Student Associates Program

About the program

What is the role of public policy in financial markets? What may trigger the next financial crisis? Our Student Associates are the next generation of problem-solvers who will address the pressing economic issues of our age. The Center has over 130 graduate and undergraduate student associates from different departments. As a student associate, you will receive news about Center events, invitations to meet with our speakers, and be eligible for funding for summer internships, conference travel, and research. More information about the associates program is available here.

Undergraduate Associates

The Center's undergraduate associates represent a diverse range of majors and come from departments across campus. Many are enrolled in the Finance Certificate program run by the Bendheim Center for Finance. Others are finance-curious and looking to learn more about careers in finance and public policy.

Student associates are active participants in planning Center events and producing the Policy Punchline podcast series. Undergraduate associates are also eligible for summer internship funding and travel grants.

Check out the Finance 101 Primer and a Finance@Princeton FAQ for undergraduates, put together by members of the leadership committee. Additionally, you may be interested in participating in our exciting new, student-led events:

  • Alumni Interviews (coming soon)
  • Virtual Career Day (coming soon)
  • Peer Mentoring (coming soon)
  • Finance Discussion Groups (coming soon)

Please reach out to Joshua Haile or Julie Kim if you would like to learn more about becoming an undergraduate associate.


Graduate Associates

Graduate students are encouraged to join the student associates program. We welcome MPA, MPP, and MFin students interested in finance, economics, and policy, as well as Ph.D. students from other departments who are interested in these topics.

The Center offers a graduate-level short course, Financial Markets for Public Policy Professionals, which provides a framework for understanding financial markets and institutions through the perspectives of key industry, academic, and government leaders. This course will be offered during the Wintersession in January 2021.

Graduate Associates also organize the Economic History Workshop, which the Center cosponsors in partnership with Princeton's Center for Collaborative History.

For doctoral students in economics and finance, the Center sponsors the Macrofinance Lab, a research group dedicated to the study of the connection between finance and the macroeconomy.