The Undergraduate Economics Research Society
Oeconomica maintains a year-round research program that emphasizes reading and synthesizing important and advanced economic research articles from major journals, acquiring skills necessary for empirical analysis, and also undertaking research projects related to themes that students themselves are passionate about. Oeconomica’s new approach to research is through cohorts. Cohorts are led by two seasoned economics students and are theme driven. The planned tasks for cohorts is to read and produce a literature review for their theme in the fall, learn research method skills in the winter, and undertake a more involved research project in the Spring.
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.