April 11, 2017
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Economics Department Newsletter
CDE Conference 2017:
Climate Change and Development Policy
Thursday, April 13 and Friday, April 14
Schedule located here.
Economics TAs for Fall 2017
Application deadline is noon on Friday, April 14
If you are interested in being a Teaching Assistant for the Economics Department in Fall 2017, please apply through this link by Friday, April 14 at noon (12:00pm). We will not accept late applications.  [To access the application you should log in using your short form email address (e.g.,]
We will need TAs in ECON 110, 120, 251, 252, 255, 205, 456, 502, 503, 504 and POEC 253.  We will also need a Computer TA and general STATA TAs.  There may also be positions open in other economics classes.

Fall 2017 Internship Program
Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC
"As interns at the Office of Economic Policy, students will have the opportunity to work alongside economists at the Department of Treasury on relevant policy research, in addition to attending Congressional Hearings and think tank lectures throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area. We encourage highly motivated students with an interest in economics, public policy or academic research to apply." 

Post-Graduation Opportunities:
Research Assistant
Fox School of Business, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
"The Fox School of Business is looking for a full-time research assistant to begin in Summer 2017 [to] work on projects at the intersection of psychology, management, and marketing.  For best consideration, apply by Friday, April 14."
Student Programs:
The Horizons Fellowship
This fully-funded technology immersion fellowship, open to those "currently enrolled in (or recently graduated) an undergrad or graduate university program, provides software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Students need not have a computer science background. Our curriculum is designed to teach students how to build web, mobile, and desktop applications.  Our Horizons Speaker Series brings successful founders, investors, and technologists into the classroom.  We have 4-month semester programs and 3-month summer programs in cities across the U.S."
Success Stories brochure

Graduate Programs:
The University of Chicago
Masters in Computational Social Science
UChicago “is pioneering a new MA program, with significant resources and merit scholarships. Computational Social Science is an emergent approach in which students apply the latest innovations in computer science and statistics to complex social questions. We are training our students for elite-level PhD admission in Sociology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, History, and Anthropology.
Nearly all students we admit will receive a half-tuition grant in the first year, and a two-thirds tuition grant in the second.  We also furnish extraordinary support for professional placement, with paid internships between the first and second year, on-campus recruitment from prominent firms, and three years of work eligibility for international students as a recognized STEM program.”

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