Welcome to VLab!
The mosaic above features Spelman students who have worked with me in the virtual lab, VLab.
Also featured are some students at other institutions who have worked as VLab managers or interns.
What does a VLab research assistant do?
Read this document, watch this video or this video, and check out these tweets.
VLab research assistants conduct a range of tasks, for example:
* obtaining Institutional Review Board certification
* literature reviews (e.g., journal articles)
* programming (e.g., surveys)
* data collection (e.g., field experiments)
* data analysis (mainly using Stata)
* preparing (poster) presentations
* traveling (e.g., to collect data or visit other campuses)
* presenting at/attending conferences (including Spelman Research Day)
* participating in VLab meetings and coding sessions
* evaluating the VLab research experience by completing this anonymous survey.
What types of topics do I work on?
I am a behavioral and experimental economist who conducts research in development economics, household finance, and entrepreneurship, particularly in marginalized communities. See this link.
Where are they now?
VLab research assistants have placed at graduate or predoc programs at Brookings Institution, Columbia University, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Georgia State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, and University of Maryland, College Park as well as organizations such as Accenture, Atlanta Community Food Bank, CARE, Deloitte, Delta Airlines, Dropbox, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Mathematica, and Wells Fargo.
Interested in working with VLab or have questions?
Contact me here, here, or via my Spelman email.
You can also reach out to current or former research assistants via their Spelman email
or social media to learn about their VLab experience.
Pre-college or in college?
Check out: aea resources
Need general research assistant advice? nsf intern, jpal, doleac, viceisza
Are you coding in econ? twitter moment, shapiro, dur, stata, princeton, r, jones, kasy
Wondering about, going to, or in grad school?
Check out: aea video
Applying to grad school? fisk-vandy, kudamatsu, nsf grfp, gasman, leadership alliance (la)
Going to or in grad school? blattner, siegel's math camp, eble
Participate in programs such as spelman-sloan, aea stp, la, icpsr, harvard, phd excellence, stanford
Look at conferences/initiatives such as sadie collective, williams, berkeley, cornell
Consider research assistantships or prep programs such as fed, brookings, ifpri, urban, predoc, haspere, also see
Already have a Ph.D. in econ or plan to soon?
Check out: select research, tenure letters, journal stuff, doleac
Applying to NSF SBE? bam! mentoring program, viceisza (updates), this workshop
Check out: csmgep, nea, cswep, ashe, aea task force
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