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Writing in Economics - Oakland Campus: Getting Started

This guide is designed to assist students in the economics department and others writing research papers with an economic or socio-economic focus.

Economics is ...

defined In the 'Concise Encyclopedia of Economics" by noted economist Lionel Robbins as: "Economics is the science which studies human behavior as a relationship between given ends and scarce means which have alternative uses." Robbins elaborated on the role of economics in "An Essay on the Nature and Significance of Economic Science"

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This guide is intended to help students with library research and writing assignments for Economics research. It points to resources for finding scholarly sources and for properly crediting the items you use.

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