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The San Francisco Federal Reserve is currently seeking to employ Research Associates for the Economic Research Department in any of five sections: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, International Economics, Finance, and Risk Modeling. Research Associates are given the opportunity to work with economists at the top of their field on a variety of research questions and real-world policy issues while developing a toolkit beneficial for graduate study and future career paths. Research Associates usually work at the Bank for two years before going on to graduate programs or careers in economics, business, or related disciplines. Our tuition reimbursement program and flexible work schedule further encourage continued learning. We seek exceptional individuals with superior academic records and strong written and oral communication skills. We look for intermediate coursework in economics and strong foundations in mathematics and statistics, demonstrated through courses such as calculus, linear algebra, and regression analysis. Many projects employ statistical programming packages and competitive candidates will have familiarity with some of the following packages among others: Stata, Matlab, SAS, or R. The Economic Research Department is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce. As such, we especially encourage submissions from less represented groups including women and minorities. The Bank recognizes the benefit derived from different perspectives and looks to foster this when reviewing applications. More information and the online application for the Research Associate position can be found at

The Industrial Relations Section is once again looking for someone to hire as a full-time data analyst (i.e., research assistant) and we thought you might know a student who would be a good fit. It would be a great job for a recent BA who wants to work for a while before going to graduate school in economics. Obviously, the position would be best suited for someone with interests in education, labor, or public economics, although that is not a job requirement. If they are interested in applying, tell them to go to the link: and search for the requisition number 1300750.

Student Career Employment Program Student Temporary Employment Program (Summer 2014) INTRODUCTION: The Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), located in Arlington, Virginia is considering students for the Student Career Employment Program and the Student Temporary Employment Program (Summer 2014). SIGAR is looking for energetic, enthusiastic, and exceptional students who are interested in learning about working for the Federal Government and supporting SIGAR’s efforts. To learn more about SIGAR, visit our website at WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: U. S. Citizens who are currently enrolled, will be continuing their education after May 2014, or are accepted for enrollment as a degree seeking student. Students must also be taking at least a half-time academic, technical, or vocational course load in an accredited high school, technical, vocational, 2 or 4 year college or university, graduate or professional school. See website at for more information.

The National Retail Federation (NRF) is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.5 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy. NRF’s This is Retail campaign highlights the industry’s opportunities for life-long careers, how retailers strengthen communities, and the critical role that retail plays in driving innovation.

Chair of the Department of Economics at Weatherhead School of Management Case Western Reserve University Dr. Robin Dubin discusses her research on unique ways to get rid of urban blight.

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