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Undergraduate Research


EUROP: Economics Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program

The Economics Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (EUROP) will not be offered the 2022-2023 Academic Year. The program is undergoing revision and is expected to start again in Fall 2023.



Undergraduate Research Assistant

In this program, undergraduate economics majors are paired up with students in the Masters of Financial Economics/Financial Econometrics program in the Department of Economics.  The pairs will collaborate on a Capstone Project required of MS students in the Fall semester.  The project includes data acquisition, data analysis, and both written and oral presentations.   Students will be guided through the research process by both undergraduate and graduate faculty members as they work toward completion of the project.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn research from the ground up!

Research Assistants will also earn 3 hours of upper-level ECON course credit (ECON 491).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Junior or Senior Classification
  • Overall GPA over 2.5
  • Completed ECON 323 with a “C” or higher
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must be available for at least two 2-hour blocks of time during the week (MondayFriday, 8-5) for potential meetings with your Master’s Partner in the Fall
  • Must be enrolled in ECON 491. The time will remain as TBA because meetings will be scheduled depending on your schedule/compatibility with your assigned Master’s student’s schedule


  • Practical experience with research
  • Work with peers in the field
  • Networking
  • 3 hours of upper-level Econ Elective Credit

If you are interested in this opportunity, email any ECON advisor

To apply:

  • 1-page essay answering the following questions:
    1. Why do you want to be a research assistant?
    2. What part of Financial Economics/Econometrics interests you most?
  • A unofficial transcript
  • If you have a preference on the type of ECON you would be interested in researching, feel free to list it.
  • One letter of recommendation (optional)

E-Mail a COMPLETE packet of application materials to Mr. Kurt Felpel