Research Assistant Job Posting @ Brookings Institution

The Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution is conducting our annual Research Assistant recruitment. Each year we employ approximately fifteen research assistants for one or two year appointments, preferably beginning between June 1 and August 1. This year, we are seeking to hire approximately five new assistants. I am hoping that you will be able to share the job posting with your graduating class of Economics majors. We believe this is an excellent opportunity for recent graduates.

The job posting is here:

Please note that applicants will need to submit a cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation, and a transcript. The application deadline is February 16, 2018.

Thank you very much!


Data West Conference, Open Day, Wednesday Dec 13 at SDSC – Student Data Science Opportunities

An Afternoon Focused Exclusively on DATA The SDSC Industry and Technology Expo is a new, data technology event in San Diego, the first day of the annual SDSC Data West Senior Executive Forum. Come and meet leading data technology companies, data scientists and corporate data officers for an afternoon of presentations, workshops and demos of new technologies and services in data analytics, AI and deep learning, data analytics and new technologies such as blockchain, data twinning and social robotics. Along with tours of SDSC’s 19,000 sf of data center. Free to all registered participants. Don’t Miss It!DATA

Hoover Institution Policy Boot Camp (Stanford)


The Hoover Institutions Summer Policy Boot Camp (HISPBC) is an intensive, one week residential immersion program in the essentials of today’s national and international United States policy. The program is intended to instruct college students and recent graduates on the economic, political, and social aspects of United States public policy. The goal is to teach students how to think critically about public policy formulation and its results.

Using a highly interactive, tutorial-style model designed to foster fact-based critical thinking on the most important policy issues, students will have a unique chance to interact directly with the faculty of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, comprised of world-renowned scholars in economics, government, political science, and related fields.  Each half-day will be dedicated to one topic, chosen because of its immediate relevance to today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. Participants will collaborate through class discussions, study groups, and team projects that encourage diverse perspectives. Enrollment is limited, in order to facilitate maximum interaction with the faculty and other participants.


HISPBC requires a 100% time commitment for the duration of the one-week program, including active collaboration with study groups outside of class.


Stanford University does not offer participants academic credit or grades for completing HISPBC.


The boot camp is FREE to all accepted applicants. Program fees, food and lodging will be covered for participants accepted into the program. Travel expenses and other incidentals are not included.*


Successful participants receive a certificate of completion endorsed by Hoover Institution’s director and HISPBC’s faculty director. To successfully complete the program, participants must:

  • Attend all sessions
  • Complete their assignments and projects
  • Collaborate with their fellow participants in team projects and community-building exercises

If accepted, the UCSD Department of Economics has funds to aid students with their travel expenses. 


For any questions related to the program, please email


Carroll Round XVII Extends a Call for Papers

I am writing to introduce myself as the Recruitment Chair for the 17th Carroll Round, 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. Our goal as a Steering Committee is to foster the exchange of ideas among leading undergraduate international economics and political economy students by supporting the pursuit of scholarly innovation in the field. This is an unparalleled opportunity for undergraduates to experience an academic conference and converse with expert economists in an intimate setting.


This year’s conference, which will be held April 19-22, 2018, will bring together participants, prominent academics, and policy-makers through presentations, discussions, and lectures. The centerpiece of the 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. Last year we were honored to host Dr. Jason Furman and Dr. Nobuhiro Kiyotaki as keynote speakers. Other past speakers have included George Akerlof, Susan Athey, Robert Merton, John Nash, Maurice Obstfeld, Thomas Schelling, Ben Bernanke, Joseph Stiglitz, and Peter Diamond. A list of past speakers may be found here.


We are currently seeking submissions of journal-length articles with a priority deadline of February 9, 2018, hoping to release decisions on a rolling basis by March 16, 2018. Given the strong economics program at University of California at San Diego, we encourage all undergraduates conducting original research to submit their articles, though works in progress and detailed abstracts are welcome too.


The Carroll Round seeks to cover as much of each participant’s travel and hotel expenses as possible. We encourage 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.


Since the Carroll Round’s inception, we always have underscored the international aspect of economics. Although this theme remains the focus, this year we will also accept exemplary papers on other topics in economics. That said, we may ask these participants to add an international component to their presentation. For instance, if an article is about the US education system, we may request additional content on implications for countries with a similar education system.


On behalf of the entire Steering Committee, I would like to welcome all interested undergraduates to apply to join us for another great Carroll Round.


Best regards,


Duy Mai

Recruitment Chair, Carroll Round XVII

UT Economics MA Program Brochure

On behalf of the Department of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin, we invite your students to apply to our one-year Master’s program. Our terminal M.A. Economics degree offers a 10-month, 10-course curriculum for students seeking rigorous training in economic theory and analytical methods; 18 and 24-month program tracks are also available.


The program is suitable for students with any of the following goals:

  • Obtaining the background in economics and mathematics required to gain admission to a high-quality economics PhD program
  • Qualifying for jobs in the private or government sector that require greater expertise in economic, analytical, and statistical tools than provided by an undergraduate degree
  • Studying economics as a complementary field to another area of expertise (law, political science, public health, statistics, energy, etc.)


An undergraduate degree in Economics is not required for applicants. A strong quantitative background, along with some exposure to economics courses, is expected. Successful applicants will have taken multivariate calculus and preferably linear algebra.


Our application deadline is March 1, 2018, and classes begin in July 2018. Our website provides detailed program information including application instructions, course descriptions, syllabi, a profile of our current class, and student testimonials.


If you wish to learn more, please register for our virtual information session, Thursday, November 16, at 6pm CST, available online at You are also encouraged to contact us directly at ma-econ@austin.utexas.eduif you have any questions about the program.

Please take a look at the brochure below:

UT Economics MA Program Brochure

UC San Diego Economics Roundtable Lecture Series – 11/13/17 – Edward Glaeser


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