– The progress report could be 2-3 pages. – First, you need to give a concise and clear description of your research questions. Define the concepts when necessary so that there is no ambiguity about what the paper is about. – Then you need to answer the following questions: – I. Have you decided on the theoretical framework for your analysis? If you have decided on a regression framework, describe the left and right-hand variables and the estimation method you use. – II. Have you collected the data necessary for your analysis? Briefly describe the data you have available and the data work you are still working on. – III. Are there any stumbling blocks? IV. What remains to be researched?