A clearly defined research topic is the first step in successful research. Selection of research topic is one of the important challenges for the students of master or doctoral program. There are numerous factors which need to be taken into consideration before final selection of the research topic. A researcher must have clear idea of the problem he/she wants to address. Following are some of the important sources of selecting a problem which will help in finalizing the research topic.

  1. Own observation
  2. Deduction from theory
  3. Own practice
  4. Theory testing
  5. Related literature
  6. Evaluation of existing programs

Now if the researcher has found the problem he/she wants to address then following important points must be taken into consideration as well. Every researcher must ensure that the research topic is:


  1. Of interest to the researcher
  2. Significant
  3. Researchable
  4. Feasible
  5. Focused
  6. Clear
  7. Ethical
  8. Of practical value


It is important to note that the selection of research topic entirely depends upon the interest of researcher but the researcher must know the sources of data collection and the type of statistical technique used in the analysis. If the researcher does not know about these two important issues (data collection and statistical technique) then he/she should not submit the final research topic before addressing the problem. Following is the list of different research/thesis topics to help the students understand the various types of research topics in the field of economics.

List of Thesis/Research Topics in the field of Economics

  1. Impact of remittances on economic growth of (country name)
  2. Impact of international oil prices on the local oil sector
  3. Impact of number of borrowers on amount outstanding in farm and non-farm sector
  4. Influence of macroeconomic factors on (any index such as S&P 500 index etc.)
  5. Determinants of export performance in textile industries of (country name)
  6. The impact of macroeconomic indicators of GDP in (country name)
  7. Effect of environmental factors and firm’s internal factor on export performance textile industry of (country name)
  8. Determinants of export financial performance
  9. Discovering the factors that effect the decision making of farmers to go for decision making of farmers alternate crops of sugarcane
  10. Impact of trade restriction on price stability of textile industry (country name)
  11. The effect of oil price on inflation
  12. Relationship between consumer price index (CPI) and index trading volume (any index such as S&P 500 index etc.)
  13. Relationship between inflation rate and economic growth rate of (country name)
  14. Determinants of bank profitability in (country name)
  15. Determinants of audit fee
  16. Weekend effect on stock relation: evidence from index (any index such as S&P 500 index etc.)
  17. Effects of holidays on stock return: evidence index (any index such as S&P 500 index etc.)
  18. Impact of FDI on GDP growth
  19. Impact of inflation on interest rates
  20. The determinants of exchanging rate in (country name)
  21. Surviving exchange rate upheavals
  22. The relationship of money supply in M-2 and trading volume by index (any index such as S&P 500 index etc.)
  23. The impact of government policies on freight forwarding industry (country name)
  24. Problems faced by small medium enterprise to be internationalize
  25. The impact of macro-economic factors on stock market index of (country name)
  26. Impact of interest rate, inflation rate and exchange on index performance (any index such as S&P 500 index etc.)
  27. Relationship between macroeconomic (CPI and WPI and Index)
  28. Agricultural development and trade policy; Analysis and implications
  29. Impact of taxes on unemployment
  30. Impact of foreign aid on the economy of (country name)
  31. The impact of inflation on farm food prices
  32. Impact of labor, cost of production and technology on the performance of textiles industry in Pakistan
  33. Impact of monetary policy on GDP of (country name)
  34. Effect of FDI on the employment level in (country name)
  35. Impact of financial development on economic growth of (country name)
  36. Devaluation is not fruitful for developing countries
  37. Impact of foreign direct investment and growth in (country name)
  38. Factors affecting trade volume the study of Asian development economics
  39. Structure and performance of economy in (country name); comparative study between current government and former government


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