ECON-E490: Research in International Trade

Econ 490: Research in International Trade

The purpose course is to teach the students how to do empirical research with large data sets in the context of international trade. The data sets used will be micro (consumer or firm/plant level) data sets. The statistical package we will use for the course is Stata, available at IU anyware, and installed in the computer class, which we will use for this course.

Having demonstrated the ability to deal with large data sets and being able to draw econometric inference from data based on behavioral theory is very valuable in gaining entry into satisfying careers in both the pub and the private sector in a large variety of different fields and industries.

The econometric tools studied in the class include panel data techniques and Instrumental Variables regressions. Potential topics covered in class include: How does international trade influence inflation? What is the effect of trade on product quality? How does trade influence the variety of goods available?

A significant part of your grade will be based on your term paper (45%).  Homework counts for 35%, in-class participation for 10%, and presentations for 10%.

Department of Economics – Weekly Workshops

Week of November 17-21

 

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Econometrics Workshop

 

 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Wylie Hall 005

Shin Kanaya

Aarhus University

Are University Admissions Academically Fair?

(Copies of the paper are available in the Department of Economics, Wylie Hall 105.)

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Macroeconomics Workshop

 

 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Wylie Hall 005

Troy Davig

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas

TBA

(No paper available)

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Macroeconomics/CAEPR Brown Bag

 

 

Friday, November 21, 2014

12:00-1:30 p.m.

Wylie Hall 329

Kartik Athreya

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Does Redistribution Increase Output? The Centrality of Labor supply

(Copies of the paper are available in the Department of Economics, Wylie Hall 105.)

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Microeconomics Workshop

 

 

Friday, November 21, 2014

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Wylie Hall 005

Maryam Farboodi

Princeton University

Intermediation and Voluntary Exposure to Counterparty Risk

(Copies of the paper are available in the Department of Economics, Wylie Hall 105.)

 

When available, the paper may be downloaded as pdf files, which can be

printed using Acrobat Reader.  The website is http://economics.indiana.edu

Copies of the papers are available in the Department of Economics, Wylie Hall 105.

If you no longer wish to remain on this distribution list, please contact econdesk@indiana.edu

Department of Economics – Weekly Workshops

Week of November 10-14

 

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Econometrics Workshop

 

 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Wylie Hall 005

Fei Tan

Indiana University

Two Econometric Interpretations of the U.S. Fiscal and Monetary Policy Interactions

(No paper available.)

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Macroeconomics Workshop

 

 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Wylie Hall 005

Roozbeh Hooseini

Arizona State University

Is There “Too Much” Inequality in Health Spending Across Income Groups?

(Copies of paper are available in the Department of Economics, Wylie Hall 105.)

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Macroeconomics Brown Bag

 

 

Friday, November 14, 2014

12:00-1:30 p.m.

Wylie Hall 329

Fei Tan

Indiana University

Two Econometric Interpretations of the U.S. Fiscal and Monetary Policy Interactions

(No paper available)

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Informatics Workshop

 

 

Friday, November 14, 2014

3:00-4:30 p.m.

TBA

Asu Ozdaglar

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

TBA

 

When available, the paper may be downloaded as pdf files, which can be

printed using Acrobat Reader.  The website is http://economics.indiana.edu

Copies of the papers are available in the Department of Economics, Wylie Hall 105.

If you no longer wish to remain on this distribution list, please contact econdesk@indiana.edu.

The Hutton Honors College presents the 2015 Annual IUB Undergraduate Research Symposium and Poster Fair Saturday, April 11th, 9:00-5:00

The Hutton Honors College presents the 2015

Annual IUB Undergraduate Research Symposium

and Poster Fair

Saturday, April 11th, 9:00-5:00

Deadline for abstracts & proposals March 1st, 2015

The Hutton Honors College invites proposals and abstracts for our annual Research Symposium and Poster Fair. The Symposium and Poster Fair are to be held on Saturday, April 11th, in the SPEA building, 1315 E. 10th Street. Students who choose to present papers at the Symposium will be asked to speak for fifteen minutes on their work, with a five minute Q&A to follow. Each presenter will be included on a panel of students working in a similar field of study. Topics often include sociology, international issues, science, psychology, health care, arts and humanities, but every year the topics vary somewhat according to the abstracts submitted. A schedule of sessions will be forthcoming in March.

There will be a special poster session scheduled as part of the Symposium. Students are invited to present a paper or a poster, and many students present both. All IU undergraduates are invited to participate in these two events, and all IU faculty and students will be invited to attend. The Hutton Honors College will hold workshops for students who would like to know more about paper or poster presentations. Students are encouraged to present on work that is not yet complete. If you are writing a paper for a class, or conducting research for your thesis or a lab project, present your work and learn from the feedback you receive before you complete your project. Presenting will help guide your thinking as you work toward completion.

Whether you choose to present a paper or a poster, or would like to participate in both events, we welcome one page abstracts by March 1st. Abstract samples, a template, the application and instructions can be found on our website: http://www.indiana.edu/~iubhonor/. If you choose to participate in both events, you will just submit one abstract. Also, be sure you have a faculty mentor for your project, as they will be asked to sign off on your abstract.

Applications and abstracts should be submitted as a Word document via email to

hhcrs@indiana.edu by March 1st. The application, abstract template, and examples of abstracts can be found at the links below:

2015 Research Symposium Application: www.indiana.edu/~iubhonor/symp/Apply15.docx

Abstract Template: www.indiana.edu/~iubhonor/symp/abtemp.pdf

Three Abstract Samples: www.indiana.edu/~iubhonor/symp/Abstract.pdf

The Symposium and Poster Fair are open to all disciplines, including (but not limited to): visual and performing arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, public affairs, natural and physical sciences, mathematics, business and economics, education, and nursing. This is a great opportunity to let others see the valuable work you have accomplished, and to see what other students in a variety of fields are exploring here at IU. It is also a great chance for you to perfect your presentation skills and receive valuable feedback from faculty and interested colleagues. Don’t miss this opportunity for professional experience!

We look forward to hearing from you, and more importantly, to seeing the results of your efforts!

New IU Peer Mentor Program

Need some help with setting up spring 2015 enrollment?  Not sure how to run your Advisement Report or set up your iGPS Planner to track your degree progress?  Do you want to get involved, but not sure where to begin?  The new IU Peer Mentor program was created to help students like you!

IU Peer Mentors are here to help you:

  • Learn the Registration system and trouble shoot Drop/Add.
  • Figure out the resources you can use to plan your classes and track your degree progress.
  • Talk through your ideas and hopes for your IUB experience.
  • Prepare for your Academic Advising appointment.
  • Connect with Career Advisors and Involvement Advisors.

IU Peer Mentor walk-in hours are offered at five convenient locations, including the new Learning Commons in the Wells Library!  Open to all IUB undergraduates, in UD and in any IUB school!

View the IU Peer Mentor schedule at http://ud.iub.edu/explore/peer%20mentor.shtml

Upcoming ECON Club Events

Meeting #1

WHO: Professor Kosali Simon

WHERE: SE 245

WHEN: Monday November 10 @ 6pm

WHAT: Obamacare

Aren’t we all curious to see how it’s been updated and how it is really working out? Professor Simon is an expert on the subject, so who better to learn about it from than her?

Meeting #2

WHO: Professor Ashlyn Nelson

WHERE: SE 245

WHEN: Thursday November 20 @6pm

WHAT: Economics of Education

Attention Students of the Economics Department!

One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2015 Volunteer Programs in South Africa. In 2015, we are offering a variety of  2 and 4-week programs in Cape Town, South Africa! Programs Offered: April 20 – November 6, 2015.

We will be hosting live online information sessions Nov. 10, 12, 15, and 18!
Join us by Registering Here!

As an OHS Volunteer, you will:

* Integrate yourself into and work closely with members of the local community to create positive social uplift
Teach primary school students through a mentorship program focused on building strong Math and English foundations, while empowering students
* Exchange ideas and culture with people from around the world
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 Lead after-school programs in non-traditional subjects like dance, debate, art, and sports
Work with a small, dynamic team of international university and graduate students
* Develop empathy, confidence, and leadership skills while pursuing social justice

We at One Heart Source believe in creating lasting social change through education and human connection. We encourage you to take a step towards providing a more socially just future for some of the most marginalized communities in the world.

Both Graduate and Undergraduate students are encouraged to

APPLY NOW FOR OUR 2015 PROGRAMS!

Next Application Deadline: November 21st

For more information and to apply visit: www.oneheartsource.org/volunteer/apply/

Please contact volunteer@oneheartsource.org with any questions!

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