JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021

The World Bank

Development Research Group (DRG)
Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC)
Researcher

JOE ID Number: 2020-02_111465765
Date Posted: 10/20/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Researcher
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
E5 -- Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit
E6 -- Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook
F -- International Economics
G2 -- Financial Institutions and Services
G3 -- Corporate Finance and Governance
I2 -- Education and Research Institutions
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
Keywords:
Labor economics
Education
Financial Markets, Corporate Finance, and Banking
Trade and international integration (microeconomic and macroeconomic aspects of goods, services, labor and capital markets integration, national policies affecting integration, international policy cooperation and coordination)
Macroeconomics (fiscal and monetary policy, sovereign debt, deficits and growth, etc.)
Natural resource economics (water, forest, and land use) and climate change adaptation.
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Development Research Group (DRG) of the World Bank is seeking to recruit researchers. DRG is the main unit, where policy-relevant research on development in low- and middle-income countries is conducted at the World Bank. Most, but not all, researchers in DRG are economists and we are open to hiring highly qualified researchers working on important issues related to development from other fields. Researchers are expected to maintain an outstanding scholarly publication record, as well as provide relevant policy advice and technical expertise to colleagues throughout the World Bank, and to policymakers in client countries.

This year, we are open to applications from candidates with interests in all fields relevant to development, but we have some important areas of focus. Therefore, candidates with research and expertise in the following fields will receive more attention than others:

• Labor economics,
• Education,
• Financial Markets, Corporate Finance, and Banking,
• Trade and international integration (microeconomic and macroeconomic aspects of goods, services, labor and capital markets integration, national policies affecting integration, international policy cooperation and coordination),
• Macroeconomics (fiscal and monetary policy, sovereign debt, deficits and growth, etc.), and
• Natural resource economics (water, forest, and land use) and climate change adaptation.

We seek candidates with (i) strong technical skills; (ii) a record of – or good prospects for – publication of high-quality original research in peer-reviewed journals, (iii) the ability to communicate technical knowledge and expertise in a policy environment; and (iv) excellent spoken and written proficiency in English. We are primarily considering new PhDs, but are open to candidates with relevant post-doctoral academic or non-academic experience.

For the application through the JOE online system, we prefer that candidates provide a link to their personal webpage, which includes their CV and links to their papers, including their job market paper. If you provide this link, you do not need to upload a CV and a job market paper separately. All applicants, however, should upload three academic references via the JOE online application system.

Application Requirements:
  • CV
  • Job Market Paper
  • Research Papers
  • Letters of Reference
  • Personal website (with links to current CV, job market paper, other research papers)
Application deadline: 11/15/2020
Reference Instructions:
References are encouraged but not required. Our experience is that they can make a difference on the margin.
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