June 11 - July 13, 2018
The Application deadline has unfortunately passed. Return to this page late this fall for 2019 Summer Scholars.
The Summer Scholar program will be held at Chapman University. We will be hosting up to 5 undergraduates for five weeks. As a Summer Scholar, students 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 Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Goethe's Faust.
Summer Scholars will receive a nominal stipend at the end of the five weeks and free and room board in a 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.