Dartmouth Economic Research Scholars (DERS)


The Dartmouth Economic Research Scholars Program program (DERS) was established by the Economics Department at Dartmouth in 2013 with the goal of providing 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.


Applications from the class of 2023 are due on January 31, 2021, and the new DERS cohort will be announced in early March 2021. There will be an information session and mixer with faculty and current DERS on Tuesday, January 19th at 7pm ESTIf you are interested in attending, the sign-up sheet is here.  While the application form is now live, we recommend waiting until after the information session to submit it.

If you have any further questions, please contact DERS Director, Professor Cascio. Note that we also consider interested juniors and seniors on a rolling basis.

Class of 2022 DERS

Raymond Chen, Winston Chen, Sachin Ganesh, Pranit Gupta, Archita Harathi, Victoria Hoffner, Jonah Kalsner Kershen, Yangyang Li, Anjuli Lichtenberg, Rohith Mandavilli, Claire McMahon, Marc Novicoff, Ranjan  Sehgal, Udai Singh, Arjun Srinivasan, Sophie  Wang, Emily Wang, Andrew White.

Class of 2021 Research Scholars

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 .

Class of 2020 Research Scholars

Sam Barrett, Morgan Baylor, Albert Chen, Elena Doty, Amy Guan, Yifan He, Elizaveta Maslak, Victoria Meyer, Brandon Nye, Scott Okuno, Jeffrey Qiao, Gunnar Smith, Samuel Wilson, Michelle Wu, Michelle Yao, Srihari Yenamandra, Xinchen Zhao.

Class of 2019 Research Scholars

John Fitz Henley (President), Xinyi Zhang (Vice President), Muhammad Ahsan, Peter Choi, Brian Curran, John Davidson, Christine Dong, Hanting Guo, Matthew Hayes, Isabel Hurley, Yihang Liu, Alex Magnson, Brian McGartoll, Siyuan Qin, Amanda Sload, Briana Tang, Carolyn Zhou,

Class of 2018 Research Scholars

Dustin D. Sheehan (President), Hung D. Nguyen (Vice President), Roshni Chandwani, John B. Glance, Nicole D. Graham, Helen M. Gu, Elena N. Horton, Kooshul S. Jhaveri, Jonah H. Kelly, Akhila J. Kovvuri, Itai Taubenfeld, Joshua A. Ufland.

Class of 2017 Research Scholars

Ran Zhuo (President), Myles Wagner (Vice President), Joonghyun Auh, Ekshesh Bekele, Joseph Bernstein, Christopher Brown, Eric Chen, Madeleine Cooney, Natalia Drozdoff, Andrew Field, Sarah Gertler, You-Ree Lee, Kevin Li, Chengyu Liu, Anwita Mahajan, Katherine McAvoy, Vincent Puzak, Daniel Salas, Ryan Schiller, Joshua Tseng-Tham, Timo Vaimann, Cortland Weatherley-White, Alisa White, Zhecheng Yao, Amy Yang, Kevin Zhang.