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Summer Research Internship 2019

Columbia Business School is seeking outstanding applications for the 2019 Summer Research Internship program.  The highly selective program provides an intellectually stimulating environment and introduces the interns to the world of business research.  Under the guidance of Columbia Business School’s leading faculty, interns will take an active role on a research project in one of the following areas: accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, decision sciences, operations, and data analytics.  This is a multi-disciplinary program and candidates from all majors are encouraged to apply.

The internship program is designed for undergraduate students at the end of their sophomore or junior year and first year Masters students.  Exceptional students from other classes are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Most of the top interns have gone to leading MS and PhD programs in Economics, Finance, Computer Science, Management, Operations Research, and Data Science. Many have been selected to join CBS as full-time Research Associates or admitted to one of CBS’ PhD programs.

All prospective interns must have the following qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm for research, intellectual curiosity, and excellent communications skills
  • The ability to learn new concepts and tools and apply them to your projects

Skills for Quantitative Projects

  • Most Economics, Finance, and Accounting (and economics based management and marketing) projects require:
    • Strong background or major in econometrics and statistics
    • The ability to run regressions using statistical packages such as STATA or R
  • Quantitative projects in Management, Marketing or DRO require:
    • Background or major in mathematics, computer science, or engineering
    • Strong programming background (C/C++, Python, R, or Matlab, etc.)
  • Some projects may require the ability to do text processing using Python or Perl familiarity with basic machine learning algorithms

Skills for Behavioral projects in Management or Marketing

  • Interest in behavioral experiments – background or major in Psychology
  • Knowledge of SPSS, some projects may require knowledge of Python or R

The program runs from May 28, 2019 – July 26 or August 2, 2019 (end dates to be determined).  On-campus housing and a stipend will be provided.

To apply, please fill out the application form at the following website:

The Application Deadline is 11:59pm EST on March 1, 2019.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  The application process is highly competitive, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Carroll Round XVIII Extends a Call for Papers from Undergraduates at University of California at San Diego

My name is Yi Bao; as the Recruitment Chair for the 18th Carroll Round Steering Committee, I would like to invite all interested students at University of California at San Diego to apply to this year’s Carroll Round conference. The Carroll Round is an undergraduate international economics conference at Georgetown University, which provides a unique forum for the world’s best undergraduate students studying international economics and political economy to present and discuss their original research. At the conference, undergraduates will have an unparalleled opportunity to engage in an academic environment and converse with world-renowned economists in an intimate setting. In addition, all the accepted papers will have the chance to be published in the Carroll Round Proceedings.


This year’s conference, which will be held April 11th through 14th, 2019, will bring together participants, prominent academics, and policy-makers in presentations, discussions, and speeches. We hold keynote lectures and events throughout the weekend to provide attendees with opportunities to hear from eminent economists. Last year, we were honored to host Nobel Laureate Dr. George Akerlof and the World Bank’s Dr. Augusto Lopez-Claros. Previous keynote speakers also include Susan Athey, Ben Bernanke, John Nash, Rajiv Shah, and Joseph Stiglitz. A full list of our past speakers can be found here.


We are currently seeking submissions of journal-length articles to be submitted by a priority deadline of February 7th, 2019. We intend to release acceptances on a rolling basis ending March 21st, 2019. We encourage all undergraduates conducting original research to submit their articles (though works in progress and detailed abstracts are also welcomed).


Since the Carroll Round’s inception, we have underscored the importance of international economics research. Although this theme remains the focus, this year we are also willing to consider exemplary papers on other topics in economics. That being said, we may request such papers include an international component within the scope of their presentations. For instance, if an article is about the U.S. education system, it should include additional insight on the implications for countries with similar systems.


On behalf of the Steering Committee, I request that you forward this letter to all interested undergraduate students and faculty advisors of research-oriented economics courses, and encourage them to apply for this year’s Carroll Round. For more information on the financial reimbursement and application process, please visit our website.

Job Posting – Research Fellow at Stanford Law School

Several Stanford law professors are seeking full-time Research Fellows to begin work in the summer of 2019. This is a unique opportunity for graduating seniors and recent college graduates to participate in groundbreaking empirical legal and social science research. Past fellows have found the experience to be valuable preparation for graduate school and have matriculated to a number of prestigious graduate, law, and business programs. We would greatly appreciate it if you could pass along the attached job posting to your students at your convenience (before the second deadline).Stanford Law School RF Posting.jpg

EY Tax-Transfer Pricing opportunity for students!

EY has an opportunity in their Tax-Transfer Pricing service line for an intern and a full-time candidate for Summer/Fall 2019 in Orange County and Los Angeles. The Transfer Pricing team brings economic/valuation analyses of multinational companies’ cross-border intercompany pricing for tangible goods, intangibles, loans and services. They really do an in-depth review of a company’s industry structure and its strategic business model. At this point they are looking for students at specific schools, and UCSD is on the list!

The following criteria will also be crucial to the role:

-Bachelors in Economics or Business with a focus on Industrial Organization or Financial Economics or Accounting

– Strong analytical and communication skills

– Ability to multitask within a fast-paced consulting environment

-Must be CPA Eligible in CA

-3.2 GPA or higher

-Application link must be completed by 2/1/19:

I have also attached the job description for more details of the overall ideal candidate. If you know anyone that might be interested in this opportunity, feel free to forward this email to them.

Tax – Transfer Pricing – Staff (1) 

Tax – Transfer Pricing – Intern



Winter 2019 | Tue & Thu 9:30-10:50am | WLH 2113


Prof. Agustina Paglayan


Department of Political Science and School of Global Policy and Strategy


Education is often thought of as “the great equalizer,” but in the United States (and around the world), many governments fail to ensure that all citizens have access to high-quality educational opportunities. Why? This course will give students analytical tools from political science and economics to understand (a) how education policy decisions affect the quality and equity of education systems, and (b) how education policy decisions are made. Emphasis is on the United States but analyzed in comparative perspective. Considerable attention will be placed on understanding how politics and local, state, and federal K-12 education policy in the United States increase or reduce educational disparities between whites and racial minorities, and between individuals from high- and low-income families.POLI100W_Syllabus Winter 2019_Paglayan_Nov8