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Economics majors, faculty, and staff can post announcements and opportunities on the Economics Department Bulletin Board.

Students willing to work as tutors or research assistants, as well as students seeking tutors or specific help with Economics courses may announce their availability or needs. Please limit your message to 40 words or less and include your email address. Please allow at least one to two business days for postings to appear. To submit a posting send an email by clicking here .

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Campus Organizations, Events, Courses, Lectures


Campus Tutoring: Requests and Offers

Graduate Programs


Summer and In-Term Employment; Internships

Employment Opportunities after the BA


Study Abroad



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On Campus Organizations, Events, Courses, Lectures

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The Vanderbilt Undergraduate Consulting Club is holding the first Consulting 101 Session. We invite students who are newly interested in consulting to learn more about the industry. We will discuss what it is like to work as a consultant and what you can do to start preparing for interviews. This event will be geared towards first-year students and those who are looking for an introduction to consulting. Please see the attached file for more details. 

 When: Thursday, March 24th at 5:30 pm

Where: Commons MPR

Modelling Course in Earth and Environmental Sciences EES 4760/5760: Agent- and Individual-Based Computational Modeling. Applications in natural, social, and behavioral sciences and engineering. Designing, programming, and documenting models. Using models for experiments. Examples from environmental science, ecology, economics, urban planning, and medicine. Familiarity with basic statistics and proficiency in algebra are expected. [3] (MNS) : Syllabus

PARTICIPATE IN SOCIAL SCIENCES RESEARCH AND EARN UP TO $20 FOR LESS THAN AN HOUR OF YOUR TIME. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of the following studies: Study A: Survey studying consumer preferences over pharmaceutical drug risks or Study B: Survey studying consumer preferences on labeling and snack product characteristics. These studies will run September 21st through September 25th, 9:30am – 4:30pm, in the RIPS Lab on campus. Estimated 30-45 minutes of time required to complete anonymous computerized survey. Sign up at Elissa Philip Gentry J.D./Ph.D. Candidate in Law and Economics Vanderbilt University Law School
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Campus Tutoring: Requests and Offers

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Economics Update from Malcolm Getz
If you are interested in offering private tutoring services in economics, please post an announcement on the eBoard.  Your are free to set your own rate and hours.
Representatives of the London School of Economics Summer program will talk with interested students on Tuesday Feb 17 at 4pm in Buttrick 102.

Vanderbilt’s Business Fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi, welcomes application for membership at   through Jan 25.

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Graduate Programs

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MA in Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin—Whitewater.   The Whitewater MA provides students with exposure to advanced training in both theoretical and empirical economics. The program focuses on applied empirical skills and working with large datasets using an array of computer programs. The program includes three econometric classes, including a class on advanced cross sectional and panel data and a separate class where students receive training in time series and forecasting techniques. In addition it offers a class that includes training in data management programing in Stata and SAS.

There will be lots of job opportunities for anyone who completes this program. The job placement from last year's cohort was highly successful, with an average starting salary of approximately $60,000. Some examples of those placements are Staff Economist at Christensen Associates, Associate Economist at the Federal Reserve (Chicago),Revenue Manager at Great Wolf, Actuarial Analyst at American Family Insurance, and Admission to Marquette University's Law School. In addition, the program is competitively priced, and has several different degree options, including one that can be completed in one calendar year.

The priority application deadline is approaching (February 15th). The program accepts applications after this date, however attempts to keep the cohort sizes small so missing this deadline may mean a student being placed in lower priority than someone who makes this deadline, even if they have a more outstanding record.

David Welsch


UVA MS in Commerce and McIntire Business Institute.  Join Assistant Directors Sean Kelley (VU '06) and Kara Ward for an information session and refreshments to learn about the University of Virginia's pre-experience M.S. in Commerce and McIntire Business Institute (MBI) programs.

The M.S. in Commerce is a one-year business degree designed specifically for liberal arts, science, and engineering majors. The 40-credit-hour degree offers an enterprise-wide view of business, specialty tracks in Finance, Business Analytics and Marketing & Management, as well as three weeks of global immersion in Europe, Latin America, East Asia, Southeast Asia, or the Middle East and India. The last four graduating classes posted placement between 95% and 99% three months after graduation, and the program was recently ranked No. 1 "Best Value Master's in Management Programs" by Value Colleges.

The McIntire Business Institute (MBI) is a certificate program that provides non-business students with the business skills they need to pursue their career goals and get ahead in today's competitive job market.

M.S. in Commerce & MBI Information Session
Tuesday, January 26th at 6:00 pm
Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt, Kirkland Hall Meeting Room
RSVP Online:

If you are unable to attend the information session, please email to set up a one-on-one appointment (please indicate M.S. in Commerce or MBI).

Sean Kelley


Graduate Programs in BIomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt
The Department of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University is accepting applications from undergraduates and graduate students interested in the field of biomedical informatics. Our department is the largest academic department of Biomedical Informatics in the country with more than 65 faculty members and a portfolio of research and development projects that spans from computational biology and bioinformatics to advanced clinical information systems and data science. Funding is available from our NIH training grants.  Our nationally renowned programs include MS & PhD degree programs in Biomedical Informatics -- see for more information.
We invite interested applicants to visit these sites for specific requirements and contact us if there are additional questions.Applications are still being accepted for all programs.

cindy.gadd@Vanderbilt.Edu , Professor of Biomedical Informatics


University of Michigan - NEW Quantitative Finance and Risk Management M.S. Program 
The  University of Michigan offers a new master’s program in the Department of Mathematics.  [link to poster]

Tara McQuenn

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Summer & In-Term Employment, Internships

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Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Treasury Department Internships. Looking for college students interested in Economics, Finance, and Public Policy for Fall 2016 internship season.  Information here.

Christine Devlin


Unpaid Summer Internship at the Department of Justice.  Information here .



The Treasury Office of Public Affairs is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated students to serve as non-paid student interns. From May 23 – August 5, 2016 (flexible) students will be exposed to the Federal work environment and will learn about the mission and the roles and responsibilities of the Department of the Treasury. We are located in the heart of Washington, D.C. with offices on 15th and Pennsylvania Avenue, next door to the White House, a few blocks from McPherson Square and Metro Center metro stations.

Responsibilities will include monitoring news coverage, preparing daily clips, contact management, research, drafting memos, etc. Opportunities also available within the Office of Business and Public Liaison and in speechwriting.

Applicants will be expected to provide a resume, and transcript, and to submit a formal application through USA Jobs by Friday, March 4, 2016:

Following submission of a formal application, please email Sarah Logan at to coordinate a brief interview.


• Must be a U.S. Citizen
• Must be at least 16 years of age
• Successfully complete Pre-Employment Background Investigation
• Actively enrolled at least part-time in an accredited institution
• Must be in good academic standing
• College credit is available; student must facilitate
• Relocation and housing expenses are paid by student, metro stipend may be provided. 

Sarah Logan


Summer Research Analyst Position at the New York Fed
I am writing to request your assistance in finding talented undergraduates for the Summer Analyst Internship position at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  Your familiarity with the top students in your department will be of tremendous help in this effort. 

The Summer Analyst Internship program provides undergraduates an opportunity to learn about and contribute to the work done by the Research and Statistics Group.   Over the course of the summer, our economists-whose specialties include banking and payment systems, capital markets, international economics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics-work closely with Summer Analysts on long-term, academically orientated research projects as well as current public policy work.

In addition to their daily responsibilities, summer analysts attend events and weekly presentations hosted by senior management. These presentations provide a broad and extensive overview of the Bank's responsibilities and operations. As well as serving as a prime learning opportunity for undergraduates interested in economic research, the summer analyst program also establishes a strong pool of candidates for recruitment into the full-time Research Analyst position at the FRBNY upon graduation.

We seek candidates who have records of superior scholarship and academic curiosity.  Summer Analysts usually come from strong economics, policy, mathematics, or computer science backgrounds, though a major in one of these fields is not a necessity.  Successful candidates often have previous research experience, and many are considering careers in economic research, public policy, or other related fields. 

In addition, we seek candidates from a wide range of backgrounds that are typically underrepresented in economics.  It is important to us that we succeed in recruiting a diverse cohort of summer analysts each year. Thus we encourage many students with varying experiences and backgrounds to apply. As a representative of your institution and student body, we ask that you please help us in passing this message along to any candidates you may know who may be otherwise hesitant to apply.

Attached to this email, you will also find a brochure with details about the full-time Research Analyst position, which the Summer Analyst position is largely modeled after. Applications for the Summer Analyst position are being accepted now until January 15 at
The Summer Analyst position is an unparalleled opportunity to work with a world-class research and policy team.  We would greatly appreciate your encouragement of bright and interested students to apply.

Note: Information about citizenship and eligibility requirements are provided in the job posting at

Rachel Schuh



Treasury Summer 2016 Internships in DC
The Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Treasury Department is currently looking for college students interested in Economics, Finance, or Public Policy for our Summer 2016 internship session.  Our program runs year round with three sessions:  January through May, May through August, and September through December.  Our program is about substance.  Interns are generally assigned a long-term research project as well as smaller projects.  They are also expected to attend Congressional Hearings and think tank lectures and presentations and summarize these events for the Assistant Secretary and other senior level economists. Candidates should have strong writing skills, be able to work independently, be well organized and highly motivated.  Interns are expected to work between 32 and 40 hours a week.  There is some flexibility in the work hours if you are taking classes while in D.C.  Our intern positions are unpaid.  We do provide a subway subsidy to help defray commuting expenses.

If you are interested in applying, submit your resume (with your GPA included), a copy of your transcript (unofficial will suffice), two writing samples and three references (names and contact information)  Applications are due March 4, 2016 .  U.S. citizenship required.  For further information, please contact Christine Devlin, Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Treasury Department, 202-622-2200.


The Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s Fiscal Internship program.  Each summer, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation partners with think tanks in Washington D.C. to offer full-time paid internships to a select group of college and graduate students interested in fiscal and economic policy. Interns live and work in Washington D.C. for ten weeks during the summer while gaining professional experience, skills, and contacts that will serve them throughout their careers. 

PGPF Fiscal Interns have the opportunity to:

  • Live and work in our nation’s capital
  • Work under the direct supervision of a respected scholar or economist
  • Gain substantive policy research experience
  • Join a diverse community of experts and students interested in budgetary and economic issues

The participating institutions’ work spans a variety of policy issues including healthcare, Social Security, infrastructure, economic policy, and tax policy. 
2016 Internship Dates: June 1-August 5, 2016
Summer Stipend: $5,000
Deadline to Apply: February 12, 2016
More Information:  

Contact us:


The Treasury Office of Public Affairs is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated students to serve as non-paid student interns.  From  August 31, 2015 – December 11, 2015 (flexible) students will be exposed to the Federal work environment and will learn about the mission and the roles and responsibilities of the Department of the Treasury.  We are located in the heart of Washington, D.C. with offices on 15th and Pennsylvania Avenue, next door to the White House, a few blocks from McPherson Square and Metro Center metro stations.

Responsibilities will include monitoring news coverage, preparing daily clips, contact management, research, drafting memos, etc.  Opportunities also available within the Office of Business and Public Liaison and in speechwriting.  

Applicants will be expected to provide a resume, and transcript, and to submit a formal application through USA Jobs by July 31, 2015

Following submission of a formal application, please email Sarah Logan at for more information.  


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Successfully complete Pre-Employment Background Investigation
  • Actively enrolled at least part-time in an accredited institution
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • College credit is available; student must facilitate

Relocation and housing expenses are paid by student, metro stipend may be provided

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Employment Opportunities after the BA

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Researcher Position at Health: ELT. I am emailing on behalf of my boss, Amanda Havard, here at Health: ELT . We are currently looking to begin the process of hiring a researcher, and as three of us are Vanderbilt graduates ourselves, we of course would like to recruit another 'Dore.

A little about the job and our company—we are a health tech startup called Health: ELT. Our founder, Amanda, created an app that is revolutionizing the way Medicaid services are delivered by healthcare companies. The job we have open is for a researcher, whose primary function would be to assist our research and policy team by collaborating on our company wiki, a repository for all kinds of information about Medicaid, healthcare news, health plan logistics, and policy. We are looking for someone who is smart, dedicated, ambitious, and a team player.

I have posted the job on the DoreWays Career center website, but the Career Center director suggested that I also reach out to specific groups of professors in relevant departments as well, as it is a bit later in the recruitment season. I am attaching the job description that contains requirements below. If you have the time, please forward to any interested students who are looking for employment. They can respond to me at:

Stephanie Sefcik

The Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative seeks to inform policy discussions in Washington, D.C. by supporting the production of data-driven, analytical research on issues at the intersection of business and public policy. Our team, headed by Wharton Professor, Kent Smetters, is a mixture of economists and technologists with expertise in data analytics and policy research. The team is currently working on the development of a new federal budget model that will offer policymakers in DC and members of the media a "test bed" to explore how their policy ideas will impact the federal budget and economy. There is a strong demand for this product on Capitol Hill by Members of both of the major political parties.

We are currently seeking to hire two Research Associates with a deep interest in economic research, to assist with faculty-led research on a number of public policy topics, including housing, finance, tax reform, health care and entitlements reform, and the federal budget. Job responsibilities include collecting and maintaining databases, performing statistical and econometric analyses, writing research reports, and providing research-related technical programming support.

Requirements include a bachelor's degree, preferably in Economics, Statistics, Finance, Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related discipline. A thorough understanding of economics, ability to use statistical and programming tools, and self-motivation are highly valued in performing these functions. The ideal candidate is interested in spending two years with us before heading to graduate school.

To apply, please visit the following link:

Kent Smetters

The Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania currently has a job posting for a Database Administrator/Research Analyst. The Zell/Lurie Center would be extremely interested in receiving applications from qualified students and alumni from your University. The attached job announcement (see attachment) flyer contains instructions for applying to the position.  See PDF here for more information.

Fiachra Malone

FULL-TIME PRE-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP POSITION AT HARVARD 2016-2017. Dr. Roland G. Fryer, Jr. of Harvard University is looking to hire several students to work in the Harvard EdLabs pre-doctoral fellows program. Dr. Fryer is looking for students to work with him and other faculty for two years* after the students graduate from college in a variety of areas, including racial and income inequality and social injustice in the United States. Fellows will be responsible for organizing and analyzing data, developing presentations, drafting and editing research papers,and developing research proposals, as well as other tasks as necessary. In addition, EdLabs fellows typically attend classes and seminars at Harvard. The program thus serves as a good bridge between college and graduate school for students interested in economics and statistics. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.

Dr. Fryer is the Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University, Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER and recipient of the 2015 John Bates Clark Medal and the 2011 MacArthur Fellowship. Recent results from Dr. Fryer's work have been published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Review, and have been the subject of articles in The New York Times and The Economist.

Applicants should send a detailed cover letter, current CV, complete transcript, and one academic reference to
*This position is a one-year appointment renewable for the second year based on funding and, as always, performance.

Brad Allan

2016 Research Assistants Job Opportunities at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.   Research assistants at the Boston Fed typically work for one or two economists, independently performing data collection, statistical and econometric analysis, literature reviews, and writing assignments. Typical work involves conducting economic research for policy memos and for articles to appear in academic journals, Boston Fed publications, and business periodicals. Research assistants support economists whose research interests are wide-ranging and include macroeconomics, international and labor economics, housing, health decisions, behavioral economics and finance. The Research Department also houses two research centers: The Consumer Payments Research Center, which conducts quantitative and qualitative research to evaluate consumer payment behaviors and their impacts on the payment system, and the New England Public Policy Center, which promotes better public policy in New England by conducting and disseminating objective, high-quality research and analysis of regional economic and policy issues. We offer an exciting opportunity to engage in innovative research in an academic, supportive atmosphere.

We are seeking self-motivated individuals with demonstrated analytical and quantitative skills. Specifically, we are looking for applicants who:

• possess an excellent academic record with extensive coursework in economics. Mathematics, statistics and computer science or finance will also be considered
• have proficiency with at least once statistical package such as MATLAB, Stata or "R"
• demonstrate the ability to work independently within strict time constraints
• have strong written and oral communication skills

The research assistant position requires a two-year commitment, although some research assistants choose to stay an additional year. After their time at the Boston Fed, many research assistants go on to attend prestigious graduate programs in economics, public policy, and other disciplines. We expect to have five to eight openings for positions that begin in midsummer 2016. Applications will be accepted from January 1 through 31, 2016. Prospective applicants may visit our website,, to find out more information and submit an application. Additional questions can be sent to

Brookings Institution, Economic Studies Position.  Each year we employ approximately twelve research assistants for one or two year appointments, preferably beginning between June 1 and August 1. This year, we are seeking to hire approximately five new assistants. I am hoping that you will remind your graduating class of Economics majors about this opportunity. We believe this opening is ideally suited to recent graduates.

The job posting is here:

Applicants will need to upload our application form, cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation, and a transcript. The application deadline is February 12, 2016.

Jennifer Ambrosino


NYFed Research Associate 
Rachel Schuh,
Each fall the New York Fed recruits Research Analysts to work closely with the economists in its Research group starting the following fall. 
Research Analysts play an integral role in both the policy and research functions of the Research and Statistics Group.  Fed economists, whose specialties include banking and payment systems, capital markets, international economics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics, work closely with Research Analysts.  Upon leaving the Fed, Research Analysts choose to pursue either graduate school, and are consistently accepted by top programs, or a wide variety of public and private sector opportunities. In recent years, our RAs have gone on to pursue PhDs in Economics or Finance at MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, University of Chicago, UC Berkeley, and Wharton, among others.  Aside from economics, previous RAs have also gone to law and public policy programs at Harvard Kennedy School, Princeton, Yale, and others.

The Fed seeks candidates who have records of superior scholarship and academic curiosity.  Research Analysts usually come from strong economics, policy, mathematics, or computer science backgrounds, though a major in one of these fields is not a necessity.  Successful candidates often have previous research experience, and many are considering careers in economic research, public policy, or other related fields.

Candidates come from a wide range of backgrounds that are typically underrepresented in economics.  The Fed seeks a diverse cohort of research analysts each year. Thus the Fed encourages students with varying experiences and backgrounds to apply.
Attached to this email, you will also find a brochure with further details about the Research Analyst position. Applications are being accepted now until October 15 at
The Research Analyst position is an unparalleled opportunity to work with a world-class research and policy team.  We would greatly appreciate your encouragement of bright and interested students to apply.

Rachel Schuh,


Research Analyst at the St. Louis Fed
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is seeking research associates to start during spring/summer 2016. We will start interviews in early October and continue to accept applications on a rolling basis until all positions are filled (typically around early January).

Interested students can find the job opening here:



Assistant Analyst

The Congressional Budget Office is accepting applications from individuals with an undergraduate degree in Economics, public policy and similar fields to work for a period up to 3 years as an assistant (research) analyst. These are excellent positions for individuals with strong quantitative skills (including SAS or STATA and Excel) to obtain substantive work experience prior to applying to graduate school. Because of the nature of these positions, we do not consider students with a graduate or who will be obtaining one. CBO can consider noncitizens who are permanent residents of the US. They must apply online at and submit a complete application to be considered.  For more information, click here.

Congressional Research Service

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Study Abroad

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2016 Summer Abroad Scholarship: Taiwan-U.S. Alliance
The Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) is pleased to announce that "Ambassador" Scholarships are again offered to U.S. college students during the summer of 2016.
The Taiwan-United States Relations Alliance (TUSA) Summer Scholarship Program is an Ambassador program. A unique program especially designed for students who will be representing their state, as well as the United States, and acting as ambassadors to Taiwan.

Quick Links

Program Details

  1. Intensive Chinese Language Classes: Classes will be divided in four categories depending on your Chinese language proficiency test
         • Daily small group classes, 2 hours per day
         • One-on-one tutorial classes, 1 hour per day
         • Teaching will use Hanyu pinyin romanization and traditional characters
  2. Cultural Courses and Activities: Calligraphy, Chinese Painting, Tai Chi, Tea Ceremony, Stamp Engraving, Taiwanese Language, Chinese Cuisine, and Seminar on relevant topics.
  3. Cultural and Language Exchange: One-on-one language exchange with volunteer students at National Cheng Kung university.
  4. Cultural Excursions: Visiting National Palace Museum, Indigenous and Hakka Culture experience, and other cultural places.
  5. Local weekend host families and volunteer in local schools:  Students will be given additional opportunities to further immerse themselves in Taiwanese society.

Summer at the London School of Economics.


Buffett Institute for Global Studies
The GESI application is now open! The Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) is a study abroad program offered by Northwestern University. GESI is open to undergraduate students from all majors, schools, and class year. GESI participants intern alongside local experts to implement collaborative work in small interdisciplinary teams abroad. All students receive academic training in theories and tools of community development, as well as team dynamics and leadership.For more information about the program, visit the GESI website.

GESI participants intern alongside local experts to collaboratively implement work in small interdisciplinary teams abroad. All students receive academic training in theories and tools of community development, as well as team dynamics and leadership. Any undergraduate or recent graduate seeking hands-on development field experience paired with comprehensive academic preparation and reflection. GESI sites are in Bolivia, Dominican Republic, India, Kenya, Nicaragua, or Uganda (Please note: for our sites in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua, students are required to have 1 year of college Spanish, or the equivalent.)

  •  Summer: June 13 - August 18, 2016
  • Fall: September 11 - December 10, 2016;
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Phone: 847.467.2689 or 847.491.5932


The American University in Cairo
The Program:
Established in 1981, the Presidential Internship Program at The American University in Cairo (AUC) provides recent university graduates the opportunity to spend an academic year working at the highest levels of an international university, learn Arabic, and experience life in Egypt. 
Work and Available Offices:
Participants intern full-time in one of eight university offices, working in a range of fields including University administration, sustainability, finance, student development, advancement, communications, and more. A detailed list of these offices can be found on our website. This program provides recent graduates the unique opportunity to begin their professional careers while abroad. 
Program benefits include a monthly living stipend, furnished faculty housing, private Arabic tutoring, access to AUC faculty and staff programs, community-based personal development, subsidized trips around Cairo and Egypt, and more. 
We look for a  diverse array of applicants from a wide range of American universities, including students with no background in Arabic or Middle Eastern Studies. Potential applicants should view the attached brochure and visit our website for more information on the program and how to apply. In addition, visit our Facebook page and blog to learn more about living and working in Egypt.

The   application     is due January 22, 2016.


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Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Journal.  The Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Journal is are now accepting articles for our eleventh volume in Spring 2016. We your submission, whether you have independent research, term papers, honors theses, summer research projects, even abstracts or research proposals. The final deadline for consideration is Friday, February 29, 2016, at 11:59 pm.

Consider being part of the review process! We are also accepting applications for peer reviewers, who assist with the publishing in VURJ through a blind-review process. This is a great opportunity for you to gain valuable experience in academic publishing. Applications for a peer editing position are due Friday, February 22, 2016, at 11:59PM.


The Visible Hand is Cornell's premier undergraduate economics journal and is fully student run. We aim to cover a wide range of economic issues and keep the focus of each publication relevant to the contemporary issues in economics. We are distributed in print across the Cornell Campus and are available online through the Cornell Economics Society website ( We invite students from Vanderbilt University to submit articles. We accept past papers, original pieces, and have no specific topic or length (we accept both longer and shorter pieces). Our submission deadline is Sunday, February 28, 2016. Applicants should attach a Word document and indicate their major and college/university and email it to If you would like more information we are more than happy to answer any questions. 

Nivedita Kutty Vatsa

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15th Annual Carroll Round Economics Research Conference at Georgetown University.


The Carroll Round is the world's premier economics research conference for undergraduates. Each Spring thirty of the brightest undergraduate economics students join us on the historic Georgetown University campus to engage in a weekend of economics related presentations and discussion. We draw hundreds of applicants from the world's leading economics programs, including the University of Chicago, Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford, Oxford, and the London School of Economics, among many others. We hope that students from Vanderbilt University will strive to be a part of this tradition in 2016.

I am writing to remind you that the application for the conference is live, and the deadline for submissions is fast approaching. This year's conference will take place from Thursday, April 21, 2016 to Sunday, April 24, 2016. Our application deadline is Sunday, February 8, 2015 and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Since acceptance to the conference is extremely competitive, it is to the applicant's advantage to submit the application materials as soon as possible, even if it is prior to the deadline. All decisions will be announced on a rolling basis.

The Steering Committee would appreciate it if you could forward this application announcement to students writing senior theses or performing other original research projects. We recommend that students apply as early as possible, but applicants need not have finished their research projects when they apply. Works in progress and detailed abstracts are certainly acceptable, and the Steering Committee will contact applicants if further information is needed before a decision can be made.

The Conference itself provides a fantastic opportunity for students to engage with some of the top minds in contemporary economics. Throughout the weekend formal presentations are supplemented by intimate social events where participants, steering committee members, professors serving as discussion chairs and invited speakers can interact with each other.

For more information about the Carroll Round, visit our website. The FAQs and application pages should be particularly useful.

For more information about the Carroll Round, visit

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