A Workshop for Students, Sponsored by the Montana State University Initiative for Regulation and Applied Economic Analysis
Friday, September 8, 2017 9am-5pm


Are you interested in understanding how research can generate evidence to better understand and improve the world? Do you want to build your research skills? Do you want to work on faculty-led research projects at MSU?



Learn about the research process from practitioners working in a wide array of areas, from using big data in Silicon Valley, to gathering and analyzing data for the U.S. Census Bureau, to using research in private investment management and consulting companies, to assessing the impact of policy and programs for injured Montana workers.


Student participants will be asked to come prepared for the workshop by thinking about a research question or topic that they are interested in and by studying a short reading in preparation for the workshop.  The workshop will include lots of time for Q&A as well as breakout sessions that partner small groups of students with workshop presenters and other faculty researchers to talk more in-depth about individual research ideas and questions, about opportunities to engage in research here at MSU, and about graduate school as a way to further improve their research skills.


The workshop is free and all Economics, Agricultural Business, and Financial Engineering majors and minors are welcome to attend. However, because space is limited, advance registration is required. Please contact Professor Stock (wstock@montana.edu) for more information and to register.


Students who cannot attend the entire workshop are welcome to join the afternoon sessions, which focus on presentations by Ag. Econ. & Econ. alumni, beginning at 2:45.

Workshop Agenda

Speaker Biographies