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August 01, 2008.  

 

 

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RESHAPING CENTRAL BANKING: MONETARY * Call For Papers

POLICY, LENDING OF LAST RESORT AND

BANKING SUPERVISION

 

2008 TIAA-CREF PAUL A. SAMUELSON * Call For Papers

AWARD

 

RISK THEORY SOCIETY ANNUAL SEMINAR * Call For Papers

 

INDUSTRY CANADA * Economist Positions

 

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS * Position in Organization/

AMHERST Managerial Economics

 

MILKEN INSTITUTE * Senior Economist/

Project Director

 

MILKEN INSTITUTE * Research Analyst

 

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CALL FOR PAPERS

 

RESHAPING CENTRAL BANKING:

MONETARY POLICY, LENDING OF LAST RESORT AND

BANKING SUPERVISION

 

SPECIAL ISSUE OF "INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF

BANKING, ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE"

 

 

AIM:

 

The Paolo Baffi Centre for Central Banking and Financial

Regulation (Bocconi University) and the International

Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance (IJBAAF) promote

a special issue on "Reshaping Central Banking".

 

In a period of rapid innovation and structural changes in

the national financial industries, the activity of the

central banks in different fields - monetary policy,

lending of last resort, payment system, currency markets,

banking supervision - as well as their organization -

independence, accountability, transparency - has changing

rapidly. Assessing and addressing these developments has

raised important questions, that required effective

answers by policymakers and central bankers. The special

issue call welcomes unpublished papers which discuss the

positive as well as normative implications.

 

 

TOPICS:

 

The special issue will focus on the economics and politics

of central banking. Topics can include, among others,

monetary policy, lending of last resort, payment system,

currency markets and banking supervision, central banking

governance. The IJBAAF welcomes theoretical and empirical

papers - in any case with policy implications - which

explore causes and effects of the actual evolution of

central banking. Submitted papers should not have been

published nor be currently under consideration for

publication elsewhere. All papers will be referred by

February, 1st 2009. The special issue will be schedule in

2009. IJBAAF is published by the international publisher

Inderscience. For more information on IJBAAF, please visit:

 

www.inderscience.com/ijbaaf

 

 

EDITORS:

 

Donato Masciandaro (Paolo Baffi Centre, Bocconi University),

Marc Quintyn (Guest Editors IJBAAF)

 

 

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION:

 

Authors are invited to submit electronically (MS Word or

PDF format) a complete paper to:

 

Email: MAILTO:donato.masciandaro@unibocconi.it

 

Only the first page of the paper should contain the title,

name of the author(s), complete address, telephone, fax

numbers and E-mail addresses. All submitted papers must be

accompanied by an abstract of at least 250 words, but no

more than 400 words.

 

 

DEADLINE:

 

The deadline for submissions is December 1st, 2008.

 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION:

 

Email: MAILTO:donato.masciandaro@unibocconi.it

 

 

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CALL FOR PAPERS

 

2008 TIAA-CREF PAUL A. SAMUELSON AWARD

 

FOR OUTSTANDING SCHOLARLY WRITING ON LIFELONG

FINANCIAL SECURITY

 

 

TIAA-CREF Institute invites you to submit an entry for the

2008 TIAA-CREF PAUL A. SAMUELSON AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING

SCHOLARLY WRITING ON LIFELONG FINANCIAL SECURITY.

 

This prestigious award, named in honor of Paul A.

Samuelson, the first American to win the Nobel Prize in

economics, and a former CREF Trustee, carries with it a

cash prize of $10,000. The award will be presented at the

annual meeting of the Allied Social Science Associations in

San Francisco, CA in January 2009.

 

 

PAPER SUBMISSIONS:

 

Submissions are due by September 10, 2008.

 

Submissions may be theoretical or empirical in nature, but

must cover a subject directly relevant to lifelong

financial security. Your research can be in book or article

form and should be published between January 1, 2007 and

June 30, 2008. Submissions must be received by the TIAA-

CREF Institute no later than September 10, 2008.

 

For more information on how to submit an entry, visit:

 

www.tiaa-crefinstitute.org/awards/samuelson/index.html

 

 

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CALL FOR PAPERS

 

RISK THEORY SOCIETY ANNUAL SEMINAR

 

April 24-26, 2009

University of Texas

Austin, Texas, USA

 

Submissions due December 15, 2008

 

 

The Risk Theory Society is a group of economists, financial

economists, and actuaries who undertake theoretical and

applied research in the areas of insurance economics,

financial economics related to insurance markets, actuarial

science, and more generally in the economic analysis of

risk and uncertainty. Membership in the society is earned

by presenting a paper at the annual seminar and forfeited

by missing two consecutive meetings.

 

The society invites interested parties to submit papers for

the 2009 meeting. Each paper accepted for the meeting is

given one hour and fifteen minutes for presentation and

defense by the authors. The first twenty minutes of that

time are reserved to be free of interruption other than for

questions of clarification. After the grace period,

discussion is typically vigorous.

 

In recent years the number of submissions ranged from 32 to

60 with an average of 48. Ten papers were selected each

year. Although we accept submission of a five-page

abstract, most submissions and most accepted papers were in

full draft or essentially completed form.

 

 

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:

 

Submissions are due on December 15, 2008. The program

committee will notify authors of accepted papers by January

17th, 2009, or soon thereafter. Accepted papers must be

completed and sent for posting on the Risk Theory Society

web page by March 16th, 2009. Financial support for travel

(North American portion only) for one author per paper is

sometimes available.

 

Submissions should be e-mailed as attachments in the Adobe

Portable Document Format (pdf) by December 15th, 2008 to:

 

CONTACT: Professor Vickie Bajtelsmit

Secretary of the Risk Theory Society

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, Colorado

Email: MAILTO:Vickie.Bajtelsmit@business.colostate.edu

 

For more information, contact:

 

CONTACT: Professor Bajtelsmit

 

or visit the Risk Theory Society website at:

 

aria.org/rts

 

For details regarding local arrangements for the 2009

Seminar, please visit the web site or contact:

 

CONTACT: Professor Tom Sager

Email: MAILTO:Tom.Sager@mccombs.utexas.edu

 

 

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INDUSTRY CANADA,

Ottawa, Ontario Canada

 

Micro-Economic Policy Analysis (MEPA) Branch

 

Economist Positions:

 

D0 Microeconomics

K0 Law and Economics

L0 Industrial Organization

M0 Business Economics

 

 

Industry Canada's Micro-Economic Policy Analysis (MEPA)

Branch seeks applications for one or more economist

positions subject to budgetary approval.

 

 

ABOUT MEPA:

 

MEPA conducts research in micro-economics related to

business innovation, competition and business framework

laws and provides policy analysis and advice to senior

government officials. MEPA welcomes applications from all

qualified women and men, including visible minorities,

aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

 

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Candidates must have research interests in business

innovation or public policies towards business and

demonstrate strong applied or empirical research abilities

in industrial organization, business economics, or law and

economics. Candidates should have excellent oral and

written communication skills and will have a Ph.D. or be

close to receiving one. Candidates should be Canadian

citizens.

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter,

curriculum vitae, samples of research or published work and

3 letters of reference to:

 

Web: www.econjobmarket.com

 

or by mail to:

 

CONTACT: Barbara Foster

MEPA, Industry Canada

235 Queen St., Room 1007F

Ottawa, ON K1A 0H5

Tel: 613-946-6749

 

Candidates should indicate if they are planning to attend

the Canadian Economics Employment Exchange in December

2008, the ASSA annual meeting in January 2009, or both.

 

 

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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST

 

Department of Resource Economics

 

Assistant Professor Position

Industrial Organization/Managerial Economics

 

 

The Department of Resource Economics at the University of

Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-

track assistant professor position.

 

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

 

We seek an industrial organization economist whose research

focus is on managerial economics. We seek expertise in game

theory applied to decision making at the firm and

government level. Other desired areas of interest include

economics of the food supply chain and related safety

issues, international trade, and experimental economics.

Teaching responsibilities will include both graduate and

undergraduate courses. Undergraduate courses would include

offerings in managerial economics. Applicants are required

to have a Ph.D. in resource or agricultural economics,

economics, or a related field as of September 1, 2009.

 

The Department of Resource Economics has 15 faculty and

about 20 graduate students (one-third Ph.D.). We place

special emphases on faculty-student interaction and

cooperation among faculty. We share a fundamental

commitment to teach and attract a diverse student body.

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

 

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2008. The

search will continue until the position is filled. We will

be conducting preliminary interviews of candidates at the

ASSA meetings in January. Please send by mail or email

(attach files in pdf format only for email applications) a

letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate

transcript, writing samples, and arrange to have 3 letters

of recommendation sent directly to:

 

CONTACT: Professor Nathalie Lavoie

Search Committee Chair

Department of Resource Economics

212D Stockbridge Hall

80 Campus Center Way

University of Massachusetts

Amherst MA 01003-9246

Tel: (413) 545-5713

Fax: (413) 545-5853

Email: MAILTO:iomanagerial@resecon.umass.edu

 

 

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:

 

The University is part of the 5-College Consortium in the

beautiful Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, with

excellent social, cultural, and recreational amenities in a

town and rural setting. We are 2 hours from Boston and 3

hours from New York City.

 

The University provides an intellectual environment

committed to providing academic excellence and diversity

including mentoring programs for faculty. The College and

the Department are committed to increasing the diversity of

the faculty, student body and the curriculum. The

University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal

Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups

are encouraged to apply.

 

 

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MILKEN INSTITUTE

 

Senior Economist/Project Director

 

Center for Global Capital Markets

 

 

The Milken Institute has an immediate opening for a Senior

Economist/Project Director within the Center for Global

Capital Markets. The successful candidate will offer a

breadth of experience and expertise in economic and

financial innovation, as well as corporate finance, capital

markets and financial institutions. The candidate will also

demonstrate a solid understanding of the linkages between

financial market developments and macroeconomic issues of

economic growth. This individual will share responsibility

for managing a research team, conduct independent sponsored

and unsponsored research, and serve as a spokesperson for

the institute. Excellent written and oral communications

skills are required.

 

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Research:

- Analyze legislative issues as they pertain to economic

growth and financial innovation in capital markets.

- Develop and manage a network of collaborating research

institutes and researchers, and conduct advanced research

on capital market innovations, regulation and

development.

- Provide analysis of structural developments in global

financial markets, including issues of financial

stability, global asset allocation, systemic liquidity

and credit conditions, and cross-country trends in

financial system development.

- Produce articles, papers, charts, tables and graphs of

economic data.

 

Management:

- Provide the vision and leadership necessary to direct and

manage key research activities involving corporate

finance and capital markets, not limited to service as

project director for initiatives involving global capital

markets.

- Mentor junior staff members in the development of

research, analytical and writing skills.

- Oversee literature reviews and bibliographies.

 

Outreach:

- Work with the director, other senior economists, research

fellows, development staff and senior management to

create research initiatives that result in external

funding for the institute.

- Build interdisciplinary teams and financial service

industry collaborations and partnerships that address

cutting-edge projects.

- Promote the research skills of the institute to the

financial service industry, government and nonprofit

agencies and foundations.

- Coordinate with other institute staff to develop

Financial Innovations Labs, workshops, research

conferences and outreach events.

 

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

 

- Ph.D., preferably with a focus in finance, economics,

political economy, business or public policy with a

global/comparative interest.

- Wall Street, Washington or other applied-business or

public policy experience.

 

Candidates must show evidence of:

- superior writing and research skills.

- ability to communicate financial and economic issues for

an interested lay readership.

- significant accomplishment in his or her area of

expertise.

- interests that combine academically informed and

practical professional experience in economic/

business/financial research.

- good understanding of the interface between regulatory,

supervisory and accounting frameworks for financial

market development.

- strong interdisciplinary team-building skills

- ability to demonstrate and promote teamwork in a fast-

paced environment.

- proven ability to manage the consultative process

- effective supervisory skills.

- comfort working under pressure and tight deadlines

- ability to multitask.

- participation in the acquisition and management of funded

research.

- experience in private financial sector and/or official

institutions with capital markets and financial-sector

issues.

- demonstrated familiarity with corporate and government

research sponsors

- international collaborative experience

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

 

Please send a letter of application along with a resume,

four names of references with full contact information and

four relevant writing samples to:

 

CONTACT: Karen Giles

Capital Studies

Milken Institute

1250 Fourth St.

Santa Monica, CA 90401

 

The Milken Institute is an equal opportunity employer:

minority applicants encouraged to apply. Positions will

remain open until filled.

 

 

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MILKEN INSTITUTE

 

Research Analyst

 

Center for Global Capital Markets

 

 

The Milken Institute is one of the world's leading think

tanks. We are a nonprofit, independent, economic and

financial research organization whose mission is to improve

people's lives around the world by helping business and

public policy leaders identify and implement innovative

ideas for creating broad-based prosperity. We put research

to work with the goal of revitalizing regions and finding

new ways to expand capital access. See:

 

www.milkeninstitute.org

 

The Institute is seeking a research analyst to join a team

exploring global capital markets and financial

institutions, and applying financial innovations to

addressing policy challenges. We work with business and

public policy leaders, and aim to translate research into

action. Areas of focus include development finance (in the

US and around the world), corporate finance, alternative

energy and environmental finance, and access to education

and health care, among others.

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

 

The analyst will help: analyze data; conduct literature

reviews and synthesize economic, financial and policy

research; convene meetings of high-profile business and

policy leaders; draft papers based on findings, and capture

the content and significance of financial and policy

proposals for program development. The position will report

to Milken Institute senior staff.

 

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

 

A successful candidate will combine strong research,

quantitative, and analytic skills with demonstrated writing

and communication skills (in particular, an ability to

translate complex financial issues for a lay audience).

He/she must be a self-starter, able to prioritize tasks and

collaborate under tight deadlines; and have an accomplished

record of both independent research and teamwork. The

candidate should also have demonstrated an interest in

finance, capital markets, public policy, and/or economic

development.

 

Minimum requirements include a Master's degree in

economics, public policy, business, or a related field; and

at least 2 years experience as a research assistant, policy

analyst, or in a similar position. Experience with

Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint are expected. The

candidate will be expected to submit a writing sample and,

during the interview process, will undergo a one-hour

writing test.

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

 

Please submit cover letter, resume, writing sample and

names of 3 references with full contact information to:

 

Email: MAILTO:ephumiwasana@milkeninstitute.org

or

CONTACT: Ed Phumiwasana

Milken Institute

1250 Fourth Street

Santa Monica, CA 90401

 

The Milken Institute is an equal opportunity employer:

minority applicants encouraged to apply. Positions will

remain open until filled.

 

 

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