For Students

The Salem Center helps students of all ages learn how to obtain and analyze data-driven insights.

Policy Research Laboratory

Learn about our intensive research training class and become a Research Fellow with the Salem Center

Fellowship on the History and Foundation of Markets

The fellowship provides students with extra-curricular learning opportunities to investigate key thinkers and ideas in the fields of political economy, history of economic thought, and philosophy of markets. Fellows are provided with reading material and will attend weekly colloquia where they come prepared for open and civil discourse inspired by a vision of Socratic engagement.

All Student Opportunities

View all of our current student opportunities.

Maymester: Financial Policy in Washington, DC

Maymester: Financial Policy in Washington, DC Spend four weeks in the world’s most powerful city to get an inside view of the political and economic underpinnings of global financial markets. Washington DC is home to the most influential policy makers, regulators, and industry organizations that shape the financial rules governing the world economy. This experiential […]

Courses sponsored by the Salem Center

Explore real-life issues and learn the skills to asses the tradeoffs of making choices.

I took the signature course from the Salem Center my very first semester at UT, and they helped me not only to discover interests I didn’t know I had, but also to see the world for more than what is shown on the surface. Everything has trade-offs, and I have been a better critical thinker since learning that.

Abby Sawyer, Sophomore

The Salem Center Reading Club

Curated readings to help students of all ages appreciate the difficulties of designing, enacting, and measuring policy interventions within complex systems.