Eligibility & 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 PhD programs

Easterlin Fellows