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Economist Seeks to Bring Together ‘Research at the Frontiers’ in Big Data

As the sheer volume of data in a range of computationally intensive fields grows bigger, computer scientists, engineers and researchers from across the disciplines are finding that work involving “big data” increasingly lands at the intersection of disciplines.  Denis Nekipelov, a new associate professor of economics at the University of Virginia, calls it “research at the frontiers.”.....To read more of this article, click here.

Economics Summer Session

 

Summer Session 2015

Economics Course Offerings

Session I (May 18 – June 13)

ECON 2010 Principles of Microeconomics, taught by Lee Coppock

ECON 2020 Principles of Macroeconomics, taught by Carter Doyle

ECON 3010 Intermediate Microeconomics, taught by Maria Westerfield

ECON 3030 Money and Banking, taught by Robert Wright

ECON 4190 Industrial Organization, taught by Ben Leyden

 

Session II (June 15 – July 11)

ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics, taught by Lee Coppock

ECON 3020 Intermediate Microeconomics, taught by Eric Young

ECON 3030 Money and Banking, taught by Carter Doyle

ECON 3720 Econometrics, taught by Ron Michener*

            *Note: This course spans both the second and third summer sessions.

ECON 4190 Industrial Organization, taught by Ben Leyden

ECON 4430 Environmental Economics, taught by Spencer Phillips

 

Session III (July 13 – August 7)

ECON 2010 Principles of Microeconomics, taught by Carter Doyle

ECON 3010 Intermediate Microeconomics, taught by David Zirkle

ECON 3020 Intermediate Microeconomics, taught by Fidel Perez

ECON 4310 Public Sector Economics, taught by Elliot Isaac

 

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Applicant instructions for Professor of Economics vacancies: Macroeconomics and Microeconomics

Applicant instructions for Professor of Economics opportunities:

Macroeconomics & Microeconomics

 

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, Jobs@UVa, which is located at https://jobs.virginia.edu.  To submit your candidate profile, search for posting 0614658 (for macroeconomics) or 0614660 (for microeconomics), and follow the directions.  Do not submit job market materials to Jobs@UVa.  This step should only take a few minutes to complete.

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 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. For immediate consideration, please apply by December 1, 2014. 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 28, 2014. The position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Joe Earhart, jie4b@virginia.edu

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

Need a tutor?

We have graduate and ungraduate students that are willing to tutor economics undergraduates. This service is organized by the Economics Graduate Department and Econ Club, respectively. Please note that we make no claims about these graduate students' competency as tutors beyond verifying that they are in at least their second year of graduate work in the Department of Economics. In rare cases, a first-year graduate student may also be permitted to list here. The undergraduate students are recruited through the Econ Club. Again, we make no claims about these undergraduate students' competency. To Find a tutor to help you, click here!

2013 Economics Department Graduation Ceremony

May 19, 2013

Economics Spring 2015 Graduation Information- May 16,2015

For information on the Economics 2015 Graduation please click here

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

 

Career Events

Resources and Links for U.Va. Career Events

Economics Career Office Events for the 2014-2015 spring semester

 

Date    Time               Program                                                                                                         Location

 

1/21     6:30 pm           Case Interview Prep Workshop with Bates White Consulting                         Monroe120

 

1/23     11:00 am         Internship Panel with Economics Majors*                                                        Newcomb Hall Commonwealth

 

1/30     All Day             Berkeley Research Group Case Competition Presentation                            Preregistration Required

 

2/6       11:00 am         Career Panel: Economic Development*                                                          Newcomb Hall Commonwealth

 

2/20     10:00 am         Coffee Chat w/Bloomberg Tax Reporter Marc Heller                                       Monroe 235

 

2/27     10:00 am         Skype Coffee Chat with Health Policy Advisor, Senate Finance Committee   Monroe 235

                                    Econ alum Katie Meyer Simeon (Econ ’08, Batten MPP ’09)

 

3/3       5:00 pm           Coffee Chat: Environmental Economics with                                                   Monroe 235

                                    Professor Spencer Phillips

 

3/5       5:00 pm           Coffee Chat: Marketing and Advertising with                                                     Monroe 235

                                    George Michie, Chief Data Strategist and Co-Founder RKG (M.A. ’90)

 

3/26     5:30 pm           Career Panel: Entrepreneurship*                                                                      Newcomb Hall Kaleidoscope

                                    Moderated by Professor Beatrice Boulu-Reshef

 

4/10     11:00 am         Career Panel: Real Estate Careers – Development and Finance                    Newcomb Hall Commonwealth

 

4/17     11:00 am         Coffee Chat: Graduate School and Life in Academia                                       Monroe 235

 

 

All Programs Require Registration through Econnect

(Dates and times may change so check Econnect regularly for updates.)

 

*Open to All majors, sign up required on ECO Job Board

Economics Career Office Events for the 2014-2015 fall semester:

Fall 2014 Career Panels for Economics Majors (Students, click here to register in Econnect. Registration is required. All programs request at least business casual dress.)
Events are held Fridays at Noon in Monroe 118, except where indicated by an asterisk. Receptions follow in Monroe 120
Date

Topic

5-Sep

Corporate Finance (in distinct industries or firms)  

12-Sep

*Investment Banking

12-Sep

Consulting - Economic and Management

19-Sep

Investment Management

3-Oct

Big Data

9-Oct

***Consumer Services (Includes marketing, manufacturing, and supply chain)

17-Oct

Public Policy Research and Think Tanks

24-Oct

***Internship Panel - Current majors speak about their summer internships (open to all A & S students). Consider attending before the UCS job fair the following week.

31-Oct

Government, Non-profit, and Associations

7-Nov

International Development

14-Nov

Law

*This program will be held at 10:00 am in Newcomb Hall South Meeting Room.
**This program will be held on Thursday 10/9 at 6:00 pm in Monroe 116.
***This program will be held in Monroe 124.

Students must register through Econnect to attend.

Employers are welcome to contact the ECO about participating.

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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!

University Career Fairs and Events:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job Search Resources

Looking for a job? Start here.

Refer to our Job Search Resources for Econ Majors handout as a starting point in your career search! The document includes job databases, guides, and University-specific resources.

 

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