Laurels Graduate Research Assistantship in Applied Economics at Oregon State University

The Applied Economics Graduate Program at Oregon State University invites applications from African and African American students for its Laurels Graduate Research Assistantship. The successful applicant will be awarded a Graduate Research Assistantship for the first year of the program, with reappointment as a Graduate Assistant up to four additional years (contingent on satisfactory progress in the graduate program). This award provides tuition and stipend in accordance with the Coalition of Graduate Employees Collective Bargaining Agreement with Oregon State University.

The application deadline for full consideration has been extended to January 31, 2020.

The Applied Economics PhD program prepares students for careers in academia, consulting, and government and in financial services and other industries. Students focus on quantitative economic analysis of problems and policies in areas primarily related to agriculture, natural resources and the environment, trade, development, energy, marine and coastal resources, and health care.

The program emphasizes rigorous immersion in economic theory, econometrics and other quantitative methods, and in their uses and applications in the student’s concentration areas. The curriculum draws on core courses offered within the Applied Economics graduate program – and on concentration and elective courses from the Applied Economics Department, the Colleges of Forestry, Agricultural Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, and the School of Public Health.

Further details on the Applied Economics Program and application procedures are available at, or by emailing John Antle, Applied Economics Graduate Program director (