Economics News Archive

  • Was the Fed right to delay raising interest rates? Two scholars react.

    Mark Sniderman, executive in residence, comments on the Fed's decision not to raise interest rates.
  • Research Associate - Federal Reserve Bank-St.Louis

    The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is seeking research associates to start during spring/summer 2017. I would appreciate it if you could forward the attached flyer to any economics majors who may be interested this job opportunity. We will start interviews in early October and continue to accept applications on a rolling basis until all positions are filled (typically around early January). Interested students can find the job opening here:
  • CWRU Career Fair - Thursday, October 6

    The CWRU Career Fair will be held on Thursday, October 6 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Veale Convocation, Recreation & Athletic Center.
  • Without micro VC funds, Cleveland's best and brightest entrepreneurs might take flight

    In Tech Czar Talk, Scott Shane, PhD, A. Malachi Mixon III Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies and professor of economics says the more people start companies, better is the chance of creating larger and larger pools of capital.
  • Reinventing capitalism: Economic policy for an age of upheaval

    Christina Romer, PhD, University of California, Berkeley will present The Howard T. McMyler Memorial Lecture October 6.
  • How to make American manufacturing great again

    Susan Helper, PhD, Frank Tracy Carlton Professor of Economics, offers six points policymakers should consider in their efforts to create a better future for American workers.
  • Research Assistants at Federal Reserve Board

    The Federal Reserve Board is hiring Research Assistants during the Fall recruiting season, October-November, and the Spring recruiting season, February-March for positions that begin in the summer. We appreciate your referral of interested and qualified students. Each year, the Board hires approximately 70 recent graduates in economics, math, or related fields as RAs. These positions are highly competitive and very quantitative in nature. While at the Board, RAs work closely with economists and analysts on a broad range of topics covering real-world policy issues and academic-type research. After their time at the Board, many of our RAs move on to top graduate school programs. To be considered for these positions, candidates must submit application materials by September 30 for the Fall recruiting season and by January 31 for the Spring recruiting season. Complete application instructions are available at A limited number of summer internships are also available each year. Application procedures and deadline information for this program can be found at
  • What would trade policy look like in a Clinton White House today?

    Susan Helper, PhD, Frank Tracy Carlton Professor of Economics, discusses the decline of unions and the effects of trade agreements on manufacturing job loss on PBS Newshour.
  • The importance of investor updates

    Scott Shane, PhD, A. Malachi Mixon III Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies and professor of economics, offers tips to help entrepreneurs stay connected with investors.