International economics and the TPP: Research topics

Students of economics know that it is the study of supply and demand. A key feature is the fact of scarcity. Research paper topics can cover a wide range from the history of economics to money, the economy and financial markets. International economics is especially rife with good topics.

The TPP makes for a good international economics topic. (Credit: U.S. Census Bureau)

The TPP makes for a good international economics topic. (Credit: U.S. Census Bureau)

One such topic is the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership), an agreement between 12 Pacific nations that, if passed, would have far-reaching effects on job growth, food safety, healthcare and more. Now more than ever, it’s important to consider a research paper on international economics issues. Read more

Oxfam report on income inequality as your research paper topic

The issue of income inequality has been much discussed since the beginning of the Great Recession in 2007, but the latest Oxfam report indicates that more of the global economy than ever is in the hands of the wealthiest.

Learn more about income equality. (Credit: CNN)

Learn more about income equality. (Credit: CNN)

With the rich getting richer, the areas to explore in a research paper also increase, as the income gap grows to encompass more and more issues, including health and mortality. Read more

The housing bubble and Wall Street banking for your research paper

Back in late 2008, the economy was hit with the equivalent of a nuclear bomb when the housing bubble finally burst. The bubble was created by investment bankers on Wall Street who traded subprime mortgages without a care as to whether those mortgages would ever be paid.

Find out more on the housing bubble and Wall Street. (Credit: Herald Sun)

Find out more on the housing bubble and Wall Street. (Credit: Herald Sun)

Now the film, The Big Short, starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt unravels the creation of the “too big to fail” banking system that led to the worldwide economic collapse. It’s a compelling subject for any research paper. Read more

PACs vs. public financing for your next research paper

Political action committees, more commonly known as PACs, may date back to 1944, but they have dominated the election news cycle for the past decade.

Learn more about PACs here for your research paper. (Credit: BOMA/Chicago Political Action Committee)

Learn more about PACs here for your research paper. (Credit: BOMA/Chicago Political Action Committee)

Could political campaigns funded by public financing offset the influence of the few wealthy donors giving through PACs and super PACs? That is just one area to explore in a research paper on the topic. Read more

Research paper topics on the cost of student loan debt

As the total dollar figure climbs, more and more attention is being paid to student loan debt in the U.S. Recent news revealed that from 2004 to 2014, the cost of higher education that college students are shouldering through loans has risen by 56 percent.

Are you heavily affected by student loan debt? (Credit: YouTube)

Are you heavily affected by student loan debt? (Credit: YouTube)

Many students, and others, are calling for free public college as one solution as well as forgiveness of current debt, both of which offer interesting research paper topics to explore in terms of their economic and societal impact. Read more

Explore climate change and capitalism link for your research paper

Is there a link between capitalism and climate change? Author Naomi Klein addressed that question in the film, This Changes Everything, which is based on her book of the same name. According to most experts, the industrial nations produce the emissions that produce the greenhouse effect and rising sea levels yet it’s the third world countries that are most impacted.

Do you think there's a link between capitalism and climate change? (Credit: Reuters)

Do you think there’s a link between capitalism and climate change? (Credit: Reuters)

Can this be changed? Perhaps opinions are already changing as we see 2015 slated to be the hottest year on record. Find out for yourself when you decide to tackle climate change for your next research paper. Read more

Third-party presidential election candidates as your research topic

For your political science class, consider writing a term paper on independent and third-party candidates who run in the presidential election. Third parties usually don’t win, but they influence the policy debate in the country.

Find out more about third-party candidates here. (Credit: Bruce Plante)

Find out more about third-party candidates here. (Credit: Bruce Plante)

You can write interesting research paper topics on the history of third parties and their influence on the presidential campaign. Read more

Research topics: Global warming in the Middle East

Research paper topics about the effects of global warming abound. The latest climate change news is focused on heat waves—particularly how super high temperatures will affect the deserts in the Middle East in the years to come.

Learn more about how global warming is affecting the Middle East. (Credit: Ghoneim)

Learn more about how global warming is affecting the Middle East. (Credit: Ghoneim)

Read on for more information on global warming for your next environmental studies or economics research paper. Read more

Discuss economic conditions in your next research paper

Economic conditions and the economic crisis offer a variety of interesting research paper topics for your economics or business class.

Find out more about economic conditions here. (Credit: Forbes.com)

Find out more about economic conditions here. (Credit: Forbes.com)

Consult economic news articles for information on the pros and cons of globalization, effects of economic condition on employees, and small business outlook. Read more

How to use LinkedIn to get a job

I don’t know about you, but I tend to spend way too much time using social media. Instead of posting selfies or photos of food, how about learning how to use LinkedIn to help you get a job after graduation? Of all the life hacks you can develop some of the best life hacks involve learning how to network and make the kind of contacts that can help you in your career.

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Learn how LinkedIn can help you find a job. (Credit: careerizm.com)

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