For the course project, you will concisely and cogently type up a 2–4-page paper investigating your own hypothesis (My hypothesis was What is the
Economic impact of an National Football Association (NFL) team) open to change it just let me know ahead of time.
Introduction: In this section, you will explain what your hypothesis is and describe why it is interesting to explore. Also, in this section, you will briefly describe
the data you are using, how you will estimate your empirical model, and summarize your main conclusions. As previously stated, your paper will have six
different sections which are described below:
Data: In this section, you will explain the dataset and its source. Also, you should describe how you have transformed your data (e.g., did you convert your
variables to per capita terms). In addition, you should include a summary table which will contain statistics such as the number of observations, means, and
standard deviations for your data.
Empirical Specification: In this section, you will explain the model you empirically estimate. Typically, your model will take the form:
For cross section data:
You should explain which variables are denoted as your dependent variable, your main variable of interest, and other independent variables.
Econometric Issues: Your empirical model might suffer from issues related to omitted variable bias, small sample size, etc. This is your opportunity to
explain those issues, how they could potentially affect your results, and how you may or may have not addressed them.
Results: In this section, you will summarize and interpret the results you obtained from estimating your empirical model. Present your results in tables which
should be included at the end of your paper.
Conclusion: In this section, you will describe and summarize your main findings and conclude.
Tweet: your main finding in less than 280 characters.