February 21, 2017
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Economics Department Newsletter
Upcoming Events:
Global Studies Colloquium:  CDE Talks
"Yemen, What is Going On?!" by Abubaker Ali Baabbad
"Myanmar in Transition: Opportunities and Challenges" by Thu Zar Phyo
"The Philippines under President Duterte: New Darling or Sick Man of Asia?" by Art Trinidad
Tuesday, February 21
Schapiro 129

Center for Development Economics fellows will present.

Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar 
"The Economic Analysis of Abortion Policy" by
Caitlin Knowles Myers, Associate Professor at Middlebury College
Thursday, February 23
Griffin 6

CDE Development Dialogue
"Worm Wars: What a Debate Over a Development Intervention Teaches us about Much More" by
Owen Ozier, Economist in the World Bank's Development Research Group, Human Development and Public Services Team
Friday, February 24
CDE dining room

[Reservations are required due to limited seating: Please RSVP to Kellie Corey by 11:00am on Thursday, February 23.]
“Deworming is well-known as both a remarkably effective development intervention, and as one of the standard-bearers for the movement towards credible causal inference in the applied microeconomics of development and in the connection between academia and policymaking. The last few years have seen some of this conventional wisdom called into question.  Replication, miscommunication, interdisciplinary misunderstanding, and the incentives of the media have all played a role in calling this wisdom into question.  Is deworming a good policy?  Can scientific findings be replicated?  And what should you do when you face your own ‘Worm War?’”

CDE Seminar
A Firm of One's Own: Experimental Evidence on Credit Constraints and Occupational Choice by Owen Ozier, Economist in the World Bank's Development Research Group, Human Development and Public Services Team
Friday, February 24
Griffin 6
Kershaw Summer Internships in Public Policy:
The economics department is pleased to remind you of an endowment that has been created to fund Kershaw Summer Internships in Public Policy for Economics majors.  The fund was established in memory of Joe Kershaw, a prominent economist and much-loved professor at Williams, and David Kershaw, Williams ’64, his son, also a well-known economist.  Details and application instructions are here.
Deadline: 12:00pm on Friday, March 3, 2017
Job Openings
Student Trainee (Economics) - Pathways Intern
Economic Research Service
Washington, DC

The ERS listing can be found on USAJOBS.
Deadline: March 3, 2017

Post-Graduation Opportunities:
Project Coordinator Internship
Sonoma County Economic Development Board
Santa Rosa, CA

Details are available here
Deadline: March 24, 2017

Research Analyst
The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Details are available here.
Research Fellows Program
Stanford Graduate School of Business
"The Research Fellows Program is a two-year pre-doctoral program that offers valuable research and academic training for those interested in pursuing PhD Programs in economics and related fields. Fellows have the opportunity to do research with GSB Faculty mentors, take doctoral level courses, and fully engage in the intellectual life at the GSB. Our fellows are provided with a fellowship that includes a living stipend and tuition." Details are on the RF home page
Application deadline: March 1, 2017
Summer Colloquium:
“Enhancing Environmental Quality through Property Rights”
sponsored by Property and Environment Research Center with Liberty Fund, Inc.
June 12 - 17, 2017

Bozeman, MT

More information is available on PERC's website
Application deadline: March 13, 2017

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