Graduate students are major beneficiaries of IBER's efforts to promote research in business and economics. They become directly involved in the research process in two ways: by working as research assistants on faculty projects and, in the case of advanced students, by conducting research on their own. Since the Institute's founding 1941 several thousand students have learned how to do research by working with faculty on IBER-administered research projects.
RES administers the employment of Graduate Student Researchers (GSRs) who work with faculty on IBER research projects. Last year IBER employed over 100 students.
IBER also provides direct support for graduate students in their own research:
If you have questions, please see the Graduate Student Researchers Frequently Asked Questions page.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates
IBER does not have openings for undergraduate researchers. However, such positions do, occasionally, appear on campus. A general overview of programs that offer research experiences for undergraduates can be found at the Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP). Check out the list of projects in Business and in Economics and in such departments as Political Science, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, City and Regional Planning. URAP has an excellent web page: