Undergraduate Research

The Department of Economics encourages undergraduate students to conduct research or complete an independent study project with faculty. These opportunities allow students to gain a better understanding of economic concepts and add to their experience for a future career or graduate studies. We have compiled information on opportunities to add to your economics degree here at Illinois.

Students may assist faculty with any of their ongoing research. The faculty research varies as they may be working under a research grant, gathering information for a book, writing journal articles, or various other types of research. Most research opportunities are secured directly by students who have built a relationship with faculty in the Department. You may gain an idea of the economics faculty and visiting faculty research interests on our website and also by taking classes with them and discussing during office hours.