September 26, 2016
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Economics Class of 1960 Scholars seminar: How Do Patents Affect Follow-on Innovation? Evidence from the Human Genome
Tuesday, September 27
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Griffin 6
Heidi Williams, Associate Professor of Economics at MIT and a 2015 MacArthur "genius" award winner, will present her paper that was co-written with Bhaven Sampat of Columbia University.

CDE Development Dialogue: "Is Image Everything? Peer Social Concerns and Economic Development"
Friday, September 30
CDE dining room

Rob Jensen (Class of 1993), Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania will present. 
[PLEASE NOTE:  Due to space limitations, RSVPs to are required by 11:00am on Thursday, September 29.]

CDE Seminar: "Information, Demand and the Growth of Firms"
Friday, September 30
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Griffin 6

Rob Jensen (Class of 1993), Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania will present.
On-Campus Recruiting:

Information Session:  Princeton in Asia
Thursday, September 29
Hopkins 001

Staff members and alumna [including Katie White (Laos '12)] will attend:
"Interested in teaching on the coast of Thailand, studying environmental conservation in the foothills of the Himalayas, reporting for a leading newspaper in Myanmar, or working on local economic development in Mongolia?  PiA fosters mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Asia through immersive work experiences that transform perspectives, cultivate long-lasting relationships and benefit local and global communities... For the 2017-2018 academic year, PiA expects to offer 130 yearlong fellowships in 21 Asian countries in the fields of access to education, environmental sustainability, public health, economic development, social justice and access to information.  PiA is open to graduates of all colleges and universities and requires no prior Asian experience or language skills." 
Those unable to attend the information session can learn more at a
Applications are being accepted
here.  Deadline: November 11
On-Campus Employment Opportunity:
Computer TA for Economics Departmentto assist with updating information posted on the department web site (, maintaining the department's working paper series ( and and improving online visibility of the department and communication with those interested in department activities. Prior experience with web development (Wordpress and html) and skills editing files, doing FTP file transfers and simple file operations in a Unix/Linux environment would be helpful, but training will be provided as necessary.  This position will last until May 2017 for a strong candidate.

Please submit a brief letter or email expressing interest in the position along with a resume or summary of relevant experience to by Friday, September 30.


External Employment Opportunities:
Quantitative Economics and Statistics Staff Analyst
Ernst & Young's National Tax Department
"EY’s Quantitative Economics and Statistics practice (QUEST) invites seniors and recent graduates to join our team. QUEST is a group of economists, statisticians, and other professionals that assists EY’s clients with a variety of sophisticated quantitative analyses. Our team provides clients in a wide range of industries and geographies with policy-focused economic analysis, statistical sampling, surveys, and other quantitative analytics. QUEST also functions as one of EY’s internal think tanks, providing analyses of important issues to inform our clients’ business strategies."
Job description and data sheet
Application deadline: September 30

Research Associates

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Interviewing begins in October for these Spring/Summer 2017 positions.  Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled (typically early January).  View the job opening and application instructions on their website.
Graduate Schools:

Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
"The M.S. in Economic Theory and Policy is a two-year degree program that emphasizes theoretical and empirical aspects of economic policy analysis through specialization in one of five key research areas: macroeconomic theory, policy, and modeling; monetary policy and financial structure; distribution of income, wealth, and well-being; gender equality and time poverty; and employment and labor markets".  For more information on the program, please attend one of their faculty-hosted webinars.
Early Decision deadline: November 15
Regular Decision deadline: January 15

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