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Research topic on labor unions: Market Basket strike

In an unprecedented case, the 99% went on strike to help a 1 percenter get his job back. Good research paper topics for your business, economics or labor relations class could involve the case of the New England-based grocery store chain Demoulas Market Basket, which was paralyzed by striking workers demanding that their CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas, be reinstated. Labor unions are nervous as non-union Market Basket employees were able to accomplish their goal on their own.

Non-labor unions rally outside a Market Basket, July 25, 2014. (Credit: WBZ-TV)

Non-labor unions rally outside a Market Basket, July 25, 2014. (Credit: WBZ-TV)

Business at the 71-store Market Basket was reduced to a trickle after non-union warehouse workers, clerks, and even store managers walked off the job, picketed, and discouraged customers from shopping at the store. Read more

What economics majors need to do during summer months

School may be out for summer, but the learning continues for economics students looking to sharpen their skills outside of the classroom. From reading articles to drafting a paper for professional review, or entering any of a myriad of economics-related contests, students have no shortage of opportunities to gain new perspectives in their field while gaining experience crucial to their resume.

Economics students have many opportunities to build their skills during the summer. (Credit: Economics Memes)

Economics students have many opportunities to build their skills during the summer. (Credit: Economics Memes)

Flex your writing skills

Drafting an essay for review by professional associations is a great way to explore a particular area of economics while preparing a portfolio piece that will add flavor to your resume and arm you with a discussion topic come job interview time. Read more

Business women in economics and political science

More recently, women have obtained higher roles in economic and political positions.

More recently, women have obtained higher roles in economic and political positions.

Here’s a suggestion for good research paper topics for economics, finance, business or political science class: women executives in politics and business. With the recent nomination by President Obama of Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve Chairman, women in positions of power are back in the news. Research papers can profile prominent business women, how they achieved their current position, strategies and management styles for women executives and educational opportunities for women in business and politics.

Rise of Janet Yellen in Federal Reserve

Yellen is currently vice-chair of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors and worked at the Federal Reserve throughout the 1990s with then chairman Alan Greenspan. Read more