JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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Full Time Research Assistant

JOE ID Number: 2019-02_111462889
Date Posted: 08/14/2019
Date Inactive: 01/31/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Full Time Research Assistant
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: I1 -- Health
Health Economics
Child Welfare
Full Text of JOE Listing:

This is a full-time research assistant position for a highly skilled, motived individual looking to work for two years on topics in health economics and child welfare. Projects come in two types: planning, monitoring, and analyzing prospective randomized controlled trials of changes in the ways healthcare is delivered. This includes studying ways to encourage healthier behaviors among patients, including addressing social determinants of health (e.g. food security, housing stability, employment), and understanding how providers make decisions. The second type of research project uses large datasets, typically Medicare claims data, to measure provider quality.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree. In addition, the ideal candidate will have (i), a strong quantitative background, (ii) strong computer skills including programming, (iii) be able to work independently, (iv) and have a long-term interest in pursuing a PhD in economics. Background in economics is a plus, but not necessary – we welcome candidates with strong technical backgrounds who are looking for more exposure to economics. Prior research assistant experience is strongly preferred. Excellent grades are required. The job is ideal for someone with an enthusiasm for empirical research, and the ability and interest to learn new skills and take initiative as a project develops.

Application Requirements:
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Application deadline: 01/31/2020