2014-15 Economics Department Newsletter, Vol. 16
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Economics Department Newsletter

February 5, 2015
In This Edition:
  • Student Employment Opportunities
  • Employment Opportunities and Internships
  • Call for Undergraduate Papers
  • Graduate Programs
  • Meet the Professor
Please Note:

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Student Employment Opportunities:

Summer Research Assistant opportunities in the Economics Department
RA opportunities are available for Economics and POEC majors, and any other students who will have completed any of the intermediate core courses (Econ 251, 252, or 255, or POEC 250 or 253) by the end of the spring 2015 semester.

Details and application instructions are available in the
Employment Opportunities and Internships:

Summer Internships and Post-Grad Fellowships - Economic Policy Research Institute
Please refer to the following
posting for information on EPRI's upcoming summer internships and post-grad fellowship program in Cape Town, South Africa.  Details about upcoming information sessions are also included.


Student Trainee (Economics) - Economic Research Service, USDA
The Economic Research Service of USDA is accepting summer intern applications through its Pathways program.  For more details, please refer to their
announcement and online job posting.

Research Assistant - Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
This position entails a one-year commitment and is ideal for students who are considering graduate study in business or economics.  Details are available
Call for Undergraduate Papers:

The Visible Hand - Cornell University
Cornell Economics Society's biannual student-run publication is distributed in print across the Cornell campus and online through the Cornell Economics Society

The editors are currently seeking submissions for the spring issue and will accept past papers and original pieces of no specific topic or length.  Applicants should attach a Word document, indicate their major and college, and email it to

Submission deadlineMarch 1, 2015
Graduate Programs:

Andrew Young School, Georgia State University
Please refer to the
information sheet for more details on the Ph.D program in Economics at the Andrew Young School, Georgia State University
Meet Professor Shore-Sheppard:

Professor Shore-Sheppard has been at Williams since 2000, coming here after teaching a few years at the University of Pittsburgh and earning her Ph.D. at Princeton and her B.A. at a College-That-Must-Not-Be-Named slightly to the southeast of Williams.  She teaches health economics, labor economics, poverty policy, and econometrics (including at the Center for Development Economics) and she is currently serving as chair of the Program in Political Economy.  Her research is on the impacts of public policy towards low-income families in the United States, particularly Medicaid, and on the interaction between public programs and labor market outcomes.  When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband (Prof. Tony Sheppard in Music) and two children (Ethan, 13, and Maia, 10), figure skating, cross-country skiing, and competing in triathlons.

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