California Policy Lab Research Opportunity (Berkeley)

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.


Jesse Rothstein

Professor of Public Policy and Economics

Director, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

University of California, Berkeley


Phone: (510) 495-0646


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


Undergraduate Business Network @ UCSD

The Undergraduate Business Network is proud to present Internships 101 on Thursday, 11/30 at Rady! Internships 101 is a free, public event where we inspire and motivate students to land their dream internships, with helpful tips and tricks along the way. A diverse set of companies will be represented, including: PwC, Microsoft, Net Impact, Genentech, First American, Workday, Juniper Networks and more.


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


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Economics Roundtable Lecture Series: August 23, 2017, Sandra Krieger, “Facing Financial Meltdown: Reflections of a Central Bank Risk Officer”

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