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Summer RA Program

Summer RA presentation

The Economics Research Assistant Program for 2019 runs for a ten-week period from June 24 through August 30, 2019.  Participants work directly with faculty on their ongoing research, receiving substantive supervision and training by the professor, in line with the goal of enriching the student learning experience and preparing students to do their own research.


Participants must be current undergraduates at Stanford. Preference will be given to students who have declared Economics as their major and are completing their junior year, although sophomores with exceptionally strong academic records are also welcome to apply. Applicants should be on track to meet the Economics Department’s GPA threshold requirements for Honors (that is, achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher for the courses required of an Economics major).


Each RA will work forty hours per week, including twenty hours of explicit research work for a faculty sponsor, plus an additional twenty hours devoted to organized program activities and to exploring independent research topics.  Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, all RAs will be required to attend and participate actively in two organized events – a seminar and a luncheon -- every week.


Each RA will receive a stipend of $7,500 for ten weeks of full-time research work (reduced pro rata if the period of work is less).


RA's will be eligible to purchase on-campus housing. Students may review the summer room and board rates on the Housing Assignment Services website.

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this program, follow these instructions. The completed applications should be given to Laura Quirarte in Landau Economics Room 149, 579 Serra Mall. The deadline is Thursday, February 21, 2019 by 4:00 PM.  Questions can be directed to Professor TendallProgram Coordinator.