Economic Scholars Program

Are your undergraduate students looking for opportunities to apply economics to real world problems?

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland in collaboration with universities across Ohio, Kentucky and Pennsylvania will be hosting the Economic Scholars Program. The ESP is a free economic research conference where student scholars and faculty come together to share undergraduate student-initiated works and cultivate imaginative research. The conference will be held as a hybrid event on May 6, 2022 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and offer students an opportunity to gain valuable experience presenting at a professional conference, network with peers, and discover internship and employment openings with the Federal Reserve.

The Economic Scholars Program is open to all undergraduate students and offers several opportunities to get involved. The student roles include:   

  • Peer Review Board
  • Session Chair
  • Discussant
  • Presenter-Paper
  • Presenter-Poster

Please consider sharing this information with your students. All are welcome to participate in and attend the Economic Scholars Program Conference. To learn more about the program and how your students can get involved visit our website: Programs and Resources (

Upcoming Deadlines

Applications for the peer review board are Now Open! Have your students Register today!

Please contact Alexandria Halmbacher at with questions or sign-up for our e-blast to get up to date information and reminders about important upcoming deadlines.