Mitchell Lott

Former Undergraduate Research Fellow


Mitch graduated with an undergraduate degree in Economics in Spring 2023.

He joined the CGO in Fall of 2020, with a focus on research pertaining to environmental issues. His decision to become a member of the CGO stemmed from his desire to gain valuable research experience and contribute to finding practical solutions to real-world challenges. Mitch co-authored the benchmark articles “A cleaner future for energy on federal lands,” “Banking on a brighter conservation future,” and “Why Utah farmers use so much water, and how we can get them to use less.”

If Mitch could share one important fact with the world, he would eagerly point out the big drop in global extreme poverty. In the last 200 years, extreme poverty has fallen by over 60% worldwide. He strongly believes that even minor tweaks in our politics and economy can lead to major, positive changes.

Following his graduation, Mitch set his sights on embarking on a career as a Research Assistant (RA) with the Federal Reserve Board.

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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