There are a variety of ways for students to become involved in economics research while at Swarthmore. Students can work with faculty members during the summer on research projects of mutual interest. Students can initiate their own summer research project. Outside of Swarthmore, students can arrange to work as summer research interns for the Federal Reserve, World Bank, Urban Institute, or other public policy organization. Students who write research-based theses generally do so through the Public Policy Program.
Students who would like to become involved in economics research while at Swarthmore or after graduation should be aware that many such positions require the student to have a basic or advanced knowledge of econometrics and statistical software. Students can acquire these skills in Economics 31, Economics 35, and Economics 135.