2014-15 Economics Department Newsletter, Vol. 12
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Economics Department Newsletter

December 11, 2014
In This Edition:
  • Message for all ECON and POEC Majors
  • Employment Opportunities and Internships
  • Call for Undergraduate Papers
Attention all ECON and POEC Majors:

If you are still considering courses for the Spring Semester, please note that you might look at the CDE courses (in PeopleSoft, make sure that you click on the button that will show graduate courses). All 500 level courses (which unless otherwise noted will give you 350-level credit) are potentially available to you, most with 'permission of the instructor' required. Note that these courses have been devised for policy issues that arise in low and middle-income developing countries. 
The courses being offered this spring are:

ECON 510 - 01 (S)                 LEC Financial Development & Regultn
Gerard Caprio                        MW 11:00 AM-12:15 PM

ECON 513 - 01 (S)                 SEM Empirical Methds Macreconomics (Q)
Peter L. Pedroni                     TF 2:35 PM-3:50 PM

ECON 514 - 01 (S)                 SEM Tax Policy in Emerging Markets (Q)
Sara LaLumia                         TR 09:55 AM-11:10 AM

ECON 515 - 01 (S)                 SEM Developing Country Macro II
Kenneth N. Kuttner                MR 1:10 PM-2:25 PM

ECON 516 - 01 (S)                 SEM International Trade & Developmnt
Will Olney                              TR 08:30 AM-09:45 AM

ECON 519 - 01 (S)                 LEC Population Economics
Lucie Schmidt                        MR 1:10 PM-2:25 PM

ECON 521 - 01 (S)                 SEM Incentives and Development
Ashok S. Rai                          TF 1:10 PM-2:25 PM

ECON 523 - 01 (S)                 SEM Prog Eval for Int'l Develop (Q)
Susan Godlonton                   TR 11:20 AM-12:35 PM

ECON 532 - T1 (S)                 TUT Inclusive Grwth:Soc Sfty Nets
Michael Samson                     TBA

ECON 534 - T1 (S)                 TUT Long Term Fiscal Challenges
Peter S. Heller                        TBA

ECON 535 - T1 (S)                 TUT Intern'l Financial Institution
Jim A. Hanson                        TBA
Employment Opportunities and Internships:

Research Assistant - International Monetary Fund
The IMF's Institute for Capacity Development (ICD) Department is seeking a Research Assistant for a two-year contract.  Please view the description here.  If interested, please submit your CV via email to Professor Montiel.


Research Department Academic Internship: January-May 2015 (part-time) - The New England Public Policy Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Candidates will provide high-quality technical and analytical support to the Center’s economists and analysts.  Applications will be accepted through Monday, December 22, 2014 and must be submitted through the following website
Call for Undergraduate Papers:

Journal of Politics & Society - Columbia University
Currently accepting student research papers from seminars, upper-level electives, independent study and thesis programs for its Spring 2015 edition, the Journal is distributed nationally among academics on EBSCO, Google Scholar, and the Library of Congress.  To view past editions, please see
here.  For deadline and submission guidelines, please see here.

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