Children's Economic Decision Making

Worksite Location
CCE Cortland County, CCE Albany County, CCE Jefferson County
Project Dates
Flexible start date; minimum 6 weeks of work expected
Faculty Sponsor
Gary Evans and David Just
Field Mentors/Supervisors
David Sutherland
Stipend Amount
$4,000
Project Summary and Intended Outcomes

This is the second phase of a project examining how children learn to make economic decisions.  We are exploring why lower income children make more errors in decisions about money.  Hypotheses include chronic stress exposure, less well developed executive functioning, and more difficulties planning ahead.

Roles and Responsibilities

Recruit and collect data directly from children. Data management and depending on progress some data analysis.

Qualifications and Previous Coursework

Micro economics, behavioral economics, psychology preferred but not required

Benefits and Skills

Learn about the development and conduct of translational research. Experience working directly with children in a research context.