Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Fall 2012 Graduate Enhancement Workshop Series

The fall Graduate Enhancement Workshop Series reflects a broad scope of graduate education resources available at the university.  The fall 2012 program can be found at:


Promoting Success in Graduate School

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Library Training and Events Room 115

Presented by Jonathan Tubman, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research

This workshop will provide a broad overview of factors predictive of success in graduate education and career development.  Topics discussed will include:  student-faculty engagement in graduate education, mentoring, establishing a research trajectory; peer review and publication processes, developing a professional identity, financing your education and more. This workshop is ideal for Master’s and PhD students in all academic disciplines!

RSVP no later than 12 noon September 4th at gradstudies@american.edu

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Economic RA Position with the Antitrust Division of Justice

This position would be great for any MA students that are interested in working full time while attending the program part-time.  Application deadline is September 30.

Economic Research Analyst Position with the ANTITRUST DIVISION

      The Economic Analysis Group in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice has openings for full-time economic research analysts in Washington, DC.  The Economic Analysis Group has approximately 50 economists who provide economic analysis for antitrust cases brought by the Division.  The primary focus of our work is applied microeconomics, with an emphasis on competitive interactions between firms in specific markets.  Research analysts work closely with staff economists to define relevant product and geographic markets, determine pricing patterns, provide statistical analysis of industry behavior, find trends in large datasets, and prepare materials (such as maps, data, charts, and graphs) that may be required for litigation.  Duties may also include assisting staff economists working on articles for publication in economic journals.

      The Economic Analysis Group is looking for detail-oriented highly motivated individuals interested in economics or math who have recently graduated or expect to graduate soon (by August 2012).  This position qualifies for a Civil Service rating of GS-7 (annual pay currently $42,209).  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, and linear algebra is also useful. A formal application process through the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will be required.

TO APPLY: submit a resume, a short writing sample on an economic topic, three letters of reference, and a copy of your college transcript to:
U.S. Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
We prefer that you e-mail all materials.  All applications must be received by September 30, 2012, though they will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

IMF Job Opportunity

I have a lead on two positions in the Emerging Markets division in the Strategy, Policy and Review department of the IMF for those of you who have already completed their MA in Economics, but the division is looking to interview ASAP.  Let me know if you are interested.