JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Position Title/Short Description
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, UNITED STATES
E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
Heterogeneous Agent Macroeconomics
Biology and Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Department of Economics at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee seeks a postdoctoral scholar in economics for a full time one-year position, with consideration for a second year. Competitive applicants will have a strong background in data handling and econometrics. A PhD in economics, political science, public policy, or related fields is required.
The position will be supervised by UWM professor Kevin Thom and will involve at least some work on NIA-funded research related to the integration of findings from molecular genetic into the study of life-cycle outcomes such as earnings, occupational choice, health, and cognition. The scholar will work with Professor Thom and his collaborators, including Nicholas Papageorge (Johns Hopkins University), Daniel Barth (Federal Reserve Board of Governors), Jessica Faul (University of Michigan), Titus Galama (University of Southern California), Marco Angrisani (University of Southern California), and Meghan Skira (University of Georgia).
Successful candidates will have a demonstrated interest in at least one of the following: (1) Applied Microeconometrics / Models of Treatment Effect Heterogeneity, (2) Structural Estimation of Life-Cycle Models, (3) Heterogeneous Agent Macroeconomics.
Responsibilities of the researcher include:
1. Conducting research broadly related to heterogeneity in life-cycle outcomes and heterogeneous effects of policies and economic conditions. Such research may include independent projects but is expected to include joint work with Professor Thom and his collaborators on the topics described above.
2. Working on grant applications with Professor Thom and his collaborators.
3. Contributing to the academic life of the Department of Economics at UWM, including attending seminars and interacting with UWM professors and students (to the extent allowed by Covid restrictions)
The one-year position begins July 1, 2021 (start time negotiable). One-year salary is competitive, and the position will include benefits similar to those described in the following:
- Job Market Paper
- Letters of Reference
- Cover Letter