Month: January 2016

Public Lecture on Foreign Military Intervention

Professor David Henderson will be giving a public lecture on “Foreign Military Intervention”
on Monday, February 8 at 3:00PM | Croft Chapter House, University of Toronto.
This lecture will highlight the problems and limitations of foreign military intervention,
and challenge us to re-think Western foreign policy and their role in global affairs.

This event is free and open to all. Those planning to attend are asked to register here:
and more information can be found on the facebook event page:

This event is hosted by the Association of Political Science Students and the Institute for Liberal Studies.
The Institute for Liberal Studies in a non-partisan educational non-profit dedicated to
exploring issues related to political and economic freedom, with a particular emphasis on
programs for students across Canada.

To learn more, please visit

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Study in Australia Fair on campus

The annual Study in Australia Fairs hosted by OzTREKK and 7 Australian universities,
which will be held across Canada between February 6th and February 12th.

For dates, time and locations, click the below link:

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Pre-doctoral fellowships in economics at Stanford

Professors Raj Chetty, John Friedman, Nathan Hendren, Emmanuel Saez, and Danny Yagan are looking to hire seven full-time pre-doctoral research assistants in economics for the next academic year, and we’d like to communicate the opportunity to students graduating from your department who may be interested. Here is a link to the job posting:


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January 29 | Global Careers through Asia | A conference for University of Toronto Students

Please invite your undergraduate and graduate students to register for our upcoming Global Careers through Asia conference. With our lineup of senior level expert speakers and panelists, as well as recent alumni, and the networking and mentoring components, this is a great opportunity for students interested in a global career. Whether or not students have studied Asia, they’ll want to be prepared for the crucial role this region plays in the global economy, affecting most job sectors and industries. Registration is here:
pdf icon 15149-Careers-Conference-poster-Jan-29-p4-E.pdf

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Business & Microfinance Brigade to Honduras

Looking for an exciting volunteer opportunity to fill up your summer? Interested in learning more about how economic capacity impacts global health and development in underresourced communities? Please consider applying to join Global Brigades on our upcoming Business & Microfinance Brigade to Honduras!

On this brigade, students will work alongside the community bank to enhance financial literacy (budgeting, savings, loans) within Honduran communities. You will be able to connect with families looking for alternative revenue options to support their microenterprises by helping them through a loan application process. Students also get the chance to hold one-on-one consultations with locals and collaborate to plan start-up family businesses that help to generate income for the community while critically addressing resource capacity and economic challenges.

No prior academic background is required. Application deadline is Friday, February 5th. Please contact our UTGB President Sarah Wheeler at <> if you have any questions or concerns.We encourage you to come to our upcoming INFO SESSION to learn more about the brigade and UTBG! (Event here: Brigade application link: /viewform?usp=send_form More information about the brigades: UTGB Facebook:

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University of Ottawa Post-Bachelor Fellow Job Posting

Please find attached a job posting for a Post-Bachelor Fellow with the University of Ottawa’s Global Strategy Lab that we would appreciate you circulating widely to your students. The position being offered is a 12-16 month paid research opportunity that will begin in September or August 2016 and be based in Ottawa, Canada. Applications must be submitted before the February 16, 2016 deadline to be considered. The position is an excellent opportunity for students who have just recently completed undergraduate studies in health or social sciences who would like to gain hands-on research experience in the interdisciplinary field of global health before embarking on graduate studies. We hope it is attractive to highly motivated individuals with an interest in the work we do at the Global Strategy Lab to help address transnational health threats, social inequalities and human rights challenges. More information about our work can be found on our website: pdf icon GSL-Hiring-Post-Bachelor-Fellowship-2016-01-12-Final.pdf

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U of Sydney, AUS – MED & DENT Info Sessions

The University of Sydney’s Dean of Dentistry, Professor Chris Peck, and the Program Director of the faculty of medicine, Professor Inam Haq, will be hosting information sessions at the end of the month – January 25th in Vancouver & January 27th in Toronto. It would serve as a great opportunity for your students to meet these professors and learn more about the programs and the University of Sydney. If you could please share with your students I would appreciate it. All event info and RSVP info is in this link: OzTREKK educational services – Your Canadian Connection to Study in Australia Mail 1 Sherbrooke St. E., Suite 301, Perth, ON K7H 1A1 CANADA Tel 1 866 698 7355 Fax 1 866 698 7311 Email> Web Follow OzTREKK on

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Fresh Start Conference (Saturday Feburary 6, 2016)

Welcome back from your winter break! Are you looking for a fresh start this semester? We would like to invite you to attend Fresh Start, taking place on Saturday, February 6th, 2016. Build resiliency skills and learn how to bounce back from academic stumbles at this one-day conference!

Fresh Start Conference
Saturday, February 6th, 2016 9:30am-4:30pm (breakfast and lunch provided)
Bahen Centre (40 St. George Street)
RSVP (free registration):

. Hear from alumni and professors, including Dr. William Ju (Human Biology), about how they thrived after academic setbacks at U of T
. Develop core learning strategies and set academic goals
. Attend interactive sessions: hear from registrars and professors; learn about mindfulness for academic success from Dr. Brenda Toner (Psychology); and learn about self-care and finding balance
. Get a notation on your Co-Curricular Record for attending Fresh Start

I hope you can join us at the conference! If you have questions, please feel free to contact: Rahul Bhat Learning Strategist, Academic Success Centre 416-978-1033 pdf icon Fresh-Start-Poster.pdf

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ESA January Newsletter #2

General Meeting

This is a notice that ESA is having a general meeting on Monday, February 1st 5PM-6PM, location TBD. Members of the executive will be presenting to answer any questions, and we will be having a vote to make some amendments to the constitution. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Rotman International Trading Competition: Volunteer Opportunity

The Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC) is an annual event that brings teams of students and their faculty advisors from universities worldwide to participate in a unique 3-day simulated market challenge. The upcoming competition will be held from Thursday, February 18th, 2016 to Saturday, February 20th, 2016. For RITC, we are looking for 25 volunteers to assist with logistical preparation for the competition, as well as assisting international student teams attending RITC. This is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to the BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab. Further, volunteers have the opportunity to meet and network with students, professors, and sponsors from around the world. The application deadline is Friday, January 29th, 2016 at 9:00AM. For detailed information regarding this opportunity, as well as further details about the competition, refer to our website.

National Business and Technology Conference

Want to attend the National Business and Technology Conference (NBTC ’16)? The economics department is offering grants for 10 students to attend this year’s competition! NBTC ’16 invites attendees to connect with North American industry leaders, learn with workshops and expositions, and innovate with their four case competitions (Entrepreneurship Challenge, Big Data Competition, Health Tech Competition, and Financial Tech Competition). This competition invites you to learn, connect, and challenge yourself over two days, Friday February 5th, and Saturday February 6th. You can learn more at the following link. Interesting in attending the competition?

Applicants must be an undergraduate economics student at the University of Toronto and must be able to attend both days of the competition. Those interested should submit a (1) resume, (2) a cover letter explaining why you would like to attend as well as past case competition experience, and (3) a transcript showing that you are currently enrolled in an Economics program to <> by 9:00AM on Friday, January 29th.

Call For Papers

The University of Toronto Economic Review is currently accepting submissions for its 2016 edition. We are looking for papers that fall into one of the following two categories:

Short Paper: A paper that attempts to make subject matters of academic economics more accessible to the general interest population.

Long Paper: A rigorous paper presenting a theoretical or empirical result or a policy evaluation. The paper must present an original contribution and appeal to broad economic interest. Submissions are not restricted to any courses or traditional fields of economics and are open to all undergrads. If you have any questions regarding the appropriateness of a submission, do not hesitate to contact us for clarification.

Submissions should be sent as a single PDF to <> . Please include in the email your name, program, institution, year of study, and the letter grade your paper received. The deadline for submission is February 15, 2016 at 11:59 PM.

Copyright © 2016 ESA, All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: ESA 150 St. George Street Toronto, ON M5B 2M3 Canada

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PSE Summer School: applications are now open!

PSE Summer School: applications are open! The 2016 PSE Summer School offers research-oriented teaching, in four intensive one-week programmes. Each programme is a full-time mix of coherent courses on topical issues, taught by PSE professors All information about curriculum, tuition fees, requirements… is available – for each programme – below or directly in the PSE Summer School brochure . The application deadline is Tuesday March 15, 2016 – see How to apply?


DEVELOPMENT “Inequality, social interactions and institutional dynamics in development” 27th of June to 1st of July 2016 Institutions and social frictions – associated with inequalities, political conflicts, cultural polarization, and migration – have emerged as central themes in development economics. Based on both formal theory and rigorous empirical research, this programme draws the outlines of the current research frontier. More… > Professors: François Bourguignon, Thierry Verdier, Hillel Rapoport, Denis Cogneau and Oliver Vanden Eynde > Programme supervisor: Oliver Vanden Eynde …………………………………

MICROECONOMETRICS “Policy Evaluation” 27th of June to 1st of July 2016 This programme presents recent developments in the microeconomic analysis of impact evaluation. Providing a credible estimation of a causal effect has become a standard in economic analysis, both in research papers and policy reports. But it is also equally important to integrate the estimated effects into economic models, in order to improve the design of policies. Professors will propose a comprehensive approach of policy analysis. More… > Professors: Luc Behaghel, Margherita Comola and David Margolis > Programme supervisor: Gabrielle Fack


INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION “Market Strategy” 4th of July to 8th of July 2016 Three main topics are addressed in this programme: competition policy (exchange of information between competitors, empirical techniques), the economics of platforms, and consumers search. These subjects are currently at the core of the liveliest debates among academics and practitioners in Industrial Organization. Professors will present the most recent developments of the empirical and theoretical academic literature. More… > Professors: Bernard Caillaud, Philippe Gagnepain, Régis Renault and David Spector > Programme supervisors: Philippe Gagnepain and Jean-Philippe Tropéano


MACROECONOMICS “Macroeconomics useful for Policy” 4th of July to 8th of July 2016 This program tackles topics at the frontier of policy-relevant research: recessions and liquidity traps; crises and bubbles; heterogeneity, financial frictions and unemployment; and international linkages. It includes a quantitative module, consisting of hands-on applications of state-of-the-art techniques relevant for solving the models discussed in class. More… > Professors: Florin Bilbiie, Jean Imbs, Xavier Ragot, Romain Rancière and Gilles Saint-Paul > Programme supervisor: Florin Bilbiie ………………………………… Any questions? Please contact us on <>

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