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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. 

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