Resources

The Program for Economic Research (PER) supports the research of Columbia Economics faculty and students. Our goal is to help faculty and students identify unique resources to develop research, and serve as the liaison between Columbia University’s Sponsored Projects Administration and the Department of Economics. PER has launched several new initiatives to support the research activities of graduate students and faculty in the Department of Economics.

 

1. Data Support Funding

PER will provide support for students who wish to purchase data sets for their Ph.D. research. To apply, a student must submit a five-page research proposal detailing the use of data for his/her research, accompanied by letters of endorsement by two advisers. The funding will be conditional on the research carried out not being coauthored with advisers; and the funding decision will take favorably into account a proposal that will make the data available for other students and has the advisers offering to match a share of the expense.

 

2. Student Editing Support

PER will also provide funding for English editing services, under the condition that the sponsoring faculty member(s) match the PER contribution.

 

3. Summer Research Assistant (RA) Support Program

Please contact our office for requirements and application deadlines.
Please contact us at econ-per@columbia.edu with any questions or to schedule an appointment.

 

 

Other Helpful Research Resources

1. Academic Commons 

Academic Commons is Columbia University’s digital repository where faculty, students, and staff of Columbia and its affiliate institutions can deposit the results of their scholarly work and research. Content in Academic Commons is freely available to the public.


2. Columbia University Business and Economics Library

The Thomas J. Watson Library of Business and Economics holds a contemporary collection of over 400,000 books and over 1,000 journal titles. Special focus is placed on the topics of accounting, business economics, business history, management of organizations, management science, operations management, corporate and international finance, international economics, corporate relations, security analysis, marketing, money and financial markets, and labor.


3. Data Science Institute

The Data Science Institute at Columbia University is training the next generation of data scientists and developing innovative technology to serve society. With over 250-affiliated faculty working in a wide range of disciplines, the Institute seeks to foster collaboration in advancing techniques to gather and interpret data, and to address the urgent problems facing society. The Institute works closely with industry to bring promising ideas to market.


4. Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISERP)

The Data Science Institute at Columbia University is training the next generation of data scientists and developing innovative technology to serve society. With over 250-affiliated faculty working in a wide range of disciplines, the Institute seeks to foster collaboration in advancing techniques to gather and interpret data, and to address the urgent problems facing society. The Institute works closely with industry to bring promising ideas to market.


5. Research Data at Columbia

Research Data at Columbia, created to assist Columbia’s researchers with common issues relation to research data. The website provides resources and policies related to: Data Retention, Data Security, Data Storage, Data Management, Writing a Data Management Plan, Public Access Mandates, Ownership of Data, Data Use Agreements, Sharing of Data.

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1022 International Affairs Building (IAB)

Mail Code 3308

420 West 118th Street

New York, NY 10027

Ph: (212) 854-3680
Fax: (212) 854-0749
Business Hours:
Mon–Fri, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.