The VSE’s Honours Program provides intensive, small group instruction for academically outstanding students who commit to a more in depth & extensive study of economics.
Honours graduates have found success after graduation in pre-doc research assistant positions and in top graduate programs worldwide, at places like the London School of Economics, the University of Cambridge, and Harvard Law School. In recent years, students have also been admitted to top PhD programs, at places like MIT, Princeton, and Stanford.
Honours Program at a glance
- Dedicated Honours intermediate theory courses taught by research faculty
- An Honours applied economics seminar taught by the Honours Faculty Advisor (Econ 495)
- Students can be part of a cohort that take the same classes together
- A year long independent thesis project under the direction of a personal faculty research advisor
Each year, Honours students present their capstone research projects (Honours Theses) to faculty, staff, alumni, and fellow students. Each project makes use of the empirical, data science and analytical tools our students have developed over their studies.