Research Opportunities


October 3, 2019

Presenter: Javaeria Qureshi, University of Illinois

Title: Generational Gaps in Teaching Effectiveness and Race

Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: Stevenson Hall 131


October 24, 2019

Presenter: Ana Santacreu, Federal Reserve Bank St. Louis

Title: TBA

Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: Stevenson Hall 121


November 14, 2019

Presenter: Jing Tian

Title: Financial Development, Technological Innovation and Total Factor Productivity Growth

Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: Stevenson Hall 436


Southern Economic Association, 89th Annual Meeting

Date: November 23-25, 2019

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL (Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa)

Deadline: April 1 (individual submission), April 15 (organized sessions)



Midwest Economics Association 2020 Annual Meeting

Date: March 27-29, 2020

Location: Evanston, IL (Hilton Orrington)

Deadline: October 11 (individual submission), November 15 (organized sessions)



Eastern Economic Association, 46th Annual Conference

Date: February 27, 2020 - March 1, 2020

Location: Boston, MA (Boston Sheraton)

Deadline: November 15 (individual submission), November 15 (organized sessions)



Western Economic Association, 95th Annual Conference

Date: June 26-30, 2020

Location: Denver, CO (Grand Hyatt Denver)

Deadline: December 15 (individual submission), February 1 (organized sessions)



Other Opportunities

University Research Symposium

The University Research Symposium offers an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to present their research and scholarship to a large audience in a professional setting. It is held each spring in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center and all currently enrolled ISU students who engage in research under the direction of a faculty mentor are eligible to register. For more information on the Research Symposium visit the link above. Support for printing of the poster is offered through completing the ISU Symposium Assistance grant form.

Date: Friday, April 3, 2020

Three Minute Thesis

The Three Minute Thesis is a research communication competition that challenges master's and Ph.D. students to describe their research topic and its significance in just 3 minutes to a general audience. All current economics master’s students are eligible, and must submit and advisor consent form. Before submitting an official application for the competition consult with the graduate program director and your direct research supervisor. For more information on the competition follow the link above.

Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society

Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE) is one of the world’s largest academic honor societies. The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon are recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics; the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics within colleges and universities, and among colleges and universities; the publication of its official journal, The American Economist, and sponsoring of panels at professional meetings as well as the Irving Fisher and Frank W. Taussig competitions.

Currently, Omicron Delta Epsilon has 578 chapters located in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Egypt, France, and United Arab Emirates. With such a broad, international base, chapter activities vary widely, ranging from invited speakers, group discussions, dinners, meetings, etc., to special projects such as review sessions and tutoring for students in economics. Omicron Delta Epsilon plays a prominent role in the annual Honors Day celebrations at many colleges and universities. For more information on ODE visit their website.

To become a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon honor society, you must apply for membership through the chapter at your school. Graduate students in Economics are judged solely on their graduate work. They must have completed one semester of full-time work, with attainment of a “B” or better average. Please email Dr. Nikolaou for more information.