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Orono, United States  •  map
Starts 2021-08-27. Duration: 2 years
School of Economics www
University of Maine, Orono www
Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Any field
21 Oct 2020
15 Jan 2021
1 Aug 2021
1 Aug 2021

The School of Economics at the University of Maine is reviewing graduate applications for Fall 2021. We offer Master's degrees in Economics (MS and MA), Resource Economics & Policy (MS), and Financial Economics (MA). We also advise students in the MS and PhD programs in the Ecology and Environmental Science program and in the dual-degree Global Policy and Economics Master's program. High-qualified applicants are eligible for an assistantship package that includes tuition, some health insurance assistance, and a generous stipend. We have teaching and research assistantships available for a Fall 2021 start. Our graduate students gain valuable research experience on a variety of projects, they find great jobs after graduation, and some go on to pursue a Ph.D. elsewhere. While we review applications on a rolling basis, applicants interested in assistantships should submit their applications by January 15, 2021.

Learn more about the School of Economics:

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Location of job: 5782 Winslow Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME, 04469, United States (map)
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: 2021-08-27
Job duration: 2 years
Letters of reference required: 3

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Flexible start date. Duration: 1 year
Arthur van Benthem www
University of Pennsylvania www
Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Development; Growth  •  Environmental; Ag. Econ.
2 Sep 2020
30 Sep 2020
31 Dec 2020

Professors Arthur van Benthem and Susanna Berkouwer at the Wharton School are seeking a Research Analyst to support quantitative research in economics. Most research will be in the field of energy and the environment in the U.S. and in developing countries, including: efficiency losses from imperfect environmental policies, energy efficiency, fuel economy standards, infrastructure construction, the economics of renewable energy, and carbon taxes under market failures. Job responsibilities include performing a variety of statistical and econometric analyses, cleaning and analyzing data, writing research reports, conducting background research and literature reviews, identifying and obtaining secondary data, and coding survey questionnaires for field activities. Independent thinking, a thorough understanding of economics or related disciplines, and self-motivation are highly valued in performing these functions.

This is a challenging opportunity for an early-career professional who is passionate about social science research and has a strong desire to expand and deepen skills in economic research and quantitative data analysis. The research assistant will work closely with Professors van Benthem and Berkouwer, who will provide supervision and mentorship on academic development more broadly. They will be encouraged to be an active part of the research community, which can include attending seminars and exploring personal research interests. We anticipate that the successful candidate would work in this position for 1 or 2 years, before going on to graduate programs or careers in Economics, Public Policy, Business, or another quantitative social science.

For more information and how to apply, see the job announcement here:

Please also email your materials to and

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and will close once the position is filled. Initial review of applications will begin September 1.

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Location of job: See advertisement
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 1 year
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting September, 2020.

Princeton, United States  •  map
Starts 2021-07-01. Duration: 1 year
Princeton University www
Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
International Trade
3 Oct 2020
15 Nov 2020
15 Dec 2020
15 Dec 2020

The International Economics Section has several openings for Research Assistants (i.e., Senior Research Specialists). These positions offer an ideal transitional job for recent graduates who are interested in international economics and are considering further studies in economics. They offer the opportunity to see what a career doing frontier academic research involves.

The successful candidates will gain experience working with some of the world’s leading researchers in international economics. They will be expected to assemble and manage data sets, to program and simulate non-linear models, and to assist faculty members in all aspects of their research.

These are one-year term positions with the possibility of renewal for a second year, contingent upon continued funding and satisfactory performance. End date is dependent on start date, which may vary.

Position Requires:

  • Minimum BA/BS degree in Economics, Mathematics or Computer Science, or significant coursework in Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, and/or programming.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Basic knowledge of statistics/econometrics.
  • Knowledge of statistical programming, particularly STATA.
  • Knowledge of Matlab or Mathematica is desirable but not required.
  • Knowledge of other programming Packages, such as Python, R and Fortran is desirable but not required.

The successful applicants will begin in the summer of 2021 or earlier by mutual agreement.

Please apply online using Requisition No. 2020-12011 through Careers.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW.

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Location of job: Princeton University, 20 Washington Road, Julis Romo Rabinowitz Bldg., Princeton, New Jersey, 08544, United States (map)
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: 2021-07-01
Job duration: 1 year
Letters of reference required: 3
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2020.

Canterbury, United Kingdom  •  map
Starts 2021-04-01. Duration: 24 months
School of Economics www
University of Kent www
Postdoctoral Scholar  •  Research Assistant
Various fields
Econometrics  •  Industrial Organization  •  Macroeconomics; Monetary
24 Oct 2020
1 Dec 2020
1 Dec 2020

The School of Economics at the University of Kent is seeking a post-doctoral researcher to work on an ESRC-funded project titled `Scale Economies in the UK.’ 

In this role you will investigate scale economies in the UK using firm-level data. This will involve analysis of restricted administrative data, including the Annual Respondents Database (ARD). It will also involve understanding structural models of firm dynamics in the macroeconomy. The post is 24 months duration and includes a research budget.

The successful candidate will be judged primarily on their research potential as evidenced by their job market paper (or equivalent).

Other skills that may help the candidate include:

  • experience with firm or industry level data e.g. US economic census, Compustat, ECB’s CompNet etc.
  • knowledge of production function, markup and scale economies estimation.
  • strong training in macroeconomics, industrial organization or international trade.
  • programming: Primarily R and Stata. Experience with Git and other programming languages (Python, Matlab etc.) is also desirable.

The successful candidate should be able to start this role on 1 April 2021.

For application inquiries contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: SS-267-20.

For academic inquiries contact Dr Anthony Savagar

Further information on teaching and research may be found on the School’s website:

Application Procedure:

In order to complete your application, you will need to complete two stages. If both stages are not complete, your application cannot be considered.

The first stage is to submit a complete application via the EconJobMarket website A complete application comprises a job market paper, CV, references (min 1), and optional cover letter.

The second stage is to complete the University of Kent's application form at To access the form enter the vacancy number SS-267-20 in the search facility. You will be asked to submit a CV, optional cover letter and personal details.

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Location of job: University of Kent, Kennedy Building, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, United Kingdom (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2021-04-01
Job duration: 24 months
Letters of reference required: 2
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video
Interviews will also be conducted at
Stephen Hansen www
Imperial College London www
Research Assistant
28 Oct 2020
22 Nov 2020
22 Nov 2020


This is a unique opportunity for a candidate with a strong background in data science and an interest in economics and finance to work with financial transaction microdata from one of Europe’s leading financial institutions.

Dr Stephen Hansen is seeking to hire a full-time research assistant (RA) to query and analyze financial transaction data based at Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A (BBVA), one of the world’s largest banks with a strong presence in Spain, Turkey, and Latin America. The position will support an ongoing collaboration between Dr. Hansen and BBVA Research’s Big Data team that aims to use naturally occurring financial transaction data to construct novel economic measurements and to better understand the transmission of economic shocks. A recent example of this joint work is

The RA work must be carried out within Spain, and the RA must be prepared to work at BBVA Headquarters in Madrid several days per month with the BBVA Research team. Outside of these days, the RA may work wherever in Spain they wish. Dr. Hansen is based at Imperial College London and will also visit BBVA Headquarters during the project (subject to ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions). He and his academic collaborators will maintain regular contact with the RA.

The position will involve handling large databases of financial transactions and extracting and organizing relevant information. The RA will also be involved in the statistical analysis of derived economic indicators and presenting them effectively.

The closing date for applications is 22 November 2020. The position will be for six months in the first instance, with the possibility of further renewal. The formal employer will be the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (BGSE), where Dr. Hansen is an Area Director within the Data Science Center, but this implies no obligation to work at the Center. The terms and conditions of the contract will be in line with those for pre-doctoral RAs at BGSE.

Skills/Qualifications (3000 words):

- Strong background in SQL and Python

- Basic knowledge of Spark

- Experience with data visualization techniques

- Familiarity with core methods in machine learning and deep learning

- An interest in empirical economics

Selection process:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to The cover letter should explain how the candidate meets the above points on the required skills. Shortlisted candidates should be prepared to conduct a small assignment to be discussed in subsequent interviews, and to submit two references.

To apply, send a message to (See posting for details.)

Location of job: See advertisement
Degree required: Masters
Job start date: 2021-01-01
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting November, 2020.

Madrid, Spain  •  map
Flexible start date. Duration: 5 months
Research Assistant
Various fields
Econometrics  •  Labor; Demographic Economics  •  Microeconomics  •  Health; Education; Welfare
29 Oct 2020
15 Nov 2020
15 Nov 2020

CEMFI invites applications to cover the maternity leave of a Researcher position to work on the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE).

The features of this position are:

· Duration: Up to 5 months, starting in November 2020 or later.

· The researcher will carry out tasks required for the development of the Survey and conduct independent research in empirical microeconomics.

· The tasks include: Translating the survey questionnaire, training the interviewers, monitoring the fieldwork, assisting with analysis of SHARE data, data cleaning, and attending international meetings of the SHARE teams.

· Qualifications: To have a PhD in Economics or related field by the time of appointment or soon after. Good command of written and spoken English and Spanish. Experience in the empirical analysis of micro data. Expertise in household survey methodology will be a plus.

· The experience of having worked in the SHARE project or in any other European project will be taken into account.

· Able to legally work in the European Union.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of purpose, and two reference letters. Candidates should apply via, by November 15, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled or the search is closed. CEMFI website: SHARE website:

Deadline for applications: 15 November 2020.

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Location of job: Casado del Alisal 5, Madrid, Madrid, 28014, Spain (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 5 months
Letters of reference required: 2

milan, Italy  •  map
Flexible start date. Duration: 1 year
Economics www
Bocconi University (Università Bocconi) www
Postdoctoral Scholar  •  Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Any field
24 Oct 2020
12 Nov 2020
13 Nov 2020

The Dondena Research Centre of Bocconi University, Milan, Italy ( is seeking to fill 1 junior researcher and 3 post-doc full-time research positions in public economics, demography and social statistics or political science. The appointment will start presumably in December 2020.

The researchers will be working on the project “AXA RESEARCH LAB ON GENDER EQUALITY”. This project will investigate the public policies which support gender equality and help promote a more gender balanced equilibrium in society and in the economy, as well as the promotion of women’s empowerment. It will study both direct effects of public policies on gender equality and indirect effects, for example related to the use of paternity leaves or flexible work arrangements. It will also quantify the role of culture and stereotypes.

Job Description: The positions are full-time research. The candidates are required to do research related to projects on gender equality across several disciplines, investigating the demographic, social, economic and political aspects of gender gaps. They must develop empirical research using experiments, surveys, creation of datasets and advanced data analysis. For the purposes of the research project for the 3 post-doc researchers a PhD in Social Sciences (Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Demography, Public Policy, Social Policy) is required, as well as experience with data analysis and STATA and knowledge and interest on research on gender equality and women’s empowerment. For the junior researcher a MSC in Social Sciences (Economics, Sociology, Political Science, Management) is required, as well as experience with data analysis and STATA.

Please click on the two calls for full details of positions and instructions for the application (Article. 3 Applications):


Junior Researcher

Bocconi University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. Applications are particularly welcome from women and members of groups who are under-represented in academic posts.

Applications (see “Article. 3 Applications” of the call for detailed instructions) must arrive by 12 noon of 12 November 2020 and be sent via e-mail to:

For any questions, please contact the Dondena Research Center at

To apply, send a message to (See posting for details.)

Location of job: Via Sarfatti 25, Bocconi University, milan, Italy, 20136, Italy (map)
Degree required: Masters
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 1 year
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting November, 2020.
Central Bank of Hungary (Magyar Nemzeti Bank) www
Assistant Professor  •  Associate Professor  •  Postdoctoral Scholar  •  Research Assistant
Various fields
Econometrics  •  Finance  •  Macroeconomics; Monetary  •  Microeconomics  •  Behavioral Economics  •  Computational Economics  •  Statistics
13 Nov 2019
2 Dec 2019
12 Nov 2020
12 Nov 2020

Magyar Nemzeti Bank (MNB) & the MNB Department at Corvinus University of Budapest open joint (half-half) researcher position

 I. About the position and job qualifications:

We are looking for excellent experienced, newly qualified, or last year PhDs in economics or related fields, who have a strong background in quantitative methods and/or central banking and/or finance, to contribute to our academic output (both regarding research and teaching) and willing to publish in the leading journals in banking, finance, data science, economics, and econometrics.

Successful candidates are mainly expected: 

  • to engage in high-quality academic research, 
  • to teach in the University’s master program on central banking, while maintaining a low teaching load
  • Also, they may occasionally be requested to do policy-oriented research or
  • provide technical assistance in the Central Bank. 

Applications from candidates working with micro data are also encouraged, as the MNB has an outstanding research environment, with access to many exclusive micro-level data sets. The MNB jointly with the Department is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salaries and benefits

II. Application procedure: 

Knowledge of Hungarian is preferred but not required. Applications will be accepted online through To apply, please upload 1) a cover letter, 2) CV with a list of publications, 3) copy of at least one recent research paper, and 4) three letters of reference. Application deadline for the candidates of the European Job Market and the ASSA meetings2 December 2019. Selected applicants will be interviewed at the European Job Market for Economists in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on December 18-19, 2019 and at the ASSA meetings in San Diego, CA, January 3-5, 2020 or at another mutually convenient place. 

III. About the employer:

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank (Central Bank of Hungary) established the MNB Department at Corvinus University of Budapest in 2015 to enhance the reputation of the University as a world-class teaching and research institution. To achieve this goal, the Head of the MNB Department has both academic and professional experience. Besides his academic roles, he is also the Head of the Directorate for International Monetary Policy Analysis and Training of Economic Sciences at the Central Bank of Hungary. The institutional presence of the central bank gives an excellent research opportunity with unique data sets available.

The Department also consists of faculty members with outstanding professional experience (e.g., IMF, ECB, Bank of England, MNB) and with PhDs from top schools (e.g., from France, Netherlands, and Spain). Information on the members and lecturers of the Department may be found here in Hungarian.

IFurthermore, the MNB Department launched a unique lecture series, the Economania with internationally renowned experts, whose articles and interviews may be found on the Department’s blog in English.

1 As for the MNB, please see the list of MNB researches published in international journals on this link.


* For further information, please feel free to e-mail us at, Cc: Ms Katalin Juhász at

! In case you are interested in research positions in the MNB & the MNB Department, even after the Job markets), please do not hesitate to contact us via our contacts mentioned above, as we may have further open positions in 2020.


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Location of job: Magyar Nemzeti Bank HQ: 9 Szabadság tér, Budapest, 1054, AND, Magyar Nemzeti Bank Department at Corvinus University: 8 Fővám tér, Budapest, Hungary, 1093, Hungary (map)
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3

St. Louis, United States  •  map
Starts 2021-06-01.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis www
Research Assistant  •  Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Any field
23 Aug 2020
1 Oct 2020
6 Nov 2020
6 Nov 2020

The St. Louis Fed hires several Research Associates each year. We begin accepting applications in September 2020, hold interviews in October and November, and extend offers on a rolling basis for start dates in the Spring/Summer of 2021.

Visit for a detailed overview of the RA position.

What are the day-to-day activities?

  • Perform statistical, econometric, computational and analytical research that economists can use for publication in academic journals.
  • Utilize statistical packages such as Stata, SAS, R, Matlab, Fortran, Python and C++.
  • Collect, organize and interpret economic and financial data.
  • Review academic journals, market sources and government reports.
  • Write short articles or assist economists in developing short articles and presentations on current economic and financial conditions and policy issues.
  • Attend to additional assignments, including gathering and organizing survey data and anecdotal information and summarizing economic data for the Beige Book.


  • A GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Bachelor’s degree economics, econometrics, or quantitative economics
  • Strong background in mathematics and statistics, including coursework in Calculus II, Econometrics, Linear Algebra, and Differential equations
  • Previous economic research experience, such as undergraduate research assistant, research-related internship or independent research project.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit the documents requested below:

NOTE: Applications will not be considered without all of these materials.

For questions or concerns, contact:

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Location of job: 1 Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, St. Louis, MO, 63105, United States (map)
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: 2021-06-01
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting October, 2020.

Leipzig, Germany  •  map
Starts 2020-10-01. Duration: 3 years
Erik Hille www
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management www
Research Assistant  •  Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Environmental; Ag. Econ.  •  International Trade
24 Jul 2020
22 Aug 2020
1 Nov 2020

HHL is a university-level institution and ranks among the leading international business schools. HHL is the oldest institute for higher education in business in the German-speaking world and is accredited by AACSB International. Its goal is to educate effective, responsible, and entrepreneurial business leaders through excellence in research, teaching and practice. HHL stands out as an entrepreneurial institution with its clear research focus, its outstanding teaching and its effective knowledge transfer into practice, as well as in the exceptional service for students.

The Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Chair of Macroeconomics
is searching for a new
Research Associate in Economics (m/f/d)
to join our team at the earliest date possible, preferably from October 2020 onwards.
(Full-time position, 40 hours a week, 3 years fixed-term contract, opportunity to obtain a doctoral degree)

About us:

The Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Chair of Macroeconomics consists of a committed team, pursuing a wide variety of research and teaching activities. Our research is focused primarily at the intersection of environmental economics, international trade and competitiveness, analyzing issues such as the effects of environmental policies on trade flows, innovation activity, and labor markets. In our classes, we aim to provide students with a thorough understanding of the principles and models of economic reasoning in the fields of macroeconomics, international economics, and competitiveness. Moreover, we teach classes on statistical methods to facilitate the empirical application of this knowledge.

Your tasks and doctoral studies:

During your time at the chair, you will contribute to both research and teaching activities. On the one hand, you will participate in empirical research projects, and prepare high-quality academic and practice-orientated publications. On the other hand, you will support the preparation of lectures and supervise students with their master's thesis and practical projects. In conjunction with the position, you will be given the opportunity to pursue a doctorate. As part of HHL’s doctoral program, you will meet students from all over the world with diverse experience in both academia and business practice, and become part of the global network.

Your profile:

We are looking for a candidate with an above-average university degree in economics (or a related field), who is dedicated and proactive, has a keen interest in scientific work, and is comfortable with applying quantitative methods. Ideally, your main interest is in environmental or climate economics as well as fields related to competitiveness. Knowledge in macroeconomics and international economics will be an asset when supporting the teaching activities. While you are fluent in English, knowledge of German is desirable but not essential.

We offer you, among other things, a professional and inspiring work environment as well as close integration into research networks and transfer projects. We are looking forward to receiving your application (Cover letter, CV, academic transcripts, and, if possible, an example of a prior academic paper), which we request you to send via e-mail to until August 22, 2020.

For content-related inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Althammer. Further information are available at

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Althammer
Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Chair of Macroeconomics
Jahnallee 59 - 04109 Leipzig - Germany
Tel.: +49 341 9851-871 / E-Mail:

To apply, send a message to (See posting for details.)

Location of job: Jahnallee 59, Leipzig, 04109, Germany (map)
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: 2020-10-01
Job duration: 3 years

* The date by which applications should be submitted to be given full consideration by the recruiter (e.g. the date the recruiter will start reviewing applications and selecting candidates for interview).