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The Department of Economics at the University of Washington invites applications for a position in Empirical Microeconomics.  The position is a full-time appointment with a 9 month service period each year and a start date of Autumn 2018: Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor. The search is primarily at the Assistant level, but in exceptional cases an Associate Professor hire may be considered.  Priority will be given to applications received by November 15, 2017.
There has been a recent trend among academics to take their talents to the corporate world, especially in the growing tech industry. Professor Pat Bajari serves as an example of such a trend, splitting his time between academia and serving as a Chief Economist and Vice President at Amazon. Bajari’s academic work has been recognized in several ways over the years. Most recently by the Quantitative Marketing and Economics Journal (QME).
The Department of Economics is delighted to announce that Melissa Knox has recently been awarded the Center for Health Trends and Forecasts Pilot Grant. The grant provides funding for up to two years of pilot programs, focusing on social science research.   Melissa Knox has been lecturer in the economics department since 2011. She holds a PhD in economics from UC Berkeley.
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The Seattle-Vancouver Econometrics Conference (SVeC) is an annual conference among econometricians at the University of Washington in Seattle, Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. The three universities take turns to organize it with the next one to be hosted by the University of Washington in Seattle on October 7, 2017. The conference was started in 2014 with UW hosting, SFU hosted in 2015 and UBC hosted in 2016. This year’s conference will feature two distinctive speakers:
In his speech to an assembly of Nobel Laureates and young scholars in Lindau, Germany, Mario Draghi, the President of the European Central Bank, highlighted Professor Fabio Ghironi’s work on monetary policy. In discussing the relationship between research and policy, Draghi’s speech concluded with a call to action for more research on the role of firm entry and exit in affecting macroeconomic performance, citing Ghironi’s work as an example.