The Department of Economics welcomes applications for international visiting scholars/doctoral students. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. X. H. Wang at WangX@missouri.edu.
Columbia, Missouri is a nice place to live and visit, especially for families with children. The cost of living in Columbia (especially rent) is one of the lowest in the US: It's a mid-sized college town, regularly ranked as one of the best places to live in the US, like #6 on Livability and with other accolades linked here. Additional information can be found on Columbia's website for visitors.