The Capstone

From time to time I teach ECON 488, Senior Capstone Seminar in Economics. This is the class that’s designed to bring together our economics majors’ knowledge in one last class before they graduate. When I was first assigned to teach the class, I knew that it was important to have our students write — but what kind of writing assignment? The traditional seminar paper is long and high-stakes. The one-minute paper is too small. But the upper blogosphere — sites such as Marginal Revolution and Econbrowser — would be perfect! So I designed the writing assignments to take on the form of posts to the upper blogosphere in economics. Students’ posts, under assumed names, appear at our class site, econ488.com. I invite you to have a look.