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Economics majors, faculty, and staff can post announcements and opportunities on the Economics Department Bulletin Board.

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New Course Offering: SOC 252
The Sociology department is offering a new course of interest to economic undergraduates.The course is called Law and Social Movements, SOC 252, and will be taught by Professor Holly McCammon.  The course will be offered this fall and should be of interest to students oriented toward law, public policy,and/or social activism. Course Topics: Legal control of the civil rights movement, Environmental activism and legislation, Same-sex marriage and litigation strategy, Activist lawyering and the abortion debate. Course Activities: Discussion of legal concepts, procedures, and controversies, Overviews of social movements and their relationship to the law, Short papers on student-selected topics, Two take-home exams.
Holly McCammon
Assistant Analyst
The Congressional Budget Office is accepting applications from individuals with an undergraduate degree in economics, public policy, and similar fields to work for a period up to 3 years as an assistant (research) analyst. These are excellent positions for individuals with strong quantitative skills (including SAS or STATA and Excel) to obtain substantive work experience prior to applying to graduate school. Because of the nature of these positions, we do not consider students with a graduate or who will be obtaining one. CBO can consider noncitizens who are permanent residents of the US. They must apply online at and submit a complete application to be considered.
Congressional Research Service
USPIRG Fellowship
My name is Zach Weinstein. I work with U.S. PIRG, a social change nonprofit that works to solve our country’s most pressing issues, from the high cost of health care to our crumbling transportation infrastructure. I’m here at Vanderbilt to find graduating seniors interested in this type of work to join our Fellowship program. Click here to get more info. [Here is the link ]The deadline to apply is March 28th.
We are actively hiring for this coming year’s Fellowship position. If you’re interested, let me know, or click here to get more info. Our priority campaign is working to give consumers the right to know what's in the food we buy, by labeling food that contains GMO ingredients. Monsanto and other giant agribusinesses are spending millions to oppose labeling efforts—Big Ag spent close to $40 million against a labeling initiative in California last year. With people increasingly concerned about food choices and taking charge of their health, our goal in the next five years is to pass a federal law that will establish GMO labeling in the U.S. Please email me with any questions about the position or the application process.
Zach Weinstein
InstaEDU Tutoring
InstaEDU is looking for economics tutors to help students out around the world! InstaEDU is a start up education company based in San Francisco, that has received multiple rounds of venture capital funding. For Vanderbilt students, we are looking for bright, dedicated students to use their superior economic expertise to help students ranging from community colleges to elite universities. All that is needed is an application to verify you attend an elite university (Vanderbilt), and have the aptitude to tutor students.
The compensation is $20.00 an hour prorated to the minute for tutoring sessions. You can tutor whenever you want, and all you have to do is pull up the website, and wait until students reach out to you for help. Just click on this link to get started!
2/18/2014 Summer Internships at the Public Policy Institute of California
The Public Policy Institute of California informs and improves public policy through independent, objective, nonpartisan research. PPIC is based in San Francisco and Sacramento, California. Six Richard J. Riordan Summer Internships opportunities are now posted on PPIC’s website. For detailed position descriptions and application instructions, please visit Several other PPIC positions are also posted on that page.
These internship projects provide an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students interested in a public policy career to work in a policy research environment. Intern projects are proposed by PPIC researchers and designed around a specific set of tasks and deliverables that can be accomplished within the term of the internship. Application deadline: March 9, 2014. Direct links to the six projects:

Summer Intern - Project 1 - Community College Pathways to the Healthcare Workforce

Summer Intern - Project 2 - Public Safety Realignment: Multisite Project

Summer Intern - Project 3 - K-12 Education: District Local Control Accountability Plans

Summer Intern - Project 4 - California’s Local Control Funding Formula: Year 1 Review

Summer Intern - Project 5 - Correctional Health in California’s County Jail System

Summer Intern - Project 6 - Understanding Capacity and Operations in California’s County Jails

Anneke Gaul

Submit an Aritcle to Cornell's Undergraduate Econ Journal
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 invite students from Vanderbilt University 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 March 9th, 2014. Applicants should attach a Word document and indicate their major and college/university and email it to If you would like more information we are more than happy to answer any questions.

Jacob Miller

13th Annual Carroll Round Conference at Georgetown University
The Carroll Round is the premier undergraduate economics research conference in the world. This year’s conference will take place from Thursday, April 10, 2014 to Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Georgetown University. Professor Peter Diamond of MIT will be the Keynote Speaker on Friday, April 11. Professor Diamond is Nobel Laureate known for work on job search and unemployment.
The goal of the Carroll Round is to foster the exchange of ideas among leading undergraduate international economics and political economy students by encouraging and supporting the pursuit of scholarly innovation in the field. The conference encourages an informed and productive dialogue about global economic issues by bringing together participants and prominent members of the academic and policy-making communities through presentations, discussions, and lectures. As an academic conference, the Carroll Round revolves around the presentation and discussion of original research by undergraduates. Students present their findings in journal-length articles and summarize their project in discussion panels moderated by economics professors and practitioners. Papers focus on a wide variety of the latest topics within International Economics. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Sunday, February 9, 2014.
  For more information about the Carroll Round, visit .

Christopher Stromeyer
Vanderbilt Healthcare Business Club project
Interested in healthcare strategy, marketing, and consulting? Looking to gain professional experience? Vanderbilt Healthcare Business Club has partnered with ReviveHealth, a healthcare-focused strategy firm, to work on a project for one of their clients. We are currently recruiting members to work on this project. Interested? Shoot us an email at
Research Assistant needed on campus
Research assistant needed to hire immediately. Experience with web-scrapping valuable. Please contact Professor Rei at
Claudia Rei
2014 Summer Abroad Scholaship: Taiwan-U.S. Alliance
The Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) is pleased to announce that ‘Ambassador’ Scholarships are again offered to U.S. college students during the summer of 2014.

There is no requirement for proficiency in Chinese language... but offers overseas immersion in Mandarin and cultural study. Accepted students will be enrolled in the Chinese Language Center at the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU, in Tainan City, Taiwan. The University is recognized as one of the two top institutions of higher education in Taiwan. The application period ends March 31, 2014, and applications can be submitted on line at

The 2014 TUSA program starts July 1 and ends August 22nd. A stipend of NT $25,000 (US $800) per month for two months (July & August) will be awarded to each scholarship recipient. The scholarships should cover tuition, dormitory fees, all program-related travel and excursions, and accident/outpatient health insurance. The program is sponsored by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan, and a total of 36 ‘Ambassador’ students will be accepted for the 2014 class.

MA Programs related to Economics at Duke University
Some of these programs offer financial aid, and the deadlines are from January 30th - February 15th, depending on the program. Please see these links for more information.
Master’s of Arts in Economics

Master’s of Science in Economics and Computation

Master’s of Science in Computer Science

Master’s in Statistical Science

Master’s of Science in Statistical and Economic Modeling

Ana Moon Glass
Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice for Vanderbilt
Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice for Vanderbilt alumni and students! The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will be hosting an information session Tuesday, January 28 at 8pm to discuss careers in the field of community organizing with students and alumni interested in empowering communities and working for social change. DART expects to hire up to ten recent college graduates.
RSVP to with your name, preferred email address, phone number, and graduation date (actual or expected). DART hires and trains organizers to lead campaigns on a broad set of justice issues including: * Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline * Reining in predatory lending practices * Expanding access to primary health and dental care * Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training * Education reform in low-performing public schools Placements sites include cities in Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio, South Carolina, and Virginia. Positions start June 16, 2014. Starting salary $34,000/year + benefits, with regular performance based raises. To find out more about DART or to apply, visit or contact Hannah Wittmer at or (785) 438-9808.
Hannah Wittmer
Sumer at the London School of Economics
Representatives of LSE will discuss their programme on Thursday, January 23rd at 4:30pm in Calhoun 320. LSE Summer School is the largest university summer school in the UK, with just under 6,000 students attending in 2013 from over 100 countries. Students from North American Universities accounted for almost 25 per cent of the cohort last year.
LSE Summer School offers over 70 three-week courses taught by LSE’s world-renowned faculty. All courses take place on the LSE campus in the heart of Central London. Courses are examined to LSE standards. The Summer School curriculum is drawn from across the University, with courses being offered in subjects as diverse as Accounting and Finance, Economics, International Relations, Law, and Management. For further information on the programme, please visit
Simon Vollar
Research Assistants at Brookings
The Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution is conducting our annual Research Assistant recruitment. Each year we employ approximately twelve 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. This is an excellent opportunity for recent graduates.
The job posting is here: Please note that this is a two-part application process. After applying online, Brookings will contact applicants to request additional materials, including an application, two letters of recommendation, and an official transcript.
Jennifer Ambrosino
12/23/2013 NYFed Research Associate
Visit to learn about job opportunities for economics BAs as research associates. The New York Fed employs talented economists with good quantitative skills and an interest in research as research associates. Many then go to the PhD, MBA, or law degrees.  Sophomores and juniors may apply for internships in late December and January; information is available here.
Applications are being accepted now, on a rolling basis, at (with requisition number 233969).
Malcolm Getz
US Department of Justice: Antitrust Division
The Economic Analysis Group seeks full-time research analysts in Washington, DC. Analysts should have a US citizen, with BA in economics and 3.0 GPA or better. Experience with spreadsheets, statistics, computer programming, and econometrics is useful. Analysts work with the Group's forty economists on issues in defining markets, pricing policies, and industry behavior using large datasets. By January 2, 2014, please submit a resume, a short writing sample on an economic topic, names of three references, and a copy of your college transcript via email to
For more information, click here.
Intern at the Hamilton Project, The Brookings Institution
The Hamilton Project is an economic initiative housed at the Brookings Institution. The Project produces research and policy proposals on how to create a growing economy that benefits more Americans (you can find more information on our website at The Project seeks motivated, energetic students--preferably juniors or seniors--to serve as full-time or part-time interns for academic credit and a small stipend during the spring semester and summer. This is an opportunity to economic skills to the policy arena. The internship description can be found at
Laura Howell
Research Assistant at Boston Fed
The Boston Federal Reserve Bank will hire BAs in economics for two-year terms as research assistants. Applicants should have strong academic records, knowledge of at least one statistical package such as MATLAB or Stata, a demonstrated ability to work independently, and strong written and oral communication skills. Go to: for more information. Send questions to:
Geoff Tootell
11/13/2013 Honors Scholarships
Successful students in economics should consider applying for national scholarships. Vanderbilt students have won Carnegie, Truman, Fulbright, Udall, Goldwater, Marshall, Luce, NSF, Rhodes, and many other scholarships. See the Office of Honors Scholarships [] for more information. Sophomores and juniors, in particular, should look for opportunities in order to plan ahead. The application process often takes months. For more information, contact Lyn Fulton-John at
Lyn Fulton-John
11/12/2013 Duke Undergraduate Economics Journal is Accepting Submissions
Equilibria, Duke University's undergraduate economics review, cordially invites you to submit your work for consideration in our Spring 2014 issue. We welcome research papers, opinion articles, and/or theses from all disciplines of social sciences and business (economics, public policy, corporate law, statistics, finance, etc.). Receive recognition for your work by a premier research university publication.
Our next issue will be published this coming spring, and the submission deadline is December 31st, 2013. Please e-mail your paper to for submission, along with your full name and academic background. Papers should be 10-20 pages in length (double spaced), using the Chicago citation style. For further information on the publication and submissions, please refer to our website:
10/23/2013 Info Session with U. Virginia's MS in Commerce
There will be an information session and dinner on Tuesday, October 29 to learn about the University of Virginia’s M.S. in Commerce, a one-year business degree specifically designed for liberal arts, science, and engineering majors. It features tracks in either Financial Services or Marketing & Management, as well as a month of international travel in Europe, Latin America, East Asia, or Southeast Asia. The last three classes reported placement statistics between 95-100% three months after graduation.
M.S. in Commerce Info Session & Dinner
Tuesday, October 29 at 5:00 pm Vanderbilt University
Sarratt 363
10/08/2013 Michigan Journal of Business is Accepting Papers
The Michigan Journal of Business (“MJB”), an undergraduate academic journal established in 2008 and published by students at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, invites submission of papers for its 13th issue from undergraduates on topics in business or economics. The submission deadline is November 9, 2013. In accordance with our mission of supporting undergraduate research, published authors will be awarded a scholarship of $300 - $500. More information can also be found at our website at
Jackson Montalbano
10/07/2013 The Developing Economist is accepting entries
The University of Texas at Austin chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon announces a new student-run publication: The Developing Economist – An Undergraduate Journal of Economics at UT-Austin. There are no length requirements and no cost for submission, but students but final, standard format entries are expected to be no longer than fifteen pages in length (references and appendices included). Interested students must submit paper details on our Google Form at and .pdf files of papers at Deadline for submission is January 1, 2014. For more information, please visit
Trey Gustafson

Vanderbilt Diversity Career Alliance
Vanderbilt Diversity Career Alliance (VDCA) is a student pre-professional organization dedicated to inspiring students of color, women, LGBTs, and their allies primarily in consulting and financial services. Our career experience includes Morgan Stanley, Jefferies and Merrill Lynch. Throughout the year, we will engineer multiple programs to maximize your career potential including resume/cover letter workshops, corporate visits, Networking Ninja Prep, guest speaker panels, etc. Please come to our first General Body Meeting at 7PM, Sept. 19, in BUTTRICK 301 to know more about VDCA and bring your resume and/or cover letter. All students are welcome. FREE PIZZA and refreshments will be served!

Martha Babbitt

Research Analyst at the St. Louis Fed
The Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is currently seeking Research Analysts. For more information, please see: The job requires a BA with GPA of 3.5 or higher with a strong background in mathematics and statistics: econometrics, calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations. Knowledge of a statistical software package or programming, some undergraduate research experience, and strong communication skills are necessary. Submit a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript from all universities attended. Interviews will occur this fall for positions with spring/summer 2014 start date.


Real Estate Appraisal Internship
McGuigan & Associates LLC, 3207 West End Ave. # 201, Nashville offers an internship involving data gathering, report writing, and administrative tasks @ $12 per hour plus mileage. The intern will learn about the real estate appraisal industry. McGuigan has employed Vanderbilt students and alumni recently. Contact For more information, see


Submit an Aritcle to Cornell's Undergraduate Econ Journal
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 invite students from Vanderbilt University 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 16th, 2013. Applicants should attach a Word document and indicate their major and college/university and email it to If you would like more information we are more than happy to answer any questions.


Tazikis Marketing Challenge
Tazikis offers a marketing challenge. Teams of no more than four students can win $5000 and a trip to Alabama to present their ideas. The website offers details.
E-mail Simone Gonzalez <> for the full set of rules. The deadline to sign up is September 6th and projects will need to be submitted by October 25th.

Simone Gonzalez

Tutors Needed
The Department of Student Athletics seeks Tutors for our undergraduate student-athletes. We are seeking qualified applicants to fill tutoring positions in Economics, specifically ECON 100, 101, 150 this fall. The pay for tutors is $10-15/hour and all tutoring does take place in the Stratton Foster Academic Center in McGugin Center. Any interested students can fill out an "Interested in Tutoring" form available at:


Bain & Company is Recruiting
Bain is looking for students with problem-solving ability, leadership experience, and a passion for teamwork. No prior business-related experience is required - the program is open to students of all majors and backgrounds. Chandler and other representatives will be on campus on the following days:
• Tuesday, September 10 at 5:00 in The Commons Multi-Purpose Room for an “Ace the Case” (case interview workshop)
• Tuesday, September 10 at 6:30 in The Commons Multi-Purpose Room for a company presentation
• Wednesday, September 11 from 1:00-5:00 in The Student Life Center for the career fair
Please go online to www.JoinBain.comand apply no later than 11:59pm on Friday, September 13, 2013. Select VANDERBILT University and include resume with GPA, SAT/ACT, unofficial transcript, and cover letter.

Chandler Anthony

The Hamilton Project at Brookings: Interns Wanted
The Brookings Institution seeks motivated, energetic students--preferably rising juniors or seniors--to serve as full-time or part-time interns for academic credit and a small stipend. Applicants should be pursing an undergraduate degree in economics or in a related field like mathematics, statistics, political science or international relations and should have strong writing and analytical skills. Successful applicants will have taken introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics; coursework in statistics or econometrics is highly recommended. The full internship description can be found here. Students apply their skills in the Federal policy arena.

Laura Howell

Congressional Budget Office Assistant Analyst"
The CBO seeks a baccalaureate economist to serve as an assistant analyst in the microeconomic studies division: Strong quantitative, writing, and computer skills (experience with STATA is a plus), and a desire to work on issues of current legislative interest to the Congress. Send cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, unofficial transcript, and contact information for three references at Contact Nancy Fahey, Washington DC 202-226-2628

Nancy Fahey

Research Assistand at the Dallas Fed
Provides research assistance in the form of computer programming to access and manipulate data, producing charts and other graphics, and conducting statistical and econometric analysis. Responsible for successfully performing duties associated with providing support services and economic analysis of the highest quality while adhering to the policies and procedures of the Research Department and the Bank. Maintains a current knowledge of economic and business conditions for the Eleventh District and nation. Maintain statistical models using Eviews, SAS, STATA. BA with prior knowledge micro and macroeconomics and international economics along with Microsoft Office required. Job Code:K56411 Submit applications at


Research Associates at San Francisco Fed
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco plans to hire Research Associates to begin this summer. We are accepting applications online at this link: (click “Search for Jobs” and search for job number 231538). Graduating seniors with economics majors and skills in statistics are invited to apply.


Forum for American/Chinese Exchange at Stanford
Are you interested in …
TRAVEL to Stanford and Beijing on a scholarship? INTERACT with famous scholars, politicians, and CEOs? MEET distinguished future leaders from U.S. and China? BECOME part of a prestigious worldwide student network? INFLUENCE the future of U.S.-China relations? Then apply to be a delegate of FACES "On Common Ground" Conference 2013! Application online now at Deadline: May 1st, 2013, 11:59pm Email:


City Hall Fellows
City Hall Fellows is a non-partisan nonprofit training the next generation of leaders for America's cities. Our 12-month, paid, post-college Fellowship integrates hands-on experience working within the highest levels of local government with intensive training in how cities work. The Fellowship is open to students of ALL majors. A detailed overview of the Fellowship, as well as application materials and instructions, are at The application deadline for our 9th cohort is March 14, 2013. That cohort will serve in San Francisco, and their Fellowship year will run August through July.

Bethany Henderson
t: @CityHallFellows

Bethany Henderson

HGSI Research Program & Seminar
The History of Climate Change and the Future of Global Governance
Department of History, Columbia University
May 28 - August 16, 2013

The Hertog Global Strategy Initiative (HGSI) seeks talented  
undergraduates, graduate students, and mid-career professionals for  its 2013 seminar on the History of Climate Change and the Future of Global Governance.

HGSI is a research program that explores how the world community has  responded to planetary threats to derive lessons that will help us  take on the challenges of the present and the future. Each summer, a  select group of participants comes to Columbia University for three  months to work with leading scholars and policymakers. This year's  initiative hopes to train a new generation of researchers and leaders  who understand both the development of climate science and the changing nature of world politics.

The 2013 seminar will be taught by Matthew Connelly, Professor of  
History at Columbia University, and Jim Fleming, Professor of Science,  Technology, and Society at Colby College. They will be assisted in the classroom by Deborah Coen, Paul Edwards, Mike Hulme, Anthony Janetos, Bill McKibben, Geoffrey Parker, Gavin Schmidt, John Topping, and many other leaders in the field.

Participants pursue original research both independently and in teams. Students will receive eight credit points for the seminar, the  equivalent of two semester-long courses at Columbia.

For more information about the program, visit You can also find us on Facebook and  
Twitter. Please direct any further questions to or 212-854-9854.

Application Deadline: March 5, 2013

Apply at:


Teach for America
For the first time in history, Teach For America is hosting an application deadline at Vanderbilt for prospective applicants graduating with the class of 2014.

 Learn of your acceptance and regional assignment by May of this year.

 Juniors hired to the 2014 corps will have until November 2013 to accept their offer.
 Applicants who are not hired by TFA as juniors will still be welcomed to re-apply during their senior year.
 During their senior year, applicants hired by TFA as juniors may still apply to grad schools or future employers that partner with TFA under the 2-year deferral agreement.

The window for juniors to apply to the 2014 corps opened on February 22nd, and will close on March 22nd. Please find the application here: Two 30-minute informational sessions about the junior deadline will be held on Wednesday February 27th in Buttrick 302 at 6:30PM and then at 8:30PM. If you are unable to attend the meeting, or have any additional questions, please reach out to


Council of Economic Advisers is Recruiting Research Assistants
We Research assistants (RAs) are usually recent college graduates. The ideal RA candidate would have earned good grades in economics and in statistics/econometrics, taken college-level mathematics courses, and have written a substantial term paper in economics. The ideal candidate would enjoy working with charts, working under pressure, and have strong writing skills.
A job at the CEA presents special opportunities. We are a small-but-prestigious organization, reporting directly to the President and participating in a wide range of high-level meetings. Because our organization is so small, all of our staff interacts with the Members of the Council. More information on the CEA can be found at,
Interested students should e-mail their 1) resume, 2) transcript, 3) at least two letters of recommendation by April 27, 2013. Recommendations should be from economists or from those in closely-related disciplines. Send 4) a single-authored writing sample to:
Thomas Hunt, Council of Economic Advisers
Phone: 202-395-6867 Fax: 202-395-6953


Data Analyst Position at the Wharton School
We are looking for bright candidates that would like to spend 2-3 years in this position prior to applying to graduate or professional school in business, economics, real estate or the law. The position will involve supporting faculty in all aspects of their research, including collecting and maintaining databases and analyzing these data using a variety of statistical tools. Candidates may also write research reports and interact with a high-powered group of financial and real estate executives who support the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center. Some course work in economics is essential, but we will consider a wide variety of majors. Computer programming skills and previous research assistant experience would be helpful. Salary is competitive with similar positions.

Apply on-line at to one of the two open positions. Applicants should attach unofficial copies of their transcripts in the online system under “other documents”.


Bloomberg Assesment Test
Students may register for the Bloomberg Assessment Test, which is a FREE test online that puts each students' score anonymously into the Bloomberg Talent Search database to be contacted by 20,000 financial employers about internships/jobs. The test will be on February 24th from 1-4pm in Garland 119. You may be contacted by employers for summer/full-time opportunities and have great networking abilities within the Bloomberg Network. Students can see the attached flyer about more information. SPACE IS, for all students who are interested, people email to find out how to sign up and reserve your seat!


Research Assistant Jobs and Summer Internships at Brookings
The Hamilton Project (THP), an economic policy group based at the Brookings Institution in DC, has benefited from having very high caliber research assistants from the time of its inception in 2006. THP has three research assistant positions that will open up this summer and we are seeking highly recommended candidates for these slots. Our RAs research a variety of policy areas and communicate with leading academics, policymakers, and practitioners to help identify potential topics for The Hamilton Project’s discussion papers. They also draft THP policy briefs and other public documents, and assist with editing and production of THP discussion papers.

For students interested in applying their skills in the policy arena, this is a great opportunity. Past Hamilton RAs have gone on to government service (White House National Economic Council, Council of Economic Advisor, and Treasury), and several are currently pursuing PhDs in economics at MIT, Harvard and Berkeley. The RA job description can be found

Michael Greenstone

Northwestern's Global Engagement Studies Institute
The summer 2013 Global Engagement Studies Institute at Northwestern University will equip you to:
 *Work directly with local communities and community organizations in Uganda, India, Bolivia, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and Haiti, or South Africa
 *Earn two Northwestern course credits (the equivalent of 6 semester credits)
 *Leverage the strengths, rather than list the weaknesses, of the communities in which you live and work abroad
 *Live with a host family and immerse yourself in another culture for eight weeks
 *Work in teams to design and implement an original development project in youth and education, environmental development, microfinance, gender and development, global health, social enterprise, human rights, and more
Fill out our 3-minute interest survey, visit, or email our office at Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until March 1, 2013 for summer 2013.  Apply today for the best chance of being accepted to your first choice GESI location.
We hope you'll join us from June 17-August 24, 2013 to be part of sustainable development and collaborative change on the GESI program.

Meghan Ozaroski

Interdisciplinary Conference on Global Research and Study Abroad
A conference created specifically for university students recently returned from studying abroad by the Global Education Office, Saturday, Feb 16, 2013 8am to 4pm, 310 Student Life Building. Five dollar fee includes lunch. Register at by February 13. Contact Michelle Lilly Solorio at 615-343-3139 or

Michelle Lilly Solorio

Summer Job Opportunity with the Nashville Bridge
The Bridge, a college-focused program for 7th-12th grade students in East Nashville, is looking for highly motivated college and graduate students to teach at the summer program. The teachers will be trained in teaching, classroom management, and team work, and will teach one academic class related to one's expertise as well as an art and a sports enrichment (which range from football and painting to clothing design and step). The summer is extremely fun, engaging, and challenging.

Rebecca West

Tutors Needed
The Department of Student Athletics seeks Tutors for our undergraduate student-athletes. We are seeking qualified applicants to fill tutoring positions in Economics, specifically ECON 150, 232, 263, 264. The pay for tutors is $10-15/hour and all tutoring does take place in the Stratton Foster Academic Center in McGugin Center. Any interested students can fill out an "Interested in Tutoring" form available at:


Economics Honor Society - Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE)
Vanderbilt’s chapter of the economics honorary society, Omicron Delta Epsilon, will accept applications for membership through noon Friday, February 1. If you have completed 12 credit hours in economics and have grade point averages over 3.0 both in economics and overall, you are eligible for membership. There is a one-time fee of $45 that includes chapter dues, a certificate from the national organization, and honor cords to wear at Commencement. To apply, please bring a copy of your transcript to Kenneth Brown at 415 Calhoun. A print-out from YES is sufficient. Bring a check for $45 made out to Vanderbilt University with ODE in the memo line. Mention a faculty member with whom you would like to talk at an ODE event. We welcome offers to lead the group and plan events and activities. No need to respond if you are already a member but please let us know if you are interested in a leadership role.


Summer Research Initiative at the University of Maryland, College Park
Maryland offers an eight week program, June 1 to July 26, to promote an interest in research in nine social science disciplines in including economics for juniors and seniors to promote diversity in the social sciences. The program covers expenses and provides a $2,700 stipend. The deadline for submission of application forms and all associated documentation is February 15th 2013.


Bard MBA in Sustainability
The Bard MBA in Sustainability focuses on the business case for sustainability. We train students to see how firms can integrate economic, environmental, and social objectives, the triple bottom line, to create successful businesses that build a more sustainable world. Graduates of the Bard MBA Program will transform existing companies, start their own businesses, and pioneer new ways of operating that meet human needs, while protecting and restoring the earth’s natural systems. The Bard MBA is a low-residency program structured around “weekend intensives” with regular online instruction between these residencies. Five of these intensives are held each term: four in the heart of New York City and one in the Hudson Valley. Residencies take place over four days, beginning Friday morning, and ending Monday afternoon.

Degrees: MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Katie Van Sant MS '07
Phone: 845-758-7388
Application Due Dates: Early: January 15, 2013; Regular: March 15, 2013; Final: May 15, 2013

Katie Van Sant

Summer Internships in London, Hong Kong, and LA
City Internships provides structured Summer Internship Programs for students seeking to gain experience in the Banking & Finance, Legal & Professional and Creative & Media industries in London, Hong Kong and Los Angeles. A prospectus is at
Apply to

Lewis Talbot

Tikvah Fellowship 2013-2014
Designed to cultivate expertise and experience through coursework, projects, and work placements, the Tikvah Fellowship is devoted to the study of the challenges facing the Jewish people, the Jewish State, and the broader world of Jewish ideas. Based in New York City, the Fellowship offers advanced seminars in Jewish and contemporary religious, intellectual, and political thought. Faculty members include Leon Kass, Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, Ruth Gavison, Victor Davis Hanson, Ruth Wisse, and many more. Previous work placements include the Wall Street Journal, Brookings Institution, SAR High School, and Lincoln Square Synagogue. Tikvah also sponsors outstanding learning institutes in the summer, each of which comes with a stipend.

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Eligibility: College graduates through mid-career professionals, with individualized study and work for each fellow.
Dates: August 15, 2013 – August 15, 2014 Stipend: $25,000 - $75,000
Application Due Date: January 31, 2013

Malko Margolin

Internships at The International
We are currently looking for reporters of economic topics at Vanderbilt. We train interns how to write for the online environment while maintaining high journalistic standards, a skill that proves invaluable for anyone who may want to break into journalism or write a blog in the future. We are a small, dedicated team that works unwaveringly towards furthering global understanding of issues through focused investigative journalism. Our team has always been quite young, with most people at the company in their twenties, but we have established very high standards for ourselves. Our goal is not to shape what people think, but to carefully nourish a more perspicacious approach towards consuming the news. We are an independent company. If you want to dig deeper into what The International is and offers, you can take a look at our editorial policy here:

Finally, students may apply for our internships here:

Amartya Biswas

Research Associate Position
Research Associates have the opportunity to work directly with Ph.D. economists from top universities on a variety of high profile cases concerning antitrust, law and economics, and government regulation of the private sector. Recent firm projects include examining the antitrust implications of the vertical integration of health insurers and healthcare providers, determining potential competitive effects of mergers between utility companies, evaluating class certification issues in consumer goods, assessing damages in contract disputes, designing an incentive structure to promote use of renewable energy sources, analyzing proposed protectionist tariffs, and assessing the importance of copyright industries (music, motion pictures, publishing, software, etc.) to the US economy. Associates gain broad industry exposure and marketable skills in case management, data analysis and research. EI Research Associates are generally outstanding graduates from highly ranked colleges and universities with bachelor degrees in economics, finance, mathematics, statistics, computer science, or a related field. Prospective candidates must possess a strong academic record, excellent analytical and quantitative skills, and the ability to work effectively in teams. EI Research Associates typically go on to pursue graduate degrees in economics, law, and business at leading universities. In order to apply, please send resume, cover letter with desired start date, and transcripts to the following: Ms. Merin Yu, Recruiting Coordinator
Economists Incorporated
Suite 1100 2121 K Street
NW Washington, DC 20037

Ms. Merin Yu,
Recruiting Coordinator


University of Virginia’s M.S. in Commerce
There will be an information session and dinner this Tuesday, November 6 at 5:00 pm in Sarratt 363. Come learn how to leverage your undergraduate degree with the University of Virginia's one-year M.S. in Commerce. This 40-credit degree is designed specifically for liberal arts, science, and engineering recent graduates who are interested in turning their talents into tangible skills. The Program features tracks in either Financial Services or Marketing & Management, as well as a month of global immersion in Europe, China, or Southeast Asia.

Emma Candelier

The Wharton School’s Doctoral Program in Applied Economics
Penn's program gives students the tools and training to get jobs in applied-economics positions in economics departments, business schools, and public policy programs. It is designed to prepare students to conduct rigorous research. Students take core courses in microeconomic theory and quantitative methods. Students also take two major field concentrations designed to give them the tools necessary to conduct quality research in a core economic discipline. The curriculum combines courses offered in the Applied Economics and other graduate programs at the Wharton School, as well as courses offered by the Penn Economics Department. Drawing from 34 faculty members in the Business Economics and Public Policy and Real Estate departments, as well as a large number of economists across multiple Wharton departments and the Law School, the Applied Economics program allows specialization in a number of areas, including Behavioral Economics, Development Economics, Economics of Risk Management, Industrial Economics and Business Regulation, Public Economics and Political Economy, and Urban Economics and Real Estate. All admitted students receive our Fellowship offering full tuition and fees along with a stipend of $26,390 per year. Funding is guaranteed for four years, and additional funding is available through teaching and research assistantships. Applications are due by December 15, 2012. Additional information on our program is available at:

Diana Broach

Internship Recruitment:
Bloomberg Institute The Bloomberg Assessment Test (BAT) will be coming to Vanderbilt on Friday, October 19th. Below you will find important information regarding the test and how to use your results to further your career development. The goal of the BAT is to match student strengths with employer needs, so you do not need to be an expert on all sections of the test. Bloomberg has relationships with over 20,000 global companies that access the test score data to recruit for full-time and internship opportunities. How to register for the upcoming session: What: Bloomberg Assessment (screens students for careers in finance, economics, or business)
When: Friday, October 19th
Time: 9AM and 1PM
Cost: free for undergraduate and graduate students
Click link to register:
After taking the test, you choose to be anonymously entered into the Employer Talent Search Database, which employers use to find candidates to fill internship and entry-level positions. You can also opt out of the database if you would rather not have your score posted. The BAT assesses your underlying strengths and weaknesses in comparison to your global peers. All test results are anonymous, so you maintain control over which employers access your information. Bloomberg, and its customers, which include Morgan Stanley, AIG, BP, SunTrust, BOA, Citi and numerous others, leverage the scores to initiate conversations with talented students at schools that they may not visit regularly for campus recruiting. The test is comprised of eleven sections measuring financial aptitude and career skills. Topics include Economics, Analytical Reasoning, Math, Investment Management, and Verbal Skills. We encourage you to use your BAT scores to enhance your resume and to post this information on your social media profiles. Highlighting your participation in the BAT will set you apart from thousands of other candidates. Students mention the areas of the test that they performed well in during interviews to demonstrate and reinforce their abilities to employers. We look forward to seeing you! The Bloomberg Assessment Test (BAT) is a free, standardized, three hour exam designed to assess an individual's aptitude and knowledge relevant to opportunities within business and finance. Every BAT test taker is anonymously entered into the Bloomberg Talent Search Database, available to more than 20,000 top firms and allows employers to contact a test taker for an internship, entry-level or graduate-level position. The test is comprised of 155 multiple-choice questions and 11 total sections (50% finance aptitude, 50% general aptitude and career skills.)

Jesus Diaz
9/25/2012 Women Accountants: The American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA) Music City Chapter invites you to join us for networking, snacks and fun on Thursday, October 25th from 5:00-7:00 pm at Blackstone Restaurant and Brewery 1918 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203. Come and meet other financial professionals in the Nashville area! Please RSVP to Kim Lockard at or call 615-373-9880. Sponsored by Powell Creative and Blackstone Restaurant and Brewery. ASWA is dedicated to fostering opportunities to women (and a few good men) in all accounting and related fields enabling members to achieve their full personal, professional and economic potential and to contribute to the future development of their profession. ASWA strives to be flexible in order to meet the changing needs and interests of its membership.
Kim Lockard
9/12/2012 Tutoring: Please let me know if you would like to provide tutoring services for ECON 100, 101, 150, 231 or 232 by sending email to  You are also welcome to announce your services on this website.
Malcolm Getz
White House Internships: The White House offers internships for young leaders. For more information, please see: There are deadlines at different points during the year.
Malcolm Getz

VU Economics News

Contact Information:

Phone: (615) 322-2871

Fax: (615) 343-8495

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