Do a 3-5 page paper on the Gordon article below, due Tuesday 24 January in class so as to give you at least a week.
This paper requires a clear thesis statement up front, 3-5 paragraphs of development with data (here, mainly quotes) to back up your argument, and a conclusion that should NOT reiterate your introduction or argument – an absolute no-no in a short paper, and in general pretty silly (a waste of space and reader energy) even in a longer one. See “Writing Papers” on the web site for additional guidelines: reasonable font & margins, active NOT passive voice, and proofreader/editor (=CommCenter).
Topic Suggestions: Two possible topics (out of many):
- what is Gordon’s definition of “technology”?
- how does he classify different technologies?
We went through EconPapers and NBER Working Papers in class, so I’m deliberately NOT sending you the pdf.