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MA Career Development Workshop

MA Career Development Workshop

GSP staff regularly host a career development workshop for our Mercatus MA Fellows. This workshop, which meets approximately every two weeks, brings together Mercatus staff and scholars as well as outside guests and program alumni from the government and the nonprofit sector. Workshop sessions focus on skill building, networking, and learning about a variety of future job opportunities. The workshop features a rotating list of topics.

Previous workshops focused on:

  • Overviews of Austrian economics, Public Choice, and institutional analysis
  • Introductions to Mercatus policy research areas
  • Writing for a policy audience
  • The craft of writing and editing, including training on op-eds and regulatory public interest comments 
  • Econometrics Concepts
  • Media training
  • International policy and economic development
  • Careers in state and federal government and policy institutions
  • Careers in economic and business journalism
  • The Presidential Management Fellows program
  • Resume and cover letter workshop
  • The NGO-Media Complex and its impacts on public policy
  • Utilizing the Mercatus network for internships and jobs
  • Tax policy and what you need to know to be a better consumer of tax policy
The Fall 2013 workshop schedule:

  • Lecture on Austrian Economics: Spontaneous Order with Christopher Coyne
  • Lecture on Institutional Analysis with Paul Dragos Aligica
  • Lecture on Public Choice: The Economics of Non-Market Decision Making with Peter Leeson
  • Writing Workshop with Garrett Brown
  • Lecture/Reading Discussion by Josh Hall
  • State and Local Policy Research with Eileen Norcorss and Emily Washington
  • Cronyism Research and the Study of American Capitalism with Matt Mitchell and Chris Koopman