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The 2018 Economics Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) offered students an opportunity to learn about diverse research topics and methods from some of the University’s most prominent economists, while developing their own research and data analysis skills. The annual program was presented by the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics’ Undergraduate Program and the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics.

Designed to be compatible with the work schedule of a campus research assistant, REU was open to college students working on campus this summer as research assistants in University of Chicago’s Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics, Booth School of Business, Harris School of Public Policy, or Law School.

The program included faculty research presentations held during lunch hours, along with working sessions on the use of specific research tools and software. These sessions were offered for students at intermediate and advanced levels. For successful completion of the program, students were expected to attend all faculty presentations and selected working sessions.

To learn more about the program, see what past participants are saying here.
For questions or additional information, please contact caracook@uchicago.edu.

 

Agenda

Monday, June 18, 2018
Faculty Research Presentation
Fiona Burlig, Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Faculty Research Presentation
Yana Gallen, Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Faculty Research Presentation
Mikhail Golosov, The Homer J. Livingston Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Working Session 1: Basic Programming Skills for Economists: R and Matlab
Winnie van Dijk, Ph.D. Student, University of Chicago, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Working Session 2: Advanced Data Analysis in R
Winnie van Dijk, Ph.D. Student, University of Chicago, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Friday, June 22, 2018
Faculty Research Presentation
Kinda Cheryl Hachem, Associate Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Monday, June 25, 2018
Faculty Research Presentation
Christopher Blattman, Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies, Harris School of Public Policy; Co-Director of BFI Development Economics Initiative
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Working Session 1: Basic and Advanced Stata for Economists
Ezra Karger, Ph.D. Student, University of Chicago, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Working Session 2: Advanced R, with Applications in Microeconomics
Ezra Karger, Ph.D. Student, University of Chicago, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Faculty Research Presentation
Emir Kamenica, Richard O. Ryan Professor of Economics and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow, Booth School of Business
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Working Session 1: Basic Computational Methods in Economics
Jeremy Bajarano, Ph.D. Student, University of Chicago, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Working Session 2: Advanced Computational Methods in Economics
Jeremy Bajarano, Ph.D. Student, University of Chicago, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics