JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2015 - July 31, 2015

National Bureau of Economic Research

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Full Time Research Assistant to Professors Chetty, Friedman, Hendren, and Saez

JOE ID Number: 2015-01_111452985
Date Posted: 04/23/2015
Date Inactive: 07/31/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Full Time Research Assistant to Professors Chetty, Friedman, Hendren, and Saez
Section: Other Nonacademic (Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Salaried, Consulting, Etc.)
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
H -- Public Economics
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
Public Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Professors Raj Chetty (Harvard), John Friedman (Brown), Nathan Hendren (Harvard), and Emmanuel Saez (Berkeley) are hiring a full‐time research assistant for the academic year June 8, 2015 ‐ August 27, 2016. They are under contract to work with the Statistics of Income Division at IRS to develop the Databank, a new shared IRS statistical resource.

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Math, Economics, Statistics, or Computer Programming and strong mathematical, quantitative and programming experience/skills in order to program and analyze complex data sets. Candidates with research assistant experience and programming experience with Stata, SAS or Matlab, and Python strongly preferred.

The job involves close collaboration with the professors at all stages of the project. Responsibilities include performing statistical analyses on large databases (50% of time), writing programs to perform efficient computations with big datasets (30% of time), and preparing and reviewing work prior to presentations or submissions (20% of time). The position is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Please assemble all materials into a single pdf, to be uploaded into the application:
1) Resume
2) A writing sample

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 07/31/2015