JOE - June 2012

National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
Full Time Research Assistant
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Full Time Research Assistant
Section: 6 -- Other Nonacademic (Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Salaried, Consulting, Etc.)
Location: Cambridge, MA, USA
JEL Classifications:
G2 -- Financial Institutions and Services
H7 -- State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
Deadline Date: 06/2012
Salary Range: $45,000

JOE ID Number: 201206_397149

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
Harvard Associate Professor Lauren Cohen is looking to hire a full time research assistant to begin in the summer of 2012 and to work for one year. This position will entail close collaboration on various empirical research projects analyzing the relationships between governments, legislation, and firms.

Candidates should have a long-term interest in pursuing research related to economics and finance. The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree, display skills in mathematics, statistics, and economics, and be looking for full-time research experience before applying to a graduate degree program in economics or finance.

Preference will be given to detail-oriented applicants with programming experience in SAS or Stata. Python or Perl coding ability is a plus, but not required.

Annual salary is $45,000, with benefits.
Application Instructions:

TO APPLY: Please upload a single PDF document containing the following materials to this website:

A cover letter describing:

Your interest in this position
Your familiarity with programming languages (e.g. Stata, SAS, Python, Perl)
Your prior experience as a research assistant and/or with independent research projects
Names and e-mail addresses of 2-3 references

A current CV
A transcript (unofficial is fine)

Preference given to applications submitted by June 15, 2012.

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