JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016

Boston College

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Center for Retirement Research
Research Economist

JOE ID Number: 2015-02_111453767
Date Posted: 09/24/2015
Date Inactive: 01/31/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
G -- Financial Economics
H -- Public Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
Household finance
Financial markets
Labor economics
Older workers
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College is seeking a Research Economist to develop and conduct research relating to Social Security, employer-provided pensions, household saving, and labor market outcomes for older workers. This effort will involve conceiving the research question, identifying the relevant data, constructing the appropriate model, initiating the quantitative research, monitoring research assistants, and producing publishable papers and other products, such as issue briefs, to meet specific deadlines. The Research Economist will present research at conferences and other forums and help transmit findings to policymakers, the research community, and the public. The Research Economist will also identify opportunities for research funding and complete proposals to attract support from government, corporate, and foundation sources.

The ideal candidate would have a Ph.D. in Economics, with 3 or more years of experience and familiarity with retirement issues - in particular, financial economics. In addition, the individual should be well-organized and detail-oriented, skilled at juggling multiple assignments, and have exceptional analytical and communication skills. Some travel is required. Salary is dependent upon experience.

Please contact Madeline Medenica ( with any questions.

For more information on the Center for Retirement Research, visit our website at

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 11/20/2015
Reference Instructions:
Send two letters of recommendation to Madeline Medenica (
Application Instructions:
Send electronic versions of cover letter, curriculum vita, and recent research paper to Madeline Medenica (