LABEL offers training programs to non USC students who wish to learn about experimental and theoretical methods that are used around decision-making. The visitor’s training program offers the possibility to attending LABEL’s educational activities (classes, lab meetings, training sessions, conferences, and seminars) and to acquire hands-on experiences.
In all programs, students are directly involved in real research projects and they are trained and guided by the LABEL team. Depending on the format (visit or remote) students may participate in several stages of a project including (i) experimental design and theoretical framework, (ii) software programming, (iii) experiment implementation and data collection, (iv) data analysis and econometrics, (v) article preparation. The remote option usually involves contributing to literature reviews in early stages of the projects.
All our programs take place during the academic year (from September to June). We do not offer summer internships.
Our training programs
Visitor’s Training Program
Relevant for undergraduate and master students who wish to pursue graduate studies or for students at all levels who want to learn about current research trends in the field of experimental and behavioral economics. This program allows students to spend several months at LABEL. Non-US applicants need to obtain a visa (which LABEL sponsors) and to comply with all visa requirements.
Students who have completed a MA can enroll in the Predoctoral track. Predoctoral students gain experience in academic research by playing an active role in research projects.
To qualify for that track, students must demonstrate intellectual curiosity, strong academic skills and technical skills (programming, statistics).
Preferred background profiles: Economics, Neuroscience, Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science and Biology.
Technical skills (recommended): R, Python, Java, Matlab
Flexible Training Program
Open to students who want to participate at their own pace (and remotely) in research activities during the academic year. This program is flexible (with a minimum commitment of 3-4 hours per week) and can be combined with high-school and undergraduate curricula. It is open to students located in the US as well as international students.
Activities take place during the regular academic year.
Fall: early September to mid December
Spring: early January to end of May
Start and end dates are approximate.
DEADLINES AND PROCEDURE
The training programs are free.
To apply, prepare a CV and a one-page document explaining
- your interests
- why the program would be valuable to you.
- the time you are able to commit to the program.
Non-US applicants to the visitor’s training program must also provide information regarding the way they are expected to fund their stay while in the US.
For Fall semester: March 15 (In person non-US applicants requiring a visa), June 15 (All US applicants and remote non-US applicants)
For Spring semester: October 15 (In person non-US applicants requiring a visa), December 1st (All US applicants and remote non-US applicants)