FACULTY RESEARCH ANALYST
The successful candidate will support research by Wharton economics professors. There are several open positions, and depending on interest the candidate will work in economics of energy and the environment (Profs. van Benthem and Berkouwer), public economics (Profs. Lockwood and Rees-Jones), industrial organization (Prof. Doraszelski and Musolff) and behavioral and experimental economics (Profs. Kessler and Low).
You will join Wharton’s Department of Business Economics and Public Policy (BEPP) and become part of a cohort of predoctoral research fellows. BEPP offers many opportunities for personal and professional development through learning new technical skills, attending seminars, and taking courses. In some instances, predoc RAs have become co-authors of academic papers.
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, coding survey questionnaires, and managing field activities. Independent thinking, a thorough understanding of economics or related disciplines, an ability to manage work flows on multiple projects, 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. You will work closely with BEPP professors, who will provide supervision on research and offer mentorship on academic development more broadly. You will also be encouraged to be an active part of the research community, within the BEPP department and in relevant Wharton research centers. 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, or another quantitative social science.
● BA/BS in Economics, Statistics, or a related quantitative discipline;
● Previous experience as a research analyst or conducting independent research using statistical software such as STATA or R is preferred;
● Ability to analyze data and write reports;
● Self-directed, intrinsically motivated; capacity to manage work independently and organize workflows across multiple projects.
SALARY & BENEFITS
This is a full-time position based in Philadelphia, starting on July 1, 2023. This position is eligible for full Penn vacation and sick leave accrual. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $50,000 – $55,000 plus benefits. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: https://hr.wharton.upenn.edu/benefits/. Part-time remote work may be possible.
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply on-line at https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/ Search for reference number: JR00062485
For the application to be considered complete, please submit a brief cover letter, explaining your interest in the position, a cv, and all your academic transcripts. Accepting applications on a rolling basis until the job start date of July 1st, 2023
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class. The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Women, minority candidates, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
Wharton’s Business Economics and Public Policy Department is an applied microeconomics department that has been an innovative force in research, teaching, and public service. Areas of faculty expertise include energy and environmental economics, development economics, industrial organization, experimental and behavioral economics, public and urban economics, and gender and discrimination. Our faculty have held presidential appointments on federal regulatory commissions, held research appointments and fellowships in government and not-for-profit think tanks, and serve on the boards of many corporations.
To apply, visit https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/details/Faculty-Research-Analyst--Business-Economics-and-Public-Policy--Wharton-School--Hybrid-Eligible-_JR00062485?q=JR00062485. (See posting for details.)
Senior Researcher in Applied Microeconomics and Quantitative Public Policy at the California Policy Lab at UCLA
University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF07962
About the California Policy Lab
The California Policy Lab (CPL) creates data-driven insights for the public good. Our mission is to improve the lives of Californians by generating evidence that transforms public policy. We do this by forming lasting partnerships between government and California's flagship public universities to harness the power of research and administrative data. We work on California's most urgent issues, including homelessness, unemployment, poverty, criminal justice reform, and education inequality. We facilitate close working partnerships between policymakers and researchers at the University of California to help evaluate and improve public programs through rigorous empirical research and technical assistance. CPL recognizes the value of having a diverse staff at all levels of the organization. We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent and understand the diverse racial and ethnic, gender identity, sexual orientation, educational, socioeconomic, cultural, and disability backgrounds present in California. When you join our team, you can expect to be part of an inclusive and equity-focused community.
This is an exciting role for a mid- or advanced-career researcher who wants to design and conduct policy-relevant research in partnership with state and local agencies in California. The ideal candidate has expertise in one or more of the following areas: homelessness, employment, workforce development, or the social safety net. The Researcher conducts independent quantitative research, including conceptualizing research questions and designs; overseeing the requesting, receiving, and cleaning of data files; creating and overseeing the implementation of analysis plans; conducting quality assurance reviews; summarizing results in documents for both academic and policy audiences; and generating replicability documentation. The Researcher can implement and defend multiple causal research designs, including randomized control trials, quasi-experimental designs, and non-experimental designs. The Researcher will write grant proposals to support research tasks and contribute to grant reporting.
The Researcher will also supervise junior staff. A successful candidate has demonstrated experience managing research projects, supervising research teams, mentoring junior staff, and supporting professional development of team members. They will also participate and help lead CPL hiring and organizational development.
The position will report to the Faculty Director, and will work directly with leading social policy researchers at UC and beyond, state and local government agency staff, and CPL's leadership team. Researcher/Senior Researcher job title and campus title will be based on experience and qualifications.
Salary Range $105,000 to $155,000
● Record of independent research and publication, including leading research design, analysis, and writing for
both academic and policy audiences.
● Experience managing research projects, including supervising and assigning tasks to project staff.
● Experience writing grant proposals, communicating with funders, and managing grant reporting.
● Expertise in one or more of CPL's primary policy areas.
● Experience working with large and complex datasets, including administrative datasets.
● Knowledge of data management systems, practices, and standards.
● Ability to work discreetly with sensitive and confidential data.
● Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work both independently and as a team member.
● Strong organizational skills and attention to detail and ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
● Experience collaborating with government agency partners
To apply, please visit: https://apptrkr.com/3613793
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3613793. (See posting for details.)
The St. Louis Fed hires several Research Associates each year. Start dates for this search are in the Spring or Summer of 2023.
This is an excellent opportunity to work with, learn, and engage with our reputable economist staff, visiting fellows and scholars. Former St. Louis RAs have continued their careers in other Bank divisions, in PhD programs, and in the private sector. More Information can be found in the RAjobs link below under the success stories tab.
Visit https://research.stlouisfed.org/RAjobs/ for a detailed overview of the RA position.
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Interested applicants must submit the documents requested below:
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Bring your passion and expertise, and we'll provide the opportunities that will challenge you and propel your growth—along with a wide range of benefits and perks that support your health, wealth, and life.
In addition to great compensation package, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes tuition assistance, generous paid time off, top-notch health care benefits, child and family care leave, professional development opportunities, a 401(k) match, pension, and more. All brought together in a flexible work environment where you can truly find balance.
Ranked as the #2 Top Workplace in the St. Louis Region in 2020, the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis is committed to building an inclusive workplace, where employees' diversity—in age, gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, and cultural traditions, religion, life experiences, education and socioeconomic backgrounds—are recognized as a strength.
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The Department of Economic and Business Studies (DiSEI) at the Università del Piemonte Orientale (UPO) is about to recruit economists for a tenure track position (RTDb). We will publish at least two calls in Economics (SECS-P/1) within the next few months (the first call should appear in the Gazzetta by 16/12/2022). The Department is located in Novara, 80km east of Turin, 50km west of Milan, and just 30km south of Malpensa Airport - Milan, one of Italy’s major transport hubs.
The economics group is international, young, and in expansion. You will have a chance to shape the future of the group with us. You should have a PhD in economics and at least three years of experience as a post-doc. Knowledge of Italian for teaching is required. Tenure as associate professor will be given after obtaining the National Scientific Habilitation (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale di seconda fascia) within three years (the Department may anticipate the promotion).
The annual gross starting salary is € 44.009. For applicants transferring from abroad, Italy offers a generous ten year tax holiday.
If you are interested, feel free to contact Martin Zagler (email@example.com), Francesco Figari (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Giorgia Casalone (email@example.com) for further information and for being alerted once the calls have been published.
To apply, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org. (See posting for details.)
The PhD Fellowship is funded through the Ad Astra Fellowship of Dr. Nora Strecker. The project undertaken with this PhD Fellowship will be at the intersection of public economics, public finance, inequality, and international economics. Research will focus on the economic effects of different forms of taxation and how taxation has been shaped by political, social, and economic factors.
Tasks will include, among others, collecting and programming calculators for income and wealth taxation, contributing to co-authored research projects, and presenting research outputs on a regular interval.
The successful candidate will have to complete the UCD School of Economics PhD programme and be located in the research facility of UCD Geary Institute. The candidate will require skills in public economics and public finance, microeconometric methods, and an interest in taxation and inequality.
The PhD Fellowship includes:
Mandatory Selection Criteria:
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The Department of Economics at the University of Zurich, a leading European research department, representing a wide range of research interests in all areas of economics, invites applicants for the position of a Predoctoral Research Fellow in Economics.
The predoctoral fellow receives an appointment of one to two years and will work closely with Prof. Lorenzo Casaburi on several projects on agricultural markets and finance in Sub-Saharan Africa. The projects build on field experiments and on the analysis of administrative databases.
The position offers an opportunity to gain first-hand experience in carrying out and developing cutting-edge empirical research. We expect to involve the candidate in different stages of research, including brainstorming, literature reviews, field experiment design and supervision, model building, data processing, data analysis, data visualization and writing.
The candidate must possess (at the time of starting) a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with excellent grades in Economics or another quantitative field (such as, but not limited to, Biology, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics).
We are looking for a person who enjoys independent problem-solving and thrives on taking high-level directional advice and then running with this advice as far as possible. A willingness to work hard, be self-motivated and learn will be essential for doing well in this position.
Candidates need experience with Stata. Knowledge of other statistical programs such as R or Python is welcome. Experience with GIS or QGIS is an asset.
Very good oral and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of German is not required.
This position offers a range of on-the-job learning opportunities and mentoring from faculty supervisor in an inspiring and interdisciplinary academic environment. The predoctoral fellow will join a dynamic and inter-disciplinary team of international researchers.
The predoctoral position is a full-time commitment, combines research work with learning activities and is ideal for a recent graduate who is interested in going on to do a PhD in Economics.
The position is based in Switzerland, Zurich
Employment start date: earliest May 1, 2023, latest September 1, 2023.
Length of commitment: The appointment will be for one year and can be extended by an additional year.
The end of this position is in summer/fall 2024.
Please submit your application by February 15, 2023 (including motivation letter, CV, academic transcripts, and at least two letters of references). We review applications on an ongoing basis.
Complete applications including motivation letter, CV and academic transcripts should be sent via our job portal www.jobs.uzh.ch. Letters of reference can be sent separately to Natascha Bär (firstname.lastname@example.org), but please note that your application will not be considered until we receive all required documents (including letters of references). If letters of references are sent separately, the subject line of your email must follow the following format: Letter of reference– Casaburi – First Name Second Name (E.g., Letter of reference – Casaburi – John Smith).
For more information see: www.econ.uzh.ch
To apply, visit https://jobs.uzh.ch/offene-stellen/predoctoral-fellow-in-economics/69c412ba-7c36-4dee-9b32-507250524d77. (See posting for details.)
We have an opening for a Research Fellow (postdoc) in machine learning applied to the social sciences (conflict/war) at Trinity College Dublin (Department of Political Science). Of particular interest are candidates with experience in time series analysis and clustering but we are open to a broad range of profiles
The position will be a part of the ERC Consolidator Grant PaCE (Patterns of Conflict Escalation) which searches for repeating patterns in pre-war time series. The successful candidate will join a growing and dynamic team of computer scientists, physicists, and social scientists.
More information about the position and how to apply is available at:
The closing date is January 9th. More information about the project is available at:
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A number of PhD positions are available at the PhD programme in Economics and Business Economics. You may apply with a freestanding project of your own choice or with a project description that relates to the specific project outlined below. The majority of positions available are intended for freestanding projects.
Applicants should specify in the application whether they are interested in one of the specific projects outlined below.
FIND Research Centre
Research Centre for Firms and Industry Dynamics (FIND) is supported by the Carlsberg Foundation and seeks PhD applications.
Research proposals should relate to:
(i) international economics and industrial organisation focusing on firms, industry dynamics,worker outcomes or policy aspects,
(ii) applications of firm-level data or matched employer-employee register data to questions of firm performance or aggregate implications, including structural estimation, or
(iii) applied theory and general equilibrium modelling of firm and industry dynamics, including IO micro foundations in international macroeconomics.
For further information about this project, please contact Professor Philipp Schröder, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following criteria are decisive in the assessment of the candidates:
You can read more about the assessment procedure and committees appointed by the dean here. Please note that for applications to the programme for Psychology and Behavioural Science, the criteria for assessment are specified here.
Applicants are very much encouraged to supply documentation as to how they rank compared to their class (both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees). This may for example be in the form of a letter from your University stating either how you rank as an individual student compared to other students the year you graduated ("ranks as no. 6 out of 111" or "ranks as among the best 8 percent") or if that is not possible, general information from your University as to how grades were distributed in the year of your graduation will be appreciated.
Please note that Aarhus BSS Graduate School reserves the right to evaluate the applications on the basis of the documentation received before deadline, and you will not necessarily be asked for further documentation. Furthermore, Aarhus BSS Graduate School reserves the right to reject application that do not comply with the limitations as stated in the application guide (see link above).
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply irrespective of personal background.
Terms of enrolment
PhD students at Aarhus BSS Graduate School are always enrolled. The enrolment happens in accordance with the Ministerial PhD Order no. 1039 of August 27, 2013 and the terms stated in the Rules and Regulations for the PhD programmes at Aarhus BSS Graduate School. Both can be found here.
If you are enrolled in part A of the 4- or 5-year schemes you will receive a SU PhD Scholarship according to the rules set out in the State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme (SU). In addition, you will be offered to undertake paid work of up to 280 hours during your part A enrolment period.
Terms of employment
If you are offered employment at Aarhus University in connection with enrolment in the 3-year scheme, the appointment is made in accordance with the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities as well as the circular on the Collective Agreement for Academics Employed by the State (in Danish). The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
You can read more about the 3-, 4- and 5-year scheme here.
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 39,000 students, including 1,800 PhD students, and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 884 million. Learn more about the PhD programmes at Aarhus University at www.phd.au.dk.
To apply, visit https://au.career.emply.com/en/apply/ph-d-ansogningsrunde-okonomi-vinter-2023/4uev76. (See posting for details.)
Professors Amanda Starc, Craig Garthwaite, and David Dranove are looking for an Empirical Research Fellow for a period of at least one year, but ideally two years.
Research fellows work closely with faculty on a number of new and ongoing projects in in economics fields with an emphasis on healthcare. Research fellows collect and organize data, conduct statistical analysis and provide other support associated with faculty research. The ideal candidate should be completing (or have completed) a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and will have: (i) a strong quantitative background; (ii) excellent programming skills (especially in Stata, R or Matlab); (iii) past experience with research, including independent work (such as an undergrad thesis) or work as a research assistant. A background in Economics is a strongly recommended, though not required; in fact, we encourage candidates with strong technical backgrounds who are looking to receive more exposure to Economics or Finance. Previous holders of this and similar positions at Kellogg have gone on to Ph.D. programs at the University of Chicago, Harvard, MIT, Northwestern, Princeton, and Stanford.
The preferred start date is July 1, 2023 though earlier start dates will be considered. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis, but all applications submitted by January 31, 2023 will be given full consideration. The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, with the ability to renew for one year based on performance.
To apply, visit https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/MTY1NA==. (See posting for details.)
* 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).