Undergraduate Research Opportunities


Department of Economics: Summer RA Program 

Please read this letter from Department Chair, Matthew Jackson about The Economics Summer Research Assistant Program for 2023. It runs for a ten-week period from Monday, June 26 through Friday, September 1, 2023.  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’s forty-hour workweek will be devoted to research work under the direction of the faculty sponsor, to organized Program activities, and (if the supervisor approves) to the exploration of independent research topics. 


Read this letter (bottom of page 1) to see the stipend details.

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this program, follow these instructions. Return all application materials via e-mail to Mark Tendall (tendall [at] stanford.edu (tendall[at]stanford[dot]edu)) by 11:59pm Sunday, February 26 to receive priority consideration. Early submissions are encouraged, and will expedite the student-sponsor matching process.  Questions can be directed to tendall [at] stanford.edu (subject: Summer%20RA%20Program) (Professor Tendall), Program Coordinator.  


SIEPR: Summer Undergraduate RA Program

Visit the SIEPR site for more  information about those openings