2014-15 Economics Department Newsletter, Vol. 22
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Economics Department Newsletter

April 6, 2015
In This Edition:
  • Seminars and Events
  • Fall 2015 Economics TAs
  • Summer Study, Training Programs and Workshops
  • Employment Opportunities and Fellowships
Seminars and Events:

Friday, April 10;  12:15pm-1:15pm, CDE Building
CDE Development Dialogue:  “Development in Difficult Contexts: Afghanistan after the Fall of the Taliban” by
Nemat Bizhan, Princeton University

[Note: for Development Dialogues, reservations are required due to limited seating.  If you are interested in attending, please email
Karima Barrow and she will let you know if there is space available.]
Fall 2015 Economics TAs:

If you are interested in being a Teaching Assistant for the Economics Department in Fall 2015, please apply using the link below by Wednesday, April 15 at noon (12pm). We will not accept late applications. We will need TAs in ECON 110, 120, 205, 251, 252, 255, 501, 502, 503, 504 and POEC 253.  There may also be TA positions open in other economics classes.  

Please apply through the following

If you have difficulty completing the application or have questions about the process, please contact
Professor Schmidt.

Summer Study, Training Programs and Workshops:

June 1 - July 17, 2015;  United Nations Summer Study - The New School Graduate Program in International Affairs, New York City
"The New School’s Graduate Program in International Affairs is offering a new seven-week study program for undergraduate and graduate students on the United Nations system. Students take an intensive class, participate in talks and meetings with UN officials and professionals from other international organizations, tour the UN and other international organizations, and explore connections between local and international issues through social justice tours. An additional optional component of the program includes internships or practicums with an organization in or working alongside the UN system. The program earns academic credits, though applicants are advised to confirm their ability to transfer credits to their home academic institution, and a non-credit option is also available."
Please see their
flyer and website for more details.  


ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research
For more information on statistical training opportunities for researchers in Economics, please refer to the ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research)

Employment Opportunities and Fellowships:

2015 EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA has posted an
announcement with the goal of offering undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year.


Research Analyst - Federal Reserve Bank of New York
The Fed is currently seeking two full-time RAs, usually coming from strong economics, mathematics, or computer science backgrounds, although a major in one of these fields is not a necessity.  Ideal candidates will have expertise with statistical programming software, such as Stata, SAS, or MATLAB.  Research Analysts play an integral role in both the policy and research functions of the Research and Statistics Group.  Their economists -- whose specialties include banking and payment systems, capital markets, international economics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics -- work closely with Research Analysts. 

To apply, please refer to and search their
career page.


Research Associate - Columbia Business School
Columbia Business School is recruiting for several full-time RAs for the Office of the Dean to assist with faculty research in the Accounting, Decision Risk & Operations (DRO), Finance and Economics (F&E), Management, and Marketing divisions. They are looking for students from all majors who have an interest in doing research in a business school environment.  More details are


Financial Advisor / Wealth Manager - McAdam
McAdam will be conducting interviews throughout April and May for seniors looking to get a start in the financial industry.  They encourage you to visit their website and email resumes directly to Allison Barrett, Recruiting Coordinator.

Multiple Openings - Mathematica Policy Research
MPR, a social policy and research firm, is currently recruiting spring 2015 graduates and/or alumni for the following open positions in their Princeton, NJ or Washington, DC locations:

Health Program Associate
Program Associate
Data Analytics Associate


Technical Problem Solver - Epic
As a TS you’ll build strong and lasting relationships with customers while working on technical solutions to ensure they are reaching their full potential using Epic's healthcare software. Apply creativity and problem-solving skills to design unique solutions, from configurations improving efficiency and patient safety to optimizations and software upgrades. Learn more and submit a resume
Additional job openings can be found on their
careers site.


Research Fellow - Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Professor Todd Rogers is hiring a full-time Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.  The Research Fellow will work with Professor Rogers'
Student Social Support R&D Lab.  A complete description is here.


Research Specialist - The Behavioral Ethics Lab, University of Pennsylvania
BeLab, led by Dr. Cristina Bicchieri at the University of Pennsylvania, is seeking to hire a new research specialist.  The detailed job description is here.


Researcher - Legendary Pictures
A full-time researcher is needed at Legendary Pictures' Applied Analytics division in Boston.  More details are
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