June 27 - July 29, 2016
Application deadline is March 2nd, 2016 at 5 P.M. PST.
This summer the ESI is hosting 5 undergraduates as Summer Scholars. For five weeks, Summer Scholars will analyze data sets from an economic experiment and work in a team to design a new research experiment. The scholars and their mentors, Profs. Jan Osborn and Bart Wilson, will also meet daily as a reading group to discuss papers in experimental economics, as well as Adam Smith's The Theory of Moral Sentiments, F.A. Hayek's The Fatal Conceit, and literature like Goethe's Faust or Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov.
Summer Scholars will receive a nominal stipend at the end of the five weeks and free and room board in a Chapman residence hall for the duration 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.
The program is generously sponsored by the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE) and the Thomas W. Smith Foundation.