ERN Professional Announcements and Job Openings, 05/12/2005


May 13, 2005.  

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T A B L E O F C O N T E N T S

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RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN CONSUMER * Call For Papers

CREDIT AND PAYMENTS

 

GUNS AND BUTTER - THE ECONOMIC * Conference and

CAUSES & CONSEQUENCES OF CONFLICT Call For Papers

 

REFORMING PUBLIC PENSIONS IN * Public Lecture

THE US AND THE UK

 

UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH * Assistant Professorship

in Behavioral Economics

 

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS * Koch Visiting Professorship

in Business Economics

 

BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY * Faculty Position

in Economics

 

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ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

 

FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF PHILADELPHIA

 

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN CONSUMER CREDIT AND PAYMENTS

 

A Conference Sponsored by the Research

Department and Payment Cards Center of

the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

 

September 29-30, 2005

 

 

This conference will bring together researchers working on

issues related to consumer credit and payments. Both

theoretical and empirical papers are welcome. We also

encourage researchers to submit papers on consumer credit

or payments outside the U.S.

 

 

TOPICS:

 

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the

following:

 

- Personal bankruptcy and default

- Contractual and informational issues in consumer credit

markets

- Credit scoring and credit-reporting agencies

- Regulation of consumer credit

- Securitization of consumer debt

- Consumer payments networks and their regulation

- Pricing of retail payment services

- Innovations in consumer payments

- Cross-country comparisons of consumer credit and payments

 

The conference will be held at the Federal Reserve Bank of

Philadelphia on September 29-30, 2005.

 

Conference organizers will provide accommodations and

partial financial support for travel expenses to one author

of each paper accepted for the program.

 

 

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:

 

Please submit three copies of your paper by June 1, 2005

to:

 

CONTACT: Ronel Elul

ATTN: Conference on Consumer Credit

and Payments

Research Department

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Ten Independence Mall

Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Email: MAILTO:ronel.elul@phil.frb.org

 

 

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CONFERENCE AND CALL FOR PAPERS

 

CESifo Conference on:

 

GUNS AND BUTTER - THE ECONOMIC CAUSES

AND CONSEQUENCES OF CONFLICT

 

 

TOPICS:

 

Topics to be analysed in presentations include (but are not

restricted to):

 

- Political economy models of conflict

- The effect of conflict on economic activity

- The potential role of globalization in fostering a more

peaceful or more violent world

- The relationships between development and conflict

- Better measures of the costs of conflict

- War finance

 

Both theoretical and empirical contributions are welcome,

as are studies that examine internal conflicts, external

conflicts and domestic and international terrorism. The

conference will include invited as well as contributed

papers. Keynote lectures will be given by Bruce Bueno de

Mesquita, NYU and the Hoover Institution, Steven Davis,

University of Chicago, and Edward Glaeser, Harvard

University.

 

Following a refereeing process, a selection of the

conference papers will be published in a conference volume

by MIT Press. It is understood that all submissions to the

conference imply submission to the publication outlet.

 

 

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:

 

The deadline for submission of papers or an extended

abstract is June 30th, 2005. CESifo research network

members interested in presenting a paper should send their

paper or extended abstracts to the workshop organiser:

 

CONTACT: Gregory D. Hess

Claremont McKenna College

500 E. 9th Street

Bauer Center

Claremont, CA 91711

Email: MAILTO:gregory.hess@claremontmckenna.edu

 

CESifo will provide accommodation, and reimburse economy

travel costs for authors of accepted papers. Further

questions regarding the organisation and scientific content

of the workshop should be addressed to the conference

organisers.

 

For more information see:

 

www.CESifo.de

 

 

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PUBLIC LECTURE

 

18 May

 

Peter A. Diamond

MIT, Department of Economics

 

REFORMING PUBLIC PENSIONS IN THE US AND THE UK

 

5.30 pm

 

Old Theatre, London School of Economics

Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE

 

 

Peter Diamond is an Institute Professor and professor of

economics at MIT where he has taught since 1966. He has

been President of the American Economic Association, of the

Econometric Society, and of the National Academy of Social

Insurance. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts

and Sciences and a Member of the National Academy of

Sciences. He has written on behavioural economics, public

finance, social insurance, uncertainty and search theories,

and macroeconomics.

 

The event is invitation only and registration is necessary.

 

For registration please contact:

 

CONTACT: Olivia Hague

Email: MAILTO:O.Hague@lse.ac.uk

Tel: 020 7955 6301

Fax: 020 7852 3580

Postal: Financial Markets Group

LSE

Houghton Street

London, WC2A 2AE

 

 

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UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH

 

Assistant Professorship

in Behavioral Economics

 

For Research Priority Program on

 

"FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN SOCIAL BEHAVIOR"

 

 

The University of Zurich has implemented a Research

Priority Program on the "Foundations of Human Social

Behavior".

 

Researchers in this program examine the determinants of

pro- and antisocial human behavior from the perspective of

economics, psychology, neurobiology, and philosophy.

Research in the Priority Program involves, among other

things, the analysis of the emotional bases as well as the

social and economic implications of empathy, fairness,

reciprocity, equity, honesty, deception, and norm

violations. In the context of this research endeavor, the

Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and

Information Technology of the University of Zurich seeks

applications for an Assistant Professorship in Behavioral

Economics.

 

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

 

The position is available starting in January 2006 but

starting dates can be individually negotiated. Applicants

should have a high research potential and should be

interested in examining the foundations and the economic

consequences of pro and antisocial behaviors.

 

The professorships will be embedded in a strong research

group at the Institute for Empirical Research in Economics

(http://www.iew.unizh.ch/home/fehr/) with excellent

research facilities.

 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION:

 

For further information on the available positions please

contact:

 

CONTACT: Prof. Dr. Ernst Fehr

Email: MAILTO:efehr@iew.unizh.ch

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

 

Applicants should submit their application before June 10,

2005 to:

 

CONTACT: Prof. Dr. Wehrli

Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Business

Administration and Information Technology

University of Zurich

Ramistrasse 71

CH-8006 Zurich, Switzerland

 

Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae,

recent publications and research papers, and two letters of

recommendation.

 

 

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UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

 

School of Business

 

Koch Visiting Professorship in Business Economics

 

 

The School of Business at the University of Kansas,

Lawrence, invites applications for the Koch Visiting

Professorship in Business Economics, to be filled with a

visiting scholar for the academic year starting August

2005. Rank is open.

 

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Senior candidates should have a distinguished record of

publication in applied economics and a national reputation.

Junior candidates with an interest and demonstrated

abilities in applied, policy-oriented research will also be

considered. Relevant specialties include, but are not

limited to:

 

- industrial organization

- public finance

- law and economics

- labor economics

- public policy

 

We have a strong interest in researchers who specialize in

state and local policy issues, and who have a demonstrated

ability to communicate with a broad audience. The position

will include support for travel and other research-related

expenditures.

 

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

The Koch Visiting Professor will teach one course and

undertake selected activities on behalf of the Center for

Applied Economics at the School of Business

(http://www.cae.business.ku.edu). The Center's mission is

to make economic research accessible to interested citizens

of Kansas and neighboring states and to provide economic

education for public officials, administrators,

journalists, educators and other opinion leaders.

 

 

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY:

 

The University of Kansas is located in Lawrence, Kansas.

Lawrence is a vibrant university community with a

population of 80,000. The city is well known for its

historic downtown, art and cultural attractions, and

excellent public schools. Lawrence is approximately 45

minutes from downtown Kansas City and an hour from the

Kansas City International airport (http://www.lawrence.com).

 

 

SALARY:

 

The salary will be competitive for comparable positions at

nationally ranked schools of business.

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

 

Submit a letter of application including the names and

contact information of three references and a curriculum

vitae to:

 

CONTACT: Professor George Bittlingmayer

Email: MAILTO:bittlingmayer@ku.edu

 

or to the following mailing address:

 

POSTAL: Chair Koch Search Committee

School of Business

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas 66045

 

If you have questions, contact:

 

CONTACT: George Bittlingmayer

Tel: (785) 864-7541

Email: MAILTO:bittlingmayer@ku.edu

 

 

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BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY

 

Faculty Position in Economics

 

 

The Department of Economics at Brandeis University seeks to

fill one tenured-level position in applied macroeconomics,

international economics, or applied microeconomics.

Research and interest in areas with international

applications would be a plus.

 

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Candidates should have a superior publication record and

promising research agenda, evidence of successful

undergraduate and graduate teaching, and the ability to

supervise doctoral research.

 

 

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:

 

The Department of Economics offers an undergraduate major

and minor in economics, and a minor in international

business. Economics faculty also play a key role in the

Brandeis International Business School. Graduate programs

offered by the International Business School include MA,

MBA, and MS degrees focused on international economics,

business, and finance. There is also a small Ph.D. program

in international business and finance. (See

www.brandeis.edu/global for details.) Members of

the Department of Economics typically teach both

undergraduate and graduate courses and supervise research

at all levels.

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, a CV, a

sample of recent papers, and the names of at least three

references to:

 

CONTACT: Ms. Karen Muise

Department of Economics, MS 021

Brandeis University

P.O. Box 549110

Waltham Massachusetts 02454-9110

 

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive. Brandeis

University is an equal opportunity employer committed to

building a culturally diverse intellectual community and

strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

 

 

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