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2018 Open Source Macroeconomic Lab for Undergraduates - Application Open

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Becker Friedman Institute is pleased to announce the second year of the Open Source Macroeconomic Laboratory (OSM Lab), which will run an intensive and immersive seven-week computational macroeconomics boot camp from June 18 to August 3, 2018.

The goals are to:

  • train advanced undergraduates and graduate students with the computational skills to participate in cutting-edge economic research and public policy analysis;
  • inspire the brightest young researchers to pursue policy-relevant work throughout their careers;
  • spread the ideals of transparency and replicability throughout the economics profession from the ground up, and accelerate scientific progress in economics and policy analysis more broadly.

The program is open to talented and motivated advanced undergraduate students and graduate students, with 25 fully funded student slots available for summer 2018. Funding includes travel to and from the University of Chicago, housing at the University, and a stipend of $4,200 for the seven weeks. Successful applicants will have taken courses or demonstrate proficiency in core microeconomic theory (constrained optimization with Lagrangian), linear algebra, multivariable calculus, real analysis, and writing code in some programming language.

Learn more at bfi.uchicago.edu/osm18

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