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November 7, 2016
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Economics Department Newsletter
CDE Seminar: 
Upping the Ante: The Equilibrium Effects of Unconditional Grants to Private Schools
Monday, November 7
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Griffin 6
Asim Khwaja, Professor of International Finance and Development at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, will present.


Economics Department Seminar:
The Nature of Conflict
Wednesday, November 9

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Griffin 6
Associate Professor Quamrul Ashraf will present findings based on his work with co-authors Cemal Eren Arbath and Oded Galor.
Summer Internships
Hutchin Hill Capital
"David Kane `88, a portfolio manager at Hutchin Hill Capital, has 6 to 8 internship openings for this coming summer (2017) in Boston. The internships are paid and last for 12 weeks, with some flexibility about start and end dates. If you are interested in quantitative portfolio management (and have solid programming skills) please contact him at david.kane@hutchinhill.com. Please include a resume and information on your programing background, especially in R. Feel free to contact current students who have worked for David, including Eugene Cho `17, Yuanchu Dang `17, Anthoney Tsou `17, Andy Yao `17, Miller Zhu `17, Fan Zhang `17, Arjun Kakkar `18 , Ryan Kwon `18, Tanner Love `18, Ziqi Lu `18, Maddy McFarland `18, Daishiro Nishida `18, Skylar Smith `18, Karan Tibrewal `18, Austin Vo `18, Yiheng Zhang `18 and Zafer Cesur `19. David has been hiring Williams interns for over a decade and has published several articles with them, including: 
http://journal.r-project.org/archive/2013-2/lu-kane.pdf
http://journal.r-project.org/archive/2011-1/RJournal_2011-1_Kane~et~al.pdf
http://cran.r-project.org/doc/Rnews/Rnews_2008-1.pdf (pp. 10--13)
http://cran.r-project.org/doc/Rnews/Rnews_2007-1.pdf (pp. 36--41)
This is a good internship for someone with programming skills interested in learning about finance. Previous Williams interns include Andrew Leeser `05, Daniel Gerlanc `06, Kyle Campbell `08, Aaron Schwartz `09, Arjun Ravi Narayan `10, Andrew Liu `11, David Phillips `11, Ville Satopaa `11, Hai Zhou `11, Yang Lu `14, Heidi Chen `14, Vu Le `14, Michael Flynn `15 and Kanishka Malik `16."



Research Associates
Kellogg Finance Department at Northwestern University
More information on this full-time salaried position working with and for Kellogg Finance faculty can be found here.  "Previous Research Associates have participated in graduate courses at Northwestern during their appointment and have gone on to prestigious PhD programs."


Research Assistants / Project Coordinators
The Motivated Cognition and Aging Brain Lab
"The Motivated Cognition and Aging Brain Lab (PI: Samanez-Larkin) is moving from Yale to Duke University in summer 2017 and is seeking 1-2 post-bacc research assistants / project coordinators to begin around August 2017."  More information here.


Manager, Knowledge Center
League of American Orchestras
For a complete job description and application instructions, please see here.  Application deadline:  November 14, 2016

Ph.D. Program in Economic Analysis and Policy
Tulane University

Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2017.  More information can be found on their website and flyer.  Application deadline:  February 1, 2017

Undergraduate Workshops:
"Nordic Pathfinder is now accepting applications for its Winter 2016 Investment Banking Workshops in Stockholm. Our intensive program curricula thoroughly cover fundamentals of business management, marketing, accounting, corporate finance and entrepreneurship. Our faculty is composed of seasoned business and finance professionals, successful entrepreneurs, as well as business school instructors, and they offer students a 'real world' perspective through their use of self-developed case studies, proprietary simulations and applied modules.  Partial financial assistance and other key benefits are available to those who demonstrate merit and financial need."
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