We did a first pass at possible thesis topics. The point is to get thinking about it; it’s not a commitment.
Peter: municipal minimum wage laws, like Seattle’s. (Politics and Economics)
Matt: wage discrimination by race in professional sports. (Economics and Politics)
Marissa: minimum wage, access to health care. (Not PPE)
Dani: emissions trading to minimize climate change. (Didn’t catch the PP or E)
Chrissie: Obamacare. (Again, I didn’t get the disciplines)
Xiaoyu: political effects of state owned enterprises. (Politics and Economics)
Sally: Chinese political reforms? Social Security registration? Merger of Shanghai and Hong Kong stock market listings?
Patrick: social media and governance, e.g. pothole reporting in San Francisco, plebiscites in Helsinki. Or sustainable transportation in LA. (PPA)
Sarah: comparative study of parental leave policies and gender equality in the workplace. (Economics and Politics?)
Danny: research paper on national happiness policies in, e.g. Bhutan, Singapore. (Politics)
Scott: Catalan national identity. (Politics and Philosophy?)