student research

Congratulations to Sarah Gertler '17 awarded 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Please join us in congratulating Dartmouth Economics alumna Sarah Gertler '17 who was awarded 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship !!!

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, or the GRFP is the country’s oldest graduate fellowship program that directly supports graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields. NSF Graduate Research Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000, along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution,) opportunities for international research and professional development and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose. 

We are proud seeing our alumni getting this exceptionally prestigious and competitive award. We wish Sarah best on her future research sucess at MIT. 

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.


Apply to be a Dartmouth Economics Research Scholar!

Are you in the class of 2021 and interested in participating in economics research?  Are you ready to take your economics training to the next level?  If so, we invite you to apply to become a Dartmouth Economics Research Scholar (DERS)!  

This DERS program provides additional mentoring and support in economics research to students with strong research potential and high academic standing.  Additional advising and out-of-class enrichment activities - dinner discussions, workshops, and peer exchanges - accelerate and enhance the DERS' coursework and enable closer participation with faculty on research projects.  Such participation begins with paid assistantships on faculty projects, but often evolves into research collaborations with faculty and independent student projects, including senior theses. The program also aims to prepare interested students for graduate studies in economics and related fields.