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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:

To apply, visit (See posting for details.)

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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Starts 2021-10-01. Duration: 2 years
Leo Ferraris www
Università di Roma Tor Vergata (University of Rome Tor Vergata) www
Research Assistant
Various fields
Macroeconomics; Monetary  •  Theory  •  Political Economy
19 Apr 2021
31 May 2021
31 May 2021



The members of the research group working on the project New approaches to political economy: from methods to data are searching for potential candidates to fill some post-doctoral research assistant positions (assegni di ricerca), inviting expressions of interest (EOI) from researchers working in the fields of game theory, political economy and monetary theory.

Suitable candidates, identified following the steps explained below, will be offered a contract for up to two years as post-doctoral fellows (assegnisti di ricerca) based either at the University of Milan-Bicocca or the University of Verona.

The project, which has been funded by the Italian government under the 2017 PRIN program, is devoted to the study of the strategic interactions among candidates, parties and citizens involved in the political life of a polity, with a theoretical, empirical and experimental analysis. The research units in Milan and Verona are in charge of the theoretical and experimental components of the project. The theoretical part develops in three strands: the first strand is methodological, and tackles the issue of the desirable properties of the equilibria of voting games; the second focuses on the relation between constitutional rules and outcomes, both political and economic, with a particular focus on the themes of gender and politics; the third is concerned with the implications for the economy at large. Experimentally, we are interested in testing how people would actually play political games.

Areas of interest

• Non-cooperative game theory

• Political economy (in particular, gender & politics, European issues, political institutions and experiments in political economy)

• Monetary theory (with particular interest in the microfoundations of monetary economics, along the lines of the New Monetarist paradigm)

Description of the positions

Duration: 1-2 years

Gross salary: 25000-30000 euro per year

Starting date: October 2021

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Economics or expect to complete it by September 2021

Application Process & Deadline

EOI should be submitted by email to no later than May 31, 2021, with the following items:

1) CV

2) Research proposal

3) Job market paper

4) At least one reference letter

Please send the first three items combined in a single pdf file via email to, with subject: EOI – FIRST NAME, LAST NAME

Reference letters can be sent directly by email to, with subject: Reference for FIRST NAME, LAST NAME (of the applicant)

An online job interview will be scheduled in due course. The candidates shortlisted for the interview will be notified by email.

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

Location of job: See advertisement
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2021-10-01
Job duration: 2 years
Letters of reference required: 1
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting July, 2021.

Singapore, Singapore  •  map
Flexible start date.
Asian Institute of Digital Finance www
National University of Singapore www
Research Assistant
Any field
25 Mar 2021
25 May 2021
25 May 2021

The Credit Research Initiative (CRI) team is a world leader in studying and applying the modern data analytics and conventional economic/financial models to credit risk analysis under the Asian Institute of Digital Finance (AIDF) of the National University of Singapore. We invite Ph.D. candidates/holders from quantitative disciplines to apply for the Research Fellowship.

The CRI is committed to achieving academic excellence and practical relevance. It was launched after the 2008-2009 financial crisis and premised upon the concept of credit ratings as a public good. Over the course of its developments, it has produced top-tier original research and has helped a wide range of financial institutions, supranational organizations and FinTech companies to solve real-world problems. In collaboration with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the CRI has developed an automated stress-testing tool based on the CRI PD system – the Bottom-up Default Analysis (BuDA) toolkit. Together with a Singapore-based FinTech company, our technology is extended to help build its credit rating system for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). The CRI team currently actively pursues a research project on Natural Language Processing (NLP) to extract credit-focused sentiments in media to complement the structured financial and behavioural data. Looking into the future, the CRI will continue to make the most of data analytics, further automate the system and make the products more actionable for various users.


· Conducting individual research for journal publications on credit risk management, data analytics, natural language processing, machine learning, deep learning, financial modelling, finance/economics empirical analyses, algorithm development, databases, etc.

· Participating in the CRI operations in terms of model development/validation, data production, system enhancement and knowledge dissemination.

· Participating in the consulting projects for external parties (e.g. bespoke model development/validation).


· Expecting/Holding Ph.D. degree from a quantitative discipline, e.g. Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Engineering, Operations Research, Marketing, Economics, Finance, etc. The successful candidate is expected to obtain his/her Ph.D. degree at the time of appointment.

· Intending to do good research and striving to have a real-world impact.

· With great curiosity and outstanding ability to learn fast.

· Strong team spirit and comfortable working with a diverse team in a multi-cultural environment.

· Responsible and resilient when faced with challenges.

· Excellent oral and written communication skills.


· A detailed CV including publications;

· A statement of future research plan and samples of research work;

· Two reference letters.

Applicants should submit their applications electronically to

For more information about CRI, please visit

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

Location of job: 21 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Singapore, Singapore (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 2

Ithaca, United States  •  map
Starts 2021-07-01. Duration: 1 year
Matthew Baron www
Cornell University www
Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Economic History  •  Finance
11 Mar 2021
1 Apr 2021
1 May 2021
1 May 2021

The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business invites applicants for a full-time (pre-doc) research assistant or postdoctoral associate (one position but can be filled at either level) for up to 10 months in our finance area, intended for placement in the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, with an intended start date in summer 2021. The position will be based in Ithaca, NY.

The position is funded by an external grant intended to construct a database on the global history of banking crises, and the candidate would be involved with scholarly research related to the sponsored project. Professor Matthew Baron is the principal investigator of the sponsored project. The ideal candidate should have research experience in economic and financial history, in addition to other topics related to finance and banking. Candidates who have done archival work or worked with historical data are preferred. The ideal candidate should enjoy historical scholarship and writing.

The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business (established on July 1, 2016) combines three Schools: the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management (Johnson), the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management (Dyson), and the School of Hotel Administration (Hotel School). The Johnson School offers MBA, Accelerated MBA, Executive MBA, and Ph.D. programs. Courses and programs are taught at Cornell’s main Ithaca campus, the Cornell Tech campus in New York City, and other locations across the globe.

For full consideration please ensure that your application is complete by April 1, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Applications received after April 1, 2021, will be reviewed if the position has not been filled.

The following materials are required:

  1. Letter of interest, with a clear indication of the position being applied for;
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. Three recommendation letters;
  4. Statement on Contributions to Diversity;
  5. Any other supporting documents

Visit the below website for more information on our required statement on contributions to diversity.

Cornell University embraces diversity in all its forms. Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We're an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Cornell University actively seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples with its Dual Career program and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium that assists with dual-career searches.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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Location of job: 106 East Ave., Sage Hall, Ithaca, NY, 14853, United States (map)
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: 2021-07-01
Job duration: 1 year
Letters of reference required: 3
Application deadline: 1 May 2021 midnight UTC

London, United Kingdom  •  map
Starts 2021-07-01. Duration: 3 years
London Mathematical Laboratory www
Postdoctoral Scholar  •  Research Assistant
Various fields
Experimental Economics  •  Behavioral Economics  •  Decision Sciences
17 Mar 2021
30 Apr 2021
30 Apr 2021

We invite applications for two three-year research positions, one in Denmark and one in the UK, to be taken up on 1 July 2021 or soon thereafter. The positions are open for candidates of all nationalities. We see diversity as a strength and encourage all candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, disabilities or religion to apply.

The positions are for interdisciplinary theoretical and experimental work in ergodicity economics and neuroimaging, funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, and to be carried out in a collaboration between the London Mathematical Laboratory (LML) and the Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR). A brief project description is here.

The researchers are expected to collaborate closely. One position will be based at LML in London and the other at DRCMR in Copenhagen. Both researchers are expected occasionally to travel to the other location, and video conferencing is encouraged where possible.

The LML position will focus on extracting good experimental designs from the theory, and the DRCMR position will work closely with the experimentalists, though there will be considerable overlap. For the LML position, please apply below.

For the DRCMR position, please follow the instructions here.


Salary and terms of employment

LML position

Salary: £45,000 p.a. plus pension contribution.
Benefits: £2,000 p.a. research budget; costs of obtaining a visa; and a relocation package consisting of a flight to London, quarantine, shipment of personal effects, and two months’ stay in LML’s guesthouse. Dependants are included in the relocation package.

Application deadline: 30 April 2021. Video interviews of shortlisted candidates will be held in May.


To apply, visit (See posting for details.)

Location of job: LML, 8 Margravine Gardens, London, W6 8RH, United Kingdom (map)
Degree required: None
Job start date: 2021-07-01
Job duration: 3 years
Letters of reference required: 1
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting May, 2021.

* 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).