Tag Archives: economics

Research Opportunity: Corporate governance study focusing on the board of director effectiveness

Con­tact Name: David Park

Con­tact Email: upark[at]uw.edu

Depart­ment: Foster School of Business


We are looking for motivated undergraduate research assistants to assist our developing study on mechanisms behind the board of director effectiveness in corporate governance. Corporate governance is a topic that interests many scholars in different fields such as management, finance, economics, public policy and laws. The primary focus in this study is the role of outside directors in critical decision-making.

Primary areas that the students will work on are data collection and literature review.

There are several benefits of being part of our project. First, students will have a great opportunity to involve with research and prepare for graduate programs. Second, they will learn about the topic in depth. Lastly, Foster students may receive MGMT 499 credits.

For those who are interested in a longer commitment (more than two quarters), and who demonstrate ability and interest, can have the opportunities to be involved in other interesting projects, developing their own projects and data management/analysis.

Please contact David Park (upark[at]uw.edu) for more information.


Minimum number of hours/week: 6 (2 credits)
Although being able to commit six hours per week is the only requirement, there are several other preferred, but not required, skills/experiences:

  1. junior standing or above
  2. working knowledge of UW libraries online research database
  3. prior research experience

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Research Opportunity: Government Credit Programs in American Life

Con­tact Name: Sarah Quinn

Con­tact Email: slquinn[at]uw.edu

Depart­ment: Sociology


Federal credit programs are a major form of government intervention in American markets, but missing data and theoretical blind spots have caused scholars to repeatedly overlook and misconstrue these policies.

This project will address this problem by undertaking a review of the rise of federal credit programs in the United States. We are building a dataset and reviewing the history of specific programs in order to better understand how the US federal government has shaped market development, social welfare, and inequality.


Experience with Excel and a willingness to learn.

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Research Opportunity: Business Ethics & Social Science Research

Con­tact Name: Fong Keng

Con­tact Email: fongkeng[at]uw.edu

Depart­ment: Management


One professor and two doctoral students in organizational behavior are conducting a laboratory study that examines the role of social class (specifically socioeconomic status) on various social outcomes such as helping, morality, etc. We are in need of research assistants to help run laboratory studies, conduct literature reviews, and help with other research needs.

This is a great opportunity for students who are familiar with and interested in social science research and academic research in the business field and want to learn more, and for students who are new to research.  This is also a great opportunity for students who may be interested in pursuing a career in academia.  Research Assistants will have access to the research team to answer any questions.

Responsibilities are to facilitate the laboratory study for approximately 5-10 hours per week for several weeks during the Jan 13 – end of winter quarter time frame (exact scheduling of lab studies is still to be determined).  The hours will occur during the school day, but is flexible.



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