Select a topic. Keep in mind this is an Economics Course. Look for reference materials that address the topic from a wide variety of sources. Focus on one particular question inside your topic to address in your paper. Develop your thesis based on your reading and your analysis. Make sure you have a strong thesis. Can you answer “yes” to these questions about your thesis? Does the thesis respond to the prompt or address my research question? Could someone disagree with this thesis? Is the thesis derived from considering a wide variety of sources and statistics?