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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
Publishing   Over the Transom

On Campus Organizations, Events, Courses, Lectures

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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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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.


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.


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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University of Texas-Austin MA program in Economics. Please share this information with interested students and invite them to attend our online information sessionThursday, November 16, at 6pm CST.  A program brochure is also attached.

On behalf of the Department of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin, we invite your students to apply to our one-year Master’s program. Our terminal M.A. Economics degree offers a 10-month, 10-course curriculum for students seeking rigorous training in economic theory and analytical methods; 18 and 24-month program tracks are also available.

The program is suitable for students with any of the following goals:

  • Obtaining the background in economics and mathematics required to gain admission to a high-quality economics PhD program
  • Qualifying for jobs in the private or government sector that require greater expertise in economic, analytical, and statistical tools than provided by an undergraduate degree
  • Studying economics as a complementary field to another area of expertise (law, political science, public health, statistics, energy, etc.)

An undergraduate degree in Economics is not required for applicants. A strong quantitative background, along with some exposure to economics courses, is expected. Successful applicants will have taken multivariate calculus and preferably linear algebra. 

Our application deadline is March 1, 2018, and classes begin in July 2018. Our website provides detailed program information including application instructions, course descriptions, syllabi, a profile of our current class, and student testimonials. 

If you wish to learn more, please register for our virtual information session, Thursday, November 16, at 6pm CST, available online at You are also encouraged to contact us directly at if you have any questions about the program. 


Summer & In-Term Employment, Internships

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St. Louis Fed Research Internships.

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 


Open Source Macroeconomics Lab, Becker Friedman Institute, University of Chicago. I am contacting you from the University of Chicago to share that we are now accepting applications for our 2018 Open Source Macroeconomics Laboratory , a seven-week summer boot camp to build advanced computational skills in economic research. The program is competitive and 25 undergraduate students will be selected for a fully funded research opportunity at the University of Chicago. 

The camp is directed by Richard Evans, Director, OSM Lab, and Becker Friedman Institute Fellow. Other faculty include Lars Peter Hansen (University of Chicago), John Stachurski (Australian National University), and Christopher Carroll (Johns Hopkins University). 

We hope you will direct advanced undergraduate students to apply. Additional detail on the program is included below as well as on our website and in the attached announcement. The deadline to apply is February 23, 2018.


The Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Treasury Department is currently looking for college students interested in Economics, Finance, or Public Policy for our Summer2018 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 30 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.  Under some circumstances, 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 1, 2018 .   U.S. citizenship required. All candidates must be currently enrolled as a full time student in a college or university.  For further information, please contact Christine Devlin, Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Treasury Department, 202-622-2020.

For questions, please contact Christine Devlin or by phone 202-622-2020. 


The Economic Analysis Group of the Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, has openings for unpaid summer internships,  as an economic research analysts in Washington, DC.  We are looking for detail-oriented highly motivated individuals interested in microeconomics and who have completed a course in econometrics or a similar discipline. 

Interested applicants should send a resume, a short writing sample on an economic topic, contact information for two references, and a copy of their college transcript via e-mail to . A security background check is required and takes at least four weeks to complete.  All work assignments will be in Washington, DC, and all interns must be U.S. citizens. Applications must be received by March 9, 2018. 

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


University of Maryland Summer Research Initiative (SRI). Information on the upcoming 2018 Summer Research Initiative (SRI) at the University of Maryland, College Park can  be found on our website at We would appreciate your assistance in distributing this information to students. The application is currently available online through the Big Ten Academic Alliance’s (BTAA) shared application to Summer Research Opportunity Programs (SROP). Students can reach the application through our website. The application is available through February 10, 2018.

We appreciate your assistance in helping students find valuable undergraduate research experiences. These experiences often prove very valuable to their success at the graduate level.


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

2018 Internship Dates: June 4-August 10, 2018

Summer Stipend: $5,000

Deadline to Apply: February 11, 2018


Contact email:

Applications now open. Apply here!  


The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is hosting a one-week public policy boot camp from August 19-25, 2018.

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, 2018 (early application deadline is February 1, 2018).

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, 2018 (early application deadline is February 1, 2018).

If you believe the HISPBC program would be of interest to your students, please forward this information to them directly or via a department email list. Please also let us know if you will need any promotional materials, including printed fliers, posters, and e-mail content. If we should be in touch with anyone else in your department, please forward this message or let us know whom we should contact.

We appreciate your taking the time to review our program offering. For more information, please reply to this message or visit our website here .


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.

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.

Employment Opportunities after the BA

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St. Louis Fed Research Associate position.

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


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.


Full-time Assistant Analyst, Congressional Budget Office. The CBO is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress. CBO's Financial Analysis Division is seeking an Assistant Analyst. The division develops financial models to estimate the cost of credit and insurance programs and to forecast financial variables such as stock prices, interest rates, and housing market variables. The division also produces research reports about financial issues affecting the federal government, collaborating with a large network of academic and industry specialists.

The Assistant Analyst will support the division's financial modeling and research by gathering data from many sources, merging those data into databases, conducting literature reviews, and collaborating with economists on research and written reports. The analyst will also interact extensively with others in legislative and executive branch agencies and at research institutions.

The position is an opportunity to improve modeling, programming, and analytical skills in a research-intensive environment and to gain experience in applying financial concepts to real-world problems. Assistant Analysts in the division often pursue professional or graduate degrees in fields such as economics and finance following their two-to-three-year appointments at CBO.

Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in economics or a related field, and they must have performed a significant amount of quantitative coursework. Coursework in finance and financial accounting is especially desirable. Furthermore, candidates should have: Outstanding quantitative skills, including experience with statistical and scientific software packages such as Stata, SAS, R, MATLAB, and Python (SciPy or StatsModels); Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills; Initiative and independence; Strong written and oral communication skills; and a track record of meeting deadlines.

This position is only for candidates who have or are obtaining a bachelor's degree; it is not for those who have or are obtaining a master's degree.

The salary range is $42,000 to $48,000, and the salary will be commensurate with related experience. CBO offers excellent benefits and a collegial, respectful work environment.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, résumé, brief writing sample, unofficial copy of transcripts, and contact information for three references HERE  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Although there is no deadline, this position may be closed any time after February 28, 2018 if CBO has received a sufficient number of applications from qualified candidates. This position is covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998, as made applicable to CBO by the Congressional Accountability Act, as amended. 


Full-time Research Assistant Position, Kellogg School of Management.  Prof. Filippo Mezzanotti (Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern) and Prof. Tim Simcoe (Boston University) are hiring a full-time research assistant to help them with their work in Innovation and Finance, with a target start date of July 1, 2018.  The job will be based in Chicago, and the RA should expect to split his/her time between the Finance Department at Kellogg and the Census Research Data Center in downtown Chicago.

The full posting with all the relevant information can be found HERE. For any questions, please contact Prof. Mezzanotti.


Full-time Research Assistant position, Chicago Booth School of Business.  Professor Constantine Yannelis at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business is hiring a full-time research assistant to start around July 1, 2018.  This full-time RA would be working closely with Professor Yannelis on projects in finance.  If you know of any exceptional graduating seniors or recent graduates who would be interested in working with Professor Yannelis for one to two years before going to graduate school, I would very much appreciate you letting them know about this opportunity.  Previous holders of this position at Chicago Booth have gone on to PhD programs at Harvard, MIT, Princeton, and the University of Chicago.  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 application instructions is at


Full-time Research Assistant Positions at UC-Berkeley. I'm a UC Berkeley economics professor. Could you please forward the attached announcement for a very selective full-time research assistance fellowship, to potentially interested Vandy economics undergraduates who are about to graduate or have recently graduated?  

The fellowship is ideal for someone who wants to strengthen her application and skills before applying to top economics PhD programs. Fellows will support rigorous empirical research by me and Professor Emmanuel Saez (John Bates Clark medal winner) for 1-2 years. 


Brookings Institution, Research Assistant Positions. The Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution is conducting our annual Research Assistant recruitment. Each year we employ approximately fifteen 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 be able to share the job posting with your graduating class of Economics majors. We believe this is an excellent opportunity for recent graduates. 

The job posting is here: 

Please note that applicants will need to submit a cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation, and a transcript. The application deadline is February 16, 2018.


Wharton Real Estate Research Analyst Positions. My name is Amy Joy Diehl and I am from the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Please see the attached flyer for information about our upcoming Research Analyst positions. 

These full-time Research Analyst positions are for recently completed BAs who are looking for 2-3 years of research experience before heading off to grad school. The job consists of assisting researchers on topics related to real estate, household finance, public policy, and urban economics. Following their time at Penn, our best Research Analysts have gone on to economics Ph.D. programs like Stanford and Yale.  

If you know of any outstanding candidates, please let me know and encourage them to apply.  Applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Feel free to circulate and thanks in advance for your help!


Full-time Internships at Economists, Inc. We are interested in recruiting Vanderbilt’s senior economics students for our full-time, entry-level Research Associate position which will start the summer of 2018.  A job description is HERE.

I have already posted our job description with your career services office but believe that a more targeted posting will be to our advantage as well as yours.  Would it be possible for you to email the attached job description to each of your senior economics students to ensure that they are all aware of it?  This would be greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions or would like further information about our company or the position itself, please feel free to contact me or visit our website at


RESEARCH FELLOW, STANFORD LAW SCHOOL (Fixed term) *multi-job posting

Commitment: Full-time, starting Spring/Summer 2018. Fellowships last for one year, with an option to renew for a second year by mutual agreement of the professor and the fellow.

Description: Assist with the research of Professors John J. Donohue, Jacob Goldin, Daniel Ho, Daniel Kessler, and Alison Morantz at Stanford Law School.

Designed for graduating seniors or recent college or master’s program graduates, fellowships provide a unique opportunity for those considering graduate school, law school, and/or business school in the future.

Prior Research Fellows have matriculated to Ph.D. programs at Harvard, Stanford, Yale, MIT, Princeton, Columbia, and NYU and law school at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Columbia. They have been drawn from a variety of undergraduate disciplines, including economics, political science, applied math, public policy, statistics, engineering, and computer science.

Successful applicants will be matched with a specific professor based on background and interests. As full-time Stanford University employees, fellows will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including full medical and dental insurance, access to campus athletic and academic facilities, paid vacation time, professional development funds, and the capacity to audit Stanford courses and attend on-campus lectures and seminars free of charge.

Job responsibilities will vary by position, but involve all aspects of the research process including: Conceptualization of suitable empirical methodologies and models; Collecting, managing, and structuring quantitative datasets; Statistical analyses of complex datasets and interpretation of results; Communication with government officials, industry stakeholders, and research collaborators; Report writing and manuscript preparation.

Job qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the social sciences or another relevant field; Outstanding academic credentials and intellectual creativity;     Eagerness to take initiative and solve intricate problems; Excellent time-management skills and ability to work effectively with minimal supervision;       Experience in a quantitative discipline such as economics, political science, statistics, applied math or engineering; Exceptional research and analytical writing skills;Programming experience in Stata, SAS, R, Python or other languages is preferred, but not required; Prior research experience and coursework in the empirical social sciences is preferred, but not required

How to apply:  There will be two rounds of application review. The deadline for the first round is 7:00AM PST on Monday, October 30, 2017. The deadline for the second round is 7:00AM PST on Monday, January 8, 2018.

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis and preference will be given to first-round applicants. The position is visa sponsorship eligible (H1B) and applicants with OPT are also eligible for this position. Apply online HERE.  Make sure to upload each of the following: Brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position; Current resume; Transcript (unofficial version acceptable); Short academic writing sample, preferably empirical or social science-related;       Contact information for at least two references, preferably able to speak to academic research skills. 

If you have any additional comments or questions, please see the FAQ on the website above.


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


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:


Study Abroad

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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: 


Summer at the London School of Economics.

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!


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.



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Carroll Round XVII--Call for Papers. I am writing to introduce myself as the Recruitment Chair for the 17th Carroll Round, the annual international economics conference held at Georgetown University. The Carroll Round provides a unique forum to present and discuss original research among the world’s top undergraduates. Our goal as a Steering Committee is to foster the exchange of ideas among leading undergraduate international economics and political economy students by supporting the pursuit of scholarly innovation in the field. This is an unparalleled opportunity for undergraduates to experience an academic conference and converse with expert economists in an intimate setting. 

This year’s conference, which will be held April 19-22, 2018, will bring together participants, prominent academics, and policy-makers through presentations, discussions, and lectures. The centerpiece of the weekend revolves around the presentation and discussion of original research by undergraduates in panels moderated by economics professors and practitioners. Additionally, we hold keynote lectures and events throughout the weekend to provide attendees opportunities to hear from eminent economists, including Nobel Laureates and members of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. Last year we were honored to host Dr. Jason Furman and Dr. Nobuhiro Kiyotaki as keynote speakers. Other past speakers have included George Akerlof, Susan Athey, Robert Merton, John Nash, Maurice Obstfeld, Thomas Schelling, Ben Bernanke, Joseph Stiglitz, and Peter Diamond. A list of past speakers may be found here

We are currently seeking submissions of journal-length articles with a priority deadline of February 9, 2018, hoping to release decisions on a rolling basis by March 16, 2018. Given the strong economics program at Vanderbilt University, we encourage all undergraduates conducting original research to submit their articles, though works in progress and detailed abstracts are welcome too. 

The Carroll Round seeks to cover as much of each participant’s travel and hotel expenses as possible. We encourage top undergraduates to join our community of like-minded scholars in presenting their research, meeting and networking with other top undergraduates, and discussing today’s most pressing economic issues with top minds in the field. For more information and to apply, please visit our website.

Since the Carroll Round’s inception, we always have underscored the international aspect of economics. Although this theme remains the focus, this year we will also accept exemplary papers on other topics in economics. That said, we may ask these participants to add an international component to their presentation. For instance, if an article is about the US education system, we may request additional content on implications for countries with a similar education system.

On behalf of the entire Steering Committee, I would like to welcome all interested undergraduates to apply to join us for another great Carroll Round. 


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 for submission guidelines and further information.


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:

Thank you, we look forward to reviewing your work.


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


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 If you would like more information we are more than happy to answer any questions. 


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 Ssubmissions 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. 


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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.

View the 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 20, 2018. We hope you will encourage your students to participate and look forward to this year's submissions!