June 27 - July 29, 2016
This summer ESI is hosting up to 6 undergraduate and graduate 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, Drs. Andrew Smyth, Jan Osborn, and Bart Wilson, will regularly meet as a reading group to discuss Adam Smith's The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Thomas Dixon's From Passions to Emotions, John Steinbeck's East of Eden, R. L. Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, as well as papers in experimental economics. The scholars will also watch and discuss HBO’s The Wire.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the Economic Science Institute.
*IFREE Summer Scholars Application is now closed.