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Student Resources


Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics Graduate Student Handbook ( pdf )

Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics Program Requirements Slideshow (pdf)

Admission to Candidacy and the Dissertation: Requirements Slideshow (pdf)

Vanderbilt Law School Catalog 2018-2019

Graduate School Catalog 2018-2019

The Writing Studio at Vanderbilt

International Student & Scholar Services at Vanderbilt

Campus Map

Graduate Student Housing


Professional Organizations

American Economic Association (AEA)

American Economic Review Style Guide

American Economic Association's Resources for Economists

Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP)

Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession (CSMGEP)

American Law and Economics Association (ALEA)

Southern Economic Association (SEA)

SEA Presidential Session Submission Form


Fellowship and Award Competitions

Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics Summer Fellowship

Vanderbilt Grant Funding Resources for Educational Initiatives
Information on funding opportunities as well as internal and external funding sources.

Vanderbilt College of Arts and Science Summer Research Awards

Vanderbilt Department of Economics Research Awards/Support Programs

Vanderbilt Law School Summer Stipends & Fellowships

Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession: Summer Economics Fellows Program


Internship and Externship Opportunities

Vanderbilt Law School Externship Opportunities

Institute for Women's Policy Research


Useful Articles

Cawley, John. "A Guide and Advice for Economists on the U.S. Junior Academic Job Market, 2016-2017 Edition," IZA Discussion Paper No. 10400, December 2016. (pdf)

Chen, Jihui, Qihong Liu, and Sherrilyn Billger. "Where Do New Ph.D. Economists Go? Evidence from Recent Initial Job Placements," IZA Discussion Paper No. 6990, November 2012. (pdf)

Cochrane, John H. "Writing Tips for Ph.D. Students," June 2005. (pdf)

Conley, John P. and Ali Sina Önder. "The Research Productivity of New PhDs in Economics: The Surprisingly High Non-Success of the Successful," Journal of Economic Perspectives 28(3), Summer 2014, 205-216. (pdf)

Craft, R. Kim and Joe G. Baker. "Do Economists Make Better Lawyers? Undergraduate Degree Field and Lawyer Earnings," Journal of Economic Education 34(3), Summer 2003, 263-281. Available at EBSCOhost.

Grove, Wayne A., Donald H. Dutkowsky, and Andrew Grodner. "Survive Then Thrive: Determinants of Success in the Economics Ph.D. Program," Economic Inquiry 45(4), October 2007, 864-871. (pdf)

Hamermesh, Daniel S. "An Old Male Economist's Advice to Young Female Economists," May 2004. (pdf)

Hamermesh, Daniel S. "The Young Economist's Guide to Professional Etiquette," Journal of Economic Perspectives 6(1), Winter 1992, 169-179. Available at JSTOR.

Pearson, Matthew. "How to Survive Your First Year of Graduate School in Economics," November 2005. (pdf)



E-Journal Locator at Vanderbilt

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)


MTA/VU  Ride to Work Program

Free Ride with Vanderbilt ID Card - commute to and from campus for free using MTA buses



Psychological and Counseling Center
2015 Terrace Place
(615) 322-2571

Student Health Center (physical and mental health)
Zerfoss Building, Medical Center North
(615) 322-2427 (main line and after-hours)
(615) 322-3414 (mental health services during business hours)