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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 .

In order for your post to be considered for review please include: Your name, your email address, the date, a bulletin headline, your message and the termination date for your post.

Disclaimer: The Department has not certified any postings. We reserve the right to exclude anything we deem inappropriate. Please limit postings to academic pursuits. Ads for used cars, apartments, furniture, etc. will not be posted. Unless specified, postings will be automatically deleted after six weeks.

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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My name is Jasper Lu and I am a committee member of the Vanderbilt Ventures committee of Vanderbilt Student Government – we are, in essence, the entrepreneurship/business committee of VSG. This semester, we are excited to be hosting a The 2016 Vanderbilt Ventures Business Competition, through which students can create a business while in college. The winning business gets $10,000 in funding and help starting their business. This is the same competition that helped create campus businesses VanderBIKES and Refridge-A-Dore in the past.

However, not many students know about this upcoming opportunity. We could use help promoting the competition and the info sessions for it. Attached below is a flyer for the competition. If you could broadcast information about the competition/info sessions in your listserv, that would be extremely helpful – we hope to have as many students know about this opportunity as possible. 

Here is a link to the Facebook event as well:

 Jasper Lu

Applications to be on a Student Consulting Team are now live! As a student consultant, you will be working in teams led by a project manager to solve real world challenges for one of the following organizations: Hands on Nashville, Thrifsmart, Tennessee Environmental Council, Nashville Shakespeare Festival, or Junior Achievement. This experience provides a unique way to make a difference while also supporting your professional development.

Applications are due on Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations' AnchorLink page under FORMS by Sunday October 2nd at 3 pm. Students will then be selected for an informal interview with members of SCNO's executive team.

Please reach out to or check out our website if you have any questions.

 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.  Malcolm Getz
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Campus Tutoring: Requests and Offers

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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):

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

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

Jeff Shelton


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.

 Rupi Saggi


Tutoring Student Athletes:  We are again looking to fill tutoring positions in your department, specifically for ECON 1010, and were hoping that you might assist us once again. We were hoping to get the information sent out to any upper class student that may be interested in tutoring and that is available this summer. Any help that you could give me would be much appreciated!

We pay our tutors between $10-$15/hour and all tutoring does take place in the Stratton Foster Academic Center in McGugin Center.

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

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The Stonybrook University MA program in Economics welcomes applications.  We believe this can be an attractive program for your quantatively oriented undergraduates who would like a taste of a rigorous training in Economics, and who want to build upon their accomplishments at the undergraduate level. Our program allows students who perform well in the first two years go continue into our PhD without having to take additional classes.  We started this program in the Fall of 2010 and many of our graduates have gone on to highly ranked PhD programs, as well as the private sector and research institutions.

Eva Carceles-Poveda


The Wharton School’s Doctoral Program in Applied Economics.   All incoming students are guaranteed funding for five years.  Our Fellowship covers all tuition and fees along with a projected stipend of around $30,000 for 2017-18.

With a 1:1 faculty to student ratio, students quickly become immersed in the applied economics research process as they interact and work with the faculty.  With only one year of required teaching and research assistantship duties, students have ample time to focus on their thesis and become a compelling candidate for the job market.

Indeed, our students are well-placed in leading economics departments, business schools, and public policy programs as well as government, business, and consulting.  In the past four years, students have been placed at top U.S. universities, such as Harvard (HBS), Duke (Fuqua), Michigan (Ross), Wisconsin, and Northwestern (Kellogg).

Drawing from more than 30 applied microeconomists at Wharton, the Applied Economics program allows specialization in many areas including Behavioral Economics, Development Economics, Energy and Environmental Economics, Experimental Economics, Industrial Organization, Market Design, Public Economics, Risk Management, and Urban Economics and Real Estate.  Recent students have also pursued interdisciplinary research topics related to Finance, Health Care Management, Management, and Marketing.

Our objective is to attract motivated students ready to start doing research in cooperation with our diverse faculty.  Candidates with strong foundational training in economics and who have shown proficiency for and interest in academic research are given the highest priority in our admissions process.  

Applications are due by December 15, 2016. Additional information on our program is available at: 

 Diana Broach


Ph.D. Program in Economics at Arizona State. We encourage you to apply to the PhD program at Arizona State University. Our research strengths are Macroeconomics, Empirical Microeconomics, Environmental Economics, Financial Economics, and Economic Theory. Most of our graduates find research positions either in Universities (for example, Notre Dame, West Virginia University, Virginia Commonwealth) or governmental organizations (for example, the World Bank and the Atlanta Fed). You can find a complete list of our placements at  Our Phd program is small, with an entering class of around 10, and our faculty are enthusiastic about working with students on research. Our graduates have published in the leading journals of the profession, including EconometricaThe American Economic Review, and The Journal of Political Economy

The application deadline for full consideration is January 15, 2017. The online application can be accessed here: .   

 Ed Schlee


Georgetown University's M.A. in Asian Studies (MASIA) program provides students with an unparalleled educational opportunity to study the dynamics of Asia. Prospective students can apply online by January 15, 2017 for Fall 2017 enrollment.


University of Pittsburgh Ph.D. Program . As the admissions season for PhD programs in Economics starts, I wanted to reach out ask for your help. Here at the University of Pittsburgh we are increasing our efforts to attract high-quality applicants to our program. We are proud of our solid job placement record with 70% of our graduates placed in research-oriented jobs (tenure-stream academic plus research institutions). Attached is an electronic flyer that summarizes the highlights of our program. Could you please distribute via email to your undergraduate and/or MA students?

 Marla Ripoll


Tufts University Ph.D. Program in Human Developmental Economics. This interdisciplinary doctoral program is offered by the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development (CSHD) and the Department of Economics. It aims to better understand human development through the study of cultural, social, emotional, economic and behavioral interactions as they contribute to socialization and decision making.

Based on Tufts University's Medford/Somerville campus, our connections to diverse settings serving children, youth, and families provide students with opportunities to engage in applied research in the neighboring communities of Cambridge and Boston, as well as other locales, states, and countries.

The doctoral program in human developmental economics prepares students to make important contributions to theory, research, policy, and/or practice. Alumni of Eliot-Pearson's parallel doctoral program in applied child and human development work in a variety of settings/roles, including academia, Congressional Policy Fellowships, early childhood, secondary and higher education administration, international early childhood consultation, international NGOs (e.g., UNICEF, World Bank), and research firms (e.g., TERC).

Students are admitted into our full-time program based on faculty assessment of students' potential to make significant contributions to the field, ability to complete the program, and potential fit with a particular mentor's research program.

If you are interested in rigorous, interdisciplinary training focused on children and families in diverse contexts and cultures, please apply to the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University.
More information can be obtained at

 Marcus Weir


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

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Summer & In-Term Employment, Internships

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Brookings Institution Summer 17 Internship Opportunities:

Overview: This summer internship, beginning in June 2017, is a paid opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior year, senior year, or recent college graduates from a social science discipline with an interest in public policy and social justice issues.

This internship pays an hourly rate of $11.50, and applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (no less than 35 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship will last approximately 10 weeks.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include supporting the director of the Race, Place, and Economic Mobility project on daily and long-term projects. Interns will be responsible for assisting the director with research such as data collection, editing, and general research support. Interns will be tasked with researching, drafting, editing, and posting blog posts for the project. Interns will assist the director with compiling PowerPoint presentations for research and fundraising purposes. 

 The intern will have the opportunity to attend internal meetings, local think tank events, professional development workshops, and public Brookings events as well as participate on Brookings sports teams and network with other interns throughout the Institution.

Qualifications: Undergraduate students (who have completed their sophomore year) working towards a social science degree are encouraged to apply.  Our most successful interns have strong writing, analytic, and internet-based research skills. Interns must have a demonstrated interest in public policy and social justice issues either in their coursework or past intern experiences. Strong PowerPoint skills are required. Strong written and oral communication skills are also required.

Successful completion of a background investigation is required for interning at Brookings.

Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please submit your resume as instructed and add your cover letter as an attachment when you apply. Your cover letter should highlight your educational experience and skills, along with an explanation of how this internship will contribute to your professional goals.

Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.

To apply, please click here: 

 Calisha Wright

AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE internships: I will be visiting Vanderbilt next Tuesday, March 14 to host an information session at 11:30 AM in the Commons 237.  I will be speaking about internships and entry-level job opportunities at the American Enterprise Institute.  I was wondering if you might be willing to pass our flyer for the session along to any of your economics students who might be interested in AEI. Please find it attached here.

 Caroline Hollis

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. 


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

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.

Applications are due by February 15, 2017. Please follow the below link to the application

2017 Summer Fellowship Application
For more information, go to

Or Please contact Dan Newlon, Coordinator AEA Summer
Economics Fellows Program at



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.


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 20, 2017.  

 Katherine Pollack


Office of Economic Policy Spring 2017 Internships. The Office of Economic Policy is currently accepting applications for our Spring 2017 internship program. The application deadline is November 10, 2016.  As interns at the Office of Economic Policy, students will have the opportunity to work alongside economists at the Department of Treasury on relevant policy research, in addition to attending Congressional Hearings and think tank lectures throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area. We encourage highly motivated students with an interest in economics, public policy or academic research to apply. 

Successful candidates should have extensive writing and research skills. They should be able to think and work independently, be proactive in reaching out to staff, and be well organized. Interns are expected to work 32 to 40 hours a week. Our intern positions are unpaid, though we do provide a public transit subsidy to defray commuting expenses.  

Additional information is attached. For questions, please contact Christine Devlin at or by phone 202-622-2200.  

 Christine Devlin


Summer Internships at the Chicago Fed. 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 interns for next summer. Ideally we at looking for current juniors with some research experience. 

Click  here for the job description. The url listed below directs to a site that provides a direct link (in the right sidebar) to where students can apply for the job.  

 Thomas Klier


Cigna Healthcare Summer Interns.  Whether you've never considered being an actuary, or you have known about the profession your whole life, our information session is the perfect place to learn about the career frequently placed at the top of most-desirable-profession lists.  Recruiting mostly for the Nashville office, but there are positions available in Hartford, Philadelphia, Austin, and Denver as well.

Cigna's information session will take place at 7 PM on Thursday, October 6th in the Student Life Center, Meeting Room 1. Any students who already know they are interested may apply now through the Career Center (search Cigna AEDP).

What is the AEDP?

The purposes of Cigna's Actuarial Executive Development Program (AEDP) are to (1) attract and retain high-caliber actuarial professionals who will perform financial and actuarial functions and (2) facilitate member development in pursuit of attaining senior level managerial and leadership roles throughout the organization. Cigna values its actuaries and helps them to learn, grow, and excel throughout their career. The AEDP helps develop its full time members through job rotations and actuarial exam support and we have had program graduates reach CEO, Chief Financial Officer, Operational and Technical leadership positions as well as roles that require more subject matter specific expertise, both across the US and around the world!

A great way to assess whether the actuarial profession in general and Cigna in particular are a good fit for you is to participate in our actuarial summer internship. This eleven week program from late-May until early-August will expose you to what life as an actuary will be like, and serves as a "two way interview." Additionally, Cigna views the internship program as our primary source for identifying full time talent.

AEDP summer internship benefits
• "Real" work: You will be assigned a project that deals with actuarial related concepts, usually overseen by an AEDP member so you can get exposure to the day-to-day work of an actuary. You will be asked to present your findings and conclusions at the end of the summer.
• Speaker series: You and your fellow interns will be exposed to a variety of lectures, case studies, and presentations given by members of the Cigna and actuarial community so you can get a feel for the wide array of roles that exist in the organization and how they fit together.
• Compensation: Earn a highly competitive hourly rate in addition to gaining valuable work experience.
• Paid Housing: The AEDP pays for the interns' housing in an apartment complex or facility that has close proximity to the office.
• Community: Be a part of a large, tightly-knit community of actuaries and AEDP associates, not only in your local office, but also across the US and around the world!


 David Stroup


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) to  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.

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Employment Opportunities after the BA

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Assistant Analyst,  Congressional Budget Office.  The Congressional Budget Office is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress. CBO's Budget Analysis Division seeks an Assistant Analyst to work within its two health analysis units.  This position is open only to candidates who have or are completing a bachelor's degree; it is not for those who have or are completing a master's degree.  This is not a permanent position: At the end of a two-to-three-year appointment, Assistant Analysts typically leave CBO to continue their education in such disciplines as economics, public policy, medicine, or the law.

Tasks will include monitoring Medicare demonstrations and the implementation of major health care legislation; collecting and analyzing data; conducting literature reviews; and developing and producing summaries, charts, and tables.  The division's health analysts work closely with key Congressional staff on U.S. health care policy, preparing multiyear spending projections for federal health care programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, the health insurance marketplaces, and the Public Health Service.

Candidates must have a bachelor's degree with a major or minor emphasizing quantitative analysis, strong writing and computer skills, and a desire to work on issues of current interest to the Congress. The position requires outstanding quantitative skills (including facility with Microsoft Excel or other statistical software packages). It also requires initiative and the ability to work well with senior staff; to gather data for use in addressing policy questions; to prepare spreadsheets, statistical analyses, slide presentations, and reports; and to complete assignments promptly.

The salary range is $40,000 to $44,000, and the salary will be commensurate with related experience. CBO offers excellent benefits and a collegial, respectful work environment.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, brief writing sample, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references online at See flyer HERE.

Unfortunately, due to the very small size of CBO, we are unable to post positions at every university's job board.  We do post jobs and internship on Handshake.  If you are able to have the position posted to your school's job board for us, we would appreciate it.


Ernst and Young recruits consultants for their Atlanta and Charlotte offices.  See Doreways for their on-campus interviews on October 19, 2016.  Post a resume.  For more information, contact Stephen Firestone.

Stephen Firestone

Chicago Booth Research Assistant Positions (June 2017).  I represent a group of faculty at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business who are hiring several full-time research assistants starting around June 2017.  These full-time RAs will be working on applied microeconomics projects for Eric Budish, Rebecca Dizon-Ross, Rick Hornbeck, Neale Mahoney, Owen Zidar, Seth Zimmerman, and Eric Zwick.  If you know of any exceptional graduating seniors or recent graduates who would be interested in working with one of them for a year or two before going to graduate school, I would very much appreciate you letting them know about this opportunity.  If there is any student who you think is particularly worthy of a close look, please don’t hesitate to let me know directly.

A formal job description with information on how to apply is at

 Stephen Lamb

Research Fellow, Stanford Law School.  Several Stanford law professors are seeking full-time Research Fellows to begin work in the summer of 2017. This is a unique opportunity for graduating seniors and recent college graduates to participate in groundbreaking empirical legal and social science research. Past fellows have found the experience to be valuable preparation for graduate school and have matriculated to a number of prestigious graduate, law, and business programs. See this handout for details.

Stanford Law Fellows

Research Associates at the St. Louis Fed
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is seeking research associates to start during spring/summer 2017. 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:

 Charles S. Gascon

New York Fed Research Analyst positions. 

We are writing on behalf of the Research Analyst recruiting team at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Each fall we recruit Research Analysts to work closely with the economists in our Research group starting the following fall.  We request your assistance in finding talented seniors to fill these positions.  Your familiarity with undergraduates at your institution will be of tremendous help in this effort.

Research Analysts play an integral role in both the policy and research functions of the Research and Statistics Group.  Our 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 who choose to apply to graduate school are consistently accepted by top programs; others pursue 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.  Previous RAs have also gone to law and public policy programs at Harvard Kennedy School, Princeton, Yale, and others.

We seek 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.

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 research 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.

Enclosed with this letter you will find a pamphlet with more details about the Research Analyst position.  Please circulate these to interested candidates. Applications are being accepted now, on a rolling basis, at It is recommended that candidates apply by October 15th.

 RA Recruiting Team

Chicago Fed: Associate Economist 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 Associate Economists (AEs) to start in the summer of 2017. This position is structured as a rigorous two to three year research assistantship meant to provide empirical and theoretical skills in preparation for graduate school. Most of our AEs enroll in graduate programs upon departure from the Fed.

You will  find the job description here. The url listed below directs to a site that explains the key features of this position and provides a direct link to where students can apply for the job.

 Thomas Klier

The United Nations has opened the application period for the annual recruitment initiative called 'United Nations Young Professionals Programme' (UN YPP) aimed at young professionals who are eager to build a career in the UN System. The Programme is a perfect entry option into the United Nations suitable for current students and graduates who are 32 years old or younger with a first-level university degree in areas related to Economic Affairs. Please find the brochure about the UN YPP 2016 in the file attached.

Application period for the UN YPP 2016 is currently open and will be closed on 19 July 2016. Therefore, it is highly recommended to hurry up with the application form for this opportunity. Here is the website with detailed information about the Programme.

I would highly appreciate if you could inform your students and graduates about the UN Young Professionals Programme 2016 to help them start their career in the United Nations.

Please do not hesitate to contact me in case of any questions.

 Ekaterina Gorokhova

The Economic Analysis Group of the Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, has openings for full-time economic research analysts in Washington, DC. We are looking for detail-oriented highly motivated individuals interested in economics or math who have recently graduated or expect to graduate soon.

Please forward the attached announcement to any interested qualified student. A grade point average of 3.0 or better and U.S. citizenship are required.

If you have any questions, please contact Keonna Watson at 202-307-1409 or

 Keonna Watson

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,


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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From Prof. Robert Driskill:  I write to alert you to two possibilities to take an economics course (or two) in between Spring 2017 and Fall 2017. First, I am offering a 3-credit Maymester in London, Econ 2340, "War, Pillage and Plunder, and other Economic Conflicts." The dates are May 11 through June 2.  The location is London (with a three-day side trip to the WWII invasion beaches in Normandy). Prerequisites are Principles of Economics or consent of instructor.

The subject matter is unusual for an economics class, but relies on the same basic concepts as developed in a Principles course.  In large part, we look at historical episodes of conflict, e.g., aspects of WWII, through an economic lens.  We also develop a few rudimentary tools, e.g., elementary game theory, to help organize our thinking on these episodes. London and Normandy provide an excellent base from which to expand understanding through co-curricular activities, including visits to the Imperial War Museum, the invasion beaches of Normandy, the Tower of London, and more.

More information can be found by going to the GEO webpage at . Click on "Maymester," then click on "Econ 2340."

Second, I will also be teaching a three-credit class from June 5 until July 16 in Florence, Italy.  The course is Econ 2260, International Economics.  In contrast to our current on-campus offerings on International Economics, this course covers both international trade and international finance, and has a prerequisite of just Econ 1010 and Econ 1020 (or permission of instructor).  All offerings in International Economics at Vanderbilt other than this one require Intermediate Micro and/or Intermediate Macro in addition to Principles.  Also in contrast to the other Vanderbilt International Economics offerings, this class in part looks at trade policy issues through the lens of the historical evolution of cotton and textiles policies.

The 6-week program (June 5-July 16), run by CET, allows you to take up to two 3-credit classes, e.g., FL 2260 and, say, FL245, Food and Culture in Italy.  All of these CET courses are approved for Vanderbilt credit. The CET website gives information about expenses and other details.  Our GEO office can also assist.  To learn more about the class (and about the CET program in general),go to then click on "Summer," scroll down and find and click "CET-Florence," scroll down under "Areas of study" and click on "online course catalogue," then scroll down this CET page until you see "curriculum and syllabi," and click on FL2260. rses and the following page gives the information for Florence this summer):

If you desire further information, please send me an email.,or stop by my office at Calhoun 116C if you see my door open.

 Robert Driskill

2017 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 2017. 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 Course on MigrationOffered in Oslo and London, and students at SEC schools receive a tuition discount. 


Summer at the London School of Economics.


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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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.

The next issue will be published this coming Spring and the submission deadline is January 15th, 2017. Please email your paper to for submission along with your full name and academic background.

For further information on the publication and submissions, please check out our website:

Thank you, we look forward to reviewing your work.

 Tim Rickert

The Princeton Journal of East Asian Studies  is now accepting submissions for its Spring 2017 issue.  Details here.

Christine Jeong

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. 

Our submission deadline is February 24, 2017. Applicants should attach a Word document, 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. 

Henry Marshall

The Journal of Politics & International Affairs (JPIA) at Ohio State University is seeking qualified student submissions to be published in the Spring 2017. 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 The deadline is March 1, 2017, and submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis. We have recently updated our submission guidelines, which can be found here:, and ask you to carefully review them before submitting. 

 Ryan Moore


4:30 – 6:30 P.M.
Parents and Family Weekend 

The Undergraduate Research Fair showcases the work of our undergraduate student body in research, campus programs, and off-campus learning experiences. Presenting at symposia such as this is an important step in moving your undergraduate career toward other academic and professional goals as an engaged member of our community. I highly encourage you to present your accomplishments and explore other students’ work.


The Research Fair will take place September 22, 2016 from 4:30-6:30pm in the Student Life Center. You may submit your poster via the online applicationDeadline for participation is 12:00 pm on September 9th . If you have not previously composed a symposium-quality poster, please review the poster preparation information on the Vanderbilt Research Fair website. Prizes will be awarded for the best overall presentation of work per the judging rubric.

The Research Fair is sponsored by the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program (VUSRP) and the Littlejohn Family, the Office of the Provost, and the School of Engineering.

Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair


Publishing opportunity with Yale Undergraduate Journal of Economics and Politics.  My name is Eli Lininger and I am the editor-in-chief of the Yale Undergraduate Journal of Economics and Politics, a new interdisciplinary publication from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.  We publish articles related to economics and political science, and we seek submissions from academics, professionals and students from around the world. Our editorial board is currently in the process of soliciting pieces for our inaugural edition, to be released in November of this year, and we respectfully request that you notify students on your campus about the opportunity to place their scholarship in our journal.

Opportunities for students to publish scholarship are few and far between, even though they author a sizable amount of high-quality research. We believe that students should be given a fair shot to publish the work they produce, as published work can give students a big leg up in the hunt for fellowships, internships, and jobs.

Our journal reaches a wide audience. With an online format that will be easily accessible worldwide, we will provide a unique platform for authors to share their ideas with readers at universities, think tanks, and government agencies. When we release our issue this fall, we will send a copy out to academic departments and organizations around the country in order to maximize the exposure of our author's work.

The Yale Undergraduate Journal of Economics and Politics accepts submissions of any length, as long as the subject matter is topical.  Possible submissions could include research papers, essays, articles, and theses, written for either a class or an independent project. The deadline to submit a paper for our fall issue is October 14th, 2016, and we ask authors to submit their work via our website,

Our board would be grateful if you would publicize this opportunity on your campus.  Please feel free to forward or post my email as you see fit, and we hope that your students decide to submit their scholarship to the Yale Undergraduate Journal of Economics and Politics.

Eli Lininger, Editor-in-Chief
Yale Undergraduate Journal of Economics and Politics
Journal website:  

Eli Lininger


Columbia University's Journal of Politics and Society is currently accepting student papers for publication in our Spring 2017 Journal, and we request your help in passing on our call for papers to your undergraduate students. The Journal has consistently published multiple papers by your students in the past few years, and we would like your assistance in continuing to discover and print high quality work.

We are an academic journal of the social sciences and history, distributed nationally among academics on EBSCO, Google Scholar, and the Library of Congress. In its 28th year of publication, the Journal features exclusively undergraduate work on political and social issues. We are seeking outstanding student research papers from seminars, upper-level electives, independent study and thesis programs.

If you believe your students have produced work that would be suitable for the Journal, it would be greatly appreciated if you would let them know about our call for papers (typically between 20 and 50 pages, although all submissions will be considered). Please feel free to share this information with your current students as well as those with whom you have worked in the past.

The deadline for student paper submissions is August 26th, 2016. To download a Call for Papers PDF, please visit:

If you care to learn more about our organization or to view past editions of the Journal, please visit


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.
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Over the Transom

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The iOme Challenge has begun! The iOme (I OWE ME) Challenge is a competition that asks student teams to write an essay and create a video to raise awareness about the impact of financial security in retirement and how it connects to the social and economic well-being of our society. The Challenge is sponsored by the Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) and is open to college students across the country.

This Year's Challenge Question!

This year, teams are asked to imagine that they have been selected by the newly elected President as members of the Task Force for the Financial Security of Millennials (TFFSM). The President believes that Millennials face some unique financial challenges. Two of the major financial challenges that face Millennials are the substantial college debt that many have incurred and the lack of saving for retirement. These two challenges are naturally linked to one another. Paying off large college indebtedness means those funds cannot be set aside for retirement. Teams are asked to develop a policy proposal that will solve or ease the burden of college debt for Millennials. If the college debt burden is eased, what incentives can be developed to ensure that the money saved from college debt can be channeled into savings for retirement? Policy proposals must link these two financial challenges and provide solutions for both.

To participate, students are asked to write an essay and develop a short video. A blue ribbon panel will judge submissions. The winning team will share a $5,000 prize, with an additional $1,500 paid to the team's faculty advisor. The winning team will also be invited to Washington, DC in late June to present their winning paper at a national symposium.

View the complete Challenge question and submission guidelines.

Please let your students know about this opportunity, encourage them to participate or perhaps incorporate this into your classes for the current semester.

Past winners and honorable mentions of the iOme Challenge have included: Michigan Tech University, Virginia Tech, Texas Tech University, Western Michigan University, University of Nevada-Reno, La Grange College, LaGuardia Community College, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and Northeastern University.

More details, specific rules and a faculty module are available at the iOme Challenge website, The deadline for teams to submit their entry is April 17, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. We hope you will encourage your students to participate and look forward to this year's submissions!

M. Cindy Hounsell, J.D.
Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER)
1140 19th St. NW, #550
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 393-5452



Hoover Institution (Stanford) Public Policy Boot Camp. The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is hosting a one-week public policy boot camp from August 20-26, 2017.

We are contacting you because of your connection to students interested in public policy. This program, which covers the essentials of today's national and international public policy landscape, will instruct college students and recent graduates in the economic, political, and social aspects of US public policy.

Topics are chosen based on their immediate relevance to today's public policy challenges, meaning that students will focus on developing and applying critical reasoning skills to public policy formation. They will also have a unique opportunity to interact with the faculty of Stanford University's Hoover Institution, which is made up of scholars in economics, government, political science, and related fields.

The program is free of charge to accepted participants (including lodging and meals). Attendees will be responsible for travel costs and incidentals. The application deadline is March 1, 2017 (early application deadline is February 1, 2017).

We appreciate your taking the time to review our program offering. For more information, please email us or visit our website.


 Tom Gilligan


European Student Conference 2017 at Yale University.

European Horizons is still accepting applications for the third annual European Student Conference 2017 (ESC 2017) which will be held at Yale University on February 10th and 11th, 2017. The deadline is this Sunday, November 6. The application link can be found at I would like to thank you for previously taking the time to distribute this information. If there are any other students who may be interested in the conference, please feel free to forward the attached documents to them. We would love to have students from your university apply! European Horizons will fund transportation, meals, and accommodation with Yale students! Students should not be discouraged from applying because of financial limitations. The conference will also allow them to work with students from across the United States and Europe, as well as engage with professors and policy experts! Thank you once again for disseminating this information. Please feel free to remind students about this opportunity! If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

 Steven Roets



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 April 20-23, 2017 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. 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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