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Durham, United States
Starts 2023-07-01. Duration: 2 years
Law School www
Duke University www
Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Law and Economics
20 Feb 2023
19 Jun 2023
19 Jul 2023

The Wilson Center for Science and Justice at the Duke University School of Law is seeking a full-time Predoctoral Associate in Research (AIR) who will work with Professor Ben Grunwald and other staff members to conduct quantitative empirical research on the law enforcement labor market, use of force, racial disparities, private policing, and policing rhetoric on social media. The AIR will collect, build, clean, and manage data sets, construct and test econometric models, conduct complex data analysis, write and edit research documentation, discover and obtain new data sources, help with the design of experimental and survey studies, and perform other duties necessary to the social science research enterprise.

Much of the research will be conducted in collaboration with Professor John Rappaport of University of Chicago School of Law. For more information about Professor Grunwald’s research, please visit his faculty webpage at; for Professor Rappaport’s, please visit

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

To apply or see more information about the position, please visit:

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Location of job: 210 Science Drive,, Durham, NC, 27708, United States
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: 2023-07-01
Job duration: 2 years
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video

Bunkyo-ku, Japan
Flexible start date. Duration: 19 months
Institute of Social Science www
University of Tokyo www
Research Assistant  •  Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Various fields
Public Economics  •  Urban; Rural; Regional Economics  •  Health; Education; Welfare  •  Political Economy
23 May 2023
16 Jun 2023
17 Jun 2023

We are searching for one full-time pre-doctoral staff member to work under the direction of Eric Weese and Ryuichi Tanaka at the Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo. Our research project uses structural models to consider the political economy of local public good provision, in particular education. We particularly encourage applications from candidates who are considering applying to top economics PhD programs in the future. Funding is guaranteed for potential contract renewals.

Start Date: Autumn 2023


1. Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, or other relevant major (or graduation expected by summer 2023)

2. Knowledge of a programming language such as R, Stata, etc.

3. Ability to communicate in English or Japanese

We are particularly interested in candidates with a strong background in computer science or applied math. No prior knowledge of economics is required.

Compensation: per University of Tokyo regulations

(Popular websites report annual salaries of slightly over JPY 2,500,000 for new graduates employed by universities. Exact salary may vary depending on candidate characteristics.)

Application: via email to Describe your interest in the position, and include a CV/resume and copy of a recent transcript. You may also include contact information for references and programming code samples, but these are optional. The subject of your email should be “[Research Assistant]” followed by your name.

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

Location of job: 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033, Japan
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 19 months
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting June, 2023.

Zürich, Switzerland
Flexible start date. Duration: 1 year
Harald Mayr www
University of Zurich www
Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Environmental; Ag. Econ.
13 May 2023
25 May 2023
16 Jun 2023
16 Jun 2023

We are seeking a highly motivated predoc to work on research projects investigating energy efficiency in the residential sector. The successful candidate will be part of the predoc program at the Economics Department at the University of Zurich and work under the guidance of Harald Mayr, Prof. David Hémous, and Prof. Sébastien Houde. The starting date is flexible, and the position is for one year.

This is a great opportunity to get hands-on research exposure on a variety of tasks:

  • Prepare, visualize, and analyze real-world data.
  • Apply causal machine learning methods to identify causal effects.
  • Support the design and implementation of field experiments and questionnaires.
  • Visualize and present research findings.

The ideal candidate has:

  • Strong empirical skills in (one or more of) Stata, Python, R.
  • A Master's degree in economics, statistics, computer science, or a related field.
  • Experience as a research assistant.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Independent and collaborative work attitude.
  • Knowledge of German is a plus.

This position is a great opportunity for a young researcher interested in pursuing a career in economics and/or data science. It is also an opportunity to prepare for a PhD in those fields as well as gaining experience that will be highly valuable in the academic, private, or public sector. We offer a competitive salary, a stimulating research environment, and access to a wide range of resources at the University of Zurich.

We welcome applications from qualified individuals of all backgrounds. To apply, please send your CV, cover letter, transcripts, a writing sample, and a letter of reference to Online interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis, starting from May 18.

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

Location of job: Schönberggasse 1, Zürich, 8001, Switzerland
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 1 year
Letters of reference required: 1
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting May, 2023.

Oxford, United Kingdom
Starts 2023-09-01. Duration: 1 year
Economics www
University of Oxford www
Research Assistant
Urban; Rural; Regional Economics
19 May 2023
9 Jun 2023
9 Jun 2023

Research Assistant (Centre for the Study of African Economies)

Grade 6: £31,502 - £37,386 per annum

CSAE, Department of Economics, Manor Road Building, Oxford. OX1 3UQ

The project is integrated within the Oxford Martin School’s Systemic Resilience programme, which aims to advance practical solutions to manage shocks with the potential for major and prolonged economic disruption, severe human or economic impacts, and contagion. It brings together academics specialising in biophysical modelling, risk analysis, transboundary resources and infrastructure, development, disaster preparedness and economics to reflect the high complexity and interdependencies of the systems involved. Professor Dercon, (University of Oxford), Dr Ashley Pople (World Bank), and Rocco Zizzamia (University of Oxford) are leading the stream within the project which focuses on the design of early warning and action innovations to identify cost-effective solutions for strengthening household resilience to climate shocks.

This position is a great opportunity for those hoping to go on to doctoral work in economics or public policy or a career in international development in the civil service, NGOs or thinktanks. It provides excellent exposure for the applicant’s future career, specifically through oversight of a large-scale randomized control trials implemented in collaboration with governments, international organizations, and NGOs. The post-holder would gain access to the broader CSAE research centre, including attending seminars and conferences and potentially taking some courses not for credit.

This is 1 year, fixed-term contract (externally funded) post.

The closing date for applications is GMT12 noon June, 09, 2023.

Applications should be made via Econjobmarket and should include a CV, a supporting statement, together with the names and contact details of three references.

To apply for this position, please go to Econjobmarket:

We are a Stonewall Top 100 Employer, Living Wage and Mindful Employer, holding an Athena Swan Bronze Award, HR Excellence in Research and Race Equality Charter Bronze Award.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

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Location of job: Department of Economics, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford, OX 1 3UQ, United Kingdom
Degree required: Masters
Job start date: 2023-09-01
Job duration: 1 year
Letters of reference required: 3
Application deadline: 9 Jun 2023 midnight UTC

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