JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015

National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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Full-Time Economics Term Research Assistant (Laibson/Madrian/Choi/Beshears)

JOE ID Number: 2014-02_111450960
Date Posted: 08/26/2014
Date Inactive: 01/31/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Full-Time Economics Term Research Assistant (Laibson/Madrian/Choi/Beshears)
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
D -- Microeconomics
G -- Financial Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare

Status Update: Position has been filled
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Economics professors David Laibson (Harvard University), Brigitte Madrian (Harvard University), James Choi (Yale University), and John Beshears (Harvard University) employ full‐time research assistants with start dates during the summer of 2015. This one‐year position entails work on theoretical and empirical research related to decision making, savings, investment, health behaviors, and psychological economics.

Research assistants should have an interest in applying to a quantitative Ph.D. program (preferably in economics) and pursuing an academic research career. They must be detail‐oriented and have strong programming and quantitative skills, including coursework in multivariable calculus, matrix algebra, probability, and statistics. Those with previous experience estimating econometric models (e.g. OLS, GMM, MSM, MLE) have particular priority in the hiring process. Excellent grades are required.

Job Description:
Your responsibilities include performing statistical analyses on large databases, designing and running experiments, programming simulations of theoretical models, and proving theoretical results.

For examples of our research, see,,, and Professor Laibson’s TED talk

We prefer research assistants who want to become professional economists, but we're interested in future Ph.D.s in any quantitative field.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 01/31/2015