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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
Publishing   Over the Transom

On Campus Organizations, Events, Courses, Lectures

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1/30/18

Vanderbilt UNICEF and Trafficking Week -- Jan. 30-Feb.3. Flyer HERE.

 ONGOING Committees: The faculty welcome comment on courses, requirements, and all dimensions of the instructional program. Students may discuss problems with their advisers. Junior majors elect one of their number to serve on the Committee on Undergraduate Studies for two years. Written comments may be addressed to the Director of Undergraduate Studies, the Department Vice Chair, or the Dean of the College. The Department especially welcomes comments from seniors and graduates who have completed the program.
   

Campus Tutoring: Requests and Offers

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 ONGOING

The Department of Student-Athletics is looking to a fill tutoring position in Economics, specifically for ECON 1010, 1020, and 3020, and were hoping that you might assist us.  We were hoping to get the information sent out to any upperclassman that may be interested in tutoring.  Any help that you could give me would be much appreciated!  Undergraduate tutor pay starts at $10/hr and all tutoring does take place in the Stratton Foster Academic Center in McGugin Center. I appreciate your time.

 Any interested students can go to our web site to look at the requirements and fill out an "Interested in Tutoring" form.

 6/30/17

Vanderbilt Tutoring Services is looking for excellent students of Economics to work with their peers enrolled in Economics 1010 and 1020 (“Principles of Macroeconomics” and “Principles of Microeconomics”) during the 2017-2018 Academic year.

While helping their fellow students achieve academic success, tutors will sharpen their own grasp of Economics, build valuable interpersonal skills, and get paid to do it: Undergraduate tutors start at $10/hour and graduate tutors start at $15/hour. This year, for the first time, tutors will also benefit from paid training and professional development activities while taking part in a collaborative community of dedicated peer and near-peer educators.

To be considered, potential tutors must have taken the relevant course(s) and received at least a B. The Department of Economics will help Tutoring Services to vet the applicants.

Interested students should fill out an application here (and should also follow the instructions to submit a copy of their transcript electronically):

https://wp0.vanderbilt.edu/writing/jobs/tutor-applications/

Applications received before July 17, 2017 will get first consideration.

Please direct questions to Jeff Shenton, Assistant Director of the Vanderbilt Writing Studio.

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Private Tutoring:  If you are interested in offering private tutoring services in economics, please post an announcement on the eBoard by emailing Prof. Saggi. You are free to set your own rate and hours.

   

Graduate Programs

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Summer & In-Term Employment, Internships

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10/4/18

Chicago Fed Research Internships. I’d like to inform you about an exciting job opportunity for current seniors. The research department at the Chicago Fed is looking to hire a number of interns for next summer, ideally current juniors with some research experience. We seek to recruit students with diverse backgrounds, interests, and perspectives. As a major employer of PhD economists, the Federal Reserve is taking on a leadership role in making sure women and students from underrepresented minority groups have the opportunity to explore career paths in economics.

Attached to this email find the job description. The url listed below directs to a site that provides a direct link to where students can apply for the job. Feel free to reach out with questions.  Intern - Economic Research.  

9/18/18

St. Louis Fed Research Internships. 
https://files.stlouisfed.org/files/htdocs/jobopps/External_Job_Posting_Summer_Internships_Research_Division_2019.pdf

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has a summer internship program that allows you the opportunity to learn about economics in the United States through the perspective of the Federal Reserve System. We begin accepting applications for the following summer in September, hold interviews in October and November, and extend offers on a rolling basis. 
For questions contact research.internship@stls.frb.org 

 ONGOING

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s Fiscal Internship Program. In the summer of 2010, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation established its Fiscal Internship Program in Washington DC with the goal of encouraging young people to get interested and engage in fiscal policy.  

The program pairs undergraduate and graduate students interested in the nation's economic future with leading public policy organizations working on fiscal issues. 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.

Participants in this program have the unique opportunity to: Live and work in our nation's capital; Gain first-hand experience with leading organizations working on federal fiscal policy; Join a diverse community of experts and students interested in budgetary and economic issues. 

Each intern works on research assignments related to federal fiscal policy issues under the direct supervision of a scholar at their host institution. Interns are matched with an internship based on their interests and participate in the research and programming of the host organization. The host institutions' work spans a variety of issues including healthcare, Social Security, economic policy, and tax policy, and includes a range of perspectives from progressive to conservative. 

This year’s hosts will include: American Action Forum; Bipartisan Policy Center; Brookings Institution; Center for American Progress; Committee for Economic Development; Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget; Economic Policy Institute; Kaiser Family Foundation;Mercatus Center; National Governors Association; Urban Institute/Tax Policy Center. 

Interns receive a $5000 stipend for the ten-week program. 

Qualifications: The Peter G. Peterson Foundation Fiscal Internship program is looking for a diverse group of talented students who are passionate about policy and good with numbers. The most successful candidates are ambitious, actively involved on campus or in their communities, and have demonstrated superior academic performance.  

We seek applicants who have: An academic background in economics, political science, public policy, public administration, or a related field; A demonstrated interest in fiscal and economic policy; An aptitude for numbers; Written communication skills; An open mind and willingness to engage with those who share different opinions and beliefs; A natural curiosity for learning new things; A desire to live and work independently in Washington D.C. 

Rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students are eligible to apply. Students must have completed at least two courses in economics, math, statistics, or political science, and have a working fluency with numbers. Experience with Microsoft Excel is highly recommended. 

Required Documents: 

  1. Resume
  2. Unofficial Transcript
  3. Personal Statement (250 words): Please describe your future career goals -- outlining factors that have influenced you along the way (personal, academic, or professional), and how you feel the PGPF Fiscal Internship program would help you to further your professional journey (250 words). Please use examples and be specific.
  4. Statement of Policy Interest (250 words):  Please choose ONE policy issue that interests you from the following list: •  Federal entitlement spending •  Budget process •  Taxes •  Healthcare •  Retirement security  •  Infrastructure •  State/local financing •  National security/National defense •  Another fiscal policy topic of your choosing. Thinking about this issue, answer ONE of the following (250 words): 1) Describe one aspect of this issue that you would like to reform and why; OR  2) Describe why you feel that this issue is important and why it should be a policy priority in the coming year.
  5. Contact information for two references

Website: https://www.pgpf.org/what-we-are-doing/grants/grantee-list/pgpf-fiscal-internship-program-in-washington-dc

Contact email: fiscalinternship@pgpf.org

Applications now open. Apply here!  

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Research Associate Program at Penn Wharton Budget Model. I am writing to see if you can help identify some talented undergraduate or Master students in your program who will graduate this upcoming spring and might want to spend two years as a Research Associate at the Penn Wharton Budget Model before heading to graduate school. Our Research Associate program is similar to those offered by the Federal Reserve and NBER, but we focus much more on data analytics related to public policy.

I would very much appreciate it if you could post the attached announcement to your student intranet website or forward directly to students that you identify as exceptionally strong. 

 ONGOING

The Summer Economics Fellows Program, Congressional Budget Office. CBO also offers a paid Internship Program for graduate students in economics and public policy. More information on that program can be found at https://www.cbo.gov/about/careers/internships.

Sponsored by the American Economic Association and the National Science Foundation, the Summer Economics Fellows Program is designed to increase the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented minorities in economics. Fellows spend a summer in residence at a sponsoring research organization or public agency, such as a statistical agency or a Federal Reserve Bank. Summer economics fellowships are available to senior graduate students and junior faculty.

2017 Summer Fellowship Application

For more information, go to
https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/committees/summer-fellows-program

Or Please contact Dan Newlon, Coordinator AEA Summer
Economics Fellows Program at dan.newlon@aeapubs.org.

ONGOING

Presidential Internship Program, 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.

Benefits:

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.

Application:

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.

Employment Opportunities after the BA

Date Message
 10/9/18

San Francisco Fed Research Associate positions. We are looking for recent graduates to join the Economic Research Department as Research Associates next Fall at the San Francisco Federal Reserve. The positions are two-year full-time, salaried, and offer full benefits. We would like to request that this email be forwarded to recent graduates and graduating students in your department to alert them of these openings. 

Research Associates work closely with economists at the top of their fields on a variety of research questions and real-world policy issues while developing a toolkit beneficial for graduate study and future career paths. Many Research Associates go on to competitive graduate programs. The Bank’s tuition reimbursement program and flexible work schedule also serve to encourage continued learning. 

We seek exceptional individuals with superior academic records and strong written and oral communication skills. Competitive candidates should have intermediate coursework in economics and a strong foundation in mathematics and statistics, demonstrated through courses such as calculus, linear algebra, and regression analysis. We also look for prior research experience, demonstrated interest in economics, programming experience, and familiarity with statistical programming packages such as STATA, R, and MATLAB. Applicants must be US.. Citizens. 

The Economic Research Department is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce. As such, we especially encourage submissions from groups traditionally less represented in economics. The Bank recognizes the benefit derived from different perspectives and looks to foster this when reviewing applications. 

Please do not hesitate to direct any questions regarding the position or application process to SF.ER.RArecruiting@sf.frb.org. Candidates can find additional information at https://www.fedeconjobs.org/ and apply for the position at:  https://www.frbsf.org/our-district/careers/search-for-jobs/?job=633782 

10/9/18

Pre-doctoral fellowships in Economics: Raj Chetty (Harvard), John Friedman (Brown), and Nathaniel Hendren (Harvard) are looking to hire several students to work with our research group,   Opportunity Insights (previously the Equality of Opportunity Project) . We are writing to seek your help in identifying candidates for this program.

The position is two years long and ideally begins around July 1st, 2019. The fellowship is based at Cambridge, MA and Washington, D.C. It will include a variety of tasks that provide preparation for graduate school, such as analyzing data, developing statistical models, creating presentations, and editing research papers. In addition to working with faculty as research assistants, the pre-doctoral fellows frequently co-author papers with other students or faculty members. Most previous fellows have gone on to top Ph.D. programs in economics or related fields.

Further details and application instructions are available in the attached document or this  website .

Our first-round application deadline is October 31, 2018, and our second-round deadline is February 28, 2019. 

9/21/18

The Princeton Program in Public Economics is looking to hire several full-time pre-doctoral research fellows starting around June 2019 to work on applied micro projects. If you know an exceptional graduating senior or recent graduate who would be interested in working with one of us as a research assistant for a year or two before going to graduate school, we would very much appreciate your letting them know of this opportunity.

Here is a link to a formal job description with information on how to apply. 

9/18/18

St. Louis Fed Research Associate position.  https://research.stlouisfed.org/RAjobs/

The primary mission of the St. Louis Fed Research Division is to provide high-quality, timely advice to the Bank’s president about monetary policy and banking issues. Producing and communicating important economic research in areas such as macroeconomics, international economics, and regional economics are also crucial components of the Division’s responsibilities. Working with the Division’s economists, research associates (RAs) at the St. Louis Fed play an integral role in achieving these objectives.

This position is a full-time position to start in the spring/summer of 2019. Interested applicants should expect to graduate in the Spring 2019 or Fall 2018. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with the first round of interviews in early October. For questions contact ra.recruiting@stls.frb.org

9/18/18

Chicago Fed-Research Assistant positions.  We’d like to inform you about an exciting job opportunity for current seniors. The research department at the Chicago Fed is looking to hire a number of research assistants to start in the summer of 2019. This position is structured as a rigorous two-year research assistantship meant to provide empirical and theoretical skills in preparation for graduate school. Most of our RAs enroll in a graduate program upon departure from the Fed.

Here  you will find the description for the RA position. The url listed below directs to our RA website that explains the key features of the position. It also provides a direct link to where students can apply for the job. https://www.chicagofed.org/careers/departments/research-assistant

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Positions at the Congressional Budget Office.   All open positions can be viewed  HERE .

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NYFed Research Associate positions. 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.

Information on current positions is here:  http://www.newyorkfed.org/careers/current_opportunities.html.

   

Study Abroad

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 ONGOING

The Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) Summer Scholarship Program is an Ambassador program that launched in 2005. The annual program provides scholarship students from the United States a unique opportunity to improve Chinese language proficiency, appreciate global issues, and increase intercultural connections between the United States and Taiwan. TUSA Global Ambassadors are expected to act as goodwill advocates for both the United States and Taiwan wherever opportunities present themselves.

Information and guidelines for application: http://taiwanusalliance.com/global-ambassador-scholarship-program/ 

 ONGOING

Summer at the London School of Economics.

http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/summerSchools/summerSchool/Home.aspx

Are you interested in summer school in London at the London School of Economics (LSE)? We are lucky this year to have a representative, Tom Purser, from the LSE Summer School visit us.

The Department will hold an Information Session for those interested in studying abroad at LSE during Summer 2018. Tom Purser will present information about application procedures, courses, and answer your questions pertaining to LSE Summer School. Mark your Calendars!

ONGOING

PRESIDENTIAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
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. 
 Benefits:
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. 
Application:
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.

   

Publishing

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ONGOING

UT Austin Undergraduate Economics Journal. I am writing to notify you that UT Austin's undergraduate economics journal is currently seeking submissions from undergraduate students. 

The University of Texas at Austin's undergraduate economics journal, The Developing Economist, is currently seeking submissions from undergraduate students for its fifth edition. Writings should be economic in nature. However, interpretation of that criterion may be related to other academic fields, and students whose focus is in political economy, finance, or mathematics should not hesitate to submit their senior theses or other undergraduate work. Please visit http://developingeconomist.com for submission guidelines and further information.

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Equilibria, Duke's undergraduate economics review , cordially invites you to submit your work for consideration in our 2017 issue. We welcome research papers, opinion articles, and/or theses from all disciplines of social sciences and business (economics, public policy, corporate law, statistics, finance, etc.).

This is an excellent opportunity for undergraduates to receive recognition for their work by a premier research university publication. Papers should be 10-20 pages in length (double spaced), using Chicago citation style.

For further information on the publication and submissions, please check out our website: http://dukeeconreview.wixsite.com/home.

Thank you, we look forward to reviewing your work.

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The Princeton Journal of East Asian Studies  is now accepting submissions.  Details here.

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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 have reached out to other peer universities in the past and are trying to extend our reach by inviting 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). Any assistance in distributing this information to your Economics students would be greatly appreciated. 

Applicants should attach a Word document, indicate their major and college/university and email it to cornellvisiblehand@gmail.com. If you would like more information we are more than happy to answer any questions. 

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The Journal of Politics & International Affairs (JPIA) at Ohio State University is seeking qualified student submissions. JPIA is a student-run journal that publishes papers written by undergraduate students in the areas of Political Science, International Studies, Economics, Public Affairs, Sociology, and related fields. Publication in the Journal is an opportunity to reach a wider audience outside of the class, as well as a learning experience through the editing and feedback process. We seek to publish high quality papers that address current events and relevant subjects in the area of politics and international affairs. Ideal submissions are both informative and argumentative, with well-developed theses and strong mechanics.

The Journal typically publishes original research, theses, and essays written for upper-level courses although all majors and class ranks are invited.

If this opportunity is of interest to you, we highly encourage you to submit a paper for publication on our website at  http://u.osu.edu/jpia/submit-manuscript/. Ssubmissions are reviewed on a rolling basis. We have recently updated our submission guidelines, which can be found here:  http://u.osu.edu/jpia/submission-guidelines/, and ask you to carefully review them before submitting. 

   

Over the Transom

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