Freedom, Markets, and Well-being Fall 2021



Students presented their prospectuses. Specifically, we asked them to cover four points:

  1. What is your research question?

  2. Why is it interesting?

  3. How will you tackle it?

  4. What sources have you found? (The idea here is to make a case for thinking that your plan will succeed.)


Xiya has narrowed her question about why people work as much as they do to focus specifically on how people think about retirement.

Priscilla is going to work on the different ways of arranging reparations from Japan for Korean comfort women.

Sam is interested in the racial wealth gap in the US and reparations.

Finally, Issie told us about her thesis on loneliness, which is rapidly nearing completion. (She is graduating at the end of the term.)