JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015
National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
Position Title/Short Description
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: I2 -- Education and Research Institutions
Full Text of JOE Listing:
The School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative (SEII¬) out of the MIT economics department is seeking a motivated and organized Research Assistant who will support efforts to evaluate and improve education programs and policies.
Specific tasks shall include: constructing original research data sets; preparing data for analysis; conducting analysis in statistical packages to answer specific research questions; code management and project documentation; presenting results at weekly team meetings; other tasks, as assigned.
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree and strong quantitative and programming skills are required. Candidates with previous research experience are strongly preferred. Most programming will be done in Stata.
The position is located at the NBER in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An employment term of at least one year is expected. Start date is flexible, though candidates who can begin on or before June 1, 2015 are strongly preferred.
To apply: If interested, please upload in one PDF attachment containing the following materials with the title “RA Application [Your Name]” at the following application link by December 19 (
* a one-page cover letter briefly describing your experience and career goals
* a CV
* a complete undergraduate transcript and graduate transcript, if applicable (They do not need to be official)
- External Application Link