For Students: 2016 App open for UC Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Program

The Berkeley MFE is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 Berkeley MFE program!

We are pleased to announce that the Berkeley MFE application for the 2016-17 term is now open. If you are considering a career in finance and have strong quantitative skills, we encourage you to join one of our upcoming information sessions to learn more about the program and learn about best practices for optimizing your application. If you already know that you want to take your career to the next level and you’re ready to apply, you can go directly to our site and apply now.

The first application deadline for 2016-17 program is January 15, 2015, and we will continue to accept applications until October 1, 2015. As always, if you have questions about the Berkeley MFE program, please contact us directly.
Berkeley MFE Information Sessions – Jan 2015

January 6, 10:00 AM PST: Online Information Session

January 8, 10:00 AM PST: Online Application Q&A with Admissions Advisors
January 12, 12:00 PM PST: Information Session On-Campus at UC Berkeley
January 13, 3:00 PM PST: Online Information Session
January 14, 3:00 PM PST: Online Application Q&A with Admissions Advisors

Please see the full event schedule and registration links here

Please see our career placement reports here

We look forward to meeting you.

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The Berkeley MFE Admissions Team


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As Vice Dean of Wharton Doctoral Programs, it is my pleasure to announce the 3rd annual Introduction To Diversity In Doctoral Education And Scholarship (IDDEAS) program hosted at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

IDDEAS is a two-day program, April 16-17, 2015, introducing outstanding undergraduates to the field of business academia and research. The aim of IDDEAS is to create a diverse doctoral student environment and, in turn, a diverse faculty population, both nationally and internationally.

The program is designed for undergraduate students who demonstrate a strong interest in math, statistics, economics, psychology/sociology, and/or engineering related disciplines and want to know more about PhD research degrees in business. We encourage all interested students to apply. IDDEAS will give participants an opportunity to experience what it means to be a PhD student and to enter a career as a professor, academic and/or researcher. IDDEAS participants will take part in doctoral-level research exercises, take mini-master classes with Wharton faculty, hear from Wharton doctoral students, and much more.

To enrich the field of business academia and research, the IDDEAS program invites applicants from all academic and personal backgrounds.

Participation in IDDEAS is through a competitive selection process. Attendance and accommodations are free of charge, excluding travel arrangements. A limited number of modest travel grants are available. The application deadline is January 31, 2015. You can access the application here. In addition to the application form, applicants must submit:

· Essay

· Self-reported or official transcripts

· Letter of recommendation from a faculty member or advisor

Please share this email with faculty and advisors to encourage talented undergraduates to apply to IDDEAS. The ultimate goal of IDDEAS is to create the next generation of outstanding business researchers and scholars.

We thank you for your support.

Eric T. Bradlow

Chairperson, Wharton Marketing Department

K.P. Chao Professor; Professor of Marketing, Statistics, and Education

Vice-Dean and Director, Wharton Doctoral Programs

Co-Director, Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

ebradlow; 215-898-8255

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Econmaj ECON Advising – Winter break schedule

***CORRECTION: We will reopen to normal operations on Monday, December 29th.***

The Department of Economics Advising Office will be closed during the week of December 22nd-26th. Advisers will not be available for drop-in advising, scheduled appointments, phone calls, or email advising during this week. We will reopen to normal operations on Monday, December 27th Monday, December 29th.

For urgent academic advising matters, we encourage students to contact an adviser in advice, 206.543.2550, ).

The Department of Economics Main Office will be open as normal next week. As a reminder, the UW will be closed on Thursday, December 25th.

Thanks for your cooperation, and have a wonderful holiday season and winter break!


Patrick Hermosisima Pineda
Academic Counselor, Senior
University of Washington
Department of Economics
UW Box 353330 – 305 Savery Hall
Seattle, Washington 98195-3330
Phone: 206.543.5794 Fax: 206.685.7477

Drop-In Advising: 11a-12p & 3p-4p, Monday-Friday
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Department of Economics Newsletter – Dec/2014

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Yoram.jpg Professor Yoram Barzel Retires After Teaching at UW 53 Years
A prolific and lifelong researcher, Professor Barzel’s pioneering work in transaction cost economics and property rights has been fundamental to the development of New Institutional Economics.
Rachel Heath.jpg Economics and Political Science Departments Partner to Create New Forum on Political Economy and Economics
Scholars in the social sciences working at the intersection of political economy and applied microeconomics now have the opportunity to engage with one another as participants in the multidisciplinary Forum on Political Economy and Economics.
conferencebanner.jpg Economics Department Hosts Seattle-Vancouver Econometrics Conference
The annual conference, organized by faculty Yanqin Fan and Ji-Hyung Lee, brings together econometricians and applied econometricians from regional universities in Washington and British Columbia.
NSF Grads Two Students Awarded NSF Grants
Graduate students Jamie Douglas and Chris Martin recently received prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. These highly competitive awards provide three years of funding, including tuition allowances.
uw-choirs-header-sm1.jpg Singing to Stay Grounded: Economics Major is President of UW Chorale
Senior honors student Erika VanHorne has spent her college career completing a double degree in History and Economics — and in addition to a minor in Music, finding every chance she can to sing.
Dani Ladyka Student Uses Economics Training to Address Carbon Pricing Policy
Volunteering with grassroots activist group Carbon Washington provides Economics major Dani Ladkya an opportunity to put her passions to work with real-world applications for her economics training.
Wesley In Memoriam: Dr. Richard B. Welsey
The UW Economics community was deeply saddened to learn that friend of the Department Dr. Richard B. “Dick” Wesley passed away November 20 from complications related to ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).
David Vitale Undergraduate Mentor Program Goes International
Not being in Seattle didn’t stop student Eddie Li and alumnus David Vitale, participants in this year’s undergraduate mentor program, from scheduling their first meeting – in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Cailyn Torpie The Simplicity of a Rice Field
Economics alumna Cailyn Torpie, BA ’12, credits her experience as a participant in the economics study abroad program in Bolzano, Italy with giving her the resources she would need as a Peace Corps youth development volunteer in Thailand.
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FLAS Fellowship Web Chat, Wed, Dec 17, 3:30-4:30 PM PST

Applying for the FLAS Fellowship over break? Have questions? Join the FLAS Web Chat on Wed Dec 17, 3:30-4:30 PM PST!

Sign in as a guest here:

For more information and to apply, visit

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) available to undergraduate, graduate and professional students FLAS fellowships award tuition and a living stipend as follows:

Academic Year Graduate: $18,000 tuition, $15,000 living stipend Academic Year Undergraduate: $10,000 tuition, $5,000 living stipend Summer Graduate/Undergraduate: $5,000 tuition, $2,500 living stipend

The FLAS Fellowship is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. FLAS Fellowships support study of the following languages and their world regions:
-Arabic -Bangla -Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian -Bulgarian -Burmese -Canadian First Nations -Chinese -Czech -Danish -Estonian -Filipino/Tagalog -Finnish -French -German -Hebrew -Hindi
-Indonesian/Malay -Italian -Japanese -Kazakh -Khmer -Korean -Latvian -Lithuanian -Norwegian -Persian -Polish -Portuguese -Russian -Slovenian -Spanish -Swahili -Swedish -Tajik -Thai-Turkish -Uighur -Urdu -Uzbek -Vietnamese

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UW iSchool – MLIS Web Chat, Weds/Dec 17, 7-8 pm

You’re Invited!
MLIS Web Chat
Weds, December 17, 7:00 pm
Online session:

Interested in a career in librarianship, information literacy, knowledge organization, user experience design, or information architecture? Do you think creatively and want to help people and organizations find and understand information? If yes, then check out the Master of Library and Information Science degree offered by the University of Washington Information School. We offer the #3 ranked program in the nation; check out a brief video that tells you about our program and people.

Please join online for a web chat on Wednesday, December 17, from 7:00-8:00 pm PDT. It is structured as a Q&A session, with iSchool faculty and staff answering your questions. No RSVP is necessary for this session. For additional information session and web chat dates, visit the iSchool recruiting calendar.

Click here to find out more of what you can do with a master’s degree in information science. And check out these videos to learn more about what some of our alum are doing.

Full event information at

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Call for applications to Northeastern’s PhD program in Network Science

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS TO NORTHEASTERN’S INTERDISCIPLINARY PHD PROGRAM IN NETWORK SCIENCE The PhD program in Network Science at Northeastern University is a pioneering interdisciplinary program that provides the tools and concepts aimed at understanding the structure and dynamics of networks arising from the interplay of human behavior, socio-technical infrastructures, information diffusion and biological agents. Students will be able to work with some of the most prominent network scientists in the world and can participate in cutting edge research activities and work with unique large-scale network datasets. Network Science is a truly interdisciplinary field and the students will interact and work with members of the network science community representing a wide range of fields, including computer science, information science, complexity, physics, sociology, communication, organizational behavior, political science, and epidemiology.

Northeastern University is a world leader in Network Science, with prominent faculty in the field such as Albert-László Barabási, Alessandro Vespignani, David Lazer, and Alan Mislove, dozens of faculty affiliated with the program, and multiple centers and labs with scores of researchers. This year we are launching a 13,000 square foot Network Science Institute, and 60+ PhDs working primarily on networks, and access to some of the most interesting, large-scale, data about human behavior that have ever existed. A key element of the program involves careful mentoring from these faculty, and rapid involvement in the cutting edge research taking place at Northeastern. The initial tracks will be focused on the physical sciences; social sciences; health science; and computer and information sciences. The program is structured around foundational courses in Network Science (Complex Networks and Applications, Network Science Data, and Dynamical Processes in Complex Networks), and gateway courses tailored to the relevant tracks. The curriculum is supplemented with additional courses from the relevant domains.

Admissions We expect applications from talented students from around the world with strong interdis­ciplinary interest with a bachelor’s or higher degree. Application materials will include: · transcript(s) · personal statement · three letters of reference · general GRE examination scores · in the case of international students, proof of English proficiency (TOEFL exam with a minimum score of 100 or a degree earned at an institution where English is the medium of instruction) Financial aid We offer a generous complete package for the first year that includes a full tuition waiver, full medical coverage and a competitive yearly stipend provided the student remains in good standing at the end of the academic year. Career path Network Science is establishing itself as major inter­disciplinary research area with applications in data science and data analytics methodologies. Network scientists are employed in academia, government, and business. Applied network scientists work at Internet and social media companies. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2015

Application and contacts


e-mail: Mark Giannini, at m.giannini

David Lazer (pronounced as if it were Lazar)

Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University Co-Director, NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks:

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