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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

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Career Opportunity: Economist

Career Opportunity: Economist The Texas Public Policy Foundation is seeking a dynamic, free-market economist with exceptional research and verbal-and-written communication skills to serve as staff Economist. This team member will work with TPPF’s Chief Economist and colleagues to develop goals and a research agenda intended to improve the well-being of people in Texas and the […]

Fellowship on the History and Foundation of Markets

The Fellowship on the History and Foundation of Markets is a sponsored program of the Salem Center for Policy at the McCombs School of Business. Fellowships will be awarded to distinguished UT Austin undergraduate students who possess a background or interest in economics, selected from a range of disciplines including economics, philosophy, political science, history, sociology, and others.  The fellowship provides extra-curricular learning opportunities […]

Call for Master’s Research Program: Policy Research Laboratory Fall 2022

Call for Master’s Research Program: Policy Research Laboratory Fall 2022 The Master’s Research Program (MRP) within the Policy Research Laboratory is designed to help graduate students engage in coauthor level policy research. As a member of the MRP you will work with professors to learn many of the skills to help you succeed in academia […]

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.