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Dear Alumni and Friends of Cornell Economics,

Through giving, you can help us reach our goals of supporting innovative research and creating a vibrant academic community by sponsoring our subject area workshop series, undergraduate research assistant program, and the addition of active learning initiatives into our curriculum.  Larger gifts can endow a graduate student fellowship and support the department’s recruitment of top-notch faculty. Whether your gift is large or small, a donation to Cornell Economics will be put to good use and make a difference for our learning community.  

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I hope you will choose to support our department today as alumni, parents, and friends come together and make a difference for the students who turn to our department for the education they need to become tomorrow’s economists.

Thank you for your generous support,
Sarah Louise Schupp

Undergradaute Experience and Outreach Coordinator


Your donation will be used to create opportunities to flourish in economics as Christopher Mills 16' describes below:

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Economics, Class of 2016
Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics

What was your most profound turning point while at Cornell?

"I've had several turning points at Cornell. Aside from my faith, pursuing research in economics my sophomore year – boldly, and probably awkwardly, asking a professor for a research assistant opportunity after the first day of his class – was a significant moment in my undergraduate career. From one opportunity to the next, working with several development economists and grad students helped me see some of the ways studying economics can deliver real value to communities of people and opened my eyes to the breadth of interesting and meaningful questions that can be asked in the field. I had struggled with doubts about vocation and calling before coming to college and for most of my time here, so it's been fulfilling to see those early research opportunities in economics blossom into a vision of pursuing something both intellectually fulfilling and with the potential for making real impacts in my lifetime."

Your donation could help do the following:

  • $15 funds one hour of undergraduate research with a faculty supervisor.

  • $200 supports graduate student travel to present their research at a conference.

  • $200 supports Active Learning Initiatives in our curriculum.

  • $50 funds a week of the Coffee & Conversation event for undergraduates, Ph.D. students, and faculty in the beloved Undergraduate Lounge.

  • $15 funds one hour of tutoring in the Economics Tutoring Center.

  • $500 funds a theater-style economics film screening and academic discussion.

  • $1125 funds an undergraduate research assistant position, allowing students to conduct research under the supervision of a faculty member.

  • $300 funds the purchase of data sets or subject payments for a student’s economics honors thesis.

  • $250 funds a mentoring luncheon with a group of students to engage a faculty member about their research and advice on their future careers.

  • $1,000 allows the Economics Department to invite an innovative speaker on campus.

  • $525 funds a math review course for new Ph.D students, allowing them to better prepare for classes.

  • $90 funds a week of T.W.I.P.S. - “The Works In Progress Seminar”  which allows economics graduate students to present their research in an informal setting to other members of the graduate community.

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Your Generous Gift Could Also Support:

  • A Teaching Assistant for a popular undergraduate course

  • An interview specialist for Ph.D. students on the market

  • A meaningful commencement ceremony on the Arts Quad for a graduating student and their family

  • And, recruitment of top-notch faculty


Explore the Extraordinary Journeys of Recent Economics Graduates:

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