JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016

University of Chicago Law School

This listing is inactive.
Research Specialist

JOE ID Number: 2016-01_111455355
Date Posted: 03/14/2016
Date Inactive: 07/31/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Specialist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: K -- Law and Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

General Summary
The Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics at the University of Chicago Law School seeks a research specialist to conduct empirical research in collaboration with the School's world-class law and economics faculty. The Institute promotes the understanding and dissemination of the economic approach to law. For more information about the Institute please visit .

The research specialist builds and manages data sets, tests econometric models, conducts complex data analysis, writes and edits research documentation, discovers new data sources, cleans and prepares data for faculty use, and performs other assigned duties. The research specialist will provide general assistance to the Institute, as well as to Law School faculty and post-doctoral scholars. Attendance at various Law School events, including conferences, workshops and the Summer Institute for Law and Economics is required.

Bachelor’s degree required; an advanced degree in economics or related field with evidence of strong mathematics, statistics, and metrics background strongly preferred.

Two years of relevant research experience required, preferably assisting faculty.

Experience programming with Stata, as well as statistical packages such as Matlab, SAS or required.

Experience programming in Python required. Familiarity with programming languages such as Perl or Ruby preferred.

Knowledge of Excel required.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application Instructions:
To be considered for this position, please apply online at Select "University Job Opportunities" under the Apply for a job section on the webpage.

Search for: Requisition #100130


The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and
does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.

For additional information, please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination. Academic job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call
773-702-5671 or email with their request.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should
call 773-834-1841 or email with their request.