The Easterlin Fellows program is named after our distinguished professor emeritus, Richard Easterlin. The program aims to identify, mentor, and train students who have the interest, motivation, and preparation required to pursue research-related careers in economics.
“Research-related” is meant to apply broadly to careers in traditional economics research in academia or the public/nonprofit sectors as well as to careers that require research skills (e.g., econometrics) in the private sector.
The Easterlin Fellows program will is a two-year program. Students will apply for this program in the fall semester of their junior year.
Eligibility and Selection
- Junior standing (at least 64 credits)
- Major or double major in ECON, ECMA, ECDS
- Min GPA of 3.5 overall and in economics major
- Have completed ECON 303, ECON 305, and ECON 317 (or equivalent).
(Preference given to those who have also completed ECON 318)
- Submission of transcript
- 1–2-page statement describing interest in a research-related career.
- A faculty mentor
- Special events for Easterlin Fellows with USC faculty, USC alumni, and invited guests.
- A research conference near graduation to present work by graduating Easterlin Fellows.
- Paid membership in ODE (the economics honors society)
- Funding for up to five applications for Ph.D. programs.
Tianze “Grant” Li
Yunxio “Coco” Tang
Huanrui “Ben” Wei
Yangqin “Jack” Zhou
Shiyuan “Emilie” Fu
Yiyun “Harvey” Fu
MengMeng “Vivian” Wang
Qinming “Amy” Zhang