books, articles and data.

Undergraduate Thesis

Economics majors may pursue either University or Departmental Honors by writing a senior thesis. Examples of past submissions can be viewed on PDXScholar's Economics Undergraduate Honors. Economics majors at any stage of their education are welcome to apply for University Honors. Departmental honors students are supervised by the Undergraduate Committee Chair, Dr. Sarah Tinkler. Dr. Tinkler can also help with advising students on how to approach a faculty mentor with a thesis idea.She can be reached by email at

Research Opportunities

From time to time, opportunities to conduct research are publicized on the Economics Department's Google group. Students are also advised to contact faculty members working in areas of interest.