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IAES and EconSources is proud to present the 12th annual Best Undergraduate Paper Competition

12 Jun

To encourage undergraduate interest in economic issues, Barry Eichengreen,President, and Ann Harrison, Vice-President, of the International Atlantic Economic Society cordially invite students to compete in the IAES annual undergraduate paper competition in Montreal this October. The winner of the student competition will receive:

  • a $500 check
  • a handsome commemorative plaque recognizing their accomplishment

complimentary publication of the paper in the Atlantic Economic Journal

To be considered for this competition, all entries must follow the guidelines below:

1. The paper must conform to AEJ manuscript style instructions, be 10 – 20 pages in length including tables, and be submitted in MS Word format. Papers not following these guidelines will be rejected.

2. Submit the paper to journals@iaes.org by June 15, 2017 with the subject line: “Best Undergraduate Paper Competition – Last Name of Student”. Please send the paper in a Microsoft Word document. PDF files are NOT acceptable. Title page must include: (a) full name of student; (b) affiliation; (c) e-mail address; and (d) phone number.

3. Include an e-mail from the Department Chair certifying: (a) that the paper was written while the author was an undergraduate; (b) that the department will sponsor the student’s hotel and travel if the student is selected as a finalist; and (c) that the paper has not been submitted for publication elsewhere.

Regarding item 3 above, if the Department Chair is unable to sponsor student travel occurring after graduation, provide a separate letter from an alternative sponsor (Department Chair of the graduate program in which the student will be enrolled at the time of the conference or employer after graduation) specifying that the department or employer will sponsor the student’s hotel and travel if the student is selected as a finalist.

4. Up to four finalists will be notified of their selectionby August 25, 2017. Finalists will be required to make a formal presentation on Saturday afternoon, October 7, at the Montreal conference. Conference fees for all finalists will be waived.

5. Finalists will be judged on both presentation and content. A panel of judges will announce the winning paper after the presentations.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact: journals@iaes.org or Professor Gary E. Clayton, Best Undergraduate Paper Coordinator, Northern Kentucky University, E-mail: clayton@nku.edu, Phone: 859-572-6542.

If you are selected as a finalist, the Department of Economics at UC San Diego will pay for lodging and transportation costs!

Ohio State Journal of Politics and International Affairs Call for Papers

27 Jan

The Journal of Politics & International Affairs (JPIA) is seeking qualified student submissions to be published in the Spring 2017 issue. JPIA is a student-run journal that publishes papers written by undergraduate students in the areas of Political Science, International Studies, Economics, Public Affairs, Sociology, and related fields.

Publication in the Journal is an opportunity to reach a wider audience outside of the class, as well as a learning experience through the editing and feedback process. We seek to publish high quality papers that address current events and relevant subjects in the area of politics and international affairs. Ideal submissions are both informative and argumentative, with well-developed theses and strong mechanics.

The Journal typically publishes original research, theses, and essays written for upper-level courses although all majors and class ranks are invited.

If this opportunity is of interest to you, we highly encourage you to submit a paper for publication on our website at http://u.osu.edu/jpia/submit-manuscript/.

The deadline is March 1st, 2017, and submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis. We have recently updated our submission guidelines, which can be found here: http://u.osu.edu/jpia/submission-guidelines/, and ask you to carefully review them before submitting.

Carroll Round at Georgetown University

23 Jan

Carroll Round is the annual international economics conference held at Georgetown University. The Carroll Round provides a unique forum to present and discuss original research among the world’s top undergraduates. The Carroll Round fosters the exchange of ideas among leading undergraduate international economics and political economy students by supporting the pursuit of scholarly innovation in the field.

The annual conference held April 20th-23rd brings together participants, prominent academics, and policy-makers through presentations, discussions, and lectures. The centerpiece of weekend revolves around the presentation and discussion of original research by undergraduates in panels moderated by economics professors and practitioners. Additionally, we hold keynote lectures and events throughout the weekend to provide attendees opportunities to hear from eminent economists, including Nobel Laureates and members of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. One of this year’s speakers will be Jason Furman, outgoing Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, who will discuss his role in shaping economic policy under President Obama.

We are currently seeking submissions of journal-length articles with a priority deadline of February 8th and hoping to release decisions on a rolling basis by March 27th. 2017.

The Carroll Round seeks to cover as much of each participants’ travel and hotel expenses as possible and encourages top undergraduates to join our community of like-minded scholars in presenting their research, meeting and networking with other top undergraduates, and discussing today’s most pressing economic issues with top minds in the field. For more information and to apply, please visit our website.

Michigan Journal of Business Call For Papers! Deadline: 10/23/16

13 Oct

The Michigan Journal of Business is conducting a call for papers!

The undergraduate academic journal was established in 2008 and published biannually, with print distribution to over 200 libraries around the world and indexing in EBSCO’s Business Source database and the Directory of Open Access Journals.

We are conducting a call for papers for our 18th issue. Currently they are interested in publishing outstanding undergraduate papers relevant to business or economics for their 18th issue of the journal.  This issue’s submission deadline is October 23rd, 2016.

Opportunity for Students to Publish in Yale Undergraduate Academic Journal – Submission Deadline October 14, 2016

3 Oct

The Yale Undergraduate Journal of Economics and Politics is a new interdisciplinary publication from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.  We publish articles related to economics and political science, and we seek submissions from academics, professionals and students from around the world. Our editorial board is currently in the process of soliciting pieces for our inaugural edition, to be released in November of this year, and we respectfully request that you notify students on your campus about the opportunity to place their scholarship in our journal.

Opportunities for students to publish scholarship are few and far between, even though they author a sizable amount of high-quality research. We believe that students should be given a fair shot to publish the work they produce, as published work can give students a big leg up in the hunt for fellowships, internships, and jobs.

Our journal reaches a wide audience. With an online format that will be easily accessible worldwide, we will provide a unique platform for authors to share their ideas with readers at universities, think tanks, and government agencies. When we release our issue this fall, we will send a copy out to academic departments and organizations around the country in order to maximize the exposure of our author’s work.

The Yale Undergraduate Journal of Economics and Politics accepts submissions of any length, as long as the subject matter is topical.  Possible submissions could include research papers, essays, articles, and theses, written for either a class or an independent project.

The deadline to submit a paper for our fall issue is October 14th, 2016, and we ask authors to submit their work via our website, YaleUJEP.com.

Cornell University’s Undergraduate Economic Research Journal – Call for Papers

3 Sep

The Visible Hand is Cornell’s premier undergraduate economics journal and fully student run.  We aim to cover a wide range of economic issues and keep the focus of each publication relevant to the contemporary issues in economics.  We are distributed in print across the Cornell campus and are available online through the Cornell Economics Society website.

We have reached out to other peer universities in the past and are trying to extend our reach by inviting students from UC – San Diego to submit articles.  We accept past papers, original pieces, and have no specific topic or length (we accept both longer and shorter pieces).

Our submission deadline is October 4, 2015. Applicants should attach a Word document, indicate their major and college/university, and email it to cornellvisiblehand@gmail.com.

REMINDER: Applications for Econ 191AB (FA15/WI16) Due Friday May 22, 2015

19 May

Students interested in taking Econ 191A-B (FA 15/WI 16) with Professor Starr must submit their proposals to Kelly Escobedo via email to kescobedo@ucsd.edu no later than 11:59 p.m. on May 22, 2015.

PLEASE NOTE: The Department will not offer Econ 191A in WI16 and Econ 191B in SP16.

The Senior Essay Seminar (Econ 191A-191B) is for those of you with superior records in the Department of Economics who would like to build on your training through the pursuit of a research topic in the field of your choice. This research is likely to be the most engaging, stimulating, and memorable part of your undergraduate training. Completion of these two courses is part of the requirement for majors wishing to graduate with the phrase “with highest distinction” on their diplomas. If you would like more information on the Senior Essay Seminar, there is a great article in a past issue of Economics in Action where previous students reflect on the benefits they found from taking the courses (click here).

Students must take both Econ 191A and Econ 191B with the same professor to receive credit. These classes are typically taken by students in their senior year as a certain amount of knowledge is required to be successful in a research project.

Enrollment in this class is limited, to assure participating students close contact with the faculty supervisor. The first step in applying for the class is to propose a research topic. The topic should be focused — small enough actually to write something worthwhile — and on an area where you’ve already completed the relevant electives. For example, you could write on “The Collapse of the Fixed Exchange Rate Regime: Bretton Woods Fails after Three Decades,” or “The Challenge of the Euro: Can a Common Currency Area Survive?” assuming you’ve taken upper division macro, upper division international trade, and upper division international finance.

The paper can be on an applied empirical topic, a theoretical topic, a policy issue, an historical topic, etc. To view recent paper topics, visit our website . The typical completed paper will run 7500 – 10,000 words. You can review some of the most successful papers written in previous years in SH 245.

The research process usually includes a sequence of steps (not necessarily in this order):

  • Topic selection
  • Literature Review
  • Consultation with expert faculty
  • Consultation with specialist librarians to identify data and literature
  • Narrowing the topic
  • Locating and managing data (for an empirical project)
  • Research Plan
  • First draft
  • Completion

Class meetings will focus on research methods, introduction to library resources, student presentations of work in progress including class discussion. Attendance will be required. Final papers will be reviewed for originality using www.turnitin.com.

Enrollment in the senior essay seminar is limited to students with high GPAs who show promise for conducting original research. If you are interested in these classes, please write a short (500 words is adequate) proposal of a research topic and why it is interesting. Your proposal should represent a real attempt to plan your work, but there will be no penalty if you later decide to depart from it. In the event that the class is oversubscribed, your proposal, your overall record, and possibly an interview with the instructor, will be used to decide who is admitted.  Please include your name and student ID number on the proposal.