2015-16 Economics Department Newsletter #7
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Economics Department Newsletter

November 2, 2015
Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar
Tuesday, November 3
Griffin #6
Neighborhood Choices and Neighborhood Effects by Morris Davis, Professor of Finance, Paul V. Profeta Chair of Real Estate, and Academic Director, Center for Real Estate Studies at Rutgers Business School
Preregistration Social
Wednesday, November 4
Schapiro #129
Come to this informal gathering to speak with Econ professors and learn about registration and courses for next semester.  Pizza will be served.

Honors Program Information Session
Friday, November 6
12:15pm – 1:00pm
Schapiro #129
Considering writing a thesis?  Learn more about the Honors Program in Economics at an informational session.  This session is aimed at current seniors thinking about writing a spring thesis, but is also open to juniors considering a full-year or one-semester thesis for next year.  RSVP to Professor LaLumia helpful but not required.
On-Campus Recruiting:

Cornerstone Research
Information Session:  Tuesday, November 3
7:00pm;  Mears-Lewis Room

Cornerstone Research invites students to explore the Summer Analyst experience.  Applications should be submitted through the Career Center website;  resume drop closes at 11:59pm on Wednesday, December 23. 

Juniors who will be abroad during the spring semester should submit their application materials as soon as possible. Additionally, please email your resume, cover letter, and a copy of your transcript to Karan Bains

Post-Graduation Opportunities and Fellowships:

Brookings Institution - Research Assistant
The Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution is looking to hire approximately five RAs for one- or two-year appointments.  More details are available in the job posting.

Harvard EdLabs - Pre-doctoral Fellows Program
Please refer to the announcement for more information on full-time fellowship positions at The Education Innovation Laboratory at Harvard University.

IHME Post-Bachelor Fellowship Program
Online Information Session:  Wednesday, November 18
2:00pm PST
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington offers a Post-Bachelor Fellowship in Global Health that combines a full-time professional position, academic research, and education with on-the-job training and mentoring.  This program provides Fellows the option to pursue a fully funded Master of Public Health degree at the University of Washington.  More information is available here.
Graduate School Programs:

Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
Online Information Sessions
Please see this announcement for information and a schedule of upcoming webinars for the Levy MS in Economic Theory and Policy program.

Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
Online Information SessionMonday, November 23
6:00pm EST
;  use link above to register
Additional information about Weill Cornell's MS in Health Policy and Economics can also be found here.
Reminder:  Interested in an Econ Tutorial?
There are two that are open to both undergraduates and CDE students in which you might be interested.

Econ 390/536
Financial Crises: Causes and Cures
Financial crises have been with us for as long as banking has existed. Why are crises such a regular fixture of societies, and what can be done to prevent them, or at least reduce their cost? Topics examined include bubbles and swindles, especially when these spillover to the broader macroeconomy; the role of information in banking in normal times and in bank runs; boom-bust cycles in asset markets; international contagion; crisis resolution techniques; and the extensive history of attempts to improve regulation so as to reduce the frequency and cost of crises. Crises in developing and developed economies from the South Sea Bubble to the Euro Crisis will be examined, and the role of political economy factors in their run-up and resolution will be featured.

Econ 534
Long Term Fiscal Challenges

This tutorial will address the conceptual and theoretical issues that confront policy makers when they face policy challenges that are likely to emerge only over the medium- to long-term and that have important budgetary implications. It will explore the strategies and approaches that a number of countries have attempted to develop to bring the long-term into their current policy and budgetary planning processes. Students will be exposed to different long-term challenges that have important budgetary implications, including aging populations, health care, climate change, energy and infrastructure, and water. The course will consider the specific policy challenges that arise for each and the ways in which different countries are addressing them.

[Note: this course does not automatically show up in PeopleSoft, but there is a pull down menu that should reveal CDE (5XX) courses. Please contact the Registrar if you cannot see this option.]

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