JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015

UC Berkeley

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Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE)
Postdoctoral Labor Economist

JOE ID Number: 2014-02_111452516
Date Posted: 12/12/2014
Date Inactive: 01/31/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Labor Economist
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Berkeley, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
00 -- Default: Any Field
Labor Economics
Low Wage
Minimum Wage
Labor Standards
Labor Markets
Salary Range: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package.
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Purpose: The IRLE Postdoctoral Labor Economist will: conduct research on low-wage labor markets in the U.S., with a focus on the determinants and effects of national, state and local minimum wage policies and other labor standards; disseminate research to scholars, policy makers and the public, and supervise graduate and undergraduate student researchers.

This full-time position is a one-year appointment beginning as early as May 2015, with the possibility of an extension for up to one additional year.

Duties: Plan and conduct research on low-wage labor markets, especially the determinants and effects of minimum wage policy; work with university faculty, staff, students, community leaders and policymakers; write and disseminate research for scholarly conferences, journals and for the broader public; assist in the design of public policy relevant to California’s workforce. About half of the post-doc’s time can be spent on the researcher’s own projects and on publishing papers coming out of the post-doc.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a Doctoral degree in Economics or other relevant discipline. Good research and writing abilities are important, including strong quantitative skills. Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and independently are essential.

UC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2015
Application Instructions:
Please send a cover letter, a current resume, two writing samples and a list of three references to: Post-doctoral Hiring Committee, c/o Barbara Campbell ( or Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing Way, Berkeley CA 94720-5555.)