2015-16 Economics Department Newsletter #18
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Economics Department Newsletter

March 14, 2016
Upcoming Events:
Honors Thesis Information Session
Wednesday, March 16
12:30pm – 1:00pm;  Schapiro 309
Considering writing a thesis?  Interested juniors can learn more about the Honors Program in Economics at this brief information session. 

Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar
Wednesday, March 16
4:00pm;  Griffin 6

Gender and Intergenerational Mobility: Using Health Outcomes to Compare Intergenerational Mobility Across Gender and Over Time by John Parman, NBER and Assistant Professor of Economics at The College of William & Mary


Econ Snacks
Every Thursday
9:00pm - 11:00pm;  Schapiro 141

presented by the Economics Student Advisory Committee (ESAC)
Fall 2016 Econ Teaching Assistants:

If you are interested in being a TA for the Economics Department in Fall 2016, please apply here by Friday, April 15 at noon (12:00pm).  To access the application, please log in using your short form email address (e.g.,  Late applications will not be accepted. 

We will need TAs in ECON 110, 120, 251, 252, 255, 233, 364, 472, 501, 502, 503, 504 and POEC 253.  There may also be TA positions open in other economics classes.
Reminder - submissions due by Friday, March 18;  Design the new Econ major T-shirt & win a $50 Amazon gift card:

"ESAC is holding a design competition for a brand-new Econ major T-shirt! Both graphics and clever slogans are highly encouraged but not required.  Submissions are due before Spring break (by March 18), so get started right away! And yes, the winning submission will win a $50 Amazon gift card, because the large number of purchase options online allows you to maximize the marginal utility of the prize by buying exactly what you want. Email Jillian at jrs7 or Peter at pal1 for questions, and send submissions to jrs7."

[ESAC:  Alejandra (aad5);  Allegra (ajs12);  Ashish (as30);  Betty (blc3);  Mary (fg1);  Giulia (gf2);  Jacob (jzb1);  Peter (pal1);  Sarah (ses8);  William (wyc1);  Josie (jmm9);  Juchan (jdk3); Karim (ka5);  Leah (lcb1);  Naomi (nc6);  Naomi (nem2);  Yinga (yqx1);  Richard (rmj1);  Via (vhw1);  Jillian (jrs7)]
External Employment Opportunities:

The Rhode Island Innovative Policy Lab
Junior Data Scientist/ Economist

"The Rhode Island Innovative Policy Lab is looking for highly skilled, motivated individuals to work as junior data scientists with a focus on economics. Research projects apply data science, data engineering and econometric skills to policy questions which incorporate Behavioral Economics, Public Economics, Education, Health and Industrial Organization."  More information is located on their website.


Mathematica Policy Research
Program Associates
MPR is currently recruiting for spring/summer hires within their Data Analytics department:
Program Associates -  Washington, DC;  Cambridge, MA;  Princeton, NJ
Program Associates - Princeton, NJ


Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
Research Assistant / Coordinator

For more information on this one-year (June 2016 - June 2017) position, "ideal for individuals with an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in economics or business, and who seek to gain greater familiarity and experience with research before applying to graduate school," please refer to both their advertisement and job posting.


McAdam Financially Advanced
Financial Advisor

McAdam is recruiting upcoming graduates to fill this position at their Boston office.  Their "Interview Day with McAdam" will be held on Wednesday, March 23, with the leadership team conducting phone interviews with candidates during the afternoon. These spots fill up fast, so they encourage anyone interested in applying to do so through their job posting, or by sending resumes via email.
Student Conferences:

PERC Student Colloquium 2016
The Property and Environment Research Center annual colloquium "designed to help undergrads understand how property rights and markets can resolve environmental conflict" takes place in Montana on June 21-26.  For more information and application details, please visit their website
Deadline:  Thursday, March 17
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