DERS Class of 2021 Research Scholars Announced

The spring term is off to a great start for the DERS program, a record-high applications from current sophmores were received and we are proud to announce the class of 2012 research scholars below. 


   Andrew Ahn
   Emily Bjorkman
   Meriem Fouad
   Catalina Garcia Valenzuela
   Carl Harris
   Yujing (Amy) Hu
   Paul Jeon
   Jonathan Liu
   Benjamin Matejka
   Michael McGovern
   Michael Nachman
   Revant Ranjan
   Elise Rust
   Elwyn Zhang

As part of DERS tradition, a spring kick-off dinner was held at Jesse's Steakhouse a few weeks ago and all DERS scholars on campus and faculty gathered together to welcome our new cohort of scholars this year. 

DERS applications are solicited and considered in January of each calendar year. Interested juniors and seniors should contact DERS Director, Professor Cascio.


ECON Students Get Firsthand View of the Economies of Chile, Argentina

Dartmouth Economics students applied what they learned from Econ 70 class: “Immersion Experience in Applied Economics and Policy : Macroeconomic Policy in Latin America” by traveling to Santiago, Chile, and Buenos Aires, Argentina this winter.

During the visit, the students continued their research by meeting with policy makers, business leaders, and civil society representatives and learn from their experiences then share their conclusions.

The course and trip are led by Professor Doug Irwin and Professor Marjorie Rose.

Read more on the Dartmouth News.


Ran Zhuo '17 awarded the Rintels Prize

Dartmouth Economics Department is proud to announce that Ran Zhuo ’17 was awarded the Rintels Prize for the best honors thesis in the Social Sciences for the Class of 2017 for her thesis titled "Do Low Price Guarantees Guarantee Low Prices? Evidence from Competition between Amazon and Big-Box Stores."

The selection committee noted that "Ran identified a question that was full of economics, policy relevant, and poorly addressed in the prior literature".

Ran graduated as a valedictorian from the Class of 2017, with a BA in Economics and Mathematics. She is currently a Ph.D. student in business economics at Harvard and her thesis was published in December 2017 issue of the Journal of Industrial Economics.  

Ran is the third economics major in four years to win the Rintels prize, following the footsteps of  Ayushi Narayan '14 and Aaron Goodman '15.  

Hung Nguyen '18 Dartmouth Salutatorian

Congratulations to Economics major Hung Duy Nguyen ’18 on being Dartmouth Salutatorian. Hung is a research scholar of Economics department's DERS program, his research work with Prof. Nina Pavcnik was reported at Dartmouth news Dartmouth Economist Addresses the World’s Central Bankers. He received Economics Department's outstanding achievement award.

Congratulations to Economics Class of 2018

On Satuday June 9th, 2018, Dartmouth Economics department hosted its annual graduation breakfast reception in honor of the class of 2018 graduates and their families. At the reception, department chair Chris Snyder and vice chair James Feyrer announced the awards and Honors students this year. For the detailed list, please check our Honors page.

The entire Economics department wishes the Class of 2018 best of luck in their post graduate endeavors.