Research Opportunities in Economics
Undergraduate students at UCLA may wish to do research under the guidance of a faculty member in UCLA’s Department of Economics. The websites for each faculty member can be found here.
In addition to contacting the faculty member(s) that you’d like to work with, please contact the staff in the Undergraduate Research Center for the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (URC). The staff in this office serves all students in the humanities, the arts, the social sciences, and behavioral science disciplines.
For more information, please visit the two websites below:
Undergraduate students should also review the website below for assistance:
Research Fellows Program in UCLA’s Department of Economics
The Undergraduate Research Fellows Program at UCLA is an opportunity for undergraduate students to get hands-on experience in economic research. It is modeled after our Sharpe Fellows Program. With the support of the Economics Board of Visitors, the program supports talented undergraduates to work side-by-side with a faculty member on the professor’s research team, and receive professional development training and personalized coaching.
Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $2,500 per quarter (up to a maximum of three quarters) and will present their findings at a public event in the Spring.
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For questions, contact Partnership UCLA.
UCLA’s Department of Economics Research Courses
Below are the undergraduate research courses in the Department of Economics that our students can take.
Economics 99, Units: 1 to 2
Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower-division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.
For student eligibility and enrollment information, please visit the link provided above. For questions, please visit the Undergraduate Research Center – Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at A334 Murphy Hall, Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. You can also call (310) 825-2935 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Economics 199A, Units: 4
Tutorial, three hours. Requisites: courses 11, 101, 102. Limited to juniors/seniors. Supervised individual research or investigation under guidance of faculty mentor. Culminating paper or project required. May be repeated twice but may be applied only once toward major requirements. Individual contract required. P/NP or letter grading.
Economics 198A & 198B, Units: 4 each
198A: Tutorial, three hours. Requisites: courses 11, 101, 102. Limited to senior departmental honors program students. First term of two-term sequence in which students develop honors thesis or comprehensive research project under direct supervision of faculty member. Individual contract required. In Progress grading (credit to be given only on completion of course 198B).
198B: Tutorial, three hours. Requisite: course 198A. Limited to senior departmental honors program students. Second term of two-term sequence in which students complete honors thesis or comprehensive research project under direct supervision of faculty member. Individual contract required. Letter grading.