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Economics Teaching Assistants

Students who wish to be Economics TAs need to have completed Econ 110, 380, and also the class they are applying to TA for prior to the semester/term of when the actual job will begin. Completion of 381 is also preferred. TAs are expected to maintain a 3.0 GPA or above​. The beginning wage is $12.00/hour for 110 TAs and $11.25/hour for non-110 TAs with a .50 raise every two semesters (if performance is satisfactory). ​

Applications for economics teaching assistant positions are typically due in March for Spring/Summer, in June for Fall and October/November for Winter. Handwritten applications are not accepted. A current Academic Summary must also be attached. Shortly after the TA applications are due, the professors meet to review each candidate and make their selections. Typically, candidates are notified via email within three weeks from the application due date, whether they've been selected or not.

The next TA application will be posted below and announced in the department weekly emails.

*Winter 2022 Application Due by Friday, November 5th at noon to economics@byu.edu.

Economics Research Assistants​

At this time, there is no formal process for students to apply to be research assistants. Since every professor does this differently, we suggest that you speak with your professors and ask if they are hiring. Most professors require their RAs to have taken Econ 388. If any professors are currently looking for research assistants, those positions will be announced in the department weekly emails and posted here.

Current RA Openings

Research Assistant for Professor Leslie


Dr. Emily Leslie is looking to hire a research assistant. Will primarily be supporting projects related to the criminal justice system and public policy. Starting pay is $10/hour. Desired qualifications:

  • Completion of Econ 380, 381, 378, and 388 with good grades
  • Planned graduation April 2022 or later
  • Intermediate data and coding skills ideal, but not required.

Please complete the attached application and email it to emily.leslie@byu.edu, along with the documentation specified in the application.

Record Linking Lab Research Assistants

The Record Linking Lab (RLL) is a research lab run by Dr. Joseph Price that combines family history, machine learning, and economic research. Please visit rll.byu.edu for more general information about the lab or visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BYUrecordlinkinglab/. Application instructions for students interested in becoming RLL RAs are found at: https://rll.byu.edu/students. ​