Student Spotlight: Robert Lester, Ph.D. Candidate in Economics

Author: Mary Hendriksen

As a doctoral student in economics, Robert Lester’s focus is macroeconomics. One particular question he is investigating is how the structure of production adapts to the dynamics of the economic environment.

Robert Lester

As an undergraduate, Robert’s research focused on how economics education improves economics intuition and on broader questions of political economy.

At Notre Dame, Robert is a recipient of a selective fellowship, the Presidential Fellowship, and works under several professors in the Department of Economics.

Robert has helped prepare lectures for upper-level undergraduate classes and operates as a generalist teaching assistant for the first-year graduate course sequence. He says, “Not only are the physical resources exceptional here at Notre Dame, but faculty members are accessible and encourage students to work with them in research projects.”