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Resources and Links for U.Va. Career Events

*All ECO career events are listed in Econnect. The events below are sponsored by the University and other career offices and are open to all students. The ECO encourages all majors to attend these events.

University Career Services (UCS) provides a career events calendar and links to Career Fairs sponsored by UCS, the McIntire School of Commerce, and the School of Engineering and Applied Science, among others. 

Before and after these events, be sure to refer back to our handy Career Planning Timeline for Economics Majors!

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*After adding these events to your calendar, check back with Econnect for Economics-specific events hosted by the ECO!

2014 Department of Economics Graduation Ceremony

To view the 2014 economics graduation ceremony, please click here

Welcome our new faculty!

The Department of Economics is delighted to welcome Karim Chalak, Denis Nekipelov, Andrew Kloosterman, and Peter Troyan as new faculty members!

Please read more about our new professors below (listed in alphabetical order). If you have any questions please feel free to contact Elysia (Ellie) Fung, ef8t@virginia.edu:

 

Karim Chalak

Mr. Chalak is an econometrician focusing on fundamental problems associated with estimation of causal estimation, network and peer effects. Researchers and policymakers alike face numerous problems drawing inferences about the effects of policy. In many cases, the available data is incomplete or in error, and in all cases the data alone cannot answer the counterfactual questions implicit in causal analyses: What would have happened had a different policy been in place? Inference requires assumptions. While traditional methods combine the available data with assumptions strong enough to reveal a specific answer, such assumptions rarely are well motivated, and social scientists often debate their validity.  In light of this ambiguity, Mr. Chalak seeks to develop and apply innovative methodologies that pay close attention to the limits of data and the credibility of the underlying theory.  These approaches enable inference without imposing untenable assumptions.  There are strong synergies between Mr. Chalak’s work and the research interests of Mr. Nekipelov, allowing the Department to push to the frontier in applied econometrics.

Mr. Chalak is moving to the University of Virginia from appointment at Boston College.  He received his Ph.D. from UC-San Diego in 2007.  Mr. Chalak will join the Department as an Assistant Professor. https://www2.bc.edu/~chalak/default.html

 

Andrew Kloosterman

Mr. Kloosterman does work in dynamic game theory and associated models with imperfect information. His portfolio includes both theory papers such as “Public Information in Markov Games”- which is under revision for the Journal of Economic Theory (top field journal) - and experimental papers in which he takes the theory to the lab, measuring how subjects respond with different information sets. Much of this work has implications for Industrial Organization in that it provides predictions for how firms behave and reveal information in multi-period or dynamic interactions under uncertainty. 

Mr. Kloosterman did his undergraduate work at Washington University in St Louis and received his Ph.D. from New York University.  Mr. Kloosterman will join the faculty as an Assistant Professor.  https://files.nyu.edu/ask384/public/

 

Denis Nekipelov

Mr. Nekipelov's research is at the forefront of bridging the gap between economic approaches to data and emerging approaches to “big data” in computer science and engineering. He is doing this by, first, integrating new computational tools (often in collaboration with engineers and computer scientists) into his econometrics research and, second, by applying economic and econometric reasoning to key questions related to the management of big data. Mr. Nekipelov's research spans the areas of data security, industrial organization, and econometric theory.  

Mr. Nekipelov's is at the forefront of efforts to develop new techniques to study how markets work and how econometric techniques can be used to predict behavior in response to policy.  With the increased importance of online auctions, Mr. Nekipelov's develops and evaluates a model which explains key features of behavior in online auctions including dynamic learning and the motivation for the size and timing of bids in the context of eBay auctions. Working with Clark-award winner Susan Athey (Stanford), Mr. Nekipelov's has made extraordinary use of massive search engine query logs to model bidding of advertisers in online markets on sites such as Google and Microsoft, demonstrating imperfect competition in this market and potential inefficiencies in the online advertising auctions. In another area, his work on data security is revolutionary in taking a serious econometric approach to the question of how researchers can disclose estimates based on sensitive data while still protecting individual privacy.

Mr. Nekipelov's earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Duke and B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Applied Physics and Mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Since completing his Ph.D., he has been a faculty member at UC-Berkeley and a visiting researcher at Microsoft Research. Mr. Nekipelov's will join the Department as an Associate Professor with tenure. He will also hold a courtesy appointment in Computer Science and will be a fellow in the new Data Sciences Institute. Mr. Nekipelov's work is not only an excellent complement to the research interests of the current faculty of the Economics Department, but his breadth of interests and expertise will enable important collaborations across Grounds. https://www.econ.berkeley.edu/faculty/837

 

Peter Troyan

Mr. Troyan works on non-price allocation mechanisms that use submitted ranks where price-based procedures would be inappropriate. Examples include school choice in big districts (Boston & New York are the common examples), medical resident matching, and assignment of individuals to jobs in an organization like the military. He is trained by Fuhito Kojima, Nobel prize-winner Al Roth, and Muriele Niederle at Stanford who are among the “best in business.” Mr. Troyan has begun a pipeline of research papers including a single-authored paper published in Games & Economic Behavior, and several other completed papers.

Mr. Troyan completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan before pursuing his doctorate at Stanford. Mr. Troyan will join the faculty as an Assistant Professor.

http://www.stanford.edu/~petetroy/

 

The Secret Life of Ken Elzinga

Professor has written four murder mysteries under a pseudonym

by MICHELLE KOIDIN JAFFEE

Professor Ken Elzinga would kill to teach you economics. On paper, at least.

The revered U.Va. professor—who has taught more than 40,000  U.Va. students since 1967—has all the while been penning murder mysteries on the side, under the pen name Marshall Jevons, with a protagonist who solves crime using economic theory.....

To read Ms. Jaffee's article, please click here

 

Congrats to Prof. Amalia Miller on her IZA Young Labor Economist Award!

Congratulations to Prof Amalia Miller and her colleagues, Martha Bailey and Brad Hershbein, on their award from the IZA Young Labor Economists. (http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/prize/ylea)

"IZA Prize in Labor Economics", awarded annually since 2002, has become one of the most distinguished international awards in economics. In 2006, IZA has additionally established the "IZA Young Labor Economist Award" to honor an outstanding published paper in labor economics written by young researchers. To qualify for the award, all authors of the paper must be younger than 40 years of age at the time of publication. The prize money of 5,000 Euros is shared between the authors. The selection process starts with nominations sent in by IZA Research Fellows. The nominated papers are then be screened by the IZA Program Directors, who propose three papers each. On the basis of these proposals, the prize-winner(s) will be selected. ;The establishment of this award reflects IZA's strong ambition to support young and aspiring academics. It is meant to provide an additional incentive for this group to conduct high-quality research in labor economics," explained IZA Director Klaus F. Zimmermann.

2013 Economics Department Graduation Ceremony

May 19, 2013

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Applicant instructions for Professor of Economics vacancies: micro theory, macroeconomics and applied microeconomics/econometrics

 

Application Instructions

Your application will not be complete until all required documents are available on EconJobMarket.org and you receive a confirmation number for the submission of your Candidate Profile from Jobs@UVA.

All candidates must apply online. Paper and emailed applications will not be considered.

There are two required steps to complete an application:
1. Register with UVa's employment system: Complete a Candidate Profile through the University of Virginia's employment system, which is located at https://jobs.virginia.edu

To submit your candidate profile, please search for the posting number associated with the relevant search (see one of three postings described below), and follow the directions. Do not submit job market materials on this system. This should not take more than 5 minutes. You will receive a confirmation email that contains an applicant code from UVa Jobs@.  Insert this code when applying to econjobmarket where you also submit your vita (CV) and job market materials (Step 2).

 

2. Submit your job market materials to: https://econjobmarket.org

  • Applicants at the assistant professor level should submit a CV, one research paper, and three letters of recommendation. Best practice dictates that all letters of recommendation will be uploaded on behalf of the candidate by the letter writer or a local department administrator. This can be accomplished by logging into econjobmarket.org as “reference/proxy”. It is the candidate’s responsibility to pass this guidance onto the letter writer. For immediate consideration, please apply by December 1, 2013. The position will remain open until filled.
  • Applicants at the associate and full professor level should submit a CV and contact information for three references. For immediate consideration, please apply by August 15, 2013. The position will remain open until filled. 

 

Questions should be directed to: John Pepper ( jvp3m@virginia.edu)

The College of A&S and the University of Virginia welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities; we seek to build a culturally diverse, intellectual environment and are committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.

 

 

Open Rank, applied microeconomics/econometrics (UVa Jobs@ posting number: 0612502)

The University of Virginia’s Department of Economics of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences invites applications for multiple positions at all tenure-track and tenured ranks (Assistant/Associate/Professor) in the areas of cross-sectional econometrics and applied micro-economics.  Candidates should demonstrate excellence in the application of frontier econometric methods to applied microeconomic questions across fields such as labor, public, development, I/O, and trade.  Candidates are expected to have an outstanding research record relative to rank, along with the capacity to teach and advise Ph.D. students in their research. We seek candidates dedicated to our mission and passionate about teaching in a world class institution.

 

Open Rank, macroeconomics (UVa Jobs@ posting number: 0612499)

The University of Virginia’s Department of Economics of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences invites applications for multiple positions at all tenure-track and tenured ranks (Assistant/Associate/Professor) in the area of macroeconomics, including open-economy macroeconomics and time series econometrics.  Candidates are expected to have an outstanding research record relative to rank, along with the capacity to teach and advise Ph.D. students in their research. We seek candidates dedicated to our mission and passionate about teaching in a world class institution. 

 

Assistant/Associate Professor, micro theory (UVa Jobs@ posting number: 0612504)

The University of Virginia’s Department of Economics of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences invites applications for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or tenured Associate Professor in the area of microeconomic theory or experimental economics.  Candidates are expected to have an outstanding research record relative to rank, along with the capacity to teach and advise Ph.D. students in their research. We seek candidates dedicated to our mission and passionate about teaching in a world class institution. 

 

 

View a video of the 2012 Graduation ceremonies!