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Economics Tutoring Lab

The Economics Tutoring Lab provides free tutoring by advanced Economics students. This service is intended primarily for students in ECON 002 and 010. The schedule for Spring Semester 2024 is as follows:

  • Monday, 6:00-8:00 PM (tutor: Chase Laurent)
  • Thursday, 6:00-8:00 PM (tutor: Anna Thompson)

The Lab will open on Monday, February 5.  It will be closed during Spring Break and Finals Week.  The Lab is located in the Noble AEC Center, on the lower level of Aliber Hall.  Make an appointment at .

Writing Center

The Writing Center is a tutoring center to help you with your writing needs. If you are working on an essay, report, or research paper, the Writing Center can help. The Writing Center is directed by a faculty member and staffed by undergraduate students who are trained to tutor. They are also experienced writers and friendly critics.  To make an appointment, go to  and scroll to the bottom.  

Outlets for Student Research

If you have written a good paper in an economics course, don't just keep it to yourself!  Submit it to one of the following and add a line to your resume.

Drake Management Review
This online journal publishes articles focusing on business issues by students and faculty, and appears once or twice yearly.  Submissions are reviewed by faculty and sometimes outside experts.  Submissions may be made at any time.  For more information, contact the editor, Professor Troy Strader.

Drake Undergraduate Social Science Journal
This online journal showcases outstanding research by Drake students in the social sciences and appears once yearly.  Submissions are reviewed by a board of student editors.  A call for papers is issued in November, with online publication in late March.  For more information, contact the faculty advisor at

Drake University Conference on Undergraduate Research in the Sciences (DUCURS)
This annual conference includes poster sessions showcasing outstanding research by students in the sciences.  It is therefore an appropriate outlet for quantitative (econometric) papers.  Abstracts must be submitted in late February, with the conference itself held in April.


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