JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018

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Full-Time Economics Term Research Assistant (Laibson/Madrian/Choi/Beshears)

JOE ID Number: 2017-02_111458322
Date Posted: 09/15/2017
Date Inactive: 01/31/2018
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Full-Time Economics Term Research Assistant (Laibson/Madrian/Choi/Beshears)
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
D9 -- Micro-Based Behavioral Economics
E2 -- Consumption, Saving, Production, Investment, Labor Markets, and Informal Economy
G4 -- Behavioral Finance
Keywords:
Behavioral Economics
Health
Salary Range: 52,800
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Economics professors David Laibson (Harvard University), Brigitte Madrian (Harvard Kennedy School), James Choi (Yale University), and John Beshears (Harvard Business School) are hiring fullā€time research assistants with start dates during the summer of 2018. These one or two year positions involve work on theoretical and empirical research related to behavioral economics, decision making, savings, and health behaviors. The research uses field data, experimental data, and hybrid field experiments.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Performing statistical analyses on large databases
2. Designing and running experiments
3. Programming simulations of theoretical models
4. Proving theoretical results

Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s degree by start date (required)
2. Strong programming and quantitative skills, including coursework in multivariable calculus, matrix algebra, probability, and statistics (required)
3. Previous experience estimating econometric models (strongly preferred)
4. Interest in applying to a quantitative PhD program and pursuing an academic career (strongly preferred)

Visa sponsorship is available.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 10/05/2017
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