The Summer Institute is intended for Economics Ph.D. students who by July 2008 will have completed at least one year of their graduate program, and faculty in economics who have completed their Ph.D. program since April 2006. These restrictions will be strictly adhered to. Candidates in other disciplines (e.g., psychology, business, political science and law) who have a strong interest and advanced training in formal economics are also encouraged to apply. The Russell Sage Foundation will cover most participant costs during the conference, including housing and most meals. A capped travel stipend will also be provided. About thirty participants will be invited. Participants will be required to complete some assigned readings in advance of the conference and to attend the entire program.

We will reimburse you up to $300 for travel from Europe if you applied from an institution in Europe or will be traveling from Europe and $850 for travel from North America if you applied from an institution in North America and will be traveling from North
America. Travel expenses include airfare, train, bus, and taxi costs.

We will not reimburse food expenses or other travel expenses. Please fill out a copy of the attached form and return to Caroline Carr at the address on the form.  All forms must be accompanied by original receipts and forms/receipts must be received by September 1, 2008. Forms/receipts received after that date will not be reimbursed.