February 7, 2017
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Economics Department Newsletter
Global Studies Colloquium:  CDE Talks
"Climate Change and the DR Congo: Challenge or Opportunity?" by Marina Mavungu Ngoma
"Ebola and Sierra Leone" by Lucy Brewah
"Dynamics Affecting Future Leadership in Zimbabwe" by Nobert Machinjike

Tuesday, February 7
2:45pm - 3:45pm
Schapiro 129
Center for Development Economics fellows will present.

Econ Welcome Pizza Party
Thursday, February 9
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Schapiro 129
Chat with Econ professors and other students at this informal gathering.

CDE Development Dialogue: "Development Policy in the Times of Globalization" by Chris Hale
Friday, February 10
CDE dining room
Reservations are required due to limited seating: Please RSVP to Kellie Corey by 11:00am on Thursday, February 9
On-Campus Opportunities
Summer Research Assistants:

Applications are now being accepted for summer RAs in the Economics department.  More information is available here.  Applying by noon on Wednesday, February 15 is recommended.

IHME Internship Program
University of Washington, Seattle

"The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation offers a paid internship in Global Health...This internship provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to work in a dynamic and agile organization at the intersection of non-profit work, technology development, academia and research. Internships are offered in the following areas:  (1) Research;  (2) Global Engagement;  (3) Technology;  (4) Financial Planning."  More information available on their website.  Apply here.  Deadline: 11:59pm on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

Post-Graduation Opportunities:
Research Assistant in Public Economics and Behavioral Economics
Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
This one-year position, possibly extending to two years, is a "chance for a student angling to go to grad school to get a year of high-intensity research experience. The focus will generally be in behavioral public finance, with some diversions into pure PF and pure behavioral work."  More information is available here and here.  Applicants encouraged to apply before Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

Research Coordinator
Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

This position "will work with the faculty co-directors of Wharton People Analytics on various research projects. The position is ideal for individuals with an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in business, economics, or psychology seeking to gain greater familiarity and experience with research before applying to graduate schools."  More information is available here.
Student Programs:
AEI 2017 Summer Honors Program
Washington, DC

This program offered by American Enterprise Institute, a public policy research think tank, is a "fully funded educational and career development opportunity for undergraduate students interested in public policy and politics. Each year, we bring together top students from around the country to discuss policy topics in small seminars, join daily lunches with policymakers and business leaders, and advance their careers through high-level networking opportunities. The program gives students an unparalleled opportunity to spend one week immersing themselves in a particular public policy issue with leading scholars and practitioners in their fields."  More information available on their website.  Application deadline:  Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Oxford Bright Scholars China Enterprise Summer Programme 2017
Shanghai, China

July 30, 2017 - August 12, 2017
"Students will engage in debates and discussions about China’s economic reforms, policy experimentation, stability maintenance strategies as well as China’s relationship with the US, South China Sea, and across continental Africa... We will visit both local Chinese firms and MNCs based in Shanghai. Students will have opportunities to ask in-depth questions about market entry strategies, key policy-related challenges, and personal career development."  More information and the application is available on their website.
Undergraduate Publishing Opportunities:
The Visible Hand
Cornell Economics Society
This student-run undergraduate economics journal distributed in print across the Cornell campus and available online is accepting "past papers and original pieces of no specific topic or length (both longer and shorter pieces).  Applicants should attach a Word document, indicate their major and college/university, and email it to"  Submission deadline:  Friday, February 24.

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