Example Oral Presentation Abstracts


If you’re wondering what the end result of these posted abstracts/introductions should look like, see below. These are from a class I taught on Finance/Banking in the 20th Century. The collective topic was:

Neoliberalism in the US: President Reagan, the DotCom Bubble, Inequality and the Occupy Movement and Student Debt

Students back then had to post abstracts only, so you’ll see that the stronger examples were dry but highly detailed and stated a clear and concise thesis statement. You can probably also see that some of these examples were not as strong as others.

I have made all of the students name’s Anonymous to protect their identities. However, it would be useful in your submissions if you did include your name so that your classmates know who wrote what. You don’t need to include your last name if you prefer.


4 thoughts on “Example Oral Presentation Abstracts

  1. The Dot Com Bubble: The Boom and Bust of Internet Stocks

    This paper argues, through previous research and investigations, that large institutional investors are to blame for the rapid, exponential price rise and sudden fall of Internet firm stocks between 1996 and 2000 in the American technology-based NASDAQ stock exchange, an event referred to as the Dot Com bubble (and crash). The ultimate responsibility of investment banks with respect to this speculative bubble is determined by the market conditions produced by deregulation and technological development, the conflicts of interest regarding employee salaries and revenue within these banks and their trading behaviour nearing the actual period of the crash.

  2. The Real Lessons of Reganomics:
    A Closer Look at the Economic Policies of the 1980s

    The following paper will focus on the controversial economic policies set forth by President Reagan in the 1980s and their effects on the struggling economy. It will argue that they resulted in positive changes, such as an economic boom in mid-decade, a reduction of government intervention, low interest rates, a decrease in taxes and the creation of over 20 million jobs. On the contrary, it will also argue that they affected the economy negatively, leading to a foreseen recession at the start and end of the decade as well a tripling of the national debt. The paper will also explore the winners and losers of Reagan’s regulations, those being the defense sector, travelers, finical institutions and young urban professionals. Lastly, it will give an insight into how Reagan’s attempt to drastically reshape the U.S. economy left repercussions that are still being felt today.

  3. Income Inequality in America
    The income inequality in America demonstrates that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. This paper focuses on how wealth and income in America is distributed. My thesis is that the distribution of wealth, the processes that create wealth inequality, and income distribution have all contributed to the growing inequality within the middle class. The first section of the paper demonstrates the distribution of wealth in America by exploring the growing gap between the rich and the poor. The second section focuses on the increasing inequality in income distribution. Lastly, the final section emphasizes the growing inequality by focusing special attention to the middle class.

  4. Student Loans

    The issues with student loans have become more and more of a popular topic when discussing about going further education. This paper will focus on the problem with student loans and its different effect it is having on students. Although some believe that the issues with student loans are important many argue differently because of the impact it has on a student’s life. Different scholarly articles share their own opinions on the matter. It is proven when we see how different scholars argue that American students are overwhelmed by their loans that they still have to pay after completing their studies. Ultimately student loans are a serious topic that needs to be observed more closely.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s