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2017-2018 Job Market Candidates Our 2017-2018 job market candidates are available for interviews at the 2018 AEA/ASSA meetings in Philadelphia for employment beginning in fall 2018. For more information, contact:
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On November 1st, 2017, the Visiting Committee held their first meeting of the 2017-2018 academic year. Members of the VC, guests of the department, and faculty members attended the meeting.
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: