JOE - August 2012

Levy Institute at Bard College
Research Scholar - Gender Equality & Economy
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Scholar - Gender Equality & Economy
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Deadline Date: 09/2012

JOE ID Number: 201208_397159

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The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College is seeking a Research Scholar in the program on gender equality and the economy. The program's goal is to stimulate analytical thinking and empirical research so as to inform key economic concepts, models, and indicators from a gender perspective. Particular emphasis is placed on new knowledge that improves our understanding on the persistence and reconstitution of economic inequalities and poverty-especially in its gendered forms- and on policy recommendations that are instrumental in eradicating them in developing and developed countries. Bringing into focus the nexus of paid and unpaid work, the program promotes the rethinking of economic objectives and re-evaluation of outcomes from the standpoint of improvements of the standard of living and reduction of entrenched gender inequalities. GEE research concentrates on two primary themes: the gender dimensions of macroeconomic issues and economic policy; and gender equality, poverty, and well-being in national and international perspective.

The successful candidate is expected to have a research agenda compatible with the gender equality and the economy program and a strong interest in policy issues. The scholar must have solid quantitative and econometric skills and a proven ability to work with micro data. A completed Ph.D. is required.

The scholar is expected to collaborate with a team of researchers and research associates of the GEE program in two flagship research areas: (a) applying to new countries and contributing to the further development of the Levy Institute Measure of Time and Income Poverty and (b) tracing the macro-micro impacts of investing in health and education in a variety of national contexts.

Expertise & research interest in one or more of the following areas will be considered an asset: labor markets, employment outcomes and active labor market policies;
public finance and gender responsive budgeting; climate change policies and their relationship to agricultural, industrial and international trade policy; gender-impact analysis of social policy, social security and social protection systems.

The Levy Economics Institute is located on the campus of Bard College, 90 miles north of NYC, overlooking the Hudson River. We provide state-of-the-art computer networking, a dedicated library, and a supportive collegial environment. For more information on the Institute, please visit
Application Instructions:

To apply, please send a letter of interest, current CV, references, and sample papers by e-mail only to The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College is an equal opportunity employer, and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. AA/EOE.

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