Thursday, January 31, 2019

Open Positions with the Economic Analysis Group in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice

The Economic Analysis Group in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is soliciting applications for full-time economic research analyst and an unpaid summer economics internship, positions in Washington, DC starting in the Spring/Summer 2019.

The Economic Analysis Group is looking for detail-oriented highly motivated individuals interested in economics.

A bachelor’s degree with a grade point average of 3.0 or better is required, and you must be a U.S. citizen. Experience in working with spreadsheets, statistics, computer programming, and econometrics is useful. Course work in statistics, econometrics, calculus, computer science, and linear algebra is also useful.

By March 1, 2019, please submit a resume, a short writing sample on an economic topic, names and emails of three references, and a copy of your college transcript, via e-mail to:
U.S. Department of Justice
Antitrust Division

A formal application through will be required.

Looking for Qualified Econ Juniors/Seniors for Paid Economic Consulting Internship in Washington DC

Economics Partner LLC, with offices in Denver, Washington DC, and Utah was founded to address a
market need. Specialized in transfer pricing, restructuring, and valuations, we handle all of the applied finance and economics needs of our corporate tax and law firm clients. Our clients include Fortune 100 companies, most of which are the leaders in their industry.

Our services include restructuring-related valuation and economic analyses, in controversy, compliance, and planning settings. We act as expert witnesses. We negotiate audit settlements and advance pricing agreements between governments and taxpayers. We price, document, and defend our clients’ most sensitive intercompany transactions. We provide economic analysis in support of our clients’ negotiations with governments regarding tax incentives.

Job Description
Our interns work on a variety of assignments including but not limited to:

  • Research, analytical work, valuation, benchmarking analysis, and/or documenting the arm’s
  • length nature of intercompany transactions within multinational’s global value chain;
  • Performing in-depth company, industry, and market research;
  • Perform financial and statistical analysis for clients (e.g., Fortune 100 companies and top ranked law firms); and
  • Performing economic analyses of intercompany transactions by using valuation methods.

The environment at EP is very collegial – as such, Interns will be given the opportunity to interact
organically with associates, managers, directors, and partners.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • COVER LETTER REQUIRED, applicants without cover letters fulfilling the following requirements will not be considered: 1) maximum of 250 words; 2) outline interest in economics accounting, finance and/or valuations; and 3) outline why you want to intern for a boutique economic consulting firm.
  • Ideal candidates will be pursuing a degree in Economics, Finance, Accounting, or Statistics.
  • Strong quantitative and writing capabilities.
  • Excellent Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel skills.
  • Analytical mind and ability to handle multiple projects at a time.
  • 3.0 or above GPA required

Please send the required materials to

2019 AEI Summer Honors Program

The American Enterprise Institute's Summer Honors Program is a series of educational and professional development opportunities for top undergraduate students. Participants connect with the ideas, research, and network of AEI—one of America's leading think tanks—through discussion-based seminars led by AEI scholars and other experts, policy briefings with distinguished policy thinkers and practitioners, high-level networking events, and site visits throughout Washington.

Eligibility: Current undergraduates and recent graduates (winter 2018 or later). International students are eligible to apply. Applications from previous Summer Honors Program alumni will not be considered.

Washington, DC

Duration: Most students will participate in a single one-week course at the beginning of Summer 2019. A select group of students will participate in a four-week opportunity, called the Summer Honors Academy.

Stipend: This is a fully-funded program. Housing, meals on class days, stipends and travel vouchers are provided.

Final Deadline: March 11, 2019. Letters of Recommendation will be accepted until March 18, 2019.


Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis until March 11. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible to be considered for your top course preference.


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Apply NOW for BSOS College Scholarships!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers a variety of scholarships to current students! We encourage you to apply now for an award for the Fall 2019 semester. Before submitting your application, make sure to review each scholarship's eligibility criteria. To explore all of our scholarships, and determine which best suit you, please visit this link.

Applications for the Fall 2019 semester are due on February 11, 2019 by 9 a.m. Click here to apply.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Spring 2019 Internship Opportunity

Measuring Success is a growing data analytics firm dedicated to helping mission driven organizations enhance their effectiveness. We help non-profits shift from anecdotal to data-driven decision making through a combination of quantitative tools, analytics, benchmarking, and consultation training. Measuring Success was started over 10 years ago and grew out of work at the Harvard Business School, Kellogg Business School, and Harvard’s Kennedy School, as well as its founder’s experience at McKinsey & Company and as Director of Strategy for a national non-profit organization.

Intern Position

Measuring Success seeks a talented intern to join our team. Our specialization in management consulting and data analysis for socially responsible organizations makes this a unique opportunity for the analytical mind looking to put their expertise to work in an energetic and committed environment, as well as learn cutting edge techniques for applying analytics to aid non-profits.
We are looking for an intern interested and willing to take on a variety of roles – from data management to data analysis to marketing and project support.

Some of the specific activities include:
• Database work and data entry
• Data analysis and data checks
• Report creation for client meetings
• Data Visualization
• Excellent Excel skills

Other Skills and Attributes:
• Advanced Excel skills
• Detail oriented
• Excellent communication skills
• Enthusiastic
• Desire to learn
• Openness to any task
• Humble
• Sense of humor is a must

If you are great at any or all of these activities, please get in touch.
The position is for the Washington DC office.
This is a paid internship position. 20 to 40 hours per week.

Seeking candidates immediately! Send a resume and cover letter to: Subject line: Intern Inquiry

Thursday, January 24, 2019

EPIC Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

The Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC) invites applications for Summer 2019 Research Fellows. An interdisciplinary research and training center at the University of Chicago, EPIC is contributing innovative solutions to the global energy challenge: how can we ensure that people around the world, today and in the future, have access to reliable, affordable energy needed for human development without putting our health, environment and climate at risk? Previous results from EPIC projects have been influential with policymakers worldwide and featured in the New
York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other leading publications.

Successful candidates will report to Michael Greenstone, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and the Director of EPIC. Responsibilities span all stages of research, including managing projects, collecting and analyzing data, creating presentations, and editing manuscripts. Typical research projects involve the analysis of environmental and energy data from the United States, India, China, and other countries utilizing quasi-experimental and experimental methods, as well as development of computational economic models of energy markets.

Applicants must be in their penultimate year of study and have strong quantitative and programming skills. Candidates with research experience are strongly preferred, especially those with experience programming in Stata, R, Python or Matlab. The ideal candidate would begin around June 1, 2019 and work for EPIC for around ten weeks before returning to school. EPIC offers competitive salary and employee benefits. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with rolling decisions, but all applications must be received by February 28th to be considered. We expect to provide final notifications by early spring 2019. Due to the high volume of applications, only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

To apply, please complete the form and upload your resume, transcript, and writing sample at Questions and inquiries about the summer fellowship should be directed to

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

UMD Data Challenge 2019!

Are you creative? Analytical? Have a knack for solving complex problems? Team up with your fellow Terps and compete in UMD’s Data Challenge!

What is Data Challenge?
Data Challenge is an annual week-long data exploration event at the University of Maryland hosted by The College of Information Studies and The School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Maryland’s School of the Built Environment (MAPP)
During the week, UMD students will gain analytical experience by solving challenging problems exploring novel datasets, build technical aptitude integrating datasets to create multidisciplinary knowledge, and obtain real-world team-building experience.
All UMD students are invited to participate.
Students will choose from the sponsor provided datasets to work with for the week, and will be encouraged to use additional 3rd party services, APIs, open source projects libraries, and frameworks to create and answer a unique question about their chosen dataset. This week long distributed format allows students sufficient time for evaluation, question formation, dataset integration, analysis, and results preparation.
In addition, the students will have an opportunity to participate in sponsor’s tech talks, network with a variety of organizations, and learn about future connections with the organizations.
No matter what major the students are from, they can partner up for a social cause, show off their skills and make their contribution to creating something innovative!
For more information visit: 

Deloitte Undergraduate Case Competition


Friday, January 18, 2019

2019 BSOS Summer Scholars Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 BSOS Summer Scholars program. These are awards of $3,000 to undergraduate students to support independent research projects with faculty in the summer.

More information about this program and submission requirements can be found here:

Applications are due by Monday, February 25, 2019 via Google Form linked below. Submissions for the 2019 BSOS Summer Scholars program will not be accepted via email. Questions can be directed to Rebecca Hunsaker at or Jeff Lucas at

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Summer Internship Program 2019

Columbia Business School is seeking outstanding applications for the 2019 Summer Research Internship program.  The highly selective program provides an intellectually stimulating environment and introduces the interns to the world of business research.  Under the guidance of Columbia Business School’s leading faculty, interns will take an active role on a research project in one of the following areas: accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, decision sciences, operations, and data analytics.  This is a multi-disciplinary program and candidates from all majors are encouraged to apply. 

The internship program is designed for undergraduate students at the end of their sophomore or junior year and first year Masters students.  Exceptional students from other classes are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Most of the top interns have gone to leading MS and PhD programs in Economics, Finance, Computer Science, Management, Operations Research, and Data Science. Many have been selected to join CBS as full-time Research Associates or admitted to one of CBS' PhD programs.
All prospective interns must have the following qualifications:
·         Enthusiasm for research, intellectual curiosity, and excellent communications skills
·         The ability to learn new concepts and tools and apply them to your projects

Skills for Quantitative Projects
·         Most Economics, Finance, and Accounting (and economics based management and marketing) projects require:
o   Strong background or major in econometrics and statistics
o   The ability to run regressions using statistical packages such as STATA or R
·         Quantitative projects in Management, Marketing or DRO require:
o   Background or major in mathematics, computer science, or engineering
o   Strong programming background (C/C++, Python, R, or Matlab, etc.)
·         Some projects may require the ability to do text processing using Python or Perl familiarity with basic machine learning algorithms

Skills for Behavioral projects in Management or Marketing
·         Interest in behavioral experiments – background or major in Psychology
·         Knowledge of SPSS, some projects may require knowledge of Python or R

The program runs from May 28, 2019 – July 26 or August 2, 2019 (end dates to be determined).  On-campus housing and a stipend will be provided.

To apply, please fill out the application form at the following website:
The Application Deadline is 11:59pm EST on March 1, 2019.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  The application process is highly competitive, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Economics and Ag Economics PhD programs at Iowa State


Iowa State offers rigorous Ph.D. programs in economics and agricultural economics with field concentrations in Agricultural Economics, Applied Econometrics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Financial Economics, Industrial Organization, International Economics, Labor/Public Economics, and Macroeconomics. 

Our unique department is housed in both the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), and strong faculty engage in a complementary blend of theoretical and applied research.  All students, regardless of field, are given a solid foundation in economic theory and econometric methods. 

The standard financial aid offer for successful Ph.D. applicants is an assistantship for 5 years, starting around $24,000 per year with a full tuition waiver.  Additional fellowships are available for the most promising applicants.

Ames, with a population of about 63,000 (40 minutes north of Des Moines), is consistently ranked as one of the best small cities in the country. 

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Research Assistant Opening: Joint Committee on Taxation

The Joint Committee on Taxation is seeking to hire an economics research assistant (RA). The primary responsibility of the position involves assisting staff economists in constructing data sets and statistical models used to perform revenue estimates for Congress. Coursework in economics, computer science, statistics, and applied mathematics are preferred. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of Stata and SAS, and will be highly skilled in at least one of the following statistical software languages: R, Python, Stata, SAS, or Matlab. The role is ideally suited to those considering graduate education in economics, statistics, or public policy, and requires a one year minimum commitment. In addition, given the Joint Committee’s role in the development of tax policy, the position requires perseverance and integrity. Start date is negotiable and can begin as soon as arrangements can be finalized. No consideration will be given for start dates after June 15, 2019.

Please email your CV, transcript, and cover letter to, with the subject line “Economics RA.” Include two references and your earliest availability to start in the body of the email.

The Joint Committee is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Congress and applicable Federal law. All personnel actions taken by the Joint Committee are made free from discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including marital or parental status), age, sexual orientation, or disability.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Earn Academic Credit for Research Practicum on Campus

In Spring 2019, the Department of Economics will once again offer ECON488K: Applied Research Practicum - Kaulkin Ginsberg Research Fellows Program. This course will meet on campus in the Fall semester Mondays from 5:30-7:30 pm. This program is an excellent opportunity for economics majors to gain practical experience producing market research valued by businesses. Students stay on campus but still engage in research activities that they might do as an intern or an entry level employee working on site at a consulting firm. The research produced could hypothetically help investors decide if they want to pursue activity in a specific segment of the business services market. A sample syllabus for this course is available here.

Entry into the program is competitive; only a maximum of 16 students will be selected to participate in Spring 2019. Students must meet the minimum qualifications and apply to be selected for this research course.

Minimum qualifications include: 
  • Junior or Senior ECON major 
  • UMD Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 
  • Successful completion of Intermediate Macroeconomics (ECON305 or ECON325) AND Intermediate Microeconomics (ECON306 or ECON326) 
  • Coursework or other experience using Excel, Access, or similar software 
  • Sign a release allowing the Department to share your academic transcript and application with Kaulkin Ginsberg 
  • Grant Kaulkin Ginsberg a nonexclusive, fully paid, irrevocable right and license to use the results of your group work for internal purposes.

The application for ECON488K is available here. If you are interested in applying, follow the instructions and submit all required application materials. Completed applications may be submitted in person to the ECON Advising Office (3108 TYD) or by email to

**ECON488K may be used for 2 credits of the Experiential Learning requirement (BA students only) or as 2 credits of electives (BS students). BA students should meet with an ECON advisor to discuss options for completing the final 1 credit for this area.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Opportunities at CBO for Assistant Analysts

The Congressional Budget Office is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress. CBO is seeking several assistant analysts to work in various divisions. Specific duties vary by division, but most include research assistance, statistical analysis, database management, graphics production, literature review, and quality assurance.

Candidates for this position must have the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree in economics or a related discipline by June 2019.
  • A strong academic background in economics, mathematics, statistics, finance, computer science, or a related field with economics coursework.
  • Strong quantitative skills and experience with statistical analysis.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with at least one statistical software package or programming language (such as Python, MATLAB, Stata, R, or SAS).
  • Experience with Excel and other Microsoft Office products.
  • Attention to detail, strong written and oral communication skills, perseverance, the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and a desire to work on issues of current interest to the Congress.

This is an entry-level position for a period not to exceed three years—ideal for those interested in substantive work experience before attending graduate school. The position is only for candidates who have or are completing a bachelor’s degree; it is not for those who are have or are completing a master’s degree.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

2019 Maryland Summer Scholars Application Open

2019 Maryland Summer Scholars Program
Francis DuVinage, Director - Erin Sorensen, Coordinator -

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program (MSS) provides opportunities for University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) undergraduates to spend much of the summer working closely with faculty mentors on ambitious research, scholarly, or artistic projects. The MSS program provides awards of $3,000 to approximately 25-30 undergraduates each summer.

Many Summer Scholars expand their summer research into an independent study or honors thesis project the following autumn semester, and find that their research experience helps distinguish their applications for graduate study, fellowships, internships, employment and other competitive opportunities.

Maryland Summer Scholars (MSS) may conduct their summer research on the College Park campus or elsewhere in the U.S. or abroad as required by the nature of the project. Students whose projects require travel for an extended period of time to off campus locations (not to include regular commuting) may submit a travel supplement request as directed in the online application form. Travel supplements will not exceed $1,000.

Eligibility: You are eligible to apply for an MSS award: if you have earned 12 or more UMD course credits (not including AP or IB credits) by the date of the application deadline; if you have a cumulative UMD GPA of 3.40 or higher by the date of the application deadline; and if you expect to receive your undergraduate degree no earlier than December 2019. All academic majors are eligible.