JOE - October 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 Classifications:
B5 -- Current Heterodox Approaches
C2 -- Single Equation Models; Single Variables
C3 -- Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables
E6 -- Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook
I3 -- Welfare and Poverty
J1 -- Demographic Economics
J2 -- Demand and Supply of Labor
J3 -- Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
J4 -- Particular Labor Markets
Deadline Date: 11/2012

JOE ID Number: 201210_397159

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College invites applications for a Research Scholar in the Gender Equality and the Economy (GEE) program. The program’s goal is to engage in analytical and empirical work that improves our understanding of the persistence and reconstitution of economic inequalities, especially in their gendered forms. Of equal importance, our research is focused on arriving at policy recommendations that are transformative, from a social and an economic point of view; namely, interventions with the potential to redress the underlying reasons that trap women and men, albeit in different ways, in inequitable positions, in both developing and developed countries.

The successful candidate will have solid quantitative and econometric skills and a research agenda/experience compatible with the Gender Equality and the Economy program, as well as a strong interest in policy issues and a proven ability to work with microdata. A completed Ph.D. in economics is required.

The position requires collaboration with a team of GEE researchers and research associates in two flagship research areas: (1) contributing to the further development of the Levy Institute Measure of Time and Income Poverty and applying this measure to new countries, and (2) tracing through Social Accounting Matrix analysis and microsimulation the macro-micro impacts of employment guarantee programs on investing in health and education in a variety of national contexts. Expertise and research interest in one or more of the following areas is considered an asset: labor markets, public finance, social security, and social protection systems.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please send a letter of interest, current CV, references, and sample papers by e-mail only to hr12044@bard.edu. 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.

Email for Applications: hr12044@bard.edu
Informational URL: http://www.levyinstitute.org

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