JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2019 - July 31, 2019

University of California, Irvine

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Junior Specialist

JOE ID Number: 2019-01_111462210
Date Posted: 02/01/2019
Date Inactive: 06/28/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Junior Specialist
Section: Other Nonacademic (Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Salaried, Consulting, Etc.)
Location: Irvine, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
D -- Microeconomics
H -- Public Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
Corporate Welfare
Salary Range: $50,000
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Program in Corporate Welfare Studies seeks to hire a Junior Specialist, working as a research economist. The position is most suitable for a recent graduate with a B.A. or M.A. degree in economics. The researcher would conduct some of his or her own research in the area of corporate welfare, assist faculty and Ph.D. students in their research, participate in organizing the summer research program, and work on making the results of academic research known and comprehensible to a wider audience.

The area of research is broadly defined as the causes and consequences of governmental policies that affect particular firms. Examples of related research supported by the Program include how regulations on airline pilot hours affect airline behavior, how the bailouts of banks deemed too large to fail affect different firms, and the effects of tax incentives on firms’ location decisions. The initial position is for one year.

The annual pay is $50,000, plus benefits.

More information about the program is at

The successful candidate must possess a B.A. in Economics by the start of the appointment. Background in Industrial Organization, Political Economics, and Econometrics. Knowledge of U.S. political institutions, and U.S. data. Ability to work in a team.

Application procedure:
Completed applications must be submitted electronically through

All candidates are required to submit:

1) Cover letter with a clear statement of research interests
2) Curriculum Vitae (your most recently updated cv)
3) Statement of Contributions on Diversity – Statement addressing how past and potential
4) One research paper
5) Three reference letters submitted through https//

To receive fullest consideration, applications should be received by March 29, 2019 although the position will be open until filled.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 03/29/2019
Reference Instructions:
Applicants will be asked to name references, and the applicant must request letters to complete their application.