2014-15 Economics Department Newsletter, Vol. 17
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Economics Department Newsletter

February 10, 2015
In This Edition:
  • Seminars and Events
  • Summer Research Assistant Opportunities in the Economics Department
  • Sign Up to Earn Money in Economics Experiments
  • Employment Opportunities, Internships and Fellowships
Seminars and Events:

Friday, February 13;  4:00pm, Schapiro 141
Political Economy Senior Thesis Defense:  "The Effects of Changes in School Assignment Policy on Racial Demographics and Student Achievement in Seattle Public Schools" by Sallie Lau
Reminder -- Summer Research Assistant Opportunities in the Economics Department:

RA opportunities are available for Economics and POEC majors, and any other students who will have completed any of the intermediate core courses (Econ 251, 252, or 255, or POEC 250 or 253) by the end of the spring 2015 semester.

Details and application instructions are available in the
Reminder -- Sign Up to Earn Money in Economics Experiments:

Want to earn money helping conduct economics research? Then SIGN UP to be in the Williams Experimental Economics Laboratory subject pool! 
Go to . Click “Experiments” on the left, and then click “Register” to complete your profile. You will then get an email that will let you confirm your registration.
Once you’re signed up, you’ll receive email invitations to experimental sessions as they occur. If you choose to participate in a session, you’ll be paid in cash. How much you can earn will depend on the experiment. Your decisions in the experiment will be data for economic research conducted by faculty and students. 
No special skills are needed!  All majors are welcome.  (If you are already in the system, you do not need to re-register.)
Employment Opportunities, Internships and Fellowships:

Summer Internships and Post-Grad Fellowships - Economic Policy Research Institute
Please refer to the following updated
posting for information on EPRI's upcoming summer internships and post-grad fellowship program in Cape Town, South Africa.  Details about upcoming information sessions are also included.  Please note that some dates and times for the information sessions have changed since last week.


Research Fellows Program - Stanford Graduate School of Business
A second round of applications is being accepted for Stanford GSB's program.  Please refer to the
announcement for more details.


Summer Scholars 2015 - The Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management
From their announcement:  "SCRiM Summer Scholars is a competitive summer research experience sponsored by the National Science Foundation through the Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (
SCRiM). Hosted on the University Park campus of Penn State University, the program offers students the chance to participate in cutting-edge, transdisciplinary research at the intersection of climate science, economics, risk analysis, ethics, and decisionmaking."
For more information, please view their
flyer and website.

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