Spring 2022 - ECON 499W D100

Honours Research Project (6)

Class Number: 3761

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    WMC 2531, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 26, 2022
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    AQ 5019, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ECON 494 with a minimum grade of C-.



Intensive work in a particular topic in the general field of Economics. Involves an extensive individual research project under the direct supervision of the instructor, who will provide guidance and critical feedback as necessary. Presentation of completed project at end of term. Students with credit for ECON 499 may not repeat this course for further credit. Writing.


In this course, students will complete the research project from their ECON 494 proposal.  The research project will be conducted under the supervision of the instructor, who will provide guidance and critical feedback as necessary.

The main requirements are as follows:

  • Two progress report presentation (one before reading week and one 3-4 weeks before the final presentation)
  • A final presentation towards the end of the semester
  • A final paper due on the last day of class

Students are expected to provide feedback on their peer’s work and to attend regular progress meetings with the instructor. 

Topics: Research project


  • Progress Presentations 10%
  • Participation 10%
  • Final Presentation 20%
  • Final Paper 60%




Department Undergraduate Notes:

Please note that, as per Policy T20.01, the course requirements (and grading scheme) outlined here are subject to change up until the end of the first week of classes.

Final exam schedules will be released during the second month of classes. If your course has a final exam, please ensure that you are available during the entire final exam period until you receive confirmation of your exam dates. 

Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) at 778-782-3112 or caladmin@sfu.ca.


Registrar Notes:


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Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.