Resources

  • Stop by our undergrad advising team’s office hours, we can chat with you about next steps.
  • SUPER is the economics department’s research assistant program for undergraduate Harvard students. We particularly welcome applications from members of under-represented or disadvantaged groups.
  • Predoc.org is a consortium of universities and research institutions whose mission is to foster a talented and diverse population of researchers in the quantitative social sciences. The site aggregates predoctoral fellowship opportunities from member universities, and provides programming helpful to aspiring Ph.D. students.
  • The AEA’s "Preparing for Graduate School" offers prospective applicants useful information on the Ph.D. process, and links to the AEA’s two-month summer training program, a program that aims to prepare talented undergraduates for the Ph.D. and which explicitly seeks to increase diversity in economics.
  • The Sadie Collective addresses the pipeline and pathway problem for Black women in economics and related fields
  • The Research in Color Foundation aims to increase diversity in economics through mentorship and financing.
  • The Economics Transformation Project at the Abdul Latif Jameel -PAL, a student-informed, full-pipeline program that aims to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive field of economics. It offers programming for high school students, and some programming for college students.
  • Our department’s "opportunities" and "after graduation"pages offer students ideas for applying their economics toolkit during and after Harvard (e.g. via Research Assistant positions, pre-doc programs, etc).
  • The Expanding Diversity in Economics program is a three-week summer institute designed to identify and support talented undergraduates from many backgrounds, with an aim of diversifying the pipeline in economics.
  • Promoting Inclusion in Economic Research is an annual conference at Williams College that aims to promote economic research by and professional development of undergraduate students whose identities or life experiences are under-represented in the field of economics.
  • Cornell offers useful tips on writing your Academic Statement of Purpose.
  • Harvard Undergraduates for Inclusion in Economics (HUIE) is a student-run organization that works with the economics department to create a more diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Apply to the AEA’s EDUCATE workshop (6/3/22-6/5/22), which provides instructors of undergraduate courses with pedagogical strategies to engage all of the students they teach.