Predoctoral Research Analyst Enviro/Dev Economics
Advertiser: Arthur van Benthem, University of Pennsylvania
Field(s) of specialization: Development; Growth - Environmental; Ag. Econ.
Position type(s): Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Location of job: See advertisement
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 1 year
Application deadline: 30 Sep 2020 (accepting applications)
Posting end date: 31 Dec 2020
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting September, 2020.
Ad text:

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.

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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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