Joe Davis

Undergraduate Research Fellow


Joe is an undergraduate student studying Economics, Data Analytics, and Information Systems, set to graduate in Spring 2024.

He joined the CGO in Fall 2021, where he focuses his research on energy and immigration. Being part of the CGO allowed Joe to dive into public policy research, use economic concepts in real-world scenarios, and work with other researchers on complex problems. His current projects include the Immigration Data Project and Low Income Energy Assistance Programs. Joe co-wrote an article called “Perfection getting in the way of progress.”

If Joe could share one key fact, it would be about the power of incentives. Knowing about incentives can help us understand why people act the way they do.

In the future, Joe wants to continue studying. After graduating, he plans to either get a Master’s in Economics or start a predoctoral program to prepare for a Ph.D. 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.

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