The University of Oregon Tax Policy Research Group
invites you to a lecture by Joel Slemrod.
Monday May 18th,
Knight Law Building, Room 184,
Dr. Slemrod will be giving a public lecture, titled “Taxing Beards
and Breasts, Wigs, and Windows: Weird Taxes of the Past and
their Lessons for Tax Policy Today.” The talk will examine weird
taxes of the past, such as the English tax on windows, the Russian
tax on beards, and the Indian tax on breasts, and draw out their
lessons for current tax policy.
The Econ Club is making plans now for its trip to the Seattle Federal Reserve in early March. The group also plans to make a site visit to the Boeing Everett facility.
To learn more about the Seattle trip, as well as other Econ Club events planned, visit the group’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UoEconClub
Next testing session on UO Campus February 13, 2015
The Bloomberg Aptitude Text (BAT) is a two-hour, 100 multiple-choice question exam designed to assess aptitude for business and finance. It connects students with employers looking to fill internship and entry-level positions.
After taking the BAT, student scores are anonymously entered into the Bloomberg Talent Search database, which is searched daily by Bloomberg’s elite client base of more than 25,000 financial recruiters worldwide.
The BAT will be administered on Friday, February 13 from1:30-3:30 pm in the North Lab at the Lundquist College of Business. Visit takethebat.com to find the UO testing session and register to take the BAT!
Thursday, February 12 from 12-4 pm at the EMU
More than 60 organizations including businesses, non-profits and government agencies are looking to fill a diverse range of positions. Some great opportunities for those looking to deepen their experiences and boost their resumes!
The event starts at noon in the EMU Ballroom.
The Career Center has a number of workshops and events planned for the coming months, so keep checking their website, as well as the Economics Department’s Undergraduate Events Calendar for other opportunities to get the most from your job search. And keep watching your inbox for the weekly Economics Job + Internship Digest, packed with dozens of opportunities especially suited for economics students.
Careers in Banking and Wealth Management just one of many opportunities for job seekers.
Winter term is here, and it’s a great time to launch your search for the perfect job or internship!
Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the upcoming Careers in Banking and Wealth Management, happening TOMORROW—Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the Jubitz Atrium in the Lillis Business Complex.
We also have a number of helpful workshops and career fairs planned in the coming months, so keep checking the Undergraduate Events Calendar for events that can help you prepare. And keep watching your inbox for the weekly Economics Job & Internship Digest, packed with dozens of opportunities especially suited for economics students.
Hosted by the UO Department of Economics
November 7-9, 2014 at the Hilton Eugene
The Department of Economics at the University of Oregon is proud to host the 21st Annual Conference on Empirical Investigations in International Trade at the Eugene Hilton November 7–9, 2014.
Bruce Blonigen, University of Oregon
Anca Cristea, University of Oregon
Nicholas Sly, University of Oregon
Jon Haveman, FREIT
At this conference, economists specializing in empirical international trade will present their current research. The goal of this conference is to promote the awareness of ongoing research in the area. The conference format is small and informal, allowing attendees plenty of interaction and the opportunity to share ideas in a lively, collegial atmosphere.
Click here to learn more about the EIIT Conference and to register.
Advances in the Theory and Empirics of
Institutions, Trade and Economic Development
Hosted and Sponsored by
the Department of Economics, University of Oregon
Workshop Location: Inn at the 5th, Eugene
Avinash Dixit (Princeton University)
Kamal Saggi (Vanderbilt University)
Chris Ellis (University of Oregon)
Ben Zissimos (University of Exeter)
Isleide Zissimos (Vanderbilt University)
About the 2nd InsTED Workshop
Over the next 20 years, there will be an unprecedented change in the global distribution of growth and trade patterns: as much as two-thirds of global growth could emanate from the developing world, with roughly equal distributions of global export shares. Accompanying this shift, economic leadership will move toward the developing world. Meanwhile, there is growing recognition that the existing institutions governing trade policy and economic development are no longer adequate, and that their evolution will play a critical role in shaping the efficiency and equity of economic outcomes. A better understanding of how such anticipated institutional changes interact with economic policy is crucial for business planning and forward-looking policymaking in developed and developing countries alike.
The Institutions, Trade, and Economic Development Network (InsTED) was established in 2012 by a group of like-minded academics working at the intersection of political-economic institutions, international trade, and economic development to explore these issues. The 2nd InsTED Workshop will be held at the University of Oregon, August 12– 14, 2014 and will bring together economists from all over the world to present and discuss their latest research.
Registration fees: $160 US
The preliminary program is now available.