Jack Kleinhenz and Susan Helper present their perspectives on the economy in transition and how consumer spending and manufacturing can contribute to continued economic growth at the 41st Bowers Economic Forecast Luncheon.
LIVE. LEARN. INTERN. in Washington, DC
June 6 – July 31
Extended Deadline: April 7, 2015
**Scholarship Funding Available**
Are you still deciding what to do this summer? It’s not too late to spend 8 weeks in Washington, DC completing an internship, earning credit, and expanding your professional network.
Unlike many other Washington, DC internship programs, we guarantee you an internship placement with a federal agency, embassy, government affairs office, media outlet, policy group, or nonprofit organization. Our staff works to place you with an organization that fits your skills and career goals. You’ll gain real-world experience that will set you apart when it’s time to find your first job after graduation.
Check out this video to hear from some of our program alumni on why interning in DC is an experience worth having!
Students are encouraged to visit www.DCinternships.org for more information and to begin an online application. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through the April 7 extended deadline. Students will be notified of their admission decision within two weeks of completing an application. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.986.0384.
Scott Shane, professor of economics, analyzes innovation in small businesses compared to innovation in larger companies and concludes that small-business innovation might be weaker than observers have argued.
New research by Justin Gallagher, assistant professor of economics at Weatherhead, and Daniel Hartley of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland shows that many of New Orleans’ residents saw a significant reduction to their overall debt after Hurricane Katrina and only experienced minor financial setbacks.
No Labels is looking for a College State Director, an entrepreneurial student who is willing to organize a chapter on their campus, and to foster development and growth of chapters throughout their state. This student will receive a stipend, the support they need to travel throughout the state, and the opportunity attend (at no cost) the October 5 unveiling of the National Strategic Agenda in Concord, NH. All College State Directors automatically become a member of our national leadership committee, granting access to No Labels’ network across the country.
Can you put the U.S. on a sustainable fiscal path?
Each year, the U.S. federal government spends more than it earns. This is called a budget deficit. Over time, these deficits accumulate into what is called the national debt. Currently, the U.S. national debt (publicly held) is about $12trln. The nonpartisan CBO estimates that this number could rise to more than $20tlrn by 2024.
How might this fiscal imbalance impact the health of the U.S. economy and the prospects for job creation? How might this level of debt impact our status as leaders in the global economy? How might spending beyond our means today impact our ability to react to adverse shocks in the future?
These are some of the most pressing issues facing policy makers today, and I want your help in solving them. I invite you to join the Fiscal Challenge. This a competition wherein teams of undergraduate students from colleges and universities from across the country devise and defend their plans for putting the U.S. on a sustainable fiscal. Teams work through early spring semester to craft a plan to achieve a particular fiscal objective. This year, that objective is to stabilize the Debt to GDP ratio at its current level by the end of a 25yr planning horizon.
Each team submits their plans by March 13, 2015. We identify the top four, and send the finalists to Washington D.C. on April 14, 2015. Once there, teams will present their plan in front of a panel of expert judges, including Jared Bernstein, Charles Blahous, Don Marron, and Alice Rivlin. The judges will ask the tough questions, and evaluate team responses. The winners are announced and award are presented. The teams then get to tour DC, meet with policy makers, and get a taste of how their plans might be implemented. All the details of the competition can be obtained through our website www.fiscalchallenge.org.
For instructors, this is a topical and substantive experiential learning exercise that pays dividends for our students while they are in school and beyond. For students, you are the ones whom these issues will impact most directly. The fiscal decisions today are going to impact you tomorrow. Who better to tackle them now than our future leaders.
Each year, the Board hires approximately 80 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 January 31 for the Spring recruiting season. Complete application instructions are available at http://www.federalreserve.gov/careers/ra.htm.
A limited number of summer internships are also available each year. Application procedures and deadline information for this program can be found at http://www.federalreserve.gov/careers/intern_project.htm.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is seeking to hire two Research Assistants, one to work with the Federal Budget and Tax team and the other to work with the State Fiscal Project. These roles are excellent opportunities for any of your students who have a strong quantitative background, a desire to improve the lives of low- and moderate-income people, and an interest in shaping federal or state budget and tax policy. The full job descriptions can also be found at the following links:
· Research Assistant - Federal Budget and Tax Policy
· Research Assistant - State Fiscal Project
These positions are exceptional entry-level roles for the right candidates. Based in Washington D.C., the Center is a non-profit research organization with a national reputation for rigorous analysis of budget and tax policies and an ability to influence policy debates. Under the supervision of senior experts, our research assistants receive strong training in producing meticulous, relevant analyses, and a unique insight into federal and state policymaking processes.