Research Experiences

Research Experiences

The Center for the Study of Auctions, Procurements, and Competition Policy (CAPCP), in conjunction with the Department of Economics, invites applications for positions under the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program.

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, begun in 2006 with funding from Bates White LLC, an economics consulting firm with offices in Washington and San Diego, funds one-semester positions that provide students with the opportunity to gain experience doing economic research.

Each recipient of an award is expected to work closely with a faculty member on one or more projects, to be determined by the faculty member. Typically, these research activities will involve some data manipulation. Hence, experience in statistics, econometrics, Excel, and knowledge of statistical software or a computer language are very helpful for the Bates White REUs. Funding is available for up to seven positions per semester and compensation will be $1,250 per student.

Recipients of the award, in addition to working closely with faculty, are required to write a three-page single-spaced report of the research experience that will be shared with the donor that provided funding for their award (Bates White). The supervising faculty member will also write a one-page report of the experience that will be shared with the organization as well.  These reports will be due the last week of the semester.

For further information on the Center on Auctions, Procurements and Competition Policy, please visit the CAPCP website. For further information about Bates White, LLC, please see