Helen H Roberts

    Email Address: hroberts@uic.edu
    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Economics
    Title: Clinical Associate Professor
    Office: 709 UH Phone: 3550378
    Webpage: http://www.uic.edu/~hroberts
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    My current student-research projects are based on the knowledge and skills needed to understand and conduct monetary policy and maintain domestic and international financial markets, healthy economic growth, and stable prices. Students need to understand the macroeconomy, including non-conventional monetary policy tools, to be able to apply abstract research to current conditions, and to work well independently and cooperatively with others. This project is fall semesters only.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 6-9

    Qualifications of a Student:
    I am looking for smart, flexible, committed students who want to learn about research in economics. You need to be willing to commit 6 to 9 hours per week of work in return for 2 or 3 credits of ECON 399.

    To apply, you must have a strong GPA and you must have completed ECON 346 (Econometrics). You must also be very reliable and very committed to scholarship.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    This experience could be at the beginning of a project, in which case there may be literature search, preparation of materials, experimental design, and setting up of permissions and procedures. It could be in the middle, in which case there would be data entry and/or cleaning, preliminary statistics using SAS or STATA, tables, and charts. It could be in later stages, with drawing conclusions and constructing tables and graphs--making the case. We will train you for all tasks.

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