2015-16 Economics Department Newsletter #3
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Economics Department Newsletter

September 30, 2015

Thursday, October 1 at 4:00pm in Griffin #6
Economics Department Seminar
Employer Screening Costs, Recruiting Strategies, and Labor Market Outcomes: An Equilibrium Analysis of On-Campus Recruiting by Russell Weinstein, Assistant Professor of Economics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Tuesday, October 6 at 12:30pm-1:30pm in the CDE Building
Development Dialogue:  "Innovation in Africa: The Case of Mobile Money" by Tavneet Suri, Associate Professor of Applied Economics at MIT Sloan School of Management
[Note: For Development Dialogues only, reservations are required due to limited seating. If you are interested in attending, please email Karima Barrow and she will let you know if there is room.]

Tuesday, October 6 at 4:00pm in Griffin #6
Economics Department Seminar:  The Perils of Building Democracy in Africa by Tavneet Suri  (based on her paper co-authored with Benjamin Marx and Vincent Pons)
Post-Graduation Opportunities and Fellowships:

Federal Reserve Bank of New York - Research Analyst
Research Analysts play an integral role in both the policy and research functions of the Research and Statistics Group.  The Fed's economists, whose specialties include banking and payment systems, capital markets, international economics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics, work closely with Research Analysts. 

Recruiting is currently in progress for positions beginning in Fall 2016.  For more details, please refer to their brochure.  Applications are being accepted on their job portal until Thursday, October 15.

Venture for America - Fellow
Venture for America is a fellowship program for recent grads where they work for two years at one of VFA's hundreds of partner startup companies. Fellows learn hands-on what it takes to build a company, while getting the mentorship, network, and ongoing support to prepare them to become successful entrepreneurs.  VFA's goal is to spark job growth in cities that need it by sending top talent to help grow the businesses that will make it happen.

Stanford GSB Research Fellows Program
Stanford GSB Research Fellows Program offers a two-year fellowship that is designed for individuals wanting to gain training and experience toward a career in academic research before applying to a PhD program in business and related fields.  Applications are currently being accepted for Summer 2016.  Details are here.
Graduate School Programs:

Columbia University PhD in Sustainable Development
Housed at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), students conduct research on topics such as climate change and its social consequences, causes and solutions to extreme poverty, energy systems, agricultural transitions, water resources, infectious disease, global demographic change, ecosystems, disasters and conflict. The program emphasizes rigorous and quantitative approaches to the natural and social sciences, particularly economics.  More information is located on their flyer.