JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021

University of California, Berkeley

Haas School of Business and the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA)
Postdoctoral Scholar, Fintech and Financial Inclusion Initiative (FFII)

JOE ID Number: 2020-02_111465041
Date Posted: 08/01/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Scholar, Fintech and Financial Inclusion Initiative (FFII)
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Berkeley, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: G0 -- General
Keywords:
fintech
financial services
financial inclusion
applied microeconometrics
field experiments
applied data science
machine learning
Salary Range: Salary will be commensurate with experience
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Institute for Business and Social Impact at Haas at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a Postdoc with expertise in fintech, financial services, and financial inclusion with an expected start date of as soon as possible. This position is funded for 2 years and is full-time for a 1 year term with renewal contingent on performance. The mission of Berkeley’s newly formed Fintech and Financial Inclusion Initiative (FFII) is to generate a portfolio of rigorous academic research that informs and inspires innovation in fintech and financial services for unbanked and vulnerable populations, and the growth of small and medium enterprises. Paul Gertler and Joshua Blumenstock co-direct FFII. The fellow will have the opportunity to study issues related to financial inclusion both on the household and firm side using novel administrative datasets and field experiments with engaged industry partners. Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) by start date in economics, finance, and related fields who are interested in studying themes related to fintech, financial services, and financial inclusion. Scholars with strengths in applied microeconometrics, field experiments, and applied data science (including machine learning and computational methods for working with unstructured data) are particularly encouraged.
To apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02627

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 01/31/2021