EconLab FAQsLearn more about the EconLab through frequently-asked questions:
Who should apply to positions at the EconLab?
The EconLab is directed towards Economic majors, primarily, but not exclusively, in their junior and seniors years. Some positions may be appropriate for qualified first-year and sophomore students. It can be particularly useful if you are considering a career as a researcher. Carefully check the requirements before you apply for a position.
How does the selection process work?
When will I know if I have been selected?
We will fill positions on a rolling basis. For the EconLab RA positions, we will try to notify you before the quarter starts. For the one-off tasks, professors might contact you at any time during the quarter, to see if you are interested/available in helping out with a particular project.
I don’t have enough time during the quarter. Can I still apply?
I would like to be an EconLab research assistant during the summer. Is it possible?
Can I work at the EconLab more than one quarter?
Do I get paid to work at the EconLab?
Professors will give you more details on each position once they contact you. Compensation may differ depending on the professor, the task or the project.
I really want to work on a project. Can I contact the professor directly?
To make the process as efficient as possible, it is best that you just join the general database. Feel free to add more information or comments in the last part of the application.