2014-15 Economics Department Newsletter, Vol. 11
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Economics Department Newsletter

December 3, 2014
In This Edition:
  • Seminars
  • Reminder for Seniors
  • Call for Undergraduate Papers
  • Student Conferences
  • Internships and Employment Opportunities
  • Meet the Professor

Tuesday, December 9;  4:00pm, Griffin 6
Economics Department Seminar:  "Panel SVARs Part II:  Applications from Recent Empirical Papers" by Peter Pedroni, Williams College Economics Department

Professor Pedroni will present results from several of his recent papers, including papers with Williams College coauthors.

Reminder for Seniors:

Econ seniors:  Deadline for one semester thesis proposals is Friday!  Details can be found in an e-mail you received in early October or contact for more details.
Call for Undergraduate Papers:

Comparative Advantage - Stanford University  
Stanford’s undergraduate economics journal is looking for research paper submissions from all levels of experience.  This year's edition will be published with two different sections:  a more colloquial section focusing on submissions from freshmen and sophomores, and a more advanced section.  For more information and to see past journals, please visit their

Due dates:
Freshmen/sophomore papers:  April 10, 2015
Advanced section:  Round one - January 15, 2015;  second round - May 10, 2015


Penn Undergraduate Law Journal - University of Pennsylvania
PULJ is an undergraduate research publication funded by The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  Currently they are seeking submissions for an upcoming issue.  For more details and deadline information, please see their
Student Conferences:

The Global Engagement Summit
Students committed to social change are encouraged to apply to attend the five-day GES being held at Northwestern University.  Application procedures and links to their brochure, video and website are located in GES'
Internships and Employment Opportunities:

Summer 2015 Paid Undergraduate Internship Program - Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program at Hampshire College
For information on this opportunity, please refer to their


Research Assistant - The Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution
This year the program is seeking to hire approximately seven new assistants for one- or two-year appointments, preferably beginning between June 1 and August 1.  For more information and the application procedure, please view their
job posting.
Meet the Professor:  Lucie Schmidt

Professor Schmidt has been at Williams since 2002.  She teaches principles of microeconomics and electives on gender and population economics.  Her research focuses on anti-poverty programs in the United States, with a particular focus on disability programs, and on the economics of marriage and fertility decisions.  She is currently the chair of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.  In her free time, Professor Schmidt likes to cook, hike, snowshoe, read, and spend time with her daughter, son, and grandson.  


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