Research for econ?

<p>I'm really interested in economics and the financial system, namely the whole market collapse in 2008. I was wondering if there was any type of research or anything that i could do on this topic or how i would do it (i know nothing about doing research in this sense lol). thanks in advance!</p>

<p>Email local econ professors, ask if you can be a research assistant. With econ very little chance you get to do original research (unless you know functional analysis and are lucky enough to get a good mentor), but worth a shot and I imagine it could be informative.</p>