RWJF economics program
UNM Economics Professor Alok Bohara, center, with students from the 2013 American Economic Association Summer Training and Minority Fellowship Program.

The RWJF Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico hosts the American Economic Association's Summer Training and Minority Fellowship Program for summer 2014. 

Beginning in 1974, the AEA Summer Training Program prepares talented undergraduates for doctoral programs in Economics and related disciplines. This is the third year this program has been hosted at UNM. The program takes place June 16 to July 27 on the UNM campus.

The program offers undergraduate students from across the country an opportunity to gain technical skills in economics, while developing and expanding research abilities and experience. 

Gabriel Sanchez, director, RWJF, said, "Over the course of the six-week program, students will strengthen their math skills, familiarize themselves with both micro and macro economic principles, and network with prominent economic scholars from across the country. In an effort to prepare participants to enter into competitive doctoral programs across the country, the training program helps them develop proficiency in economic theory, mathematics and econometrics, while encouraging the to build a network of mentors and colleagues."

The AEA Summer Training Program is for students who have completed at least two years of undergraduate study, with at least one year of calculus or intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics, and one semester of statistics or econometrics. The program is for those who plan to pursue a Ph.D. in economics and is particularly directed at historically disadvantaged racial or ethnic minority groups.

For more information about this and other RWJF programs, contact the center at 505-277-0130, email the center or visit the RWJF website. ​