Dear Economics Students,
There is still time for you to consider advancing your education with the 1-year Master of Finance program with the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego. As an Econ student at UC San Diego, your extensive exposure to econometrics and economic principles provide you with strong foundational skills needed in the Master of Finance program.
As an applied finance degree, you will be provided with rigorous, hands-on training to immediately contribute to environments where quantitative and analytical skills are at a premium. Students learn cutting-edge methods for analyzing “big data” for financial decision-making and risk management.
Applications are still being accepted for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents interested in Fall 2018 enrollment. The final deadline to apply is June 1, 2018. Learn more about the program and application process here, https://rady.ucsd.edu/admissions/master-of-finance/.
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Special Fellowship opportunities are available for UC San Diego graduates so reach out now to learn more about the program and funding opportunities!
Stanford GSB launches 2-day program targeted at undergrads interested in doctoral programs in business/soc sci fields, to promote diversity and broaden access to info/career guidance. Diversity broadly defined, incl gender, application info here:
Morgan Stanley shared a playbook for life and money covering topics such as figuring out the next step after college and determining whether grad school is right for you.
THE PH.D. EXCELLENCE INITIATIVE, supported through a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, identifies high-achieving college graduates of color (or graduating seniors) who have a passion for economics and prepares them for the rigors of top-tier Ph.D. programs within the discipline. The Initiative positions these high achievers for further success in academia through its focus on research excellence, writing for publication, and peer networking and support. A high degree of one-on-one mentoring (working closely with Peter Blair Henry) is also a hallmark of the Initiative.
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THE NEXT DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION TO THE INITIATIVE IS: FEBRUARY 16, 2018
Description and Instructions for Application (PDF)
I am searching for several full-time predoctoral researchers to work on a range of projects with me and with the California Policy Lab, a new initiative at UC Berkeley and UCLA that supports research partnerships between university academics and California state and local government, focused on the analysis of administrative data.
One position will be working directly for me on my projects in education economics (elementary/secondary and postsecondary) and labor markets (unemployment insurance, tax policy, etc.). This is a temporary, one year position, located within the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at Berkeley. It would be ideal for a new BA or MPP, with some Stata skills, who is considering pursuing a Ph.D. but is not ready to start yet. This position is posted here; that link also has application instructions.
The other two positions are with the California Policy Lab (CPL). One will focus on data preparation and econometric analysis, and will be suitable for a very similar candidate as the position above. The other will be for a data analyst, involving implementing fuzzy matching, SQL, data extraction using Python, and so on. This position would be suitable for a candidate with a computer science or data science background. Both positions will work on a range of CPL projects in education, social safety nets, and criminal justice, under my supervision and that of CPL’s faculty affiliates.
The two CPL positions will be posted soon at this link. In the meantime, interested candidates should e-mail me directly.
Professor of Public Policy and Economics
Director, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
University of California, Berkeley
Phone: (510) 495-0646