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October 13, 2016
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Economics Department Newsletter
Yvonne Hao (hosted by Women in Business Club)
Thursday, October 13
8:30pm
Griffin 7
Yvonne is an Operating Partner at Bain Capital, one of the world’s leading private equity firms. Yvonne graduated with a degree in Economics and Asian Studies in 1995 and is on the board of trustees at Williams.  Before working for Bain she was a consultant at McKinsey. 



Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar: 
Why Do College Going Interventions Work?
Tuesday, October 18
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Griffin 6
Bruce Sacerdote, Professor at Dartmouth College and Research Associate at NBER, will present.


Public Forum on Economics Curriculum
Thursday, October 20
7:30pm
Schapiro 129
Please join the Williams Economics Department for a Public Forum on our Economics Curriculum.  We are eager to hear your thoughts about how the curriculum is working for students and what changes you would like to see. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Sign Up to Earn Money in Economics Experiments!

Want to earn money helping conduct economics research? Then SIGN UP to be in the Williams Experimental Economics Laboratory subject pool!

Go to http://econ.williams.edu/. Click “Experiments”, and then click “Sign up” to complete your profile. You will then get an email that will let you confirm your registration.

Once you’re signed up, you’ll receive email invitations to experimental sessions as they occur. If you choose to participate in a session, you’ll be paid in cash. How much you can earn will depend on the experiment. Your decisions in the experiment will be data for economic research conducted by faculty and students. 

No special skills are needed!  All majors are welcome.
(If you are already in the system, you do not need to re-register.)
 
Teaching Assistants for Spring 2017:

If you are interested in being a Teaching Assistant for the Economics Department in Spring 2017, please apply using the link below by Friday, October 28 at noon (12:00pm). We will not accept late applications.
 
We will need TAs in ECON 110, 120, 251, 252, 255, 209, 213, 215, 381, 385, 387, 457, 477, 514, 516, 521 and 523.  There may also be TA positions open in other economics classes. 

Please apply through the following link.
[Note: to access the application you should log in using your short form email address (e.g., abc1@williams.edu)]

 

Internships and Fellowships:

Spring 2017 Internships
The Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Treasury Department
More information on the internship program can be found here
Application deadline: November 10, 2016



Summer Fellowships 2017
Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College
"Students currently in their junior year (from any major) are eligible to apply [for] a 7-week in-residence paid summer fellowship":
Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute
PPIA flyer

IT Lab: Summer Security Intensive
IT Lab: SSI flyer


Atlantic Expedition Fellowship
"The fellowship will take participants to the US and Germany, where they will have the opportunity to network, debate and collaborate with future opinion leaders, as well as with established transatlantic decision-makers and stakeholders from a variety of business sectors and interest groups. Fellows will co-author a policy memo, drawing upon their diverse range of skills, interests and experiences, to be presented during the trips, and distributed to key transatlantic actors."  More information here.

 



Employment Opportunities:

Research Assistant
University of Southern California’s Center for Economic and Social Research
"This full-time research assistant position, working with Economics professor Dan Benjamin and his co-authors, will be starting in the summer of 2017, and is ideal for individuals who are interested in behavioral economics research and are likely to pursue a PhD in economics."  More information is available here.

Opportunities to Publish Undergraduate Research:

Michigan Journal of Business
This academic journal, distributed to over 200 libraries around the world, is also indexing in EBSCO's Business Source database and the Directory of Open Access Journals.  They are currently looking for submissions of "outstanding undergraduate papers relevant to business or economics."  Undergraduates who have written research papers, current senior thesis candidates, and recent graduates are encouraged to submit.  Submission deadline: October 23, 2016


Yale Undergraduate Journal of Economics and Politics
This publication is accepting submissions (research papers, essays, articles, and theses written for either a class or independent project) of topical subject matter and of any length.
"With an online format that is easily accessible worldwide, we provide a unique platform for authors to share their ideas with readers at universities, think tanks, and government agencies. When we release our issue this fall, we will send a copy out to academic departments and organizations around the country in order to maximize the exposure of our authors’ work."
Please submit work via their websiteFall issue deadline:  October 21, 2016
Graduate Schools:

PhD program in Human Developmental Economics
Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University

"This interdisciplinary doctoral program aims to better understand human development through the study of cultural, social, emotional, economic and behavioral interactions as they contribute to socialization and decision making.  We offer a doctoral experience that provides individually designed programs of study in the context of common milestones and shared training objectives. Through a rigorous combination of research training, coursework and other mentored experiences, and an applied internship, students develop expertise in one area of scholarship among other competencies such as econometrics, grantsmanship, publication, and teaching and mentoring."  More information is available on their website and flyer.
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