June 23, 2020
Undergraduate Economics Students Hack COVID-19 Policy Restrictions on Immigration — And Win
A team of current undergraduate economics students and a recent alumnus won top honors for their public policy proposal in the international COVID-19 Policy Hackathon, sponsored by Stanford University and MIT. The hackathon took place on June 12-14, 2020.
For thirty-six hours over the course of a summer weekend, four Tepper School undergraduate economics students and one alumnus applied the analytical research skills they learned in the classroom to an immediate and real-world economics challenge: the impact of COVID-19 on immigration policy.