Those who want to get a master’s degree or a doctorate in economics have to write a dissertation. It’s hard and tiresome, and requires patience and perseverance. However, by choosing a proper topic you halve your future efforts and can make writing a thesis as enjoyable as possible. That’s why you need to think over your title carefully. The tips below may help you.
Decide what interests you most: micro or macroeconomics, labor market or economic history. It’s the easiest way to write, because when you’re fascinated about a certain issue, you’ll always find a spare minute to work on it.
You need to do some research even just to choose what to write about. Economics is such a vast field and it changes so rapidly that it takes a considerable amount of time to get hold of the main ideas and developments.
Usually it’s really painstaking to search for information, so pick a topic with enough data and literature. Your supervisor may advise you on it.
Try to determine a promising field, where there’s still something to explore. For instance, information economics is a developing field now and though you probably won’t receive a Nobel Prize for your research, you can contribute to the existing studies.
If you have to submit your title before you’ve searched for data, put it in general words. Later you can focus on a particular region or period of time in the process of writing.