Nate Karren

Graduate Research Fellow


Nate Karren is a Graduate Research Fellow at the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University. He is pursuing his Masters of Economics, and is expecting to graduate in 2024.

Nate’s research focus within the CGO is immigration, where he is working on a large data collection and cleanup project. He is a confident writer and can break down topics to help others understand. He joined the CGO to gain experience in the research field.

Nate wants to share ideas about economics with the world. He believes that economics is more than knowing why your groceries are getting more expensive. If you study economics, you’ll gain a greater understanding of incentives and preferences that will make you more considerate of different customs and cultures, and you will find more appreciation for the world around you.

Following graduation, Nate wants to continue his research.

About Student Research Fellowships

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, graduate 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.