Carnegie Mellon University


The Tepper School of Business has a rich history of producing a wide range of substantive research, from student projects to the nine Nobel Prize winners in Economics. 

Students are surrounded by individuals and teams who are constantly pushing the boundaries of human knowledge. In the undergraduate economics program, students are not only encouraged to participate in research, but are provided with the opportunities and means by which to do so. Students may be involved with research in economics by working as research assistants to faculty members, pursuing their own research projects, taking research methods courses and working on projects in economics electives.

Exposure to and participation in the research process begins during the first economics courses. Whether participating in a small-group investigation in a Freshman Seminar in Economics course or hearing about the research of their Principles of Economics professor, students are immersed in research. As students' skillsets expand, in-class research opportunities expand as do opportunities to work with faculty outside of the classroom. The Economics curriculum culminates with independent research during the senior year in the Senior Project capstone course or through the Senior Honors Program in Economics.