2014 IFREE-Sponsored Summer Scholars Program

June 15 – July 19, 2014

Chapman University’s Economic Science Institute hosted five high school and undergraduate students from across the country to participate as IFREE Summer Scholars. This five week program, allows students firsthand experience to explore and advance their knowledge in economics research, history, and philosophy.

Summer Scholars are chosen not only for their excellence in the Vernon L Smith High School Workshop in Experimental Economics or undergraduate course from the ESI faculty, but for their desire to build on what they had learned in these workshops and courses and study more advanced work.

Scholars meet daily as a group with their mentors, Profs; Jan Osborn and Bart Wilson, to explore and discuss texts including Adam Smith’s The Theory of Moral Sentiments, F.A. Hayek’s The Fatal ConceitGoethe’s Faust, and Denis Dutton’s The Art Instinct, as well as papers in experimental economics.

Furthermore, scholars worked on compiling and analyzing data sets from research experiments as well as designing a new experiment.

The summer fellowship included room and board in the Chapman residence halls, reimbursement for travel expenses, books used in discussions, and a nominal stipend paid at the conclusion of the program.

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For more information on the program hosted at the Economic Science Institute, please visit the Economic Science Institute’s website.