2015-16 Economics Department Newsletter #17
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Economics Department Newsletter

March 3, 2016
Upcoming Seminars and Events:
Tuesday, March 8
4:00pm;  Schapiro 129

Political Economy Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar
Keep the Kids Inside? Juvenile Curfews and Urban Gun Violence by Jennifer Doleac, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the University of Virginia's Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy


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

Econ Snacks
The Student Advisory Committee for the Economics department (ESAC), a group of students from all class years created to help strengthen the sense of community in Econ, would like to invite everyone to Snacks.  Meeting every Thursday during the ERC (Economics Resource Center), please come for camaraderie, scholarship, Oreos, and fruit snacks.
Graduate School On-Campus Meetings:

Wednesday, March 9
7:00pm - 8:00pm;  Mears Lewis Room, Mears House
Info Meeting:  University of Virginia M.S. in Commerce

Please join Molly Baker, Associate Director of Graduate Recruiting, to learn more about the M.S. in Commerce at UVA's McIntire School of Commerce.  "This unique 10-month business master's degree for non-business majors offers tracks in Business Analytics, Finance, or Marketing & Management, as well as a Global Immersion Experience. Now in its 8th year, the Program recently came in 1st among the 'Best Value Master's in Management Programs.' The top ranking is due in part to the last four classes posting 95-99% placement three months after graduation."  To attend, please RSVP here

Ms. Baker will also be hosting drop-in hours on March 9 from 2:30pm - 6:30pm at Tunnel City Coffee; register for one of those here.
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)]
Student Competitions:

Policy Case Competition
hosted at New York University

"The Policy Case Competition invites students to rethink current issues and create policy proposals in the form of a 15 minute presentation.  The PCC challenges students from all over the country to design a policy that addresses real world issues in a variety of topics, from Regulation of Disruption Economy to Entitlements Reform. Competitors will have the chance to present their solutions to a panel of judges from the Wall Street Journal, Wired Magazine, National Review, Roosevelt Institute, Goldman Sachs, New York Federal Reserve, City Hall and more.
The deadline to register for this year's PCC is March 8th. Students may sign up in groups of 4 - 5 students. [The PCC] will sponsor transportation to New York City for teams who move onto the final round. For a list of this year’s topics and details about the competition, please visit [their] website.  Register here."
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