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February 1, 2017
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Economics Department Newsletter
Econ Welcome Pizza Party
Thursday, February 9
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Schapiro 129
Chat with Econ professors and other students at this informal gathering.


CDE Development Dialogue: "Development Policy in the Times of Globalization" by Chris Hale
Friday, February 10
12:00pm
CDE dining room
Reservations are required due to limited seating: Please RSVP to Kellie Corey by 11:00am on Thursday, February 9
"Globalization has changed the way we think about international relations. As the world becomes more closely connected - a result of the widespread use of the internet and mobile telephones - the main challenges communities face are becoming more and more intertwined. Terrorism, migration, climate change, water scarcity, financial stability are all challenges that call for new approaches. Governments no longer have a monopoly on international relations. New players are rising to the center stage as businesses, nongovernmental organizations, large private foundations and individuals are becoming more effective in finding solutions for complex challenges. 
 
Chris Hale is the founder and CEO of kountable, Inc., a San Francisco-based start-up that combines data sciences, social capital and proven financial instruments to provide highly-scalable financing solutions to underserved 'missing middle' entrepreneurs in developing countries."
Message from the Economics Study Abroad Coordinator:
"Economics majors and prospective majors who are thinking of study abroad should consult with Prof. Lara Shore-Sheppard, the department Study Abroad Coordinator, about getting major credit for courses abroad.  Prior to contacting Prof. Shore-Sheppard, please see the department’s
information page on study abroad.  For course approval, you can send Prof. Shore-Sheppard an email with links to detailed descriptions of courses you would like to take, or if you are unsure about course choices and would like to talk about them you can contact her via email at lshore@williams.edu to set up a meeting."
2017-18 Barbara Solow Research Fellowship:
"The Barbara Solow Research Fellowship provides financial assistance to Williams College student(s) conducting research in Economic or Business History, or in other areas reflecting the diverse interests of the pioneering economic historian Barbara L. Solow, including Irish history, Caribbean slavery, and other historical topics in the social sciences."  More details and contact information can be found in the announcement.  Application deadline:  Friday, April 14, 2017
Apply to the Women in Economics Research Conference
Saturday, April 8, 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.
Application deadline:  Wednesday, February 22, 2017
On-Campus Opportunities:
Summer Research Assistant for Professor Bakija
Professor Bakija is interested in hiring two summer research assistants to work with him on projects related to tax policy.  Details and application instructions are available here.


Internships:
2017 Summer Research Internship
Columbia Business School
"Interns will take an active role on a research project in one of the following areas: Finance, Economics, Marketing, Management, Decision Sciences, Operations, Accounting, and Data Analytics. This is a multi-disciplinary program and candidates from all backgrounds, including Business, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, the Physical Sciences, and the Social and Behavioral Sciences, are encouraged to apply."
More information is available here and here.


Synthesis and Outreach Intern - Summer 2017
Statistics and Programming Intern - Summer 2017
Analyst Institute
More information is available here.
Article on Slate.com that mentions Analyst Institute.


Linking Applied Knowledge in Environmental Sustainability Research Experience for Undergraduates
University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI

"The LAKES REU focuses on water quality and phosphorus mitigation in an interdisciplinary manner over an 8 week program (June 11-August 5), with projects in economics, geography, anthropology, sociology, biology, mathematical modeling, and geology." Information is available on their website and Facebook page.


Post-Graduation Opportunities:
Research Assistant
University of Virginia
Research Assistants "will collaborate with faculty on a range of projects in applied microeconomics, including criminal justice, international development, health, education, and environmental policy."  More information here.


 
Research Associate or Assistant
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

This position starting in Spring/Summer 2017 will "work with a team of highly skilled national policy analysts on a range of spending, tax, and low-income policy issues." More information here.


Various openings at various professional levels
Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota
"Our researchers are involved in all stages of data and metadata production, including the web dissemination system and outreach. We are constantly pushing the boundaries of data processing and dissemination methods."  More information here.


Program and Outreach Coordinator - Migration and Development
Center for Global Development
This "independent, non-partisan research organization in Washington, DC seeks a Program Coordinator to support work on migration, forced displacement, and development."  Information is available on their website.
Student Programs:
Summer Venture in Management Program
Harvard Business School

"The HBS SVMP is a one-week residential educational program for rising college seniors designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education.  An annual event at HBS, this unique educational experience helps participants develop a broader understanding of the challenges business leaders face, the many dimensions of the business world, and the impact they can have on their community and the world through business leadership." More information on their webpage.


The Horizons Fellowship
Horizons School of Technology
Programs are open to all students of any year and any major.
IAES Best Undergraduate Paper Competition:
"The winner of this student competition will receive: a $500 check, a plaque recognizing their accomplishment, and complimentary publication of the paper in the Atlantic Economic Journal."  More details here.


Undergraduate Publishing Opportunities:
Columbia Undergraduate Law Review
This journal of undergraduate legal scholarship based at Columbia University is accepting submissions of "research articles, senior theses, and essays embracing a wide range of topics and viewpoints related to the field of law" for its Spring 2017 issue.  Submission guidelines are located on their website
Deadline: 11:55pm on February 10
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