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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.

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Flexible start date. Duration: 3 years
Robert Christian Schmidt www
FernUniversität in Hagen www
Research Assistant
Various fields
Environmental; Ag. Econ.  •  Industrial Organization  •  Microeconomics  •  Political Economy
6 Nov 2020
15 Dec 2020
15 Dec 2020

Reference number 1227/1245
The FernUniversität in Hagen is Germany’s only state distance-learning university, with over 40 years of experience in lifelong learning. On the basis of our blended learning model, we offer our
students flexible options for higher education. In our five faculties, we develop forward-looking solutions with innovative research within and across academic disciplines.

The Chair of Microeconomics (Faculty of Economics) offers a position as
research associate (f/m/d)
with 100 percent of the regular working hours and salary (salary group 13 TV-L), for 3 years.
The position enables you to achieve a German postdoctoral qualification (Habilitation) for applicants who already have a Ph.D., or alternatively to obtain the doctorate degree (Ph.D.) for
applicants who have a Master’s degree.

Main tasks:
As research associate, you will actively participate in research projects of our institute, in particular the DFG-funded project “Timing games: theory and applications”, as well as your own research agenda.

Your Profile:
The position is open to applicants who have already completed a Ph.D. or who are close to completing their Ph.D., as well as to promising applicants with a Master’s degree who are planning
to write a Ph.D. thesis. Applicants with a strong background in game theory, microeconomics, political economics, industrial organization, environmental economics, or related fields are
welcome. An interest in conducting research in the area of (theoretical or applied) game theory, in particular dynamic games, is expected. This includes the possibility to conduct economic lab

We offer:
We offer you an interesting position with a great deal of independence, as well as a salary according to the collective labor agreement for German public service and a supplementary
pension through the state pension agency Versorgungsanstalt des Bundes und der Länder (VBL). You will also benefit from our extensive opportunities for continuing education and
professional development, wide range of occupational health services, the possibility of home office and family-friendly policies and services.

For further information please contact:
Prof. Dr. Robert Schmidt, Tel.: +49 (0) 2331 987-4451, E-Mail:

Application deadline: December 15, 2020
Please send your application (in English, including your CV, motivation letter, Job Market Paper (only for applicants with a Ph.D.), as well as at most 2 recommendation letters, using
the position ID 1227/1245 as one PDF-file to Prof. Robert Schmidt, E-Mail: , or upload your application online under

FernUniversität in Hagen aims to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Applications from sufficiently qualified female candidates are expressly desired. Women will be preferred on the basis of equal qualifications, abilities and subject-related performance, unless there are good reasons for preferring an outstanding male candidate. Applications from persons with disabilities are expressly desired. Part-time employment is

FernUniversität in Hagen
Dezernat 3.3
Universitätsstraße 47 58097

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

Location of job: See advertisement
Degree required: Masters
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 3 years
Letters of reference required: 2

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
Application deadline: 1 Dec 2020 midnight UTC

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