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Panama Papers and income inequality as your economics research topic

Details are still trickling out about the leaked documents from Mossack Fonseca. Known as the Panama Papers, the 2.6 terabytes of data reveal a trove of information about tax havens and money laundering perpetrated by some of the world’s wealthiest citizens.

Find out more about the leaked Panama Papers here. (Credit: BBC)

Find out more about the leaked Panama Papers here. (Credit: BBC)

Not only does this recent event provide multiple research paper topics in terms of tax evasion and other economic issues, it also shines a light on income inequality. 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

Research paper topic: State of the Union Address

On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union Address. In the speech the president listed the accomplishments of his presidency so far and outlined his agenda for the next two years. According to the president, the nation had overcome years of war and economic crisis and is now ready to “turn the page.”

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) watch as U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address. (Credit: Larry Downing, Reuters)

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) watch as U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address. (Credit: Larry Downing, Reuters)

Future endeavors aimed at reviving the middle class include continuing efforts to raise the minimum wage, achieving gender pay equity, and closing the income inequality gap. Political history and strategy are always evolving, making them good research paper topics. Read more

Income inequality in America for your research topic

Income inequality in America has been increasing for the past 40 years. The top 1 percent of earners in the United States control about 35 percent of the country’s wealth.

Chart displaying income inequality on the rise. (Credit: Economist.com)

Chart displaying income inequality on the rise. (Credit: Economist.com)

This income gap is caused by economic, social, gender and racial factors that skew wealth distribution in America. For your next term paper, consider the many good research paper topics on income inequality. Read more

Occupy Wall Street anniversary: Income inequality gap has grown wider

On September 17, 2013, the Occupy Wall Street movement celebrated its two-year anniversary. What began as a grassroots protest against income inequality has become an inspiration for similar protest movements. Unfortunately, during the past two years, the nation has seen the growth of income inequality.

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Income inequality, United States, 1979-2007

Still searching for a unique research paper topic for your politics or government class? Read on for some good research paper topics for your upcoming paper!

Occupy Wall Street

By 2011 the effects of the stock market crash of 2008 had not lessened for most Americans. Thousands of jobs had evaporated and it was clear that the bailouts had gone to prop up the very institutions that had engineered the crash. People were angry to the point where they demanded to be heard. Read more