Undergraduate Research Opportunities

The Economics Department faculty supports the research efforts of undergraduate students both directly and through support of the following programs:

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Lucerna is an undergraduate research journal sponsored by the Honors Program at UMKC. It is peer reviewed and open to undergraduates in all fields and majors.

The current issue (Volume 7, Issue 1) contains an entry, "Some History of Economic Thought On Usury: Aristotle, Aquinas, and Calvin" written by Economics major Max Shockley.

For more details on Lucerna including download links as well as article submission details, you can visit the Honors Program's Lucerna website at
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SEARCH - Students Engaged in Artistic and Academic Research

The benefits of undergraduate research are innumerable and far reaching. Not only will SEARCH help you develop critical-thinking, artistic, experimental design and presentation skills, it will open a world of possibilities. SEARCH participants can do research in a foreign country, apply for SEARCH and national fellowships, and earn academic credit for individual research and creative projects.

Getting Started is easy! Select an area of research interest. Find a faculty mentor (SEARCH can help with this). Complete and submit a SEARCH application.

For more details on SEARCH visit the SEARCH website at