About The Program
The Predoctoral Research in Economics Program (PREP) is intended to serve as a bridge between college and graduate school for students interested in empirical economics. The program offers unique research and professional training opportunities at the University of Chicago.
Life At BFI / UChicago
In addition to working closely with faculty as research assistants, predoctoral research professionals typically attend classes and seminars at BFI and affiliate institutions. Additional opportunities include a rigorous customized orientation workshop, annual career development retreat, and individual mentorship.
Predoctoral Research Professionals
Program participants in this or similar positions have gone on to Economics Ph.D. programs at Harvard, MIT, University of Chicago, Stanford, University of California, Berkeley, Princeton, LSE, and similar schools upon program completion.
Pre-Doctoral Research Opportunities
Join our team! Applications for pre-doctoral research opportunities are reviewed in fall, winter, and spring cycles.