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


UC Davis Study Abroad

 UC Davis Summer Abroad 2018 is offering several programs that may be of interest to you.  UCSD summer financial aid applies. All courses are taught in English and you can earn 8 UC units in 4 weeks. Our brochure will arrive to your home address during the winter break; keep an eye out. Program fees will be posted on our website in December.

We’ve highlighted some programs below that may interest you:

UC DAVIS SUMMER ABROAD – Open to all UCSD  students!

UC Davis Summer Abroad programs offer you short, intensive academic courses that are complemented with many excursions and cultural activities. Programs are built around UC Davis courses and are led by UC Davis faculty.


Create an online profile to receive email updates about programs that interest you (it only takes a minute).


Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Business and Communication Internships

Students gain hands-on experience aligned with their personal, professional and academic goals, in a range of fields, including Marketing, Accounting, Advertising, Public Relations, Hospitality and Tourism, and more.


France, Fashion Marketing in Paris

A defining experience for anyone interested in fashion and marketing.


Ecuador, Environmental Justice in Indigenous Ecuador

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with multiple indigenous groups and see parts of Ecuador that are not available to traditional tourists. 


Switzerland, The Politics of Global Inequality

Poverty is a global problem that international organizations seek to ameliorate. Learn why poverty persists and how international organizations intervene to help in poor countries. 


Spain, Housing and Urbanism in Barcelona

Discover the many lessons we can take home from Barcelona on housing development and neighborhood regeneration efforts.


Cuba, Revolutionary Cuba

Experience the historic and ever-changing city of Havana and examine Cuba’s revolutionary tradition on a multi-city trip across the island.


USA Study Programs focus on intercultural topics in an American setting, bringing home the point that intercultural skills are as relevant in the US as they are overseas. Like our other summer programs, the programs offer UC Davis courses taught in the field by UC Davis faculty.

USA, Iconic American Landmarks in NYC and DC

Learn about visual communication while exploring the iconic landmarks—from the dramatic monuments on the National Mall to the famous skyline of the city that never sleeps.

Additional Quick-link Resources

*Note: Quarter Abroad programs and Summer Abroad Internships are also open to all UC students.

Questions?  Email us

Happy travels!

UCI PhD Program

graduate program



why uci economics?

When Nikki Tavasoli was thinking about where she wanted to pursue her graduate degree in economics, UC Irvine was at the top of her list.

“UCI has so many professors who are so esteemed and high ranking in their fields – I wanted to come here and absorb their knowledge and expertise,” she says. “I also chose to come to UCI because of the great funding they provide.”

Ranked #24 among all public economics programs in the country (U.S News & World Report), the UCI graduate program in economics offers admitted students 5 years of guaranteed funding.

Scholars in the department have a proven track record of earning competitive research funding from national agencies, including the National Science Foundation, Army Office of Research, and U.S. Department of Agriculture; from private foundations including the Russell Sage Foundation and Arnold Foundation; and from campus-level fellowships, such as the Public Impact, Fletcher Jones and Chancellor’s Club fellowships.



“UCI excels in economics because of the way it provides students with so many great research opportunities – both within the department and across campus through interdisciplinary work,” Nikki says.

For her, that means getting access to real consumer data for her research on health economics – specifically how nutritional characteristics and pricing schemes impact consumer dietary choices. And she also gets to work with faculty in medicine as well as economics to better understand her field.

“These are unique opportunities that you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere,” she says.

And it’s true – the department has achieved national stature by attracting well-known senior scholars to its faculty and through the advancement of a host of young economists who have achieved national prominence for breaking new research ground in exciting fields. And graduate students have incredible opportunities to publish alongside these world-renowned faculty.

The economics department has 28 permanent faculty members with research and teaching interests that span a broad range of fields. In addition to strengths in micro theory, macroeconomics and econometrics (Bayesian and classical), the department has expertise in many applied fields, including:

  • Economic history
  • Industrial organization
  • International economics
  • Labor economics
  • Public choice
  • Public finance
  • Transportation economics
  • Urban economics

UCI economists pursue research with real-world policy impacts in areas including minimum wage debate, California policy toward enterprise zones, regulation of airline alliances, California high-speed rail demand forecasts, and public health. And students have an opportunity to earn a master’s degree while in pursuit of their Ph.D.

For graduate students, there’s also a healthy work-life balance when grad life gets stressful.

“Life as a UCI Ph.D. student is really fun. We go to the beach, hang out with friends, hit any one of the number of different restaurants around town…we find time to work and play here,” Nikki says. It’s easy to do when your school is less than 10 miles from Newport Beach on a 1,500 acre campus with endless running and hiking trails. And not to mention UCI is the #1 university committed to economic diversity and upward mobility (The New York Times College Access Index) and the #9 ranked public university in the U.S.(U.S. News & World Report).

Graduate students from UCI’s economics program have gone on to work in high-tech startups, research consultancy companies, government offices, and in professorial posts around the world. A quick sampling of recent placements:

  • Amazon
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • Clemson University
  • U.S. Federal Reserve
  • Office of the Comptroller of Currency
  • Purdue University
  • SUNY Buffalo
  • Tulane University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury
so what are you waiting for?

If full funding, opportunities to publish and a proven track record of excellence in the field are what you’re looking for in a graduate program, contact us today to learn more about UCI economics.

William Branch, Department Chair | 949.824.4221

Dan Bogart, Graduate Director | 949.824.3191

John Sommerhauser, Graduate Advisor | 949.824.4074

application deadline:

December 1

Apply today!

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

Michigan Journal of Business- Call for Papers

The Michigan Journal of Business is an undergraduate academic journal 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 20th issue. My team and I are interested in publishing outstanding undergraduate papers relevant to business or economics. Submissions are rolling and articles received earlier are given preference.

Note: We only accept papers completed during undergraduate study.

  1. Content

Your paper may address a wide array of topics, including Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Management, Operations Management, Information Systems, Business Law, Corporate Ethics, and Public Policy. Evaluation will be based upon three factors:

  • Research rigor
  • Presentation clarity
  • Topic originality
  1. Guidelines/Requirements

Submissions to the Michigan Journal of Business must comply with the following guidelines. By submitting, you grant the Michigan Journal of Business an exclusive license to publish your paper. You retain copyrights to published contributions.

General requirements:

  • Your paper must have been completed during undergradute study
  • Your paper must not be already published or under consideration elsewhere
  • Your paper must include a title, abstract, keywords, author biography, acknowledgements (if any), and references

Formatting requirements:

  • File Types: Microsoft Word or RTF (no PDFs please)
  • Font: 12 point, Times New Roman
  • Page Maximum: 50 pages, double-spaced
  • Graphics: Embedded within document as high resolution grayscale images
  • Additional formatting requirements will be provided to accepted authors
  1. How to Submit

Please email Kathryn Grier at with submissions.
Submissions will be reviewed as they are received.