Dartmouth Economic Research Scholars (DERS)

The Economics Department invites members of the Dartmouth classes of 2025 and 2026 to apply to become a Dartmouth Economics Research Scholar (DERS). 


This DERS program provides additional mentoring and support to students with strong potential in economics research. Additional advising and out-of-class enrichment activities -- dinner discussions, workshops, and peer exchanges -- accelerate and enhance the coursework of participants and enable closer participation with faculty on research projects. Such participation begins with paid assistantships on faculty projects (e.g., by way of the College's Presidential Scholars program) but often evolves into research collaborations with faculty and independent student projects, including senior theses. For students interested in graduate studies in economics and related fields, the program aims to help prepare students to apply to and succeed in those programs. 


If you are a Dartmouth '25 or '26 interested in applying, please fill out the form below by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 16. Decisions will be announced by the beginning of March. Note that the application does require a faculty endorsement, so please contact a faculty member before starting to fill it out

DERs application (https://forms.gle/1cdvjSb3fpnEsyuq7)

Please direct any questions about the program or this application to DERS director, Professor Christopher Snyder, at chris.snyder@dartmouth.edu.

Open House

What: Information presentation (5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.), open house to meet faculty and current DERS and with pizza (5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.)

When: Tuesday Feb. 13

Where: Silsby 126

Class of 2025 Research Scholars

Board of Directors:  Kevin Cao, Chidera Duru, Wendy Liang, and Arpit Rao

Pahal Ahuja, Connor Allen, Louis Awdeh, Ochir Batzorig, Nicholas Burke, Alexander Clarke, Julian Davis, Fatma Cere Dolay, Noah Durham, Elias Emery, Carolina Escribano Caceres, Antonio Fabian,Alexis Francis, Julie Gnany, Ganqi Li, Luke Grayson, Jessica Jiang, Francina Kolluri, Julia Lin, Kavya Nivarthy, Tram Anh (Vicky) Pham, Vynateya Purimetla, Charles Rudge, Geoffrey Yang, Angus Yip, Michael Zhang, Andrew Zuo

Class of 2024 Research Scholars

President:  Keso Kakachia
Vice President:  Tejas Parekh
Secretary:  Renesa Khanna

William Bryant, Quentin Calhoun, Morgan Chamberlin, Adriana Chavira Ochoa, Federico Cigolot, Paul Cornell, Julia Cross, Luis Cusihuallpa Solorzano, Caroline Domescik, Claire Draeger, Kathryn Hahm, Emma Johnson, Daniel Kotrebai, Alexa Lomonaco, Yaro Lototshyy, Sharanya Majumder, Jack Mannion, Todd Mignacca, Hoang Nguyen, Julia Redstone, Sameer Sadarangani, Victoria Shaw, Allan Wang, Najma Zahira, Yizhen Zhen

Class of 2023 Research Scholars

Eloise Allen-Bowton, Brendon Balthis, Amber Bhutta, Maria Castro, Brandon Chen, William Cook-Healy, Junzhe Fang, Catriona Farquharson, Viola Gatti Roaf, Sophia He, Kira Hobson, Kshitij Jain, Shuyi Jin, Dev Kapadia, Helen Liu, Lewis MacMillan, Kuzi Mahwire, Soham Maiti, Elaine Mei, Oliver Milledge, Ashwini Narayanan, Aditya Ogale, Umut Ozturk, Xuru Peng, Megan Ren, Jackon Spurling, Genghe Zhu