June 21 - July 25, 2015
This summer ESI will host 7 high school and undergraduate students as IFREE Summer Scholars. The program is generously sponsored by the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE) and the Thomas W. Smith Foundation. In addition to compiling and analyzing data sets from research experiments and working on a team to design a new experiment, the scholars and their mentors, Profs. Jan Osborn and Bart Wilson, will regularly meet as a reading group to discuss such texts as Adam Smith's The Theory of Moral Sentiments, F.A. Hayek's The Fatal Conceit, as well as papers in experimental economics. The scholars will also watch and discuss HBO’s The Wire. The summer fellowship includes room and board in the Chapman residence halls, reimbursement up to $500 for travel expenses, books used in discussions, and a nominal stipend that will be paid at the conclusion of the program.
All applicants must either have participated in the Vernon L. Smith High School Workshop or have taken at least one course from the faculty at ESI at the undergraduate level.
History on IFREE and the Summer Scholar program can be found here. For questions, please contact Cyndi Dumas (email@example.com) with the Economic Science Institute.
* Application is currently closed.