November 28, 2016
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Economics Department Newsletter
Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar:
Quantitative Easing in the 1930s
Tuesday, November 29
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Griffin 6
Christopher Hanes, Professor of Economics at SUNY Binghamton, will present.

Access to Opportunity & the "Strange" Economics of Higher Education
Wednesday, November 30
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Griffin 7

"Mark Robertson (02'), currently on staff in Williams's development office, is former director of the Access to Opportunity project at Harvard's Center for Education Policy Research. [His] talk [is] about college access/affordability and the unique economic factors that shape the education landscape. There will be pizza."  Sponsored by Students for Education Reform.
Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Program:
"Each year the Economics Department selects a group of students to participate in a series of special seminars given by economists from a variety of colleges, universities, and research institutions. Students selected to participate in this seminar series are designated Class of 1960 Scholars.  Scholars typically participate for three semesters (junior spring, senior fall, and senior spring)."  Applications are currently being accepted from Junior Economics majors until December 9, 2016.  More information here.
AEA Summer and Scholarship Programs:
"The AEA Summer Training Program (AEASP) and Scholarship Program have increased diversity by preparing undergraduates for doctoral programs in economics and related disciplines."  Detailed information and application instructions for this two-month residential program being held June 1 - July 30, 2017 at Michigan State University is located on the American Economic Association's website.
Research Assistants
The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution
THP is looking to hire graduating seniors/recent graduates for positions beginning in Summer 2017.  More information is available on their website.

Various positions
Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
Listings for open positions at J-PAL and partnering organizations can be found on their job portal.

Economics and Education M.A. Program
Teachers College, Columbia University
"The goal of the program is to train students to apply economic concepts and tools to address both domestic and international issues in pre-kindergarten through post-secondary education."  More information is available via their advertisement and website.

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