JOE - February 2013

Inter-American Development Bank
Research Department
Visiting Research Scholar
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Visiting Research Scholar
Section: 6 -- Other Nonacademic (Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Salaried, Consulting, Etc.)
Location: Washington, DC, USA
JEL Classifications:
D7 -- Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
H -- Public Economics
K -- Law and Economics
O1 -- Economic Development
Keywords: Governance, Corruption, Institutional strengthening, institutional reform, Crime and violence, citizen security, Political economy of decentralization, local governance, Impact evaluation.
Deadline Date: 03/1/2012
Salary Range: Competitive

JOE ID Number: 201302_396887

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Start Date: multiple between March 2012 and September 2013
Fields: Economics, Political Science or related fields.

The Research Department in collaboration with the Institutions for Development Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is now accepting applications for the newly established Visiting Research Scholars Program. The program is housed at IDB headquarters in Washington, DC. Visiting Scholars are required to be in residence for the duration of their appointment, which can range from 3 to 12 months.

Applicants are required to hold at least a Master's Degree (PhD strongly preferred) in Economics, Political Science or related field. The positions are open to applicants with a keen intellectual interest and demonstrated academic or professional excellence in one or more of the following issues: 1) Governance and Corruption; 2) Institutional strengthening and institutional reform; 3) Crime and violence, with lessons for improving citizen security and social cohesion; 4) Innovation policy and new technologies; 5) Political economy of decentralization and local governance; 6) Impact evaluation, in particular of institutional strengthening programs.

Privileges and Responsibilities:
The program offers fellows the opportunity to combine independent research with active involvement in the IDB's programs and activities. Fellows enjoy full access to the library and electronic resources. Most interestingly, they have access to a broad network of practitioners, scholars, and policymakers, and in collaboration with IDB staff they may have access to funds for financing field research.

Some of the activities expected from the Visiting Research Scholars include a) presentations at meetings and seminars, b) production of working paper(s), c) consultation and advice to government officials, d) guidance and feedback on specific projects carried out by the Bank, e) evaluation of research proposals and knowledge products. The specific outputs and activities will be agreed upon by the fellow and the selection committee prior to the start of the program.
Application Instructions:

A complete application consists of: (1) A cover letter/letter of introduction; (2) a research proposal addressing the following (no more than 3 pages): title of proposed project while in residence at the IDB, research goals during period of affiliation, description of research project and plan of work, proposed arrival date and length of stay; (3) curriculum vitae, including list of top 5 publications; (4) references. All material has to be submitted to

Email for Applications:
FAX for Applications: 2026232481

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Visiting Research Scholars Program
Research Department
Inter-American Development Bank
1300 New York Ave. NW.
Washington, DC USA 20577

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Visiting Research Scholars Program
Research Department
Inter-American Development Bank
1300 New York Ave. NW.
DC , DC USA 20577

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