JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

Boston University

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School of Law
Technology & Policy Research Initiative
Postdoctoral Researcher

JOE ID Number: 2019-02_111464497
Date Posted: 12/11/2019
Date Inactive: 01/31/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: O -- Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
empirical research, artificial intelligence, automation, technology, labor economics, industry concentration, innovation
Full Text of JOE Listing:

TPRI is looking to hire a postdoctoral researcher for the 2020-2021 academic year to conduct empirical economics research on the impact of technology on society. The position involves collaborating with other TPRI scholars on a study using microdata to explore impacts of new technology on firm growth, industry structure, productivity, occupational change, and employment. The position also affords the candidate the opportunity to research projects of his or her own choosing. The postdoctoral scholar will have opportunities to engage in all aspects of the research, including exchanging ideas and comments about work in progress, presenting papers at conferences, and interacting with innovation and technology scholars in law and economics at BU and other Boston area universities.

Ph.D. in economics or closely related field required. The position also requires strong communication skills, an interest in the economics of technology, excellent data management and advanced statistical skills (Stata), strong programming ability, and good teamwork capabilities.

The position is full time for one or two years. Salary is competitive and comes with full benefits package as a Boston University employee.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2020
Application Instructions:
Please submit a CV, job market paper, and cover letter describing your experience with and interest in the type of research TPRI conducts, and how you expect this position to advance your career goals.