Economics M.A. Program at San Diego State University Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2017!

5 Dec

San Diego State University is now accepting applications for their M.A. program in Economics – FALL 2017.

Why is the M.A. program in Economics at SDSU right for you?

A core sequence of courses in econometrics, microeconomics, and research methods. Most students finish the degree in three (3) semesters.

Generous scholarship funding for qualified students, covering tuition and expenses (includes out-of-state students).

Opportunities for research/teaching assistantships

A chance to independently teach your course, after one year of Masters level coursework

A proven track record of placing our graduates at consulting firms, in the financial industry, community colleges, state governments. Some locations include:  Adobe Systems, Deloitte, the IMF, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, San Diego Community College District, and the San Diego Padres.

Excellent preparation for a Ph.D. in Economics, with recent graduates admitted to Ph.D. programs, such as NC State, Oregon, Vanderbilt, UC Irvine, and UC Santa Barbara.

To find out more information, please visit economics.sdsu.edu
To apply for admission, please visit arweb.sdsu.edu/es/admissions/grad/index.html

Applications are due no later than March 1, 2017. Admission and Scholarship decisions are made on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply early!

Further questions, please contact:
Dr. Hisham Foad hfoad@mail.sdsu.edu
Dr. Kangoh Lee klee@mail.sdsu.edu

Research Assistant Position at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at Berkeley

5 Dec

The IRLE Director is recruiting for a research data analyst to assist with his research projects.

To view the full job listing and apply go to http://jobs.berkeley.edu

Responsibilities:
Cleans and prepares data sets, primarily from government sources, for analysis, using Stata.

Collaborates on the design, documentation, testing and implementation of research studies.

Analyzes research data; prepares and summarizes information; recommends and implements statistical approaches.

Prepares graphs, tables, and other displays of the results of research and analysis.

Assists with preparation of manuscripts and presentations, including gathering references, copy editing, and confirming internal consistency.

Researches and summarizes academic and applied research.

Assists in management of research projects, including helping to coordinate research team and/or management of data access agreements, publication agreements, and other administrative aspects of the projects.

Assists in proposal writing.

Required Qualifications
Demonstrated quantitative skills and experience in data/statistical analysis, including analyzing large government data sets. Strong Stata programming skills.
Ability to take initiative and manage projects with minimal supervision, including strong time management skills.
Skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and written.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including strong writing skills.

Education/Training
Bachelor’s degree in economics, public policy, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications
Coursework and/or applied research experience in econometrics, including experience with Stata or other similar language.

This position is a one year contract appointment.

How to Apply
To view the full job listing and apply go to http://jobs.berkeley.edu
External applicants: Under “Apply Now”, choose “External Applicants”. Search using Job ID # 22451.

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Inquiries should be directed to:
Megan Collins
IRLE Program Assistant
meganjcollins@berkeley.edu

Small Class Opportunity in WI17 – Seats Still Available! Topics in the Israeli Economy…

2 Dec

Looking for a small class experience?  The Department of Economics is offering Topics in the Israeli Economy in WI17!

ECON 182 – Topics in the Israeli Economy:  This course explores economic processes which shape the Israeli economy. Topics include: biblical economics, economics of religion, economic growth, income inequality and consumer protests, employment, globalization, inflation, the high-tech sector, terrorism, and education.
Prerequisites: ECON 100C (may be taken concurrently).

Instructor: Adi Shany (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Adi Shany will join us as a visiting scholar in WI17 and SP17.
She specializes in the Economics of Education, Labor Economics and Applied Econometrics.

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Wharton Job Announcement: Database Administrator/Research Assistant

1 Dec

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The American Enterprise Institute’s Summer Honors Program

21 Nov

The American Enterprise Institute’s Summer Honors Program connects student leaders with the ideas, research and community of AEI, one of America’s preeminent think-tanks. The program is a series of one week, fully-funded educational and professional development sessions that provide students with a unique opportunity to jumpstart their careers alongside a network of peers from around the country. The sessions are focused on seminars led by scholars or policy practitioners, including renowned economists and foreign policy experts. Sessions also include policy briefings, high-level networking opportunities, and site visits in Washington.

Eligibility: Current undergraduates and recent graduates
(winter 2016 or later)
Location: Washington, DC
Duration: Students participate in a single one-week course,
but are eligible to apply for each of the six courses offered this year.
Stipend: Housing, meals on class days, travel, and $250 for expenses during the week

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 15.
We encourage you to apply as soon as possible to be considered for your top choice.

For more information and to apply: http://www.aei.org/spotlight/summer-honors-program/

EUI offering fully funded Ph.D. programs…

21 Nov

If you are looking for a fully-funded Ph.D. in the social sciences, then take a look at the European University Institute. Our call for Ph.D. applications is now open.

The EUI offers fully-funded four-year Ph.D.s, with approximately 150 scholarships available that cover tuition fees and provide a monthly grant. Our well-structured programs enable original research in several disciplines: Economics, Law, and Political Science.

Learn how you can launch a career in finance/data science/fintech with a STEM background

21 Nov

Dear students,

The Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering program invites you to learn how we can help you leverage your training in computer science, engineering, physics, math, statistics, or economics to launch a career in finance/data science/fintech.

Our alumni network and deep industry connections will open the doors to key positions at top firms; our 12-month program will give you the academic preparation and hands-on training to contribute at a high level from the start of your career.

Learn more – and have your background assessed by our executive director – at one of our upcoming online events!

November 30: Berkeley MFE Information Session Online
10:00 – 11:00 AM Pacific (California) Time
Online at berkeley-mfe.webex.com
More info/RSVP

December 14: Berkeley MFE Information Session Online

3:00 – 4:00 PM Pacific (California) Time
Online at berkeley-mfe.webex.com
More info/RSVP

If you have questions, or can’t join one of our sessions but would like to participate in a resume review with one of our admissions advisors, please contact us at mfe@haas.berkeley.edu.
We look forward to meeting you!