DERS Program

The DERS program 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 2022 are currently being considered.  If you would like to apply, please fill out and submit this form NO LATER THAN 8PM ON FEBRUARY 7, 2020.  Decisions will be made by the end of February. 

For those who are undecided (or not!), an information session on DERS and informal gathering with faculty and current scholars will be held at 5:30pm on January 29, 2020 in 310 Silsby. Please let us know if you plan to attend this information session by adding your name to this list.  

Note that we consider interested juniors and seniors on a rolling basis.  If you are interested, please contact DERS Director, Professor Cascio.

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