Past Research

These are papers that our cohorts have written in prior years. Some of them have been published in undergraduate journals.
Current Cohorts

Development Economics

Cohort Objectives: - Read interesting--and often controversial--papers - Develop programming skills (R and Matlab) - Produce original research by the end of academic year Possible Research topics - Inequality/welfare and relevant factors for...

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Existential Risk

We want to explore risks that threaten the existence of all of humanity. This is a research area which has subfields that have been studied by economists, but much of it remains heavily undercovered. Together, we will dive into the various kinds...

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Game Theory

Game theory is incredibly versatile and complex. Through this cohort, we hope to give students the analytical skills necessary to interpret and manipulate games. Over the course of the year, we will introduce students to strategies and models as well as...

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Central Banking

Our cohort will mainly focus on macroeconomics, specifically, monetary theory and central banking. Our aim will be to understand the role played by central banks in the past century by analyzing historical events(e.g. the collapse of the gold standard, the...

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Behavioral Economics

This year we're looking at applying behavioral economics to drive consumer behavior which we will be achieving by designing and executing a natural field experiment. This quarter will focus on familiarizing you with the concepts of behavioral economics and...

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Financial Economics

One question in financial economics is the difference in bond and equity returns. Theory and empirical measurements of risk aversion predict that the difference should be much larger than is actually observed. Our cohort will explore the origins and...

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Asset Pricing

Quarter 1: Concepts- Portfolio Selection, Markowitz- Capital Asset Prices: A Theory of Market Equilibirum under Conditions of Risk, Sharpe- Efficient Capital Markets, Fama- The Cross-Section of Expected Returns, Fama and French- Selected papers, AQRQuarter...

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2016-17 Minimum Wage Cohort

Employment Effects of Minimum Wage Increases – A Matched Pairs Design Using US Data By Eric Karsten, Chong An Ong, Immanuel Adriana Rakshana, and Arushi Saksena The minimum wage is a contentious issue, with proponents arguing that it is required to protect...

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Family Economics

Our aim will be to gain a solid understanding of the ideas of Family Economics as they were first consider by Gary Becker by reading op-eds and a few economics papers (aiming for 4 op-eds and 3 papers). We will also introduce topics that are not...

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