In-depth background material, overall introductory material, and overall implications can be presented in other chapters.3-Essay Dissertation: A 3-essay approach does not include the traditional in-depth investigation and analysis of a particular problem or issue.
In lieu of such in-depth analysis, the 3-essay approach is expected to produce three publishable papers related to a common field of study.
Co-authorship: Inclusion of co-authored material in dissertations is acceptable with full disclosure of co-authorship and submission of letters from all co-authors clearly specifying each co-author's role.
The dissertation committee should assure that the student has made a substantial intellectual contribution to such work.
Various chapters present conceptual, theoretical, and/or empirical economic analyses that investigate various facets of the problem.
Such a dissertation should draw overall conclusions possibly including policy implications that summarize significance of the results.
An adequate traditional dissertation should develop results that can form the basis for at least two publishable papers.
In many cases, one of these developments will be theoretical and the other will be an empirical application of the theoretical framework.
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