Expanding Diversity in Economics: A UChicago Summer Institute

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March 23, 2023

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The Expanding Diversity in Economics Summer Institute (EDE) is a University of Chicago program hosted by the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics (BFI) designed to identify and support talented undergraduate students from a broad range of backgrounds interested in the study of economics. Our goal is to diversify the pool of students majoring in economics, who may go on to a graduate program of study, or a career drawing on this important skill set.

Requirements and Qualifications

Successful applicants will:

  • Have a strong interest in learning more about economics
  • Be enrolled in an accredited, undergraduate degree-granting program with freshman or sophomore status when applying
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Have taken coursework (high school or college) in calculus, statistics, economics, or other quantitative fields
  • Submit two letters of recommendation via our online submission system

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