Oeconomica maintains a year-round reading and research program that emphasizes synthesizing foundational economic research articles from major journals, acquiring empirical analysis skills, and undertaking research projects related to students’ topics of interest. In 2022-2023, the program is structured through a two-tier cohort system. Academic Cohorts—themed around various sub-fields in economics—provides a platform for students to learn about economic topics and undertake a significant empirical project. The Research Cohort is made up of upper-class students with prior training in coursework and empirical techniques, and is oriented towards producing high-quality, original economics research to be published in major undergraduate journals.
We invite upperclassmen to apply to become mentors by completing the mentor application: https://forms.gle/D8nTVTDAFzWERh5r5.
Likewise, we invite underclassmen to apply to become mentees by completing the mentee application: https://forms.gle/QewhH29NyqrLexndA
Sign up for cohorts (https://forms.gle/puUK6TGSYVBE8KA56) and check out the options on the COHORTS page
We are offering the peer mentorship program again this year. This program seeks to connect upperclassmen (third and fourth-years) with underclassmen(first and second years), to guide them through the economics major and course selection process. We will try to connect people based on shared interests, and we welcome anyone to sign-up(even if you are unsure of your interests or major). Anyone who signs-up will be paired with a mentor. We hope this initiative reclaims some of the personal interactions among students and will give underclassmen exposure to various professional and academic paths in the realm of economics.
Mentor application: https://forms.gle/D8nTVTDAFzWERh5r5.
Mentee application: https://forms.gle/QewhH29NyqrLexndA
The Econometrics Game is a competition where teams are given a dataset and 14 hours to devise and answer a question of economic importance. Each team must then write a comprehensive research paper. The teams judged to have the best papers are then selected to present their findings in front of a panel of judges (which in the past has generally included Nobel Prize winning economists). In addition to a dinner with the judges, the top team will receive iPads. The second place team will receive kindles. Interested teams should click the link below to learn more.