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Vol 15 Issue 6                                                               
April 20, 2015
The Need-to-Knows for Economics Undergraduates
Happenings| Career/Academic Advice | Opportunities
Important Dates 
April 20        Econ Week - Intro the Econ Major, 4:30-5:30pm, Clark Hall 700
April 21        Econ Week - Career Guide 101: Exploring Careers in Econ/Business/Finance
                   4:30-5:30pm, Clark Hall 700
            A Feast of Ice and Fire- A Game of Thrones Dinner, Alice Cook House Dining Hall
April 22        Coffee, Tea, Snacks, and Econ Conversation, 11:00am-1:00pm, Undergrad Lounge
April 22        Econ Week - Econ Department Meet & Greet, 4:30-5:30pm, Undergrad Lounge
April 24         Big Red Birthday Bash, 7:30-9:30pm, Barton Hall
April 26         Behavioral Economics Revolution Panel, 2:45-4:00pm, 305 Ives Hal
April 28         Career Conversation with Doug Mitaronda, 3:30-4:30pm, Location TBA

ECON Week is Here!
Econ Week is happening yet again! Organized every spring, Econ Week is a highly informational and interactive source of everything you need to know about Economics at Cornell! Whether you are planning to major in Economics, or looking for career and graduate school opportunities, Econ Week is where you want to be!



Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 2:45-

Join a panel of top behavioral economics pioneers as they discuss why traditional economic models do such a poor job of predicting your behavior.

Most people bear little resemblance to the bloodless rational actors portrayed in traditional economic models. Even when possessed of all relevant information, for example, they frequently make systematic errors.  They often give short shrift to costs and benefits that occur with uncertainty or delay. They leave tips in restaurants they never plan to visit again. Many refrain from cheating, even when there is no prospect that cheating would be caught and punished. And contrary to the core assumption of traditional models, their evaluations of their material living standards depend heavily on context.


These departures from traditional economic models are the focus of behavioral economics, one of the most important new areas of research in economics to have emerged in the last three decades. Cornell was the birthplace of this field and remains a leading center for work in this area, which continues to change beliefs long thought to have been settled in the discipline. Insights from behavioral economics are now being adopted by policy makers in countries around the world. Registration Required.


Register Here, Package Two (Free)
Check out the Full Charter Day Schedule here

Doug Mitaronda
Director of Pricing & Analytics at Qcue
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 3:30-4:30pm 

Doug is Director of Pricing & Analytics at Qcue, where he is responsible for Qcue's pricing recommendation algorithms and measurement as well as the company's consulting services. Prior to joining Qcue, Doug was an associate at The Brattle Group where he specialized in innovative rate design, including dynamic pricing, and smart grid issues for the electric industry. His focus featured the development of Brattle's smart grid benefits model, named iGrid. Previously, Doug worked as an economist for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Office of Climate Change where he contributed to the auction design for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, North America's first mandatory carbon dioxide cap-and-trade program. He also served on the Cornell University Board of Trustees and is currently the Board Chair of a non-profit organization he co-founded, South East Europe Development Solutions. Doug received his Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University. He also holds an M.Eng. in computer science and a B.A. in computer science, mathematics and Asian studies, both from Cornell.


Have an informal conversation with an A&S alum. This is an opportunity to learn about their career story and ask questions about themselves and their career field. This is a really valuable networking opportunity and a great way to learn about a career field or ask for advice on working in it.


The location information will be emailed to registered students a few days before the event.

A&S undergraduates will be given first priority at this event.


Economics Opportunities