February 14, 2017
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Economics Department Newsletter
Global Studies Colloquium:  CDE Talks
"Life through Dance: The Great Dances of Malawi" by Chiku Gareta and Mariana Jumbe
"Radical Christian Terrorism: the Lord's Resistance Army in Northern Uganda" by Pascal Owor
Tuesday, February 14
Schapiro 129
Center for Development Economics fellows will present.

Real World Econ Discussion: "Coastal Cities and Climate Change" by Matthew Gibson
Tuesday, February 14
Paresky 114

Grab dinner and join faculty and students for an informal discussion of economics in the real world. More information here.

Speed-Date an Econ Major at the ERC
Thursday, February 16
Schapiro 141
Come learn more about the Econ Resource Center and the major from tutors and experienced Econ students who can answer any questions about navigating the major. Hot chocolate and donuts will be provided.
Economics Resource Center (ERC) Schedule:

Offering tutoring for Econ 110 and 120
9:00pm - 11:00pm
Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays:  Schapiro #137 and 141
Wednesdays:  Schapiro #137 and 241
Apply to the Women in Economics Research (WiER) Conference
Deadline is Wednesday, February 22, 2017:

"WiER, a conference sponsored by the Williams College Economics Department, aims to encourage undergraduate women to participate in research in economics. Attendees will share and learn about exciting research in a supportive environment intended to build networks and foster enthusiasm. The program will include presentations of papers by selected students, networking with peers from other schools, and mentoring activities."  More information here.
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.

Other Summer Opportunities:
Nicaragua Summer Research
Prof. Rai is looking for 1 or 2 students who speak and read Spanish fluently to work as research assistants with a coffee co-operative in Northern Nicaragua this summer.   Please contact Prof. Rai directly by Feb. 22 at noon.

Post-Graduation Opportunities:
Research Assistant / Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
Stanford Opportunity Lab / Equality of Opportunity Project
"These positions will be based either at Stanford or in Washington, DC for academic year 2017-18 and [will] work with [a] research group for 1-2 years after [graduation] from college (or a Masters program). In addition to working as research assistants, the pre-doctoral fellows typically co-author papers with other students or faculty. The program thus serves as a good bridge between college and graduate school for students interested in applied microeconomics."  More information is available here.  Application deadline:  Wednesday, March 1.

Research Fellowship
Washington, DC
Interested in research on tax administration and behavioral economics? Fellowships available with Prof. Day Manoli.  More information here.

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