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February 1, 2019 - July 31, 2019

University of California, Berkeley

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The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA)
Policy Engagement Postdoc

JOE ID Number: 2019-01_111462333
Date Posted: 02/08/2019
Date Inactive: 07/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Policy Engagement Postdoc
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Berkeley, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
social science research
partnership development
randomized evaluations
randomized controlled trials
economic development
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The primary goal this position is to promote in-depth social science research collaborations with government agencies—including Ministries of Agriculture, Health, and Finance—in strategic geographies. In collaboration with Professor Edward Miguel, the Director of Research, and CEGA co-investigators, the postdoc will conceptualize and develop demand-driven research studies implemented in close cooperation with government partners in low- and middle-income countries. S/he will lead partnership development and consult with government stakeholders to identify academic research projects that can be implemented by CEGA faculty members, postdocs, and doctoral students. Studies will prioritize empirical social science research methods on topics that are likely to produce downstream improvements in public policy, leveraging administrative data provided by government partners. They will also advise government stakeholders on how to improve the quality of their data, incorporate research activities into programming, and use evidence in planning. This position will require extensive international travel. Additional information:

• PhD in Economics, Political Science, Business, related field
• Experience conducting empirical field research and using statistical software packages
• Experience and competency working with decisionmakers in multilateral, low-income country governments and/or research institutions to identify promising academic research opportunities
• Experience translating complex material/research to broad, non-technical audiences

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 03/31/2019