Ethan Olsen

Undergraduate Research Fellow


Ethan Olsen is an Undergraduate Research Fellow at the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University. He is studying Economics and Political Science with a Minor in Mathematics and his expected graduation is in Spring 2024. He is also in the accelerated Masters of Political Science program.

Ethan’s research focus with the CGO is technology. He joined the organization because he is excited to begin doing some economic research instead of just reading it. He loves the research process, especially when results are surprising and unexpected. These moments push him to change his worldview.

One fact Ethan wants to share with the world is about poverty. Severe poverty has almost halved in the last twenty years worldwide. With hard work, conditions can be improved for people everywhere.

After graduation, Ethan is planning to attend school to earn his PhD in Economics.

About Student Research Fellowships

Undergraduate Research Fellows at the Center for Growth and Opportunity work alongside CGO’s research staff and a worldwide network of scholars. Our fellows are integral components to the Center’s research process.

During their fellowships, undergraduate students have the opportunity to write independently as well as contribute to ongoing research. Students are guided through the research process as they help answer questions related to technology and innovation, environmental stewardship, immigration, and tax policy. CGO fellows are encouraged to share their research at academic conferences, poster exhibitions, and symposiums. Our fellows also work with the Center’s outreach team to get their research to the right people, at the right time in order to make real changes in the world.