Provides introduction to empirical research in applied microeconomics, macroeconomics, and financial economics. Students work in teams of 2-4 led by participating faculty supervisors. Broad project areas will be determined in advance, and students will be invited to sign up based on their interest and available space. Projects may continue into a second semester (Econ 696) based on mutual agreement between faculty supervisor and student(s). Projects may relate to participating faculty supervisors' current research or may be in an area of student(s) interest, subject to a faculty member being willing to supervise. Prerequisite: Economics 608D.