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ESI Summer Scholars

Monday, June 6 through Friday, July 8, 2022 

Applications are closed.

As a Summer Scholar, students will meet each day from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. to work as research assistants on projects.  The 2021 Summer Scholar schedules can be downloaded below:

Professor Andrew Smyth, Professor Erik Kimbrough, Professor David Rojo Arjona, and Professor Bart Wilson.

The scholars and their mentors will also meet daily as a reading group to discuss papers in experimental economics, as well as texts like F.A. Hayek’s The Sensory Order, McCloskey's The Bourgeois Virtues, Bernardine Evaristo's Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel, Joseph Henrich's The Secret of Our Success, Bruno Latour and Steve Woolgar's The Laboratory Life, Scott Page's The Diversity Bonus, and Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America.

Summer Scholars will receive a stipend of $2,500 at the end of the five weeks. At this time we are planning to meet in person as the pandemic permits.  A limited number of fellowships include free room and board. Please indicate in your application whether you need room and board to participate.

All applicants must either have participated in the Vernon L. Smith High School Workshop or have taken at least one course from the faculty at the Smith Institute at the undergraduate level.

The program is generously sponsored by the Thomas W. Smith and Apgar Foundations.