Research Assistants

The Department of Economics offers the opportunity to undergraduate students to take part in faculty research. Students can gain extra-curricular experience working as research assistants under the general direction and supervision of a professor.

The table below shows a listing of current research opportunities. All interested students must prepare a resume indicating their skills (analytical, statistical, writing, etc.), relevant completed courses, and preferred area of research.  Please submit via email directly to the faculty member whom you are requesting to assist.  Students are also welcome to connect with faculty not on the below list regarding assisting with their current research.

Interested in receiving funding for your research?  Check out the SHARE Award.


Professor Research Topic Job Duty Required Skills Compensation
Baggio, Michele
This opportunity is targeted for honors students. The student will help gather and analyze literature and data with the objective to investigate the role of public policy as a potential determinant of physical activity for younger/older individuals.
Gathering and summarizing existing literature on the determinants of physical activity. Collecting data and working with data on time use in the US. Ability to work independently and deliver outcomes efficiently and in a timely fashion. The student should have solid analytical and writing skills. Advanced knowledge of STATA. Independent course credit
 Baggio, Michele  Geographic analysis of world history.  Use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to make and analyze maps. 


 Ability to work independently to learn new software (ArchGIS Pro), follow directions to gather data, make and analyze maps.  Independent course credit.
Harmon, Oskar Growth, volatility, and equity of state revenue sources over post war business cycles. Assemble a panel data and data analysis Analytical and statistical Independent course credit