Weekly Newsletter – March 30, 2015

SAIS International Finance Club Weekly Newsletter – Mar 30, 2015

Club members, please see information on this week’s exciting events below as well as important internship/full-time position deadlines.

–Your SAIS International Finance Club Leadership 


Mar. 31: Full Employment: How Can We Get There and Stay There? Why Does It Matter?” – former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke will give a keynote speech at Full Employment Project of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, followed by a discussion of leading economists about policies that can help restore and maintain full employment in U.S. labor markets. Monday, 9am. Kenney Auditorium. Open to Public and Media.

Mar. 31:
IDB Information Session” – François Lafon, HR senior specialist, will speak with students about the organization, the work of the Bank, and program opportunities within the Bank. Tuesday, 12:30pm. Rome 812. Members of SAIS Faculty, Staff and Students should RSVP at SAISWorks.

Apr. 3: International Finance Club Career Panel” – The Panel will feature students who will be working for IFC, NY Fed, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley. Panelists will provide advice navigating the job search process, highlight skills and experiences that help you stand out, and offer insights into their future employers. Refreshments will be provided. Friday, 12pm. BOB 500. Members of the SAIS Community should RSVP here.


Mar. 30: “The Economic Case for Monetary Policy Rules” – Please join three leading experts discuss the workings and advantages of various monetary policy rules. Presented by the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives and The Heritage Foundation. The Federal Reserve Accountability and Transparency (FRAT) Act, introduced in the 113th Congress, would have required the Federal Reserve to adopt a monetary policy rule. A new version of that bill will almost certainly be introduced in the 114th Congress. Could an unchanging monetary policy rule actually improve upon discretionary monetary policy? Many economists believe so, and several have proposed specific rules that each claims would foster greater economic stability than the Fed’s current procedures. For more information click here.

Mar. 30: “Trade and the Digital Economy: Opportunities for U.S.-Japan Global Leadership” – The Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings will host Ambassador Demetrios Marantis, former acting U.S. trade representative; Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda, deputy assistant secretary in the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs; and a panel of experts to discuss how the digital economy is currently addressed in trade agreements, what challenges lie ahead for development of the digital economy, and the opportunities for U.S.-Japan cooperation in promoting and advocating for trade agreements as a means of rulemaking for the digital economy. After the panel, participants will take audience questions. For more information click here.

Mar. 31: “Navigating Choppy Waters: China’s Economic Decision-Making at a Time of Transition” – After 35 years of spectacular growth, the Chinese economy is in the midst of a challenging transition toward a ‘new normal.’ Even as President Xi Jinping has put forward an ambitious and far-reaching economic reform agenda, implementation is struggling against the backdrop of slowing growth and a more pluralized political economy. Whether or not Beijing succeeds or fails in its efforts, China’s economic trajectory in coming years will have a substantial impact on the prospects for U.S. and global growth, as well as on broader American interests in the Asia-Pacific region and the world. The Simon Chair has recently completed a two-year study of China’s economic decision-making designed to shed light on this important topic and help inform U.S. economic strategy towards a rapidly changing China. We hope you will join us for the rollout of the results of this study and a stimulating discussion of China’s political economy. For more information click here

Internships – If no contact listed, details available on SAISWorks

Fraunhofer Center for Central and Eastern Europe
– Research Internship – Deadline 03/31

Japan Center for International Finance – Internship (paid) – Deadline 04/03

Global Policy Group – Research Intern – Deadline 04/03

Social Impact – Corporate Operations Internship – Deadline 04/24

FINCA International – Data Analyst Intern (Paid) – Deadline  04/30

FINCA International – Market Research Volunteer – Deadline  04/30

FINCA International – Project Management Volunteer- Deadline  05/31

– If no contact listed, details available on SAISWorks

Ascendant Program Serivices, LLC – Research / Program Analyst – Deadline 03/31

OBXtek (Third Party Recruiter) – Business Analyst – Deadline 03/31

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) – Program Assistant, Eurasia and South Asia – Deadline 03/31

Bloomberg – New Energy Finance Analyst, Japan – Deadline 03/31

PlaNet Finance – Project Development Manager, Beijing – Deadline 03/31

Exeter Associates, Inc. – Analyst/Economist – Deadline 04/01

The World Bank Group – Field Coordinator – Deadline 04/04

Accion International – Investment Associate – Deadline 04/08

Accion International – Manager, Knowledge and Industry Engagement – Deadline 04/18

Newsletter Contributors

On-Campus Events: Wenxin Lin
Off-Campus Events: Ahmed Aliyu
Jobs & Internships: Jingyang Chen
Editor: Wendy Chen


Stay up-to-date with club events on the SAIS International Finance Club website and facebook group

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